College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘19
BA, International Relations and National Security Studies

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 5 advice topics

Student Background

From: Lake Orion , Michigan
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: MSU, UMich, William & Mary, Miami, USC
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1410
Highest SAT: 2010
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Baseball, Soccer, Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN, Jewish Student Union
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Study/travel abroad
568 Words
It was 1 AM on a chilly Budapest night as I sat on the edge on a planter alone, with absolutely no idea where I was, and no phone in my pocket to guide me. I had come to Hungary for Model UN conference, but after a night out, had become separated from my host in a subway station. Resting on the jumbo flower pot, my thoughts turned from predictable panic and fear, to a calmer mentality. I somehow knew I...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
1 Words

Additional Essay Details:
249 Words
From a young age I listened to the BBC news every night in bed, which fed my need to learn more about global events. The "Arab Spring" of 2011 grabbed my attention and focused my interests on the Middle East. My classmates, whether they wanted to know or not, were subject to my explanations of protests and revolutions in Egypt, Syria, Libya, and beyond. As a middle schooler, I even created a blog called “Current Events 4 Teens” to share my opinions...

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
29 Words
The International Relations program at USC was superior to...

What I’d change about my application process
26 Words
I wouldn't change anything. I applied to the...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
27 Words
I interviewed for Georgetown. The woman asked what...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
22 Words
I would definitely recommend doing summer programs...

How I chose schools to apply to
29 Words
I picked places on two factors: what were good...