Ctolento
Ctolento,
Duke ‘19
B.S., Biology
Junior at Duke University from Salem, Oregon. Majoring in biology and Russian and hoping to go to medical school in the future!
Features Included
2
Essays
10
Schools
13
Scores
5
Advice
6
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Salem, Oregon
GenderMale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
  • Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
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Duke University (Durham, NC)

Applied for a B.S. in Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
649 Words
Family background
Perhaps my biggest influences from the world around me are my parents. Their backgrounds and examples have molded me into a humble, sympathetic person with a desire to help others. As a result of their influences, the desire to help people in as many ways as I can is deeply rooted within me. My mother grew up in Harbor City, Los Angeles, California, a "ghetto" community, a first-generation American citizen. My mother's childhood stories, ranging from working underage to help...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
139 Words
Duke University, with its reputation for academic and excellence, sees a great deal of applicants who apply for various reasons. While my decision to apply was based on many factors, one of the biggest was the institution's student body. As one of the most prestigious schools in the country, Duke's student population is made up of some of the best and brightest students around. If you combine the excellence of the institution with that of its students, applying to Duke...
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General Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
41 Words
I never paid for any sort of help with my college admissions...
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How I chose schools to apply to
36 Words
I spent my entire junior year trying to decide which schools...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
121 Words
I interviewed with Stanford and Columbia. You shouldn't stress about the interviews. Just be yourself and try to have a good conversation with your interviewer. I got along well with one of my interviewers and we...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
69 Words
My sophomore Spring, I enrolled in a Russian literature course to fulfill Russian major and general curriculum requirements. It was, by...
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My advice about getting recommenders
42 Words
Don't just try to pick teachers whose classes you did well in. I...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.90
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
32
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2160
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1500
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Choir, Marching Band, National Honor Society, School Band, Science Club/Team, School Theater/Plays
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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