College Admissions Info

jaelencruz
jaelencruz
University of Southern California, ‘22
BS, Business Management

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

A driven, funny and nerdy student who just wanted to leave her hometown.
From: San Diego , California
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Accepted At: Santa Clara, UCLA, UCSD, UC Irvine, UCSC, Redlands, SDSU, San Jose State, CSU Fresno, CSULB
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

1370
SAT
31
ACT
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High School Performance

4.688
GPA, Weighted
(equivalent to 3.98 unweighted)
Top 1%
Rank
  
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field, Cross Country
Extracurricular Activities: Science/Math, Academic, Academic, Religious, Other Club/Activity, Other Club/Activity, Other Club/Activity
Volunteer Experiences:
Awards Received:

College Application 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...





Supplemental Essay for USC: 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...





Supplemental Essay for USC: 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...



Supplemental Essay for Santa Clara: “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...





College 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...





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...





How I narrowed down my essay topics
49 Words
I chose essays topics that meant the most to me and topics that I was...





How I chose schools to apply to (USC)
11 Words
Look at their...