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Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I was an ED Applicant who is happy with the decision to apply ED. I am sharing with you everything I submitted in my application. I have plenty of advice and personal thoughts/experience about the process.
From: Vero Beach , Florida
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Duke
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Highest ACT:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band, Student Council / Government, Math Team, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Athletics Organization, School Band
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Failure experience
656 Words
I waited anxiously outside the gym, sweat dripping down my face, my heart racing. The coach impassively posted the list on the door before quickly escaping the barrage of impatient students. I immediately scanned the list, beginning at the bottom, as I had grown accustomed to my place in alphabetized lists. Williams was the final name on the list. My heart sank. It was November 3rd, 2010, my fourteenth birthday. This marked the third consecutive year I had been cut from...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
151 Words
Living in a household of doctors, I have heard countless stories of patients with significant handicaps that would likely benefit from advanced applications of technology. For instance, my friend has suffered from cerebral palsy, and struggles with simple, everyday tasks. Recent biomedical engineering projects have worked on mechanical exoskeletons to help people learn motor tasks through robotic gait training. These groundbreaking projects reflect the rewarding experiences attainable through engineering that may one day benefit the disabled. I feel that Duke...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
252 Words
Today, marching bands have modernized their performances by incorporating new technology in the form of synthesizers, microphones and amplifiers. Upon seeing a show enhanced with synchronized lights, I was determined to replicate this effect with my own high school drumline. I hosted fundraisers and solicited several generous sponsors in order to purchase the wireless, programmable LED lights to integrate into our show. Nothing could foreshadow the coming complications. Initially, the light strips and attached circuit boards appeared as professional as...

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