College Admissions Info

Alex C
Duke University, ‘19
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 2 supplemental essays

Student Background

Duke Class of 2019! I am interested in biomedical engineering!
From: Eagle River
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: Duke, Brown, Cal Poly, Washington, UAA, Montana, Mines
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1480
Highest SAT: 2130
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Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field, Football
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club, National Honor Society
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

I really like to help people. Honestly, since elementary school, I have created a goal towards helping people out. And not in a "Hey, can I help you with your pudding" kind of way; but rather in a "Here's a spare pencil, let me see if I can fix your old mechanical one" kind of way. I figured out early what my identity would eventually be like. But back to elementary school. I learned very quickly that the small, metal...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
151 Words
Growing up, I strived to be able to fix things. I break items down to their parts, and try to put them back together again. I started my first "business" in fourth grade repairing my classmate's mechanical pencils with ball bearings found in my dresser for a quarter. As I grew older, I broadened this rudimentary engineering love to a passion of not only creating, but also of helping. I feel that Duke's biomedical engineering program would be the perfect...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
234 Words
My world stems from my neighborhood, or scenic views and lush mountainsides. I live in Alaska, in a small city called Eagle River. More specifically, I live on a mountain that has snow even in the middle of summer (leading to some quite amazing snowball fights). While living in Alaska can be considered a personal, chilly slice of heaven to many people, it does have its issues. I live in the more developed, wealthier south-central Alaska. As is the case...

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