College Admissions Info

mxb1997
mxb1997
Duke University ‘19
BA, Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Incoming freshman at Duke University interested in Psychology and Business.
From: Frederick , Maryland
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: NYU, Cornell, UNC, Georgetown, UMD
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: English

Test Scores

2100
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1470
Highest SAT: 2100
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

4.25
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN, Community Cleanup / Service, French Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Just as the different parts of the community contribute to the Duke campus, the different male role models in my life have prepared me for the future and have shaped me into the man I am today. First, my father, Ralph Brown Jr., was a unique man made of integrity, perseverance, and genuine love. Over the years, he taught me the basics - how to play baseball, tie my shoes, and ride a bike. However, the most important thing he...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
146 Words
The aspect that particularly attracted me to Duke University was its strong sense of community and tradition. Ironically, Duke was the largest campus that I visited, but also the school that seemed the closest together. After hearing about traditions like camping out in the K-Ville line, I became excited to go to a Duke-UNC game. When I visited Duke, my tour guide told us about the West Campus freshman dorm benches which interested me the most. I started to look...



Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
345 Words
For me, NYU's best selling point is its obvious diversity. As a melting pot of ethnicities, nationalities, and cultures, NYU is the opportune place to have various experiences that I could not have anywhere else. NYU also has academic and extracurricular diversity. As a hopeful undergraduate, I am glad that NYU allows me to keep my options open due to its many majors. In terms of extracurricular activities, I am interested in NYU's fraternities, All-Square clubs, and sports clubs (especially...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
659 Words
In terms of intellectual interests, I am interested in both the field of Business and the field of Psychology. Previously, I was completely set on becoming a business major, but once I started to learn about psychology I became drawn to both. Therefore, the reason that I applied "Undecided" is not because I have no idea what I want to do but because I am torn between two fields that I love. My interest in business sprouted from growing up...









College Admissions Advice

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
38 Words
I would advise looking at local scholarships before online scholarships and...





My advice about getting recommenders
30 Words
Make sure to form good relationships with teachers as...





Why I ultimately chose my school
22 Words
My college had a ridiculous amount of...





Why I declined other schools
33 Words
The other schools that I applied to did not have...





How I chose schools to apply to
18 Words
The main factors I took...