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Chance Me Duke ED 2024

ReedT1ReedT1 0 replies1 threads New Member
Its less than a week away, but I am fairly stressed about this. I've known for quite awhile now that Duke is the place for me and I would love nothing more than to go there, but I'm worried about getting in.



ACT: 34 (30 math, 35 English, 34 reading, 36 science)
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.73 (4.01 / 4.5 W)
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 25
AP (place score in parenthesis): No APs at school (Honors are college level)
Senior Year Course Load: Research Physics, Multivariable Calculus, Honors Government, Honors English, Jazz Band, Advanced Acting and Directing
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): 3rd place USIYPT tournament. (International physics tournament); Under-former drama award


Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Peer Leadership Council, JV Soccer (Captain, returned to coach), Varsity Soccer, Private Pilot working on Flight Instructor, Senior Ambassador to Prospective Students, Lead roles in multiple theater productions, vocalist and guitarist in student band,Founder Open Mic Club, President of Swing Dance Club

Job/Work Experience: Experimental Design Engineer for specialized textiles company

Volunteer/Community service: Key Club, Special Olympics, EAA Young Eagles Pilot
Summer Activities: Won a scholarship from my school to study an area of my choice, So I went to Alaska to fly seaplanes and learn how to be a bush pilot. I have standing job offers from cargo companies.

Essays: Common App: 9/10 (Really proud of this one. Fits in a lot of my life story into it with my flying, growing up with only my father, my relationship with fear.) Why Pratt: 7/10 (Told a story on how I solved a big problem at my job to get an experimental engineering position and meeting the machine shop proctors at Duke.)

Teacher Recommendation: 9/10 (They both know me very well in different capacities.)

Counselor Rec: 8/10 (He's my advisor as well and he and I have a close relationship.)

Additional Rec: 9/10 (Family friend who has known me since I was a baby.)

Interview: 7/10 (We didn't really engage in a natural conversation. I knew it was an
interview the whole time, but the interviewer seemed impressed.)


State (if domestic applicant): NC
Country (if international applicant):
Intended major(s): Mechanical Engineering
School Type: Private, All boys all boarding
Ethnicity: White
Gender: Male
Income Bracket: >100,000
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Father, Grandmother, Aunt, and grandfather on dad's side all attended. My exposure to engineering and my well-roundedness. Being a pilot with aspirations to do more than be an airline pilot.

I know this is a hassle but thank you so much for responding to this, if you so choose. I really appreciate it, and maybe it'll help to give me a better idea of where I'll end up next week.
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  • Techno13Techno13 310 replies11 threads Member
    I have no idea but it's refreshing to see a student who is doing some unique and interesting things-- not the standard mold of blah-blah-blah. AdComs may see it the same way. Good luck!
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