College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘18
BA, Economics, Italian Language and Literature

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 8 advice topics

Student Background

Economics and Italian major at USC. Fight on!
From: Long Island , New York
Gender: Other
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, UCSB, Tulane, Fordham, Miami, Binghamton, U of Minnesota
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Italian

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2270
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Dance
Extracurricular Activities: Dance, Gay/Straight Alliance, Tutoring/Mentoring, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

608 Words
My grandma loves to tell the story of the time I bought red shoes. Call it her disdain for my dad over my parents' divorce or a proud grandma not-so-humbly explaining to her friends why her grandson is the best, but this story has managed to remain in her repertoire for over a decade. Legend has it that she took a young me to the store to look for shoes, and I confidently returned wearing a pair of bright red...

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
70 Words
Being from New York, I really wanted to attend school in California. I visited a bunch of schools there and ultimately...

Why I ultimately chose my school
37 Words
I got accepted to all 10 schools that I applied to. USC...

How to increase chances at my school
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Be yourself on your college application! My admissions counselor...

What I’d change about my application process
18 Words
I would have applied to...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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I received a half-tuition merit...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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I think it's definitely a good idea to...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
34 Words
I didn't use any sort of admissions counselor. I did...

Why I declined other schools
66 Words
I'm probably one of the very few people with this experience but USC was actually one of the less expensive...