amart1996
amart1996,
Duke ‘19
B.A.
Accepted to Duke and Tulane with 1/2-ride scholarship. Big Social Science guy -- Public Policy, History, Political Science, Economics
Features Included
4
Essays
3
Schools
17
Scores
1
Advice
5
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Princeton, New Jersey
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian, White Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
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Duke University (Durham, NC)

Applied for a B.A. in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Parent

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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I used to despise crutches. To me, they gave people the fleeting satisfaction that simple objects could buttress their confidence, while confining them to a state of pathetic dependence. From wooden supports that hold us upright while we heal, to the psychological consolation some get from a bag of Doritos, we often seek comfort based on perception of what we need. The words "sticky" and "gelatinous" rarely describe such concrete support, but a particularly viscous goo was my personal crutch...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
252 Words
"I'm gay." My friend's words echoed through the computer speakers, and after a pregnant pause I piped out an inadequate, "Oh." At fourteen, I lacked an immediate and positive response to embrace his openness and act upon his candor. I was a freshman trying to find myself amidst the entropy of conflicting high school emotions and was caught off guard. Eventually, disorder segued into order. As a selected leader in a peer education program, Teen PEP, I learned the importance...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
151 Words
As someone who aims to use political theory to solve real-world problems, I would soak up the myriad opportunities at Duke and the Sanford School of Public Policy. Working with civic engagement in the Hart Leadership Program will continue my efforts to raise political dialogue and strengthen the ties between the university and community; I seek to better Durham's 23% voter turnout. Studying in the Duke Social Science Research Institute adds an academic component to my previous practical service opportunities in...
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Additional Essay Details
121 Words
I decided to write my Personal Statement for the Common Application on a small but meaningful episode of growth in my adolescence; my experience with hair gel and how I viewed crutches. A BIG tip my guidance counselor gave me when writing my essay was to write about a side of me that colleges DO NOT SEE when reading my application. I definitely think this advice paid off, but I was able to subtly intertwine my interests and even an...
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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
137 Words
For one, try your best to get TWO from junior year. That worked for me. It helps if they speak to a particular academic interest. For example, if you are keen on history or english (and may study social sciences or...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.85
(no specification of weighting)
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2190
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1510
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

SportsBaseball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesBoy/Girl Scouts, Church, Tutoring/Mentoring, Political Campaign, Student Council / Government

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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