Pauline H.
Pauline H.,
USC ‘15
B.A., Biology and Biological Sciences, , Psychology
I am an undergraduate pre-medical student at the University of Southern California majoring in Health & Humanity with an emphasis in Health and the Mind.
Features Included
8
Essays
8
Schools
18
Scores
4
Advice
4
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Fountain Valley, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision, Early Action
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Vietnamese, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of Houston  (Houston, TX)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Biology and Biological Sciences

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Parent

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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People claim that high school is the most memorable time of one’s life. However, the past four years have hardly been memorable; in fact, they have been the haziest years yet. For most of my peers, high school has become a second home, fondly called Baron Country. To me, it is a factory where the next batch of undergraduates are assembled, packaged, and shipped to various colleges and universities throughout the United States. For the past four years, I...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
383 Words
I have always found myself stuck in the middle when it comes to academic interests. Simply put, I love both the sciences and the language arts. These dual passions have gradually led to an interest in psychology and human behavior. What I love about psychology is that it is both objective and subjective. For example, abnormal behavior may be explained in terms of hormone imbalances, but such an answer isn’t always helpful or satisfying; studying the biological causes of...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
525 Words
I had not always loved the humanities. In fact, my passion has always been with the sciences. Ever since I was four, I wanted to become a doctor. In school, I hungered to learn everything from animals to planets. Then, I met my seventh grade English teacher. Known for her critical eye and fervent use of red ink, Mrs. Schwafaty-Carrier had her students write papers ranging from narratives to literary analyses. Through these assignments, writing became another passion. With her...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
523 Words
I had not always loved the humanities. In fact, my passion has always been with the sciences. Ever since I was four, I wanted to become a doctor. In school, I hungered to learn everything from animals to planets. Then, I met my seventh grade English teacher. Known for her critical eye and fervent use of red ink, Mrs. Schwafaty-Carrier had her students write papers ranging from narratives to literary analyses. Through these assignments, writing became another passion. With her...
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Supplemental Essay Strong beliefs/principles
364 Words
I will always remember my eleventh grade AP Art History teacher. I will not remember her because of what she taught, but rather how she taught. By refusing to let her students know their test scores, Mrs. Silvertooth showed me that learning should be about the knowledge and not the grade. When she first explained her teaching philosophy, I thought it was her way of saying, “You’re going to fail. Get over it.” It had felt like a slap...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
382 Words
Hi Janice! I’m Pauline and from SoCal. I love pastel colors and dark hues, sweet crepes, and writing. My birthday is on November 4th (hint hint), and I spend my time blogging, working with crafts such as polymer clay, and fangirling (no, it’s not a word, but it’s in the Urban Dictionary, so I’m using it). You’re probably thinking that I’m a real bubbly kind of girl—a social butterfly. Let’s bust that...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
350 Words
Writing matters to me. It shaped my character, personality, and aspirations. I did not grow up with a love for writing. In fact, my passions have always been with the sciences. Ever since I was four, I wanted to become a doctor. In school, I hungered to learn everything from animals to planets. Then, I met my seventh grade English teacher. Known for her critical eye and abundant use of red ink, Mrs. Schwafaty-Carrier had her students write constantly. With...
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Additional Essay Details
38 Words
I loved to write about what made me choose a school, or my passion for writing. It narrowed down my application to put it in clear focus, which (I hope) made me more memorable to the admissions committee.
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General Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
29 Words
Find a passion, and remember to explain how you...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
39 Words
I didn't like Fastweb because the competition was always either too intense,...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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I was looking for a very specific major--one that combined biology...
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High School Performance

Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2260
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1540
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details11 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Academic Decathlon, Spanish Club, Math Team
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