JayRod
JayRod,
Duke ‘16
B.A., Public Policy Analysis
I am a Mexican/Puerto Rican girl from California who decided North Carolina was far enough.
Features Included
3
Essays
3
Schools
2
Scores
5
Advice
4
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown San Diego
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
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Duke University (Durham, NC)

Applied for a B.A. in Public Policy Analysis

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
578 Words
Creative personal story, Story central to identity
This is the car ride home. This is not a 90's dance off. This is not your first boy and girl party in your parent's basement. This is the car ride home. I expect that singing out loud to the oldies station did nothing to help the situation, but I do not take ownership of whatever happens in the car. When your dad starts chanting, “What you gon' do, son?” and awkwardly popping whilst making a left at an intersection,...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
364 Words
It was love at first tentacle. Dissecting a squid in first grade with unsteady hands, and waving around my cephalopod gut covered scissors, I was in love with science. Ten years later, and still enthusiastic about dissecting a pig in biology, I saw a chance to apply to the Research Education Program at The Scripps Research Institute. This was my opportunity to really see if I was meant for science, not just the classroom version. Being accepted to the program...
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Additional Essay Details
44 Words
The prompt was asking for a specific moment when I knew what I wanted to do for a career. I chose to use more vivid imagery to have it stand out than plain answers I could have come up by glancing at a dictionary.
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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
166 Words
Internships are the most important aspect of any academic career. Whether it be in high school in college, internships are vital to your growth as a student and as a person. Taking internships in your intended field of study are most important because it allows you to explore possible career...
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How to increase chances at my school
112 Words
Assert yourself as an individual. They want to see the potential for passion in every aspect of your application, they want to immediately envision you fitting perfectly on campus as soon as they read...
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How I chose schools to apply to
79 Words
I picked schools I liked, not ones I thought I should've liked. I thought about what I wanted out of my college experience and...
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My advice about getting recommenders
117 Words
My recommendation letters were written by teachers that I had a close bond with. My high school was unique in that it provided time to establish relationships with teachers or other authority figures. Find someone...
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Why I declined other schools
82 Words
No one offered as much financial aid as Duke and it was the school I most wanted an acceptance from. Their endowments and constant fundraisers...
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High School Performance

GPA
4
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeOther Private
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
30
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesChurch, Student Council / Government, Computer / Technology Volunteer, Student Activities Committee

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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