College Admissions Info

Duke University, ‘14
BS, Neuroscience, Chemistry

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 4 advice topics

Student Background

From: Vancouver , Canada
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, UC Berkeley, NYU, WashU, UCLA, Dartmouth, UCSD
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1530
Highest SAT: 2240
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 5%
High School Type: Boarding
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Blue sky. Beautiful fields of corn and tobacco leaves. I take in a deep breath, and I indulge my city boy self with the natural beauty that surrounds me. As I look around, this scene of a village in mountainous China strikes a chord within my soul. Something deep inside me resonates. As I walk around in this isolated village, I imagine my father among the wireframe thin kids that are herding oxen or plucking weeds in the fields. As...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
285 Words
The pursuit of knowledge has always appealed to me. Whether it is following pius Aeneas through his wild adventures in Latin class or learning about how humans share 50% of our DNA with bananas, I went wherever my curiosity led me. This summer, my love for biology led me to do research at UBC with Dr. Burtnick. Since then, I’ve found my life’s passion in the world of biology and medicine, which I plan on nurturing and expanding at...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
hard-working, sportive,...

How to increase chances at my school
12 Words
Why us? Don't mention...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
11 Words
Small city -...

Post-college plans
2 Words