College Admissions Info

Duke University, ‘16
BS, Economics, Finance

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 6 advice topics

Student Background

I love people, learning, shopping, cooking, golfing, running, sailing and my family!
From: Singapore , Singapore
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision, Early Action
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Cornell, Georgetown, BC, UC Berkeley, Duke
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Japanese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1450
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: International
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
450 Words
I live in a crazy world. My family and community have provided many opportunities for me so that I'm doing something every second of the day. Even during my free time, in the shower or on the school bus, I'm either doing my homework or rehearsing speeches. As busy as I am, I love my life. People ask me, "How do you get it all done? Why are you so motivated?" Only recently did I discover the answer, and itβ€...

College Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
67 Words
Show dedication! It doesn't matter if it's a small club nobody has heard of or if you're Senior Council President....

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
96 Words
Keep in contact with the admissions officers. I was wait listed from two schools (Princeton and Dartmouth), and had frequent email conversations about what I've done in school. They...

How I chose schools to apply to
178 Words
It's really about culture. For me, I was fortunate enough to visit the schools I applied to. As you've probably heard, every school has a different social and academic culture and it's really important that you get a feel for this before you commit to a school. If you can't visit, read books...

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
182 Words
I was a huge runner in high school and had pretty decent times. Around sophomore or junior year I decided to reach out to the running coaches at the colleges I was interested in. I introduced myself and asked about the recruiting processes (since I was international it was different compared to runners in the...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
113 Words
Do what you like to do in an efficient and effective way. That way, you aren't wasting your time and can demonstrate a passion for a particular interest. For me, I love running so...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
223 Words
The weather! Compared to the Northeast, it's so much more warmer during fall and the spring and makes it bearable to go to class! I have a lot of friends who say they have a hard time getting themselves to go to class particularly in the winter just because it's so cold! Also college students' moods are greatly effected by the mood (people tend to be happier...