College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘17
BA, International Relations

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a junior at USC, studying International Relations and Marketing! I'm in a few clubs, love exploring LA and am on the quest to find the perfect bagel.
From: Saratoga , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Prefer Not to Share
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Northeastern, NYU, BU, UT Austin, USC, UCSB, GWU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, Hindi

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1490
Highest SAT: 2140
Other SAT Scores:

High School Performance

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High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Water Polo
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club, Yearbook
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:

College Application Essays

Technology vs. Me My mother and I live together in Saratoga, California, the heart of “Silicon Valley,” yet we might as well come from different worlds. As a computer engineer, she daily taps away at computer programming tasks and using complicated math formulas, while I spend my time on chick lit novels, my electric bass, and the high school pool that leaves me smelling like chlorine for most of the morning. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area yet...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
256 Words
I began spinning stories when I was five years old, creating an alternate universe in which I was queen of the world and therefore did not have to clean my room. That love of storytelling never left me: it simply deepened. At the beginning of my freshman year, I, like many of my peers, complained about the literary classics we were obliged to read. Yet as my high school career progressed, I found myself spending hours happily reading novels that...

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
113 Words
Tour. For the first 15 years of my life, I was (unfortunately) a hardcore UCLA fan. I almost refused to even look at USC out of loyalty to a school I hadn't gotten into yet,...