hannah626
hannah626,
Duke ‘18
B.S.
I am a current junior at Duke studying biology, marine science, and markets and management studies
Features Included
3
Essays
3
Schools
19
Scores
6
Advice
9
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Atlanta, Georgia
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
  • University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
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Duke University (Durham, NC)

Applied for a B.S. in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
653 Words
Story central to identity
I have gone to summer school for the past nine years. I have passed each level, graduated, and now I am a teacher. My summer school does not have typical classrooms, our “bell” is a giant gong in the middle of campus, and recess is an all-day activity. For as long as I can remember, I have gone to a magical summer school called Camp Oneka for Girls, and I have learned more there about myself, life, and leadership than...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
148 Words
If I gathered the best experiences and impressions I had while visiting my prospective colleges and combined them into one, I would create a school like Duke. I am excited about the marine lab because I am an aspiring marine biologist. Through my veterinary internship, I was able to work with directly with animals in a lab environment, but I would like to expand upon this. Even though I currently have a strong marine science direction, I want to gain...
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Additional Essay Details
32 Words
I wrote essays about topics that were central to my identity. I also had teachers and my parents look over them multiple times to make sure they were engaging and flowed well.
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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
83 Words
I really played to the fact that Duke has a marine lab and that's my area of study. Duke is also very into how different...
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How to increase chances at my school
80 Words
Have a distinct interest in what you want to study and why you want to go to this school. What is so special abut...
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How I chose schools to apply to
52 Words
I started off by looking at what school had programs I was interested in and wen...
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My advice about getting recommenders
105 Words
Get people who know you. How do you do this..? Start early, develop real authentic relationships with your teachers. Ask them how their life is, how's their dog, their kids? I still...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
31 Words
People are very dedicated to whatever they do here....
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
73 Words
I am on a committee that brings famous people to Duke to speak and perform. I do it because it's fun. I...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.87
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 50%
 
High School TypeMagnet
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
31
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2190
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1510
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesStudent Council / Government, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, Tutoring/Mentoring, Athletics Organization, Prom Committee, Spanish Club, YMCA/YWCA
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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