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Duke52058,
Duke ‘17
B.S., Computer and Information Studies
American-born Chinese with Social Sciences interests and extracurriculars turned CS Major
Features Included
3
Essays
10
Schools
17
Scores
5
Advice
3
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Portland, Oregon
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
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Duke University (Durham, NC)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer and Information Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
103 Words
Reaching a goal, Overcoming personal struggle
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,...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
6 Words
Duke Cameron Crazies and Dan Ariely
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Additional Essay Details
147 Words
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...
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General 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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
67 Words
I really enjoyed a class called Organizations and Global Competitiveness. We looked at current trends with globalization and how the...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2270
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1550
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details11 classes and scores

Sports

SportsMartial Arts

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, National Honor Society, Model Congress / Model UN
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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