olalla
olalla,
Duke ‘22
B.A., Public Health
I am a Duke student pursuing a degree in Neuroscience on the Prehealth Track.
Features Included
2
Essays
18
Schools
4
Scores
6
Advice
5
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Bridgewater, New Jersey
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • Fordham University (New York, NY)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
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Duke University (Durham, NC)

Applied for a B.A. in Public Health

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
“Olalla? One thing’s for sure - I bet you can’t find that name on one of those clunky keychains at a gift shop”. It was my first day on the job at the Capitol. My mentor had hesitated a moment upon hearing my name, but with his offhand comment and a hearty handshake, he put me at ease. You see, DC lobbyists have this crazy ability of connecting with anybody: the falafel truck man, the senator of the...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
162 Words
Something particular about Duke that attracts you
When I visited Duke this past summer, I had only known the school by its breathtaking buildings and rigorous academic reputation. Nonetheless, seeing Duke firsthand gave me a new perspective. What stood out to me about Duke was its collaborative community and its unique, interdisciplinary programs. As someone with diverse academic interests, I love that students can combine different majors, minors, and certificates. In the Global Health FOCUS cluster, I could study both global cultures and health policy – blending two...
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School Specific Advice

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
58 Words
Make sure you mention specific Duke programs and use your supplement to tell the Admissions team explicitly...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
41 Words
The students at Duke are very special. They are exceptional at balancing...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
55 Words
Make sure you create a narrative through your application. Your activities, essays, and future contribution to the...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
56 Words
Make sure you start as early as possible so you have time to go through several drafts....
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What I’d change about my application process
27 Words
I wish I would have boosted my test...
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How I made up for low grades in high school
48 Words
My grades were not as strong as those of many other applicants, so I...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
3.86
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1500
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Other Club/Activity, Dance, Photography / Film, Foreign Language
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Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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