AMerry
AMerry,
Duke ‘19
B.A., English, , History
An international
Features Included
4
Essays
2
Schools
7
Scores
4
Advice
7
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Falmouth, Massachusetts
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Swahili

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
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Duke University (Durham, NC)

Applied for a B.A. in English

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Sibling

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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How do you survive a raging volcanic eruption every 5-10 years? Elymas has the answers. Spindly-legged, toothless, resting casually on his wooden staff, Elymas told me in a mishmosh of ‘Swahili-English’ the lessons of living in the beautiful mud-hutted Maasai village nestled between an active volcano and the flesh-burning Natron soda lake in northwest Tanzania. Walking around Maasai bomas, he explained how generations survived the volcano’s wrath. There’s no handy binder, web database, or even a scrap of...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
152 Words
Duke has been my number one choice ever since my 2013 campus visit, when I saw its energetic, passionate and talented student body, engaged faculty, and thriving diversity. My love of Duke was affirmed during a more ‘personal and up close’ visit this past year with my brother (Class ‘17). Beyond this, one of the things that comes closest to my heart is Duke’s commitment to service and development, encouraging all of us to serve and step outside comfort zones with...
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Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
251 Words
Though I don't fit into what some would consider a 'diverse' background, I've experienced being the minority in an increasingly hostile environment and this has shaped who I am today. Historically, Tanzania has been a safe place to live for Westerners. But in the past few years anti-American hostility has escalated. One block away from my house, a church was bombed, wounding 60 people and killing several; a sports bar airing a British football game was bombed; and over 68 were killed...
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Additional Essay Details
10 Words
Turned in two supplemental essays along with common application essay
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General Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
37 Words
Definitely make sure that you let YOUR passions and interests and...
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What I’d change about my application process
15 Words
Honestly, nothing. Maybe stay motivated...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
11 Words
No. I only...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
8 Words
It has...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.10
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeInternational
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

SportsBasketball, Swimming/Diving, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesModel Congress / Model UN, Younglife (Christian), Church, Community or summer theater/plays, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Outdoors/Hiking Club, Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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