<p>Hi, I am anxiously counting down the days till decision-day. (D-Day haha) I am applying as an Economics Major. Specific consideration regarding the program will be appreciated.</p>
<p>I am most worried that I may not be considered a well-rounded enough student.
Unlike some (maybe even most) I don't play a sport and my number of club activities/awards/etc. pales in comparison with some of the other amazing chance threads I have seen.
But one thing I can say is that the few activities I did participate in, I dug deep into each of them spending 3-4 years in all of them.</p>
<p>Also, I tried to gear my electives/activities towards a business/economics focus.
Hence I took: Accounting for Business, Accounting for Merchandising, IB Business and Management, AP Macro Economics classes to demonstrate my clear focus.
My other activities are listed below, the two that particularly supplement my focus are: Economics Research Assistant @ University of CA, Irvine and Future Business Leaders of America (President)</p>
<p>Anyhow, an honest chance post would be appreciated.</p>
College Class Year: 2016
High School: Public
High School Type: sends many grads to top schools
Will apply for financial aid: Yes</p>
<p>GPA - Unweighted: 3.94
GPA - Weighted: 4.78
Class Rank: top 5%
Class Size: 700</p>
<p>SAT I Math: 800
SAT I Critical Reading: 750
SAT I Writing: 750
SAT II Literature: 760
SAT II U.S. History: 800
SAT II Math Level 2 (IIC): 800
SAT II Physics: 790
SAT II Chemistry: 740
SAT II Korean with Listening: 800</p>
AP Euro 5, AP Calc AB/BC 5, AP Physics B 5, AP English Lang/Comp 5, AP US History 5</p>
IB Physics SL 6, IB Business & Mgmt. SL 7</p>
<p>AP Course-load/Classes Senior Year:
AP Physics C Mech/E&M, AP English Lit, AP Spanish, AP Gov, AP Econ (Macro)</p>
<p>IB Course-load Senior Year:
IB English HL, IB Philosophy HL, IB Spanish HL, IB Math SL</p>
<p>Other Senior Year Classes:
-University of CA, Irvine - Economics Research Assistant. (Researched Great Depression for academic publication)
-Pianist/Organist for Church Choir, Praise Team
-Youth Athletic Club Instructor</p>
-Future Business Leaders of America (President)</p>
<p>Athletic Status: N/A</p>
-Critical Care Unit (Volunteer)
-Accounting Intern at Local Firm</p>
<p>Honors and Awards:
-AP Scholar w/ Distinction
-Spanish Department Scholar
-Rotary Sunrise Scholar
-National Merit Semi-finalist (maybe finalist too?)
-FBLA Financial Literacy Award
-FBLA Accounting 1 - 4th at state
-FBLA Management - 4th at state</p>
Personal Statement directly looks into who I am.
Short Statement was about my experiences as pianist/organist at church.
Trinity Statement considered the school holistically a little bit an then my personal interest in economics and my personal fit with Duke.
Statement on Research, basically an informal abstract of my Great Depression research at UC Irvine.</p>
My Business & Management Teacher is also my FBLA advisor. She wrote me a pretty good one no doubt. She said she raved about my analysis of US Airways and their liquidity crisis (a paper I wrote Junior Year).</p>
<p>The Professor I worked under at UC Irvine also wrote me a great recommendation. He's one of the best Great Depression economists in America. He focused mainly on my work experience as a economics research assistant, my passion/talent for the subject, and other stuff.</p>