College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘19
BA, Music Performance, Business Management

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I love music!
From: Rolle , Japan
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Emory, USC, Dartmouth, NYU, UVA
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Japanese, Gan Chinese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1490
Highest SAT: 2150
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High School Performance

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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Choir, School Band, Community Cleanup / Service, School Jazz / Orchestra, Yearbook
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College Application Essays

656 Words
Dr. Victor Emil Frankl, author of the best-selling book Man's Search for Meaning, once said, "Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment." I, Rena Kotoi, know my mission in life: to bring the people of Japan and China together, not through politics, but culture. I was born in Japan and grew up like a typical Japanese mannerly school girl for the first 10 years of my life: working...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
100 Words
Surfing the internet while taking a break from cat GIFs, I lost myself upon a student blog describing his experience at Tufts. From academic excellence, fabulous location and sophisticated individuals who embrace their inner nerdiness, the more I read about Tufts, the more i was fascinated. Going for music and entrepreneur, at Tufts, I can take courses that seemed like an unlikely mix. I'm also always active in musical activities, and so the a cappella group and the Wenger booths...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
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College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
70 Words
Definitely - DEFINITELY, start your college application from the summer. It is not too late to start from the beginning of...

How to approach transferring schools
158 Words
Don't think about that now when you're entering a university as a freshman. Usually when you end up at a college/university, there's something more to it than just ending up there because of what your high school report card looked like. Believe it or not, universities...

Post-college plans
96 Words
The summer before college is the time where you finally feel completely free! No worry for the common app or where you might end up for university! However,...