MorganL,
USC ‘22
B.S., Mathematics
USC 22'
Features Included
2
Essays
10
Schools
15
Scores
3
Advice
5
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Marion, Iowa
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Harvey Mudd (Claremont, CA)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson, TX)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Mathematics

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.
2012 MATHCOUNTS SPRINT ROUND. As I stared at my first MathCounts practice test, my seventh grade mind begged for more sleep. After plowing through thirty monotonous quadratic factorizations assigned as algebra homework the previous night, I dreaded more math, let alone waking up at 6:30 for a MathCounts practice. Little did I know, this forty minute contest math test would spark a passion in mathematics that would change my life. Contest math questions were unique because the solutions were simple to comprehend,...
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Personal Statement
341 Words
Creative personal story
Every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problem solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Describe how you express your creative side.
During my freshman year, my friends and I would always rendezvous in the orchestra room after school. This provided an occasion to discuss the daily progress (or lack thereof) on our crushes, funny moments of the day, and anything else we wished. The orchestra room was unique because it contained a series of small, smelly, and poorly maintained rooms fondly referred to as the “backrooms”. We accessed the “backrooms” by going through a large steel door in the back of...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
242 Words
Expand on one of your extracurricular activities.
For two summers, I had the opportunity to volunteer at my local scholastic chess camp. I truly enjoyed promoting the joy of chess to enthusiastic students and the challenge of presenting difficult concepts in a simple, concrete way. In addition, I have always felt that my community lacks avenues for elementary students to exercise their analytical thinking skills. As a young thinker myself, I loved exploring fascinating logic games like Rush Hour and River Crossing, but craved an organized outlet...
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
16 Words
Start your essays early and...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I did...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
5 Words
I focused...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
4.00
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1530
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesScience/Math, Music: Instrumental, Other Club/Activity, Other Club/Activity, Religious

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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