bridge1004
bridge1004,
USC ‘21
B.A., Anthropology and Archaeology
Transfer Student (USC --> UPENN)
Features Included
4
Essays
2
Schools
1
Scores
3
Advice
2
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Stevenson Ranch, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Anthropology and Archaeology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Personal Statement
668 Words
Embracing your heritage
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.
There are many things I appreciate about my Korean culture. Whether it be the delicious food or wearing my hanbok on New Year’s Day, I’ve always loved celebrating the rich heritage that I represent. But, like every culture, Korean has its disadvantages. Never wise enough, experienced enough, or mature enough, my youth has never been a desirable state in traditional Korean culture but rather a restrictive limitation—an obstacle. In my house, I was simply “too young to...
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Personal Statement
649 Words
Extracurricular passion
What is it about the California weather that everyone seems to love? It is comfortably warm, blindingly shiny, and there is never a season. Growing up in Los Angeles, this weather pattern was normal. As I entered my first year at University of Southern California, everyday, I woke up to the rays of sunshine caressing my body and the warm breeze fondling against my face. Everyone loved the weather and constantly talked about how nice it was. Though I loved...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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.
A couple hundred years ago, there was no blue. Homer, in the Odyssey, described the seas as “wine-dark.” William Gladstone described it as “honey.” Today, we firmly believe that the seas are the color “blue.” But, what if it is just another tentative term that our society uses to hold the place for a color that is yet to exist? Challenged and driven by this intellectual riddle, I see that to completely understand truth, I must understand the changing nature...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
241 Words
What is something about yourself that is essential to understand you?
I am constantly thinking. One simple word can ignite a web of ideas in my head—quite literally a brain storm. Sometimes, I venture into the narrow and specific; other times, I venture into the random and open-ended. “If the Founding Fathers believed ‘all men were created equal’, why did they have slaves?” “Is stealing immoral if you were stealing for a starving child?” “If deaf people can’t hear, what language do they think in?” Regardless of which way...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
660 Words
How will you explore your intellectual and academic interests at the University of Pennsylvania? Please answer this question given the specific undergraduate school to which you are applying.
My global studies class started as an interest but soon enough became the motivation for my future aspirations. We read a lot of articles on various indigenous groups around the world. It was very eye-opening to look into groups that were not often, if at all, mentioned in the media. My favorite piece was on the homosexual teenagers in South Korea who were partaking in resistance movements in order to gain the right to freely express their identities. Meanwhile, many...
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

How I made up for low grades in high school
6 Words
Good essays...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
22 Words
Sometimes the best way is to just...
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How to approach transferring schools
27 Words
Transferring schools may be difficult but it is...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.40
(equivalent to 3.70 unweighted)
Rank
Top 10%
 
Academic Performance in High School Some good some bad

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsBasketball, Tennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization

Experience & Awards

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