kathyzhu1
kathyzhu1,
Duke ‘16
B.S., Neuroscience
Features Included
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Essays
9
Schools
12
Scores
5
Advice
4
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Houston, Texas
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
  • Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
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Duke University (Durham, NC)

Applied for a B.S. in Neuroscience

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
63 Words
Art/acting/singing, Anxiety before a competition
After doing a final once-over of the hallway that serves as the black box theater’s backstage (wouldn’t want to miss anything on opening night), I slip into the wings. Everyone is already there, outlines of faces and people. We exchange reassuring smiles, quick muscle twitches barely visible in the dark, and whispers of “You ready?” as the pre-show jitters set in.
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
71 Words
I would definitely keep my admissions process more personal. It's great if you have a couple close friends or family who...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
74 Words
My first interview was for WashU, and I didn't think it went very well. I did my research, but the interviewer was...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
65 Words
I probably could have done more to apply for scholarships, but most of the schools I looked at did not...
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My advice about getting recommenders
125 Words
I asked my World History I and AP US History teacher from freshman and junior year, who was also the faculty sponsor for the East Asian affinity group. I also asked my junior year English teacher who I...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
119 Words
I honestly applied for Duke completely on a whim because the application was easy (the supplement essay was optional at the time) and my mom had a friend whose daughter went to Duke. When I unexpectedly...
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High School Performance

High School TypeOther Private
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2360
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1590
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

SportsField Hockey, Swimming/Diving

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAsian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, School Choir, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Theater/Plays

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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