dukestudent
dukestudent,
Duke ‘15
B.S., Biology
I'm a Duke student having the time of my life in Durham, NC!
Features Included
3
Essays
2
Schools
10
Scores
14
Advice
5
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Cleveland, Ohio
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
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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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I can see each detail vividly - the hairpin turn and the near 90-degree vertical drop with its 420-foot plunge. I can feel myself shaking at just the mere sight of it and the dangers that lie ahead of me. The lure of the challenge to conquer my fear and the awaiting adrenaline rush keeps me moving forward. I have always been an adventurous person, inclined to explore new opportunities, but this particular venture is clearly daunting. I step into...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
290 Words
Standing in front of Duke’s iconic cathedral in the heart of the gothic wonderland, I feel like a kid in a candy shop whose parents have told them to “go crazy”. The possibilities at Duke seem endless. Duke would help foster my love for the sciences through its superb education and plentiful research opportunities in the Research Triangle. I would love to take the unanswered questions from my classes and develop a project with the help of a professor...
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Additional Essay Details
27 Words
I didn't end up doing everything I said I would do, as my interests changed in college. However, I was told that it was a good essay!
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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
26 Words
Ask them if they can write your a ...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
20 Words
Definitely look into what they specifically...
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How to increase chances at my school
23 Words
Rather than trying to succeed at everything,...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
20 Words
Try and see if there's any...
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Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
14 Words
I hadn't heard of...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
78 Words
Everything. To name a few... Fantastic resources- I've gotten thousands of dollars to pursue research in a field I'm interested in. School Spirit-...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
5 Words
Sports, Community...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Passionate, fun,...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
8 Words
No one...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
42 Words
I interviewed with Duke, and I thought I did horribly. In fact, Duke...
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What set me apart from other applicants
14 Words
Excelling at something at...
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Post-college plans
5 Words
I'll be...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
74 Words
I'll warn you that this is going to sound silly. The summer before I applied, I visited about 20 colleges across the country....
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How I chose schools to apply to
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I visited colleges across the...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.93
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeOther Private
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2160
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1500
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Charity Drive Organizing, Model Congress / Model UN, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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