adiaz
adiaz,
Duke ‘21
B.S., Biology
Planning to major in Biology and minor in Chemistry and Linguistics! biggest accomplishment is still being pre-med after freshman year
Features Included
3
Essays
6
Schools
9
Scores
8
Advice
1
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Vail, Arizona
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
  • Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
  • University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
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Duke University (Durham, NC)

Applied for a B.S. in Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Personal Statement
643 Words
Childhood memory, Failure experience
I typically reek of two things: vanilla scented perfume, and the sour, often bitter, and excruciatingly pungent odor accompanied by failure. Inadequate from birth, I fail in many aspects. I fail at being tall. I am exceptionally horrible at being cool and Mario Kart is not my forte. More recently - and more detrimental to my ego - I have failed at being chosen as a representative for student council and getting selected to represent my school at Girls State ...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
161 Words
Clueless 8th grade me, Everything is about to change. You’re going to move across the country. You’re going to receive mail from colleges before high school even starts. You’re going to check the mail one day, expecting another cheesy college poster and find a purpose. It’s the iconic chapel and the quote proclaiming “Other than the architecture, nothing here is set in stone.” that’ll make you research and learn everything about the heaven that’s...
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Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
251 Words
July 2006. She sits on a beach in Puerto Peñasco, nuzzling into her nana, contently lapping up the sweet juices that periodically drip down her mango paleta. Later, she will bask in the sun, drifting off until her twitching nose awakens her, recognizing the cart advertising mango con chile y limón. She has never known anything other than the colorful foods, warm demeanor, and endless pride offered by her heritage. This is who she is. April 2016. Moving to a...
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School Specific Advice

How to increase chances at my school
58 Words
Be different and show that you love Duke for more than just basketball and pretentious statistics! Duke...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
65 Words
If you love balance, Duke is for you. Duke is the epitome of "work hard, play hard." There is nothing...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
18 Words
Pick teachers who truly know...
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What set me apart from other applicants
19 Words
I had some unique extracurriculars that...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
43 Words
I have never had a job during high school but I did make...
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What I’d change about my application process
53 Words
I love Duke and knew that's where I wanted to go, and because I was so...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
58 Words
The way I coped with the sometimes overwhelming stress of applying to colleges was to make lists....
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
74 Words
I took out loans and applied for some scholarships. My parents help pay but it doesn't cover enough so I am taking...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.1
(equivalent to 3.90 unweighted)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
31
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1410
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCheer/Spirit Squad, Cheer/Spirit Squad

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesChoir
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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