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Duke ‘18
B.S., Biology, , Public Health
Duke University Class of 2018, majoring in biology and global health, pre-med
Features Included
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Essays
8
Schools
21
Scores
10
Advice
2
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Rochester, New York
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  • University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
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Duke University (Durham, NC)

Applied for a B.S. in Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
567 Words
Reaching a goal, Running, Story central to identity
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...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
38 Words
Take advantage of early decision or early admission! Nearly every school...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Social, smart,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Why I declined other schools
53 Words
I had a difficult decision between Duke and Rice but one reason I picked Duke was...
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Post-college plans
48 Words
I plan to go to medical school after college and at this point I...
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How I chose schools to apply to
61 Words
For me, coming from the snowy northeast I knew that winter and snow made me miserable, and my...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
120 Words
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...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.96
(no specification of weighting)
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
36
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2160
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1500
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details14 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country (Recruited), Track & Field (Recruited)

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesModel Congress / Model UN, Science Club/Team

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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