College Admissions Info

Rainbowroad
Duke University, ‘19
Chemistry

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: , Washington
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Duke, Washington
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, French, Japanese

Test Scores

1800
SAT
27
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1290
Highest SAT: 1800
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High School Performance

High School Type: Public
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving, Cross Country, Cheer/Spirit Squad, Tennis, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: School Choir, Debate Club/Team, Gay/Straight Alliance, Homecoming committee, Key Club, Photography / Film, Rotary Club, Tutoring/Mentoring, School Jazz / Orchestra, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

The bar was perched at a daunting 11 feet. I was tired, sweaty, and on my last attempt. I had rehearsed the layout of my vault; it became a mantra. No amount of practice was going to prepare me for this feat. I had to simply count my steps and run. Six—jump forward springing off the balls of my feet. Five—eyes focused on the bar; only one thing matters. Four—ignore the crowd’s stares. Three —Drop the pole...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
143 Words
I am a Gay Venezuelan-Mexican American and with my experiences, cultures, and ideas, I epitomize diversity. Duke University is a good match for me, due to its commitment to inclusion, respect and tolerance. I come from an exceptionally diverse high school. My teachers often fear that when we graduate, we’ll be shocked by the lack of diversity we will encounter. Duke University is known for its diverse student body--because of that I’m confident Duke will be a home...



Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
249 Words
In my freshman year of high school, I joined my school’s Gay-Straight Alliance. I loved GSA because it was a safe space in which we could talk freely or just be ourselves. We also were student advocates to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues. This was the first place in high school where I actually felt like I was making a difference. My most cherished GSA memory is when we ran the day of silence for our school, in which...





College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
57 Words
I have spoken with my admissions officers and they actually remembered who I was which surprised me....





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
70 Words
Do actual research into the school. See if you know anyone who goes to the school and ask them what are...





How I chose schools to apply to
33 Words
I chose schools that I would enjoy and really fit...





My advice about getting recommenders
42 Words
It's very good to waive your right to seeing your letter of recommendation,...





Why I ultimately chose my school
153 Words
I love Duke University deeply. It has stellar academics with a concentration in undergraduate research that isn't really offered at many other colleges. It's student body is very diverse and incredibly accepting. I don't really watch sports, but like going to sporting outings because the dynamic...