jordandozier1
jordandozier1,
Duke ‘19
B.S.
Born in Los Angeles CA, but raised in the farm lands of Costa Rica where my parents started the first high school in the area and a non profit. Bilingual, farm hand, soccer lover!
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Essays
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Schools
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Scores
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Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Vara Blanca, Costa Rica
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian, Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, Korean

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
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Duke University (Durham, NC)

Applied for in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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The question "where are you from?" will never fail to bring a smile to my face. Coming from a multicultural background, from being born in Berkeley, California and moving to several places including San Jose, Costa Rica, we ended up moving to a rural, marginalized community in the cloud forest region called "Vara Blanca," which also happens to be my father's home town. We started anew there, trying to get accustomed with the place's own unique isolated mountain beauty and...
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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
187 Words
What set me apart the most (apart from my diverse background) was having all of my previous work, partnership, and real life experiences. I was the head of a group funded by the United Nations to trail-blaze a student guide group for one of the nation's most visited national parks (Volcan Poas), I worked as a...
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Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
38 Words
Every update I could, I sent in. What achievements I earned,...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
110 Words
I come from a very humble background. My parents were volunteer workers in a NGO so money did not come in abundance. I worked to help put food on the table, and while...
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What I’d change about my application process
68 Words
I would have asked more people for advice. Everyone has a different viewpoint, and everyone has something great to contribute....
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How to increase chances at my school
77 Words
Always. Always research everything you can about the school. In your "why us" essays, make sure to not just compliment the school in...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.24
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypeOther Private
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSoccer (Recruited), Basketball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Community Cleanup / Service, Multicultural / International Club, Spanish Club, National Honor Society

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Application Additional Materials

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