College Admissions Info

Duke University, ‘15
BA, Political Science and Government, Pre-Law Studies, Public Policy Analysis

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Stanford Law and Duke Undergrad passionate about education policy and politics
From: Malvern
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Duke, Cornell, UPenn, Vanderbilt, UMich, Pitt
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1530
Highest SAT: 2240
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Football, Squash, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Junior Classical League / Latin Club, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Model Congress / Model UN, Choir, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, School Theater/Plays
Volunteer Experiences:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
682 Words
The scene of the weight room was at its usual, with the usual cast of football players hard at work, usual melody of Jock Rock tunes and weights clanking, and usual props of protein shakes and sweat towels in place, but January 12th was anything but a usual day. I was on the bench press and my spotter was urging me to push out “just one more” rep, an encore of sorts. After my set, our coach came in to...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
323 Words
Why Stanford I loved recess. I loved playing pickup football just as much as reading Ripley’s books during “indoor recess.” Ever since then my curiosity in and out of the classroom has led me to a unique balance of interests in my life, and I believe that Stanford would be the best place for me to maintain that balance. Stanford’s IHUM program would serve as the perfect transition step into college level learning, by guiding me through investigations...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
6 Words
Well rounded,...

Why I ultimately chose my school
267 Words
I chose Duke because of its overwhelming commitment to the undergraduate experience. I knew that if I came to Duke, I would have the time of life, both inside the classroom and outside of it. Duke provides the full college experience from world class faculty to national championship athletics to amazing weather. Whatever you could want out of the college experience you could get at Duke. What sets Duke apart academically is its commitment to an interdisciplinary education. There...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
129 Words
Make sure you get to know Duke's specific programs and how they can fit into your academic journey. Look up the FOCUS program and see if any of them would be interesting for you freshman year. Find out which...