sam@duke
sam@duke,
Duke ‘18
B.A., Language Studies and Linguistics
Born and raised in South Florida, I am currently a sophomore at Duke University with a wide variety of interests.
Features Included
3
Essays
7
Schools
15
Scores
4
Advice
3
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Jupiter, Florida
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision, Early Action
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
  • University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
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Duke University (Durham, NC)

Applied for a B.A. in Language Studies and Linguistics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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For most of my life I had considered leadership a quality which needed to be sought after relentlessly in order to be attained. It seemed to me to be a trait that required ceaseless campaigning, a tireless search for consensus that gave the distinct impression of a popularity contest. Never in my life had I wished for this type of superficial control; I was always content as long as I could lead myself. It had never occurred to me that...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
140 Words
Ever since I first stepped foot on Duke's campus as part of the TIP program I knew this was where I wanted to be. The entire atmosphere of the campus seemed to be bursting with accomplished goals,from the professors to the students to the buildings themselves. The surrounding community is also incredibly nurturing to novel ideas. From the coffee shops on Ninth Street to the Sarah Duke Gardens, Durham is a good place to think, and the entire Research...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
1265 Words
UCHICAGO 2014 "JOKE" PROMPT: Eighteenth century English writer Joseph Addison once said that “if we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.” Science has come a long way since the days of Addison, and laughter may soon fall into the category of qualities once thought to be distinctly human, such as logic and language, that are now known to be more universal in the animal kingdom. Regardless, laughter remains one of the...
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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
42 Words
Longevity is key. If you're going to do something, stick with it. Looking...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
31 Words
Duke University Marine Lab offers several amazing courses each...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
30 Words
The only school of top 10 academic prestige that truly...
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How I chose schools to apply to
50 Words
Identify a geographic region where you will be happy; find schools in those regions that...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.89
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2180
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1510
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Conservancy Volunteer
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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