College Admissions Info

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 6 advice topics

Student Background

I am a current junior at Duke studying biology, marine science, and markets and management studies
From: Atlanta , Georgia
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: UGA
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2190
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High School Performance

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Top 50%
High School Type: Magnet
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, Tutoring/Mentoring, Athletics Organization, Prom Committee, Spanish Club, YMCA/YWCA
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
653 Words
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...

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...

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.

College 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...

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...

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...

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...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
31 Words
People are very dedicated to whatever they do here....

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...