College Admissions Info

katelynk
University of Southern California ‘19
BS, Public Health, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Los Angeles , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: BC, Pacific, USC, Northeastern, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCSD
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Korean

Test Scores

2210
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2210
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

4.30
GPA
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Tutoring/Mentoring, Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, Hospital Volunteer, Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Dance
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College Application Essays

Sticky hands peel off pieces of cotton candy, laughter arises over music, little steps tap along stone pathways, and fingers excitedly point towards gangly giraffes. As a young girl, I looked forward to attending the zoo and fantasized about eating snow cones and kettle popcorn. Due to my fascination with animals, I applied for a volunteer position at the Los Angeles Zoo. As part of my preparation, during my sophomore year, I took eight-hour classes for six months every Sunday,...









Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
401 Words
2001. A little girl dragging a fuchsia suitcase gets shoved into a large faded door. Her eyes scurry, while her nose detects roots and prunes. “You’ll be living with your grandfather.” She finds a gentle face smiling at her then looks down embarrassed. For several years she begins learning her Korean alphabets, questioning the bittersweet taste of ginger tea, and tolerating her grandfather’s obsession with the clarinet. 2005. She is reunited with her parents. She is free from California’s...







Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
229 Words
For three years, I have volunteered at the Glendale Memorial Hospital. At the hospital, I help in the neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU), also known as an intensive care nursery (ICN), an intensive-care unit specializing in the care of ill or premature newborn infants. When I volunteer, I organize paperwork, answer the phone, create charts and informational packets, restock supplies, go to the pharmacy and pick up medicine, and assist parents when they take their babies home for the first time....





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
246 Words
Growing up, my primary caretakers were my grandparents. Visits to a medical clinic in Koreatown or the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center were commonplace for me ever since I was 3 years old. When driving to the pharmacy or the doctor, my grandfather would often point towards the USC building, jabbering about how I needed to go to the Keck School of Medicine and become involved in the medical and science field. Being young, I believed he was just mumbling...





College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
122 Words
Honestly I would have to say that my essay topics were what set me apart from the other applicants. My essay topics were far from the generic topics and actually had specific content that not everyone...