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Duke University, ‘19
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Biology, Chemistry

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Jacob Ukleja
From: Weston , Florida
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Duke, UMich, Florida, Miami, JHU
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Other Language(s) Spoken: Polish, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2220
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Math Team, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
680 Words
There’s not a lot of time between points during a tennis match, yet somehow I always find time to think, more so than usual during a match point. Regrets fly everywhere as hindsight starts to take over. It doesn’t matter now because I’m not going to give up just yet. These tennis courts that I call heaven, even when match point down, are where I am perfectly content. For some reason, my brain has become perfectly synchronized...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
629 Words
There’s an AP Physics C lesson unfolding on the board, something about moment of inertia. At least, I think it’s on that; in all honesty, I’ve zoned out temporarily. My mind has “gone fishing” and will return shortly. Right now, it’s fishing for that chord. It’s a B-flat minor 7th chord. I know it; it has to be. That’s the first of three chords in Sam Smith’s song “Stay With Me.” I can...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
656 Words
Albert Einstein once said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Essentially, the world needs innovators and thinkers who will defy convention and the norm for the better. I want an environment where I am genuinely challenged to become a worldly individual; that environment is the University of Chicago. The University of Chicago possesses a tremendously varied and distinguished group of alumni. No doubt essential to this success is the diversity from...

Supplemental Essay: Explaining disciplinary action
507 Words
From a young age, the medicinal process always fascinated me with the myriad of medical dramas occupying prime time television. Likewise, with my father being a gastroenterologist, I would sit in his office some weekends and peruse old medical journals. Although I understood almost none of the big words, I eagerly read along for the sake of learning something new. I volunteered at the Cleveland Clinic Weston as soon as I was old enough; I strived to do it all....

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
773 Words
Thesis on Odd Numbers It is commonly assumed in number theory that no perfect numbers (a number where the sum of its positive divisors excluding the number itself is equal to the number) are odd. There are many established criteria required for an odd number to be considered “perfect,” but for now, the feat to this day remains unattainable. More concerning than the unobtainable standards of flawlessness is the reality that we still abide to calling half of all the...

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