College Admissions Info

Samuel Akins
Samuel Akins
University of Southern California ‘17
BBA, Acting, Business Administration and Management

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a Business Admin(International Relations) Major at the University of Southern California
From: Atlanta , Georgia , Nigeria
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: Yale, UCLA, USC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Yoruba

Test Scores

1450
SAT
22
ACT
Highest SAT: 1450
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

3.60
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Public
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Football, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: After School Sports Coach, Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, Photography / Film
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

Since my childhood, acting has provided me a venue for which I can express myself in ways I previously could not. I love the ability to be one person today and a completely different person the next day. Through character study and performance, acting allows me to discover parts of myself I never knew existed. I find that I can better myself and evolve through the craft of acting. Transferring to USC for me is key to achieving my goal...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
189 Words
During my attendance at USC I plan to major in B.F.A (Acting) and minor in Accounting. USC is the right choice for me because the University is centered in the heart of Los Angeles, which will undoubtedly help me pursue a career in professional acting through the numerous opportunities within the School of Dramatic arts. The internships, auditions, and amazing fine arts community in the School of Dramatic Arts is unmatched to its neighboring universities. The availability of...



Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
286 Words
I need to transfer to USC in order to accomplish my goal to become a successful actor and I hope to achieve that objective through being a student at USC. Since my childhood, acting has provided me a venue for which I can express myself in ways I previously could not. I love the ability to be one person today and a completely different person the next day. Through character study and performance, acting allows me to discover parts of...





College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
39 Words
My advice above anything else is the find your niche, and exploit it. If you can tell them what makes you special and unique in a sophisticated manner that shows confidence, that will impress admissions boards above anything else.

How to increase chances at my school
309 Words
Use you diversity as a tool, it will help tremendously, if you are diverse colleges love that, look at this for example: I need to transfer to USC in order to accomplish my goal to become a successful actor and I hope to achieve that objective through being a student at USC. Since my childhood, acting has provided me a...