Grant Gardner
Grant Gardner,
USC ‘19
B.A., International Relations and National Security Studies
Sophomore at Georgetown from Dallas studying International Politics and Russian
Features Included
2
Essays
18
Schools
12
Scores
5
Advice
1
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Dallas, Texas
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Russian

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
  • Colorado School of Mines (Golden, CO)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Denver (Denver, CO)
  • Pace University (New York, NY)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in International Relations and National Security Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
517 Words
Story central to identity
While family tensions and divorce are regrettably common in today's society, my parents' divorce and subsequent legal confrontations have marred and continue to adversely affect my life. Tensions between my parents resulted in my sister and I unwittingly assuming the role of peacekeepers at a young age and we were both fundamentally changed by that role. Ever since the first grade, my parents have been polarized regarding two main issues: finances and child custody. As I grew older, I began...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
550 Words
USC students are known to be involved. Briefly describe a non-academic pursuit (such as service to community or family, a club or sport, or work, etc.,) that best illustrates who you are, and why it is important to you. (250 word limit) I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in policy debate at my high school and through the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance. Our program may not widely recognized, but debate has provided me with a productive medium to propel new ideas into...
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General Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
59 Words
USC has a specific feel to it's acceptance pool and student body. It sounds stereotypical but it takes...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
46 Words
I felt far more welcomed at USC than other colleges I visited. There's an...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
13 Words
Photography, Job at the...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
35 Words
IR 210 with Stephen Lamy. Lamy is the professor that convinced me...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Insightful, Athletic,...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.8
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2080
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1450
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesBoy/Girl Scouts

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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