B.S., Business Administration and Management
Attempted to prioritize grades, but social life and sports were my main thing.
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Hometown Houston, Texas
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
Class of2022
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Business Administration and Management

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
My hands clenched the rails of the surfboard as my Uncle Billy launched us over the waves. We floated past the breakers allowing me to search for dolphins, while Billy scanned the ocean for the next good set. All of the sudden we spun one hundred and eighty degrees. Billy’s fierce strokes aligned us into a steep wave and I held on for dear life from the top of the crest. As we dropped into the wave, barnacle coated...
Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes or contributed to group efforts over time.
Many of my friends are fellow athletes and we spend the majority of our time outside of class practicing or watching sports. However, on the side, community service has always been a focus for me. In the past I had noticed, when service projects arose on the weekends, my teammates where suddenly nowhere to be found. After my election as a class Community Service Officer, the Board requested that we come up with new ideas to attract more students to...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
206 Words
Describe something outside of your intended academic focus about which you are interested in learning.
I have been fortunate to travel the world with my family. My parents generally tend to avoid tours and blaze their own trail. Consequently, our adventures tend to be a little more raw and unscripted. We have visited the pyramids of Giza as Egypt was on the brink of its coup, watched Iceland beat England in the Euro Cup from the square in Reykjavik, and surfed the shark infested waters off the coast South Africa. Travel is not only a...
Supplemental Essay: Other
251 Words
Describe how you plan to pursue your academic interests at USC. Please feel free to address your first- and second-choice major selections. (250 word limit)
Although I plan on trying a little bit of everything, my main academic interest at USC will focus on business. I would like to enroll at USC Marshall and pursue studies in the Finance and Business Economics and Marketing Departments. Last summer I interned at a commercial real estate company and would like to further develop my expertise in this area. I am interested in practical experience and would plan to enroll in several of the courses offered by Marshallâ€...

School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
103 Words
I really lacked in grades when applying to college so I thought of every way possible to make up for it on my application. I thought if I could just write...
How I made up for low grades in high school
79 Words
My grades were unlike the other admitted students to USC as I tried to keep a balance in high school. I knew I wouldn't...
What set me apart from other applicants
117 Words
There is a huge difference between a public and a private university. For a student like myself, with lower grades, it is much harder to distinguish yourself to a public university as they have a...
My advice about getting recommenders
53 Words
You should not ask the teachers who taught the class in which you received your best...

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
(equivalent to 3.30 unweighted)
Bottom Half
Academic Performance in High School Steady

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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores


SportsFootball (Recruited), Softball, Lacrosse (Recruited), Other Sport


ActivitiesStudent Council / Government, Other Club/Activity
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Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences

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