carmiele
carmiele,
USC ‘16
B.A., Graphic Design
Features Included
2
Essays
10
Schools
18
Scores
8
Advice
1
ECs
1
Sports

Background

GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian, Prefer Not to Share
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin, Cantonese

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Riverside (Riverside, CA)
  • Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
  • Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Graphic Design

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Growing up bullied by Hispanic classmates in a Hispanic-American neighborhood in Los Angeles, I have always viewed my own Chinese culture as something alien, something to be ashamed of. I abandoned the native Cantonese dialect I was born speaking, and strove to learn English and even Spanish as much as I could. I chose to play flute instead of violin in my elementary school orchestra, because the violin was played by the typical Chinese daughter I vowed not to be....
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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Growing up in a predominately Hispanic ghetto in Los Angeles, I have struggled to balance three different cultures in a multi-ethnic city. Bullying by my Hispanic classmates led me to view my own Chinese culture as something alien, something to be ashamed of. However, it is through my local Chinese school that I have maintained my own culture, my identity. It not only provided classes that taught me how to speak Mandarin Chinese in addition to my Cantonese dialect, but...
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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
41 Words
If you are at least eighteen years old (because some companies have...
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What I’d change about my application process
43 Words
I would most definitely work on my essays more and be more honest....
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Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
47 Words
I sent in my SAT language scores because there are some colleges that have...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
52 Words
Unless you are a stellar academic and all around student (top one percent, many extra curricular...
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Post-college plans
19 Words
I plan to be a web...
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How I chose schools to apply to
69 Words
I was originally planning to be an English major when I was applying to colleges so I looked for a lot...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
76 Words
Finding scholarships is not that hard; it is getting the scholarship that is. Most of my scholarships were art contests that I sent...
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How to increase chances at my school
244 Words
Talk about family, but most importantly about the Trojan family. The reason why there are so many legacies in private schools, mine included, is because of the whole alumni connection network thing. It keeps it very exclusive and remains one the most valuable resources when finding jobs, internships, social hangouts, cool events, and many more. I talked about my lion dance family and how they influenced my life. For example, it is primarily...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.2
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
29
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
2020
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1420
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTrack & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAcademic Decathlon
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

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