College Admissions Info

Duke University, ‘17
BS, Computer and Information Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

American-born Chinese with Social Sciences interests and extracurriculars turned CS Major
From: Portland , Oregon
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Duke, WashU, Rice, NYU, USC
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2270
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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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Martial Arts
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, National Honor Society, Model Congress / Model UN
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College Application Essays

103 Words
Facts and evidence erupt eloquently out of the speaker’s mouth. A new case. A new resolution. A new debate. Arguments whiz past my ears as megatons of evidence bombard my territory. It is the grand cross-examination and I’m stuck in a war-torn battlefield. My partner and I are forced into a corner as we stand back-to-back, fending off attacks from all fronts. He covers for me as I reload my mental ammunition, but as his time dwindles down,...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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Duke Cameron Crazies and Dan Ariely

Additional Essay Details:
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Excerpt from my Why Duke essay: When I found out about the Cameron Crazies and the hype over waiting in line for basketball tickets, I immediately thought: all that would make for some very interesting social experiments. I want to go to Duke because I know that not only will Professor Ariely support fostering an education rooted in uprooting the grounded psychological and sociological explanations in our society, but the rest of my peers and the overall environment at Duke...

College Admissions Advice

What I like about my school’s location and culture
41 Words
Duke is an academically prestigious school that is often called "Harvard of...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
73 Words
I joined a dance team. It's the biggest literal leap out of my comfort zone but it was probably the one of...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
40 Words
Athletics and school spirit is a defining aspect of my Duke experience....

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
47 Words
A lot of "top" schools are all about excellence of the highest caliber. This...

My favorite course thus far, and why
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I really enjoyed a class called Organizations and Global Competitiveness. We looked at current trends with globalization and how the...