jaelencruz
jaelencruz,
USC ‘22
B.S., Business Management
A driven, funny and nerdy student who just wanted to leave her hometown.
Features Included
4
Essays
11
Schools
9
Scores
4
Advice
7
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown San Diego, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
  • California State University - Fresno (Fresno, CA)
  • California State University - Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Business Management

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Freshman and Sophomore year of high school I tutored 1st graders at Kempton Elementary in math and reading. Since the classes were classified as bilingual, I explained subjects in both Spanish and English thus making me a valuable asset to the teacher. My decision to peer tutor at this school was influenced by my desire to 'pay it forward'. When I attended this school as a student, a high school student tutored me in my reading. The experience encouraged me...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
233 Words
Something I am interested in learning that is not part of my intended academic focus in the business major is to learn about other student’s cultures and how that makes them who they are. I know that in a university as big as USC, one is bound to interact with people of all different parts of the US and the world. I am intrigued by people who have different beliefs than me and ways of life, especially how it...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
115 Words
At USC I want to pursue a bachelors degree in business administration. I will do so by attending and giving my education the biggest opportunity to reach forward. Along with attending all my classes, I want to be part of something bigger, a community of business people that want to change the world in one form or another. As a second-choice major I have selected a degree in International Relations, that also appeals to me because I would like to...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
218 Words
The vision that Santa Clara University’s promises that most appeals to me is competence. I agree that being competent is key to build a more humane, just and sustainable world because it makes people be more objective than subjective. Separating what you feel from what you think makes someone competent and therefore makes them more productive and efficient. Efficiency is what makes the world progress and therefore leads it to a better living environment for everyone. Efficiency is a...
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School Specific Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
11 Words
Look at their...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What I wish I had known as a first generation applicant
72 Words
I wish I knew that it would be hard and a lengthy process that would not be done in one or two...
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What set me apart from other applicants
54 Words
What set me apart from other applicants is that I was involved in a broad array...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
49 Words
I chose essays topics that meant the most to me and topics that I was...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.69
(equivalent to 3.98 unweighted)
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
31
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1370
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details13 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTrack & Field, Cross Country

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesScience/Math, Academic, Academic, Religious, Other Club/Activity, Other Club/Activity, Other Club/Activity

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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