College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘19
BA, International Relations and National Security Studies, Public Relations

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Attending the University of Southern California starting in the fall of 2015!
From: Eagle River , Alaska
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: USC, UC Irvine, UCSB, GWU, UCSD, Arizona
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1430
Highest SAT: 2030
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Debate Club/Team, Hospital Volunteer, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
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College Application Essays

I gazed out of my cockpit window with a view of the barren desert landscape, the sparkling glimmers of the city fading into the distance. I could see the look of sadness on my little brother’s face, and tried to fight back the tears and be strong for him. My mother, sensing our despair, reminded us that family is home, and us staying together was all that mattered. It should be unsurprising to here that military families often grow...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
177 Words
For as long as I can remember, I have had an intense interest in the global affairs of the world around me. While other kids were chatting about the latest barbie doll or power ranger toy, I was thinking of the ensuing Iraq War and its potential ramifications. One of my greatest aspirations is to have a say and an influence on the events going on all around us, and I feel that USC is the perfect place to get...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
243 Words
For GWU: I am confident in my belief that GW is the perfect place for me to begin the next chapter of my life, as both its location and primary focus of studies is perfect for my future aspirations. The ability to study politics and international affairs right in the heart of the country, Washington, D.C., is absolutely incredible. The Elliot School of International Affairs definitely draws my attention, as it is difficult to find such a specific school...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
338 Words
Winston Churchill is very right indeed in the above quote. I can see why I would believe such a thing, and why he was able to hold Britain through the devastating Second World War. At the time, it seemed all hope had been lost for Great Britain, with all of Europe having fallen into the hands of Nazi Germany, and Britain was clearly the next victim. Where others would have given up in a cry of desperation, Churchill stood steadfast,...

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
205 Words
I chose to attend the University of Southern California over the other schools that I applied to because of the fact that it felt like an Ivy League University, but in warm Southern California! The atmosphere of the campus was also amazing, it's a huge university but it feels like a small college, everyone is so welcoming and the campus is absolutely...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
136 Words
I haven't found it necessary to take out loans so far, thanks to the GI Bill, which will pay for 20k a year of USC's tuition. USC is quite pricey though, and in a year or two I may be forced...

My advice about getting recommenders
221 Words
You want to get a teacher or two that you have more of a personal connection with, and in the core subjects of either history, science, literature, or math. The teacher needs to be someone that you know likes you and that you did really well in their class. You should know who that is! Hopefully you have a few teachers from Junior or Senior year...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
80 Words
The people at USC are very involved with all types of clubs and organizations. The frat and sorority life at the school are vibrant,...

Why I declined other schools
104 Words
I got into several University of California schools, including San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Irvine. What ultimately lead to me choosing USC over those public universities was the fact that those...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
170 Words
I love the location and atmosphere surrounding the University of Southern California! It's one of the main reasons I chose it over an East Coast school! The school is located in Los Angeles, which in addition to being one of the biggest cities in the United States with beaches and beautiful...