For those who don’t know, Trinity is Duke’s arts and sciences school while Pratt is their engineering one. I’m pretty undecided on which to apply to so I’m curious which you guys think would give me a better chance of admissions (and don’t tell me that I should pick the one I like more because I like them both).
Demographically, I’m a white male, and I’ve heard being male is more advantageous for arts and sciences.
If I went into Pratt, it’d be biomedical engineering. For reference, I’ve taken a completer engineering course at my school with five engineering classes but none of which are biomedical, along with AP Bio, Physics 1, and honors chemistry, and this year I’m taking AP Physics C (5s on all APs).
If I went into Trinity, it’d be mathematics (or statistical science) and Spanish/Latino studies. For reference, I’ve maxed out both my school’s Spanish offerings and got a 4 on AP Spanish Lang. This year I’ll be doing AP Spanish Lit. Mathwise, I’ve taken AP Stat, Calc AB, Calc BC (5s on all), and this year I’m doing dual enrollment Calc III and Linear Algebra. Extracurricularly, I have leadership in Spanish Honor Society and Quiz Bowl (which speaks to the fact that I like learning about everything) and do some math tutoring on the side.
Also, I suppose I’m asking this not just for Duke, but with all of the schools that I’m applying to that require you to select a school to enter. Thanks!