College Admissions Info

Duke University ‘19
BS, Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Freshman at Duke University from Salem, Oregon. Planning on majoring in biology to go to medical school in the future!
From: Salem , Oregon
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Duke, Gonzaga, Willamette, USC, UCLA, Oregon State
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2160
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High School Performance

Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Choir, Marching Band, National Honor Society, School Band, Science Club/Team, School Theater/Plays
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Family background
659 Words
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...

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...

College 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 ...

How I chose schools to apply to
36 Words
I spent my entire junior year trying to decide which schools...

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...

My favorite course thus far, and why
92 Words
Duke freshmen are required to take a Writing 101 course. These courses span a wide variety of topics and the instructors have tons of different teaching styles. My class...

My advice about getting recommenders
42 Words
Don't just try to pick teachers whose classes you did well in. I...