College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘19
BS, Neuroscience

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Suwanee , Georgia
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: GA Tech, Mercer, USC, Berry, BU, NYU, Emory, Stony Brook
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2160
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Softball
Extracurricular Activities: Beta Club, Habitat for Humanity, National Honor Society

College Application Essays

605 Words
I watched my parents separate, sickly sweet and sticky, honeyed and viscous torment drawn out in narrow stretches. I watched my grandmother decay and mold into a self-made death bed, sinking in pound by pound, day by day. I watched a house burn down without preamble or ceremony, gone without a single tear to stifle the flames. Escaping unscathed from these moments, I, a naïve child, convinced myself that I was strong, maybe even invincible. "So, did Mom tell...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
193 Words
My primary interest lies in the study of human behavior and its causes. Consequently, I hope to major in either neuroscience or psychology. During emotional or trying times, I tend to dissociate myself from the situation in order to gain an objective, almost clinical perspective. This habit, while a bit unsettling at times, allows me to observe and learn from the behavior of myself and others. If accepted into USC, I hope to work actively in the research labs during...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
197 Words
I am currently the president of the Habitat for Humanity club at my school. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing ministry that provides affordable housing to those in need. The organization follows a principle that I respect deeply. It attempts to help people help themselves without giving a free hand out. Volunteers such as myself help build the houses and the new homeowners are given an affordable, long-term mortgage plan. While the organization is providing assistance, it is not...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Open-minded, creative,...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
64 Words
USC isn't looking for what your other reach schools are looking for. They want the outliers. They want you...

What I’d change about my application process
45 Words
I would have preferred to have known about the different deadlines for things like...

What set me apart from other applicants
88 Words
I think my honesty in my essay set me apart in a way that helped me with my college, but hurt me with others. I was...

Post-college plans
24 Words
I plan on attending graduate school in...