College Admissions Info

dukestudent
dukestudent
Duke University, ‘15
BS, Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a Duke student having the time of my life in Durham, NC!
From: Cleveland , Ohio
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: Case, UMich
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

2160
SAT
35
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2160
SAT Prep:
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Highest ACT:
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Other Standardized Tests:

High School Performance

3.93
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Charity Drive Organizing, Model Congress / Model UN, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television
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College Application Essays

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...









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...





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!

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
26 Words
Ask them if they can write your a ...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
20 Words
Definitely look into what they specifically...





How to increase chances at my school
23 Words
Rather than trying to succeed at everything,...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
20 Words
Try and see if there's any...





Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
14 Words
I hadn't heard of...





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-...





Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
5 Words
Sports, Community...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Passionate, fun,...





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
8 Words
No one...





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...





What set me apart from other applicants
14 Words
Excelling at something at...





Post-college plans
5 Words
I'll be...





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....





How I chose schools to apply to
16 Words
I visited colleges across the...