College Admissions Info

Duke University, ‘18
BS, Biology, Public Health

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 10 advice topics

Student Background

Duke University Class of 2018, majoring in biology and global health, pre-med
From: Rochester , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Duke, Vanderbilt, Rice, UNC, WashU, Tulane, Rochester
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2160
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High School Performance

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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country (Recruited), Track & Field (Recruited)
Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

567 Words
With throat burning and lungs heaving, I suffered through that first day. In hind-sight, running with Emily, a girl bursting with natural talent, was definitely a poor choice when I was so miserably out of shape. A few days later, I found myself placing seventeenth out of the twenty girls in the cross country time trial. Instead of the success I found in lacrosse and soccer, I found myself at the back of the pack. And the most mind boggling...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
38 Words
Take advantage of early decision or early admission! Nearly every school...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Social, smart,...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
62 Words
Although it is known that greek life is big at Duke, I didn't realize that greek life is the...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
52 Words
I did visit with a private admissions counselor though I used her sparingly because of the...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
75 Words
First of all, just do something during the summer. It doesn't have to be research or anything "prestigious," just working or the like...

What set me apart from other applicants
89 Words
Between junior and senior year of college I did an internship at the Stanford Medical School through a program called SIMR. People often asked about that in...

Why I declined other schools
53 Words
I had a difficult decision between Duke and Rice but one reason I picked Duke was...

Post-college plans
48 Words
I plan to go to medical school after college and at this point I...

How I chose schools to apply to
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For me, coming from the snowy northeast I knew that winter and snow made me miserable, and my...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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Duke's location is great because it is relatively mild year-round. Although we do have winter, it is nothing like winter in the North so it is much more pleasant, especially since you have to walk everywhere...