emilyclaire72
emilyclaire72,
Duke ‘17
B.S., Biology, , Sociology, , Neuroscience
Duke Class of 2017. Accepted to Brown, Tufts, Rice, Williams, Berkeley, UChicago, UPenn, WashU, Middlebury, Amherst, Swarthmore, Columbia, Emory, Colby, Cornell, Wesleyan, Boston University
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Essays
18
Schools
19
Scores
5
Advice
6
ECs
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Sports

Background

AdmissionRegular Decision

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT)
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Colby College (Waterville, ME)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
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Duke University (Durham, NC)

Applied for a B.S. in Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Personal Statement
455 Words
Overcoming personal struggle
I used to like surprises. AP Chemistry was rumored to be the most challenging class on campus, and more than often I saw kids running out of the room in tears. Needless to say, I signed right up! I relish challenges. All worries aside, the class quickly became my most challenging, my favorite, and my best. I studied hard and made Lake Highland history by earning an A+ in the course. I went into the AP board exam with extreme...
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General Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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My favorite course thus far, and why
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Neuroscience: Biological...
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What I’d change about my application process
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Post-college plans
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Medical...
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What set me apart from other applicants
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My common app essay, which...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeOther Private
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
36
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
Highest SAT
2350
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1580

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details17 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Habitat for Humanity, Hospital Volunteer, Math Team, National Honor Society, Science Club/Team

Experience & Awards

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