College Admissions Info

Duke University, ‘18
BA, Language Studies and Linguistics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Born and raised in South Florida, I am currently a sophomore at Duke University with a wide variety of interests.
From: Jupiter , Florida
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision, Early Action
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Duke, UChicago, Alabama, FSU
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2180
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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Conservancy Volunteer
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College Application Essays

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...

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...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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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...

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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My favorite course thus far, and why
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Duke University Marine Lab offers several amazing courses each...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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The only school of top 10 academic prestige that truly...

How I chose schools to apply to
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Identify a geographic region where you will be happy; find schools in those regions that...