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Chance me in!! - DUKE

SpoorthiSpoorthi 21 replies4 threads Junior Member
These are my stats:

ACT super score: 34
ACT without super score: 32
E: 35
M: 33
R: 30
S: 36

SAT Subject Test: Math Level II: 770
AP Scholar with distinction.

I am an international student. I live in the US though. From New Mexico.
GPA: 4.798 weighted on a 5.0 scale, 3.923 unweighted on a 4.0 scale
Class rank: 7 out of 400 (Top 5%)

Current Classes
AP Psychology, AP German, AP US Government, AP Macroeconomics, AP Calculus BC, AP Physics II, AP English Literature, AP Computer Science Principles

Awards and Achievements
1st place in Public Forum Debate and qualified for State Competition
Qualified for the second round twice of UNM PNM Math contest
2nd, 3rd, 6th place for events (Anatomy and physiology, Protein modeling, designer genes) in Science Olympiad
1st place in Anatomy and Physiology regional competition
3rd place for the team in Science Olympiad
3rd place in state science bowl competition
1st place in State HOSA (event - interviewing skills)
German STAMP Test: 5/9 (Passed well above average)

Activities
Science Bowl: President
Science Olympiad: Event captain - Anatomy and Physiology, Protein Modeling.
VEX Robotics team: Vice president
National Honors Society: Board Member
National Science Honors Society: Officer

National Math Honors Society
National English Honors Society (10th/11th only)
Speech and Debate (10th only)

Volunteer Activities:
100+ hours of volunteering at the North Domingo Baca Park.
200+ hours of service on behalf of honor societies.

Work Experience
Summer 2018 - Interned at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department (Performed research in the areas of wireless communication and networking in the PROTON Lab of ECE, UNM during the summer of 2018.)
Private tutor to a middle school student. Instructed and guided the student in English to write effective and persuasive essays 2016-Present

Intended major: Computer Science. (maybe electrical engineering)
Financial aid: yes

I applied for RD.
My common app essay: 7/10
Duke essay: 6/10

I am also feeling pretty confident about the teacher recommendations.


What are my chances? Do you think I will be a competitive applicant? What else should I have done?
Your input is greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
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  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 4863 replies86 threads Senior Member
    Congratulations on your HS achievements.
    Intended major: Computer Science. (maybe electrical engineering)

    Which school did you apply to? CS is in Trinity, EE in Pratt.

    As I'm sure you know, Duke is a reach for most students. Duke's RD acceptance rate for international students is probably under 5%, maybe even in the range of 2%. If you applied for financial aid, that will make admission relatively tougher as well.

    Have you been accepted/denied/deferred anywhere yet? At what other schools are you awaiting decisions?

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  • SpoorthiSpoorthi 21 replies4 threads Junior Member
    I have applied to CS in the Pratt School of Engineering. I am awaiting decisions on Rice, Vanderbilt and Care Western reserve. I have not been accepted into any top schools yet. Only got into some state schools.
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  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 4863 replies86 threads Senior Member
    CS major is in Trinity, not Pratt. Pratt has 5 majors: BME, civil, electrical & computer engineering, environmental, and mechanical. https://pratt.duke.edu/undergrad/degrees

    Are the schools where you were accepted affordable?
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  • SpoorthiSpoorthi 21 replies4 threads Junior Member
    I do have a full ride to my state school, but it doesn't have the best academic programs in comparison to the other schools.
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  • chrishudson1chrishudson1 51 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Solid schools - all obtaining similar admissions backgrounds. Wish the best for you this spring in finding your institution for the next 4.
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