Duke2015
Duke2015,
Duke ‘15
B.A., Political Science and Government, , Pre-Law Studies, , Public Policy Analysis
Stanford Law and Duke Undergrad passionate about education policy and politics
Features Included
2
Essays
10
Schools
12
Scores
3
Advice
9
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Malvern
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
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Duke University (Durham, NC)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
682 Words
Creative personal story
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...
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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...
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General Admissions Advice

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

Weighted GPA
4.24
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
Highest SAT
2240
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1530
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsFootball, Squash, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesStudent 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

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences

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