allyssa.andrews
allyssa.andrew,
SC ‘19
B.A., Political Science and Government
Student Leader at the University of South Carolina
Features Included
2
Essays
4
Schools
13
Scores
5
Advice
5
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
  • University of Maryland - College Park (College Park, MD)
  • George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
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University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
214 Words
Death of a loved one, Your disability, Family background
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,...
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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...
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General Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
27 Words
My favorite course was MSCI 210: Oceans and Society...
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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...
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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...
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Why I declined other schools
43 Words
I declined other schools because USC's Honors College is the #1 honors college in...
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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...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.05
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
32
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
2130
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1480

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details11 classes and scores

Sports

SportsField Hockey, Cross Country, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesKey Club, Model Congress / Model UN, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, National Honor Society, Debate Club/Team
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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