renabanana
renabanana,
USC ‘19
B.A., Music Performance, , Business Management
I love music!
Features Included
3
Essays
9
Schools
5
Scores
3
Advice
5
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Rolle, Japan
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Japanese, Gan Chinese

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Barnard College (New York, NY)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Music Performance

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
656 Words
International background, Work experience
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...
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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...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
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General 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...
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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...
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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,...
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High School Performance

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2150
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1490

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSwimming/Diving

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesChoir, School Band, Community Cleanup / Service, School Jazz / Orchestra, Yearbook

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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