bluedevilrifah
bluedevilrifah,
Duke ‘22
B.A., Neuroscience
Hi guys! I am currently a high school senior who will be attending Duke University next year. Go Blue Devils!!
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Background

Hometown Chicago, Illinois
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL)
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Duke University (Durham, NC)

Applied for a B.A. in Neuroscience

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Trudging past the sea of yellow school buses, I looked up to see kids rolling down the windows and making odd smoking gestures at me. As they moved the imaginary cigarette away from their mouths, they released a satisfied “ahhhhh.”   “Rifahhhhh…" All I wanted was to get on the bus and blast music from my headphones, but I would first have to endure my classmates’ taunting. I already knew my name was different, but I had no idea why the...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
154 Words
Although Duke University boasts the largest lemur population outside of Madagascar, the tight-knit community and neuroscience program are its true highlights. Whether it’s conducting Alzheimer's research with Dr. Roberto Cabeza or mending health care disparities in Rwanda through DukeEngage, I know I’ll be prepared to thrive in the medical field post-graduation. Only at Duke will I have the pleasure of devouring a Midnight Breakfast during finals week, getting cozy with my assignments in the seats of the Perkins...
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Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
262 Words
Preparation for Eid begins almost two months in advance. My fashion-forward aunt from Bangladesh bombards my mom’s phone with pictures of trending salwar kameez: a traditional style of cultural dresses. Afterwards, my mom barges into my room and demands my opinion. Intent upon resembling an ethereal Bengali princess, I choose the silkiest, flowiest kameez. My aunt starts frantically sewing my dress to ensure it arrives in time for Eid. Everything calms down after that. I nearly forget that Eid...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
506 Words
As I sat in my summer Introduction to Psychology class and learned about split-brain patients, my bewilderment skyrocketed. I couldn’t believe that an image of a ring projected to the patient’s right field of vision resulted in him being able to say the word, but the same ring projected to his left field of vision resulted in him only being able to draw it. The key event that caused this absurd phenomenon? Severing the corpus callosum: the bundle...
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Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
314 Words
Preparation for Eid begins almost two months in advance. My fashion-forward aunt from Bangladesh bombards my mom’s phone with pictures of trending salwar kameez: a traditional style of cultural dresses. Afterwards, my mom barges into my room and demands my opinion. Intent upon resembling an ethereal Bengali princess, I choose the silkiest, flowiest kameez. My aunt starts frantically sewing my dress to ensure it arrives in time for Eid. Everything calms down after that. I forget that Eid is...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
189 Words
If you could only do one of the activities you have listed in the Activities section of your Common Application, which one would you keep doing? Why? (150) Used to being handed ten dollars whenever I asked, I harbored the misconception that money grew on trees. It wasn’t until I received my first paycheck of 97 dollars that I realized the amount of work that went into each dollar. Working at Kumon has allowed me to master quadruple-tasking, improvising when things...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
452 Words
Explain your interest in the major you selected. Describe an experience related to that area of study, what first introduced you to this field, and/or your future career goals. Limit your response to 300-400 words Bursting through the doors, the sounds of beeping monitors and wailing babies rung in my ears. “Samuel’s acting up again,” the nurse at the front desk whispered exasperatedly as I put on a gown and gloves. It was 8:30 AM on a Wednesday morning....
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
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ACT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

SportsLacrosse

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, American Red Cross, Green Club, Key Club, Chinese Club, Math Team, Other Religious Affiliation, Hospital Volunteer, Mathematics, Engineering, Science, and Achievement (MESA), Tutoring/Mentoring, Nursing Home Volunteer
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