College Admissions Info

lamborghinibear
lamborghinibear
University of Southern California ‘19
BBA, Business Administration and Management

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Although very hardworking, I love to socialize with friends and make time to just relax. Also, I've always been interested in cars and working in the business aspect of the automotive industry.
From: Westlake Village , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent, Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: UC Davis, UCLA, UCSD, USC, Emory, UMich, UNC, Pepperdine
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

33
ACT
SAT IIs:
Highest ACT:
Other ACT Scores:
ACT Prep:
Other Standardized Tests:

High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Marching Band, National Honor Society, School Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, Spanish Club, Tutoring/Mentoring, Improv club/team

College Application Essays

650 Words
Balanced atop a sand dune gazing at the electric blue Aegean Sea pounding against Santorini's shores was an American family's rented hatchback. Mesmerized by the astounding view, the family was exceedingly eager to pile out of the Peugeot and furiously snap their final photographs before boarding the cruise ship scheduled to depart within the hour. However, the oscillating automobile perplexed the family as they stared at the teetering car. The Peugeot straddled a 5-foot sand dune, preventing the rear tires...









Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
214 Words
As the sole Founder and President of the Cool Car Club, I have conducted over 50 meetings since the establishment of the organization in 2013. I obtain tremendous satisfaction from informing my fellow students about a wide array of car-related content, from discussing new car reveals to explaining how the automobile really works. Becoming an approved club on campus proved to be an extraordinary accomplishment as my club was one of the only clubs selected from approximately 60 qualified applicants to be granted...





Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
269 Words
“E.N.T.R.E.P.R.E.N.E.U.R.” As I finished spelling the word on the whiteboard, I turned to see 28 third graders, confused, yet amazed that a word could be so long and difficult to pronounce. Instead of reading aloud the oversimplified definition found in the Junior Achievement teaching manual, I composed my own definition: “Entrepreneurs are visionaries, risk-takers, and intellects. They don’t just operate a business; they revolutionize the world by introducing innovations...





Additional Essay Details:
137 Words
These are the two essays I used in my USC application. In each essay, I tried to include as many facts about myself as possible without bragging and keeping it interesting. The essay with the anecdote is about my experience with Teach for a Day. It was exactly that, though - it was me teaching 3rd graders for only a few hours and I weaved it creatively into an essay that grabbed the reader's attention and connected it to my...



College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
42 Words
Dynamic, Persistent, Dedicated, Social, Driven. USC is home to the best cinematic arts school in the country as well as highly ranked dance and music schools. Thus, the university attracts students who are extremely creative and innovative, truly diversifying the student body.

What I’d change about my application process
91 Words
I decided to apply to Stanford University under its stringent Restricted Early Action process. Anyone familiar with Stanford would understand that its application process is very tedious and complex. As a result, I spent the first 2 months of school trying to perfect my application for a dream school I didn't even get accepted to. This made my 15 other applications rushed...



Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
134 Words
I did not use a private college counselor. I am very proud of this decision because, for me, I enjoyed setting my own time table and working at my own pace. Additionally, if I had a college counselor, he would have certainly advised me against applying to 16 extremely competitive and demanding universities. Yet, I was determined to finish what I...



List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
107 Words
My first interview was on USC's campus. Prior to all of my interviews, I heavily researched the respective universities and tried to prepare what points I wanted to get across to the interviewer. However, after my USC interview, my nerves and tired brain made everything I said seem insincere. When it came time for my Penn, Rice, Brown, and eventually...



Recommended summer activities during high school and college
107 Words
Application readers are looking for applicants that were involved in activities they are passionate about. Therefore, it is best that you participate in extracurriculars that have to do with your intended major. For example, I knew I wanted to go into business, so I joined Future Business Leaders of America, started my own club on campus, and took many leadership...



What set me apart from other applicants
127 Words
Not many applicants know this but at the more prestigious schools, such as the Ivies and other schools I applied to, there is a way for you to send supplemental materials. This can be an extra essay, but it should honestly be something creative that shows who you really are. While researching the school's application process, look for something that...



Why I ultimately chose my school
207 Words
At the very end, I was completely torn between choosing USC's Marshall School of Business and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in hopes of eventually being accepted into its Kenan-Flagler Business School. Both schools are certainly highly prestigious, social, and career-driven universities. However, when it came right down to it, the fact that I would be restricted...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
159 Words
Undeniably, if you're planning on applying to any top-ranking university, you will invariably find yourself struggling on how to come up with 300 or so words about why you want to attend that specific school. The number one thing when answering this question is to never be cliche. Admissions officer know that the school is highly ranked or has a great...



My advice about getting recommenders
82 Words
It's best to get letters of recommendation from teachers you've known for at least a year and teach what you want to study in college. This way, the teacher can elaborate on your passion for the academic subject. And if you already know you want to write your letter, I would definitely ask them immediately because the last thing you...



How to increase chances at my school
131 Words
Networking with the school is always the best choice. If it is your dream school, try visiting it some time before you turn in your application. While at the school, maybe drop by the admissions office and talk to someone about your interest in the school, focusing the conversation on any questions you have about the school. This allows you...