What % of applicants got in ED for last year?
36% acceptance rate ED for class of 2013
16% RD rate
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).
I would send all your test scores. Your ACT reading and SAT verbal are on the low end, but your other scores are solid and will give the admissions committee a better grasp of you. Yes, they look at subscores.
Middle 50% Range of SAT and ACT Scores for Accepted Students (Class of 2013)
SAT Verbal/Critical Reading 670-780
SAT Math 680-780
SAT Writing 680-770
ACT Composite 30-34
SAT Verbal 690-770
SAT Math 700-800
SAT Writing 690-770
ACT Composite 33-35
Yeah, somehow engineers beat Trinity students in writing and verbal scores (barely) as well as math.
(Although 75th percentile for Trinity verbal is 10 pts higher than Pratt's, so I guess you could argue otherwise)
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?
No, don't worry about it. Duke doesn't hold it against you if your school doesn't offer a class; and they look at that stuff closely. Rigor based on the available
courses might be the most important criteria for Duke admissions (they're not impressed with perfect grades by somebody who didn't take numerous APs at a school that offers AP classes). Your curriculum sounds appropriately rigorous.
Could anyone tell me if these stats would be enough to be a competitive applicant?
Yes, you'll be a competitive applicant. ED definitely would help your chances. Verbal/Reading scores are low, but other scores are very solid. ECs are solid as well. Good luck!