DAstudent15
DAstudent15,
Duke ‘19
B.S.
Computer Science major
Features Included
3
Essays
18
Schools
5
Scores
5
Advice
3
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Saint Louis, Missouri
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Colby College (Waterville, ME)
  • Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA)
  • Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
  • Scripps College (Claremont, CA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
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Duke University (Durham, NC)

Applied for a B.S. in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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In a universe of constellations and magnificent galaxies, a single average star can be easily overlooked. Regardless of how bright the star may shine, it will never be able to elicit the same awe that the other massive astronomical objects might. That is the challenge that I struggled with as a transfer junior to Deerfield Academy, a school full of prodigious musicians, artists, athletes, dancers, singers, and philanthropists. I was that star, not particularly gifted in a specific art; I...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
200 Words
Up until the winter of my junior year, Claremont McKenna represented foreign waters to me, but I decided to set sail and see where the winds took me. I initially took interest in the college's small size. I found comfort in the idea of being able to have my professors know me on a first name basis rather than as a number that will be forgotten as soon as I exit the classroom. The second thing that attracted me was...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
772 Words
The boat tipped slowly from side to side in unison with the lapping waves. The worn wooden deck creaked with even the slightest of movement. The sky was dark, save for the silver sliver of a crescent moon that hung above the water. The hour stood unsure. Several men, women, and children were huddled in a corner some sleeping, some praying, all shivering. Lines of worry scattered the adults’ face, while the children’s faces were laced with fear, for...
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General Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
8 Words
Reach out...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
29 Words
I did not end up taking any loans or...
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What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
11 Words
Definitely address the...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
24 Words
My school provided a college counselor for...
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What I’d change about my application process
64 Words
I applied to a ridiculous amount of schools (20+). I just want to say do not make the same mistake...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.90
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
N/A
 
High School TypeBoarding
Academic Performance in High School Some good some bad
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
31
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
Highest SAT
2170
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1500
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Key Club, Rotary Club
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Application Additional Materials

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