Join Date: May 2009
Duke Early Decision
What % of applicants got in ED for last year?
Also Duke has been my first choice college for quite a while. Could anyone tell me if these stats would be enough to be a competitive applicant?
GPA (Weighted): 5.244 GPA (Unweighted): 3.81 Rank: 31/352
SAT I: Critical Reading 630 / Mathematics 780 / Writing 720 = 2130
SAT II: Chemistry 750 / Mathematics Level 2 800 / U.S. History 700
ACT Composite Score: 31 (English 34/ Math 34/ Reading 25/ Science 29)
I am trying to decide whether or not to send my ACT score. Do admissions officers look at the subscores? I don't know if I should send this score because my reading subscore is very low but my composite score is in the range for accepted applicants according to collegeboard (29-34).
AP English Language & Composition (4)
AP World History (5)
AP US History (5)
AP Calculus AB (5)
AP Chemistry (5)
AP Physics B (5)
National Honor Society (10, 11, 12), Executive board (12); National Latin Honor Society (9, 10, 11, 12); Tri-M Music Honor Society (10, 11, 12); Symphonic Orchestra (9, 10, 11, 12); Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra (10); ; Baltimore County Math League (10, 11); Maryland Mathematics League (10, 11); Key Club (10, 11, 12)
Academic Honors & Achievements
AP Scholar with Distinction, Maryland Distinguished Scholar Honorable Mention, All Honors Baltimore County Orchestra (9, 10, 11, 12); Honors Music Award (9, 10, 11, 12); selected for Side-by-Side Concert with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (11); Breakfast of Champions Award Ceremony (9, 10, 11); team member for Towson at American Regions Mathematics League (ARML) national competition at Penn State (11), Varsity Athletic Award (9, 10, 11, 12); Scholar Athlete Award (9, 10, 11, 12); Superior rating playing Level 6 pieces at both District and State Solo & Ensemble Festival (9, 10); Pass With Distinction Trinity Guildhall Level 4 Music Theory Exam (10); National Latin Exam & National Mythology Exam Certificate of Merit (9); Member of National Society of High School Scholars (10, 11, 12)
Volunteered at Greater Baltimore Medical Center 60+ hours: patient transport, filing and assisting in neurosurgeon’s office
Towson Key Club: various community activities, car washes, book wrapping at Barnes & Nobles, bingo at nursery homes, craft projects, etc.
National Honor Society: tutoring students after-school, leader in performing school and community volunteer service as a member of the Executive Board
Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel
Basic Networking: Certificate to Introduction to Networking Cisco Course
Sports & Other Activities
Varsity Badminton Team (9, 10, 11, 12) County Champions (9, 10, 11)
Bronze medal in Boys Doubles at Baltimore County HS Badminton Championships (11)
Loch Raven Badminton Club (10, 11, 12)
Recreational Tennis 2005-present
Private Violin Study 2003-present
Nativity Church Youth Fellowship (9, 10, 11, 12): currently playing in Worship Band
Courseload: extremely rigorous
Essays and Recommendations: Good but probably not spectacular
Also one of my concerns is that I took Latin I and Latin II in middle school (they show on my transcript) and Latin III in high school. I stopped there because my school didn't offer more than Latin IV and Latin IV was an online class. Is this going to be a problem?
Any suggestions or comments would be much appreciated.