College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘19
BFA, Film, Video, and Photography

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Fun and life loving person majoring in Film and TV Production at USC.
From: Los Angeles , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Arizona State, CSUN, Emerson, NYU, USC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Hebrew

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1420
Highest SAT: 2020
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Film, Model Congress / Model UN, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
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College Application Essays

The dim fluorescent lights cast a subtle yellow glow over the cinder block laden walls. Here I am, sitting next to my dad in a hospital waiting room, awaiting the arrival of my mom who was misdiagnosed with a mental disorder and sent here. On the television above, Tom and Jerry cartoons are blaring. I look up at the screen and notice Jerry using a noose to convince Tom to hang himself. I chuckle slightly at the irony of the...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
250 Words
Before high school, I had no idea that I would fall in love with debate. But by the time 10th grade came around, I was on Shalhevet's award winning Model Congress team, Mock Trial team, and Model UN team. Especially when it comes to Model Congress, debating ideas, getting your points across, listening to others, and eventually compromising is incredibly important. The first Model Congress trip I went on up to Washington DC was a tough one as I wasn't...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
215 Words
Since I was young, I have been fascinated with film and everything related to it. When I was about 6, I made my first film and the seed just started growing from there. In 4th grade, I made my own independent film that I wrote, directed, and starred in for our school's talent show, and by middle school I had made a name for myself when it came to film production. I am constantly asked to help make films either for...

Additional Essay Details:
32 Words
My essays had a strong impact on those who admitted me. I spoke to them and they told me it was a major part of their decision along with the art portfolio.

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
34 Words
I received recommendations from 2 of the best teachers in the...

How I chose schools to apply to
42 Words
I wanted to study film so I mainly looked at the best film...

Why I declined other schools
39 Words
I mean, USC has the best film school in the country. It's...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
18 Words
My school had 2 admissions counselors...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
20 Words
Los Angeles is the center of...