College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘19
BS, Public Health, Public Health Education, Public Health Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Pre-med student attending USC starting Fall 2015!
From: Buena Park , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Parent, Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Korean, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2200
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: High at first but got worse

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, Prom Committee, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

I essentially discussed my childhood and the illness of a family member, the extracurriculars I participated in throughout high school, my aspirations, and how all of these things helped me choose the career that I did. While this is probably a more common approach, I definitely made sure to add my own voice and humor to my essay.

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
17 Words
Described why I want to attend college and why pursuing a higher education is important to me

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
306 Words
I am a mosaic, composed of different interests and passions, held together by aspirations to change the world. My community has shaped me into the person I am today, and the greatest gift it has given me was freedom to pursue my dreams. Northwestern University, and specifically the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, would be perfect for a scholar like myself, whose interests spread across multiple disciplines. The Distribution Requirements would allow me to further explore fields I enjoy,...

Additional Essay Details:
12 Words
My USC supplements were very quirky and had a lot of voice.

College Admissions Advice

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
45 Words
The Trojan Family is strong and real, one of the greatest things (in my...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Driven, unique,...

What I’d change about my application process
30 Words
Apply to less schools and focus on the schools...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
6 Words
Troy Camp,...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
41 Words
A lot of them are really there to just get to know...