College Admissions Info

ctsang
Duke University, ‘

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • 4 supplemental essays
  • 2 advice topics

Student Background

Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Admission: Regular Decision
Accepted At: Duke, CalTech, Wellesley, Tufts
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

34
ACT
SAT IIs:
Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

High School Type: Public
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving (Recruited)
Extracurricular Activities: Political Campaign
How Spent Summers:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
151 Words
Ever since learning about global warming in sixth grade, I have been concerned about the environment. I have encountered first-hand the damage that can be caused by storms, like Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, that support new climate trends. Action must be taken, and the best tool is the mind of an engineer, which can create new methods and technology so that we can live without killing our planet. Duke, with its Climate Action Plan, clearly understands our need for sustainability....



Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
254 Words
Growing up, I was not restricted to feminine habits. I watched boy-ish cartoons and girly cartoons. I wore the clothes that I felt most comfortable in, regardless of whether they were made for girls or boys. I played pretend princess on playdates. Yet, I held my own with boys on the playground, and my Yu-Gi-Oh! deck was the envy of my male classmates. My household is primarily female--I have five sisters and no brothers. Both my parents work. My dad...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
402 Words
Wellesley is an amazing place where women have the opportunity to be surrounded, supported, and inspired by other capable and intellectually curious women. It is a place where women are the leaders and thrive as they foster their strength. Even so, while all these things have drawn me towards Wellesley, it is Wellesley’s unusual undergraduate neuroscience major that has beckoned me the most. I was in middle school when my family and I learned that one of my little...







Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
148 Words
Writing is one of my greatest passions. I first developed an interest in creative writing when I was in fifth grade. Since then, my ardor has only grown. The power of the written word can heal me as I write or make me cry tears of sadness or joy when I read. Yet, while the world of math and science and of literature are powerful, they are still largely considered to be separate. At Caltech, I see myself contributing the...



College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
79 Words
I would've prepared for interviews more. I did my first interview before I had done the application, and I was super unprepared. The interviewer...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
75 Words
Definitely try to do something that will help you gain experiences and/or knowledge! Once you get into the summer before junior year,...