College Admissions Info

University of South Carolina, ‘19
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Student Leader at the University of South Carolina
From: Phoenixville , Pennsylvania
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: SC, UMD, GWU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1480
Highest SAT: 2130
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
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: Field Hockey, Cross Country, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club, Model Congress / Model UN, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, National Honor Society, Debate Club/Team
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

214 Words
On April 20th, 2012, during my freshman year of high school, my dad unexpectedly passed away. He fell off the roof of a five-story bank in Philadelphia while he was replacing some skylights. While I knew my dad’s work was dangerous, I never thought that he would die so suddenly. I thought I experienced shock when my parents divorced, and again when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, but nothing compares to the trauma and pain of death. However,...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
799 Words
Essay Prompt: What’s that sound? Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. That constant sound, that never-ceasing sound, that ever-present sound. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. She fought against it, she struggled against it, she grappled with it. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Allyssa walked around with a timer in her head. A little timer, nevertheless, but a timer indeed. It was so tiny that doctors and specialists could not find it in MRIs, CT scans, or any other medical procedures. Some people told...

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
27 Words
My favorite course was MSCI 210: Oceans and Society...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
26 Words
Now I know that every student that attends...

What I’d change about my application process
52 Words
I would have read more advice columns on how to write a good essay. Not just...

Why I declined other schools
43 Words
I declined other schools because USC's Honors College is the #1 honors college in...

Why I ultimately chose my school
63 Words
I chose USC because they give out so much money to students, both in-state and out-of-state. If you tried...