College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘16

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Iowa City
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: NYU, USC, Notre Dame
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Korean

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1500
Other SAT Scores:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball, Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:

College Application Essays

‘Please don’t pick me… I will die of shame.’ Moments where I found myself chewing over these words, hanging onto them as if for dear life, were countless. I begged for the dreadful instant to pass by, but often times it seemed to stretch on forever. I almost had a heartache wishing so desperately that Mrs. Wood, our fourth grade teacher, would not pick me to answer a question, or perhaps read something for the class. I was the...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
3 Words
extracurricular activity experiences

Additional Essay Details:
157 Words
A boundless realm for expression, creativity and freedom, music is also, paradoxically, fastidious. Yet, in all its complexities, music becomes all the more beautiful. I might become a better clarinetist by skills, but never a true artist with mere techniques. Hence, although the limitlessness of music constantly motivates me, achieving perfection isn’t my ultimate goal; I instead, strive to produce meaningful music as I articulate its story. These musical traits taught me that the meaning of pursuing goals doesn...

College Admissions Advice

How to approach transferring schools
80 Words
Ask yourself, in raw honesty, if your unhappiness in your present situation is wholly and absolutely a result of your situation and strictly your...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
24 Words
Professors are SO open and welcoming to...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
2 Words

Why I ultimately chose my school
12 Words
Financial aid, honestly. But...