blakejkaplan
blakejkaplan,
Duke ‘18
B.S., Computer Science
Computer Science Student at Duke Committed to Full-Time Software Engineering Position
Features Included
4
Essays
7
Schools
11
Scores
3
Advice
3
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Rye Brook, New York
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  • Binghamton University - SUNY (Binghamton, NY)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
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Duke University (Durham, NC)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

When my mom told my brother and me that there had been big changes over the summer, we immediately imagined a new flat screen television in the basement. We were wrong. While my brother and I were at camp, my mom went to see an eye specialist in Boston. He told her that she would no longer be able to drive. My mom has Retinitis Pigmentosa, a retinal degenerative eye disease that is slowly weakening her vision. We’d always...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
149 Words
During my visit, I was very impressed with the resources that Duke has to offer for a student interested in Computer Science. The Duke immersive Virtual Environment room particularly intrigued me. The room is a valuable resource that is adaptable to a variety of purposes and subjects. As a visual learner and a lover of innovative technology, it is a place where my passion and learning would come together. I hope to get involved with research while at school and...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
417 Words
As a prospective computer science major, I understood that the University of Michigan’s program is among the elite programs in the United States. I was inspired to look deeper into UM’s program and was very impressed with the resources that are available. Just looking at the list of courses, I really value the variety of subject areas that are covered. After forming a strong foundation, I would really be able to focus in on what sub-category of computer...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
260 Words
To Tweet or Not to Tweet A tweet is a form of self-expression, an outlet for anyone to say whatever comes to their mind at a given time. Twitter offers both a sense of individuality and community. Simply by clicking on a hashtag, a user can see all posts that have a theme common to theirs. In this aspect, the user can see that they are not the only one that feels a certain way. Furthermore, Twitter offers the ability...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
76 Words
Of course the process is difficult. It is important to understand that the process is also difficult for the universities. They receive applications...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
39 Words
I wrote many different essays and many iterations of each topic. Try...
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Post-college plans
36 Words
You should be picky. You should enjoy where you work. Be...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.24
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTrack & Field, Cross Country

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesTutoring/Mentoring, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Computer / Technology Volunteer
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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