College Admissions Info

Dukeboy2018
Duke University ‘18
BS, Economics, Statistics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Duke University Class of 2018, Economics/Statistics major. Addicted to the beach, pasta, and Duke basketball
From: Raleigh , North Carolina
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Duke, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, USC, UNC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2330
SAT
36
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1570
Highest SAT: 2330
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Lacrosse, Volleyball, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring, Athletics Organization
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Family background
675 Words
Essay #1 (Common App) The best I can hope for is a roll of the eyes. That’s it. Sure, there are times when the planets align perfectly and someone actually laughs, but if I expected laughter every time, I’d be disappointed often. But such is the life of a perennial punster. I’m not sure how I became one, but I can certainly say where I did: the dinner table. Whenever my dad is home, my family eats dinner...









College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
63 Words
Don't worry about anything that happens in an interview, and don't go in with a ton of expectations. I...





Why I ultimately chose my school
110 Words
If there is any possible way, visit every school you are accepted too. There is no comparison for being on campus, and I was "sure" I was going to about 4 different schools in...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
43 Words
Don't only talk about basketball, but if it's something important to you, definitely...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
102 Words
Durham - despite what you might hear from people and particularly alumni from before 2005 - is turning into a vibrant new town. The food is incredible as I'm sure you'll hear,...





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
51 Words
Greek Life is definitely more prevalent than I thought, but it's much less prevalent than...