College Admissions Info

DAstudent15
DAstudent15
Duke University, ‘19
BS,

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 2 supplemental essays
  • 5 advice topics

Student Background

Computer Science major
From: Saint Louis , Missouri
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Bowdoin, Colby, Claremont (CMC), Pomona, Scripps, ColoradoC, Duke, Emory, Georgetown, USC, Tulane
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2170
SAT
31
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2170
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High School Performance

3.90
GPA
N/A
Rank
High School Type: Boarding
Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Key Club, Rotary Club
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College Application Essays

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...









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...





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...











College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
8 Words
Reach out...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
29 Words
I did not end up taking any loans or...





What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
11 Words
Definitely address the...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
24 Words
My school provided a college counselor for...





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...