KZDuke37
KZDuke37,
Duke ‘18
B.S., Chemistry, , Computer Science, , Political Science and Government
Student studying chemistry at Duke University; with a minor in computer science and political science. Accepted Early Decision from a high school in the Bay Area.
Features Included
5
Essays
4
Schools
12
Scores
5
Advice
2
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Pleasanton, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
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Duke University (Durham, NC)

Applied for a B.S. in Chemistry

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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My heart lies at a lake. A man-made, clear blue lake, situated in the center of a commonplace park. A wooden dock protrudes toward the water, warmed by the sun, at the perfect height for sitting on the edge. Green, lush trees surround the perimeter of the lake, sheltering it from the hustle and bustle of its surroundings. Ducks float lazily on the water, occasionally diving and leaving their feathery tails up in the air. The sun shines bright as...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
158 Words
I want to live in the world of country music. The down-to-earth tunes and heartfelt lyrics make me long for a Southern culture that I can’t experience stuck in Californian suburbia. But I can experience it at Duke. When I visited, I savored Dames’ uniquely Southern, unexpectedly delicious combination of fried chicken with cinnamon waffle. I delighted in familiar country songs floating through campus during tailgate, songs that my California friends would write off. I marveled that Duke has...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
259 Words
I love physics. I love that theoretical science fosters understanding, answering the “why” and “how” about our universe, allowing us to see the world clearly and truthfully. For me, however, understanding is only the first step. In the end, I want do something with my knowledge, make an impression: discover, research, experiment. What better college, then, than USC? I love that USC provides opens countless doors to research and careers. Within the school itself, I intend to immerse myself in...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
501 Words
I used to see leadership as somewhat of a lost cause. When I was captain of my soccer team at the age of twelve, I would get frustrated trying to get my teammates to stop talking and do the warm-up right. How could I possibly motivate all of them to do what I wanted? Two months ago, I faced the same problem. Every year, the California Scholarship Federation, a 150 member club at my high school, offers the opportunity for a...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
486 Words
I live in Pleasanton, California, a mid-sized suburbia. It’s the Bay Area’s ideal destination to raise a family. It’s safe, it’s happy, it’s sheltered. From above, the town would look like any other: a collection of business buildings and houses all connected with ordinary streets. However, when all these buildings, houses, and streets come together with people, Pleasanton starts to live and breathe. What makes Pleasanton amazing is the community it fosters. The potential for...
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General Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Passionate, Driven,...
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Why I declined other schools
16 Words
I declined other schools because...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
61 Words
I both took out loans and applied for scholarships. Apply for as many scholarships as you can; although...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
38 Words
I love playing sports, both intramurals and with friends, because it's...
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What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
28 Words
I would change the Greek life; while I...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.40
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2340
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1580
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSoccer, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesCommunity Cleanup / Service, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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