Chance me for Duke please? :)

<p>Hey everyone! I'd really appreciate it if you could read through my stats and provide me with your honest opinion about my chances. I'm applying ED to Trinity. I will definitely chance you back if you would like!</p>

<p>Academic:
GPA weighted: 4.4/5.0 (number 1#
GPA unweighted: 3.92/4.0
School doesn't do rankings, but I'm in the top 1% of a very competitive private/jesuit school in AZ</p>

<p>SAT: 2210 (740 M, 680 CR, 790 W)
SAT IIs
Chem: 730
US History: 690</p>

<p>AP Courses and Scores
Psychology - 5
English Lang - 4
Chem - 3
US History – 5
Euro History – 4
Biology - 4</p>

<p>Senior Course Load:
AP Comparative Govt, AP Govt, AP Econ, AP English 4 (lit), AP Physics C, AP Photography, AP </p>

<p>Senior First Quarter Grades:
ALL A's! 5.0 weighted, 4.0 unweighted.</p>

<p>Extra Curriculars/Work Experience
Exec Board (Captain)/Head of Finance/Head of Public Relations for Varsity Robotics Team
Tennis Team (4 years)
Amatuer Photographer
Work over the summer in an Accounting Firm
Key Club
NHS
Calculus Club
AP Scholar with Distinction</p>

<p>Essays:
Essays are top-notch, AP Eng 4 teacher said they were some of the best she has ever read. Why Duke Essay very specific</p>

<p>Recommendations (both very very good):
- AP Euro/APUSH/AP Comp Govt Professor ive had for 3 years. PhD. Went to Duke as an undergraduate. I have an excellent relationship with him, one of the reasons I want to attend Duke.
- Robotics Moderator/AP Chemistry Teacher, known for 3 years. See him almost every day after school and have gone on various Robotics competitions and retreats with him. He knows me extremely well
- (I was going to do my ap photography teacher as an optional who I have known for three years, but I wasn’t sure if it would help and I was too late… )</p>

<p>Other:
•State (if domestic applicant): AZ
•School Type: Very small class, school is very competitive (there was an application process to get in) (304 students)
•Ethnicity: Asian-American (Indian-subcontinent)
•Gender: Male</p>

<p>Additional Details
P.S. I mentioned i was top 1%. That was not opinionated, my counselor actually told me this personally after I asked him.</p>

<p>Duke's early decison rate is one of the higher ever, but if that has already passed you have an excellent shot of getting in. Definatly send your 1st quarter grades and as long as you have a duke oriented essay I would bet my money you'd make it.</p>

<p>I think you have a good chance. It's pretty hard to chance for Duke b/c it's so competitive but you have a strong application, especially with great essays. Make sure you apply to some good backup schools too though just in case!
Good luck!</p>

<p>Chance back?
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1214491-please-chance-me-all-jazz.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1214491-please-chance-me-all-jazz.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>thanks! yeah I already applied early now its just the waiting game, i decided to post my stats and see what people think anyway. I think the fact that Early Decision at Duke is binding will also help my chances, but I am not sure by how much... I just know i want to go to Duke!</p>

<p>My back ups are Washington Unv in St. Louis and John Hopkins... for now, im going the medical route, but i might just end up in engineering or maybe in some type of policy (comparative politics)... i really have no idea.</p>

<p>Also, do you guys know how much Duke or other ED's look at first quarter grades? I did EXTREMELY well my senior first quarter, literally the best you can do at my school haha.</p>

<p>I say you have a great chance at getting into Duke. That being said, you should remain realistic in your optimism - its a safety for nobody. I think youll do well although your sats are a bit on the low side. </p>

<p>Chance back : <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1233558-my-story-will-my-dream-schools-understand.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1233558-my-story-will-my-dream-schools-understand.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Thanks! Yeah should have redone sat II's and i only took the sat twice, could have gotten reading and math higher :( </p>

<p>Duke is my number 1 (besides my reaches: stanford/yale) and im confident about it, but I know that I am not guaranteed and thats okay. Since I am applying ED to Duke and its binding, id thought id hold off submitting apps to other schools im applying RD to until i find out about Duke (December 15) to save some money ;) $75 an app adds up!</p>

<p>Unless you've expressed interest I wouldn't say that washu is a safety or for that matter johns hopkins either</p>

<p>Oh woops, I didn't mean that Wash U or John Hopkins were safeties, just schools I am going to apply to if I get denied from Duke. I totally agree with you carrot10.</p>

<p>I think you have a very good shot at Duke: academics and ECs are great, and it sounds like your essays/recs are very good too. ED should help. Have some backup options though!</p>

<p>Please chance me back! <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1234291-chance-alaskan-top-schools.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1234291-chance-alaskan-top-schools.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Thanks! Also, I dont know how much you guys know about Duke, but I was never contacted for an interview although my other friends applying Duke ED were. Duke said I can have an additional rec in place of it, and I did my photography teacher which i mentioned in my post (I know that this rec will be excellent as well), but do you think not getting an interview could hurt my chances?</p>