lydia.buzzard
lydia.buzzard,
USC ‘19
B.S., Computer Programming, , Computer Software Engineering, , Computer Science
I'm a Computer Science major at USC with a love for writing, taekwondo, and hair bows.
Features Included
2
Essays
7
Schools
4
Scores
3
Advice
2
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Hopkinsville, Kentucky
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian, White Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Harvey Mudd (Claremont, CA)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Kenyon College (Gambier, OH)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Programming

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Grandparent + 1 more

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
620 Words
Place you’re content
If you travel south down Skyline Drive in Hopkinsville, KY, at the posted speed limit, you’ll miss the most important building there. If necessary, turn around in the Kroger parking lot and continue driving about a quarter mile. Look to your right, and there, between a deserted music store and a vacant storefront, you’ll find Hopkinsville Martial Arts. I first found it when I was nine years old and friendless. I spent my Monday and Thursday nights learning...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
164 Words
My greatest academic interest is Computer Science. I was first introduced to it during the fall semester of 2013 as a student in a Java programming course at Western Kentucky University. The subject consumed me. I have since had the privilege of attending a sponsored Hackathon and spending a summer conducting Computer Science research. It has become my healthiest obsession, providing pathways to a number of feasible, incredible futures, and I am so thankful for having found it. At USC, I...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
91 Words
I would've made sure not to put my eggs in one basket. Because I fit the profile for my dream school and attended a competitive high school,...
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How I chose schools to apply to
175 Words
As a low income student, my number one criteria in evaluating a school was its financial aid offerings, so I found a list of top schools that met 100% of demonstrated need for financial aid. Next, I wanted a school that excelled in my degree program, so I found a list of top 100 Computer...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
186 Words
Once I had received all of my college decisions, I was essentially choosing between USC (in Los Angeles) and UNC Chapel Hill. It was sort of a battle of coasts. Both would've been far away from home, but Chapel Hill was slightly closer, a public institution, and offering me a full ride scholarship with a research...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
High School TypeBoarding
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsMartial Arts

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesOdyssey of the Mind, Tutoring/Mentoring

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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