College Admissions Info

Duke University, ‘19
BA, Acting, Dance, Mathematics, Music

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a current Duke student (sophomore), I applied as a Math major, and now I'm pursuing creating my own major. Go Duke!
From: Fort Mill , South Carolina
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American, Native American, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Duke, Elon, FSU, CAT-U, UNC, WU, WSU, Otterbein, CCU, Cincinnati, Columbia Chicago
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1440
Highest SAT: 2060
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Highest ACT:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Beta Club, Dance
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College Application Essays

Essay 1: Throughout high school, I have given my all to learning, and have learned to love mathematics and the arts. Through attaining a degree at Duke, I would be able to go to a college that will continue to push me and satisfy my love of learning. Being an African American woman in a small town in South Carolina, I have always felt that I was never expected to go far in life. It is a goal of mine to...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
228 Words
Essay 2: While most people would simply point to my appearance for my diversity, as I am half African American and half Caucasian, I would rather discuss my diversity with regard to my logic and interests in life. One thing that constantly leaves people confused about me is the way in which I make decisions. Unlike most people, I can make one decision based on pure logic, immediately followed by one based on pure intuition. I think that my diversity in...

Additional Essay Details:
44 Words
When schools give you cliche essay questions, make sure you push to make sure your answer isn't. I could have given a simple response on the fact that I'm mixed, but instead, I gave it an unexpected twist and talked about my contrasting interests.

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
51 Words
What set me apart? My unusual interests and passion to follow them through, despite the...

Why I declined other schools
41 Words
Duke was the right size for me, and it would always provide...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
73 Words
I only had one interview- it was for Harvard, and it didn't go so well. Not because I hadn't practiced and studied...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
60 Words
It definitely seems like most had some sort of student government role or was the president of a...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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When I applied for schools, I didn't want loans and I had a strict budget. However, I never expected to be accepted to Duke, and didn't expect to fall in love with it afterwards. So yes, I did...