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hello32hello32 Registered User Posts: 298 Junior Member
Hi everyone, just hoping for some opinions. Thanks. I'm a rising senior, white girl from suburbia NY

I think I'm going to apply ED to Duke- does this increase my chanceS?

Reaches: Duke, UVa, Georgetown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Northwestern, Wash U St. Louis, Williams
Match: BC, Colgate, Hamilton, William and Mary
Safeties: Bucknell, Union, U of Rochester, U of Richmond

ACT- 34 (sending)
SAT- 670 M, 790 W, 740 CR (2200)
SAT IIs- 730 Writing (only counts at Gtown), 660 World, 700 Math IC, 600 American (I know they suck, but for some of the schools I dont have to send them. Also I'm going to take at least one more in Oct.)
PSAT- 214

World History- 4
US History- 4
English Lang- 4

next year: AP Chem, AP Calc AB, AP Latin, AP English Lit
(all my other courses are mostly honors)

GPA: 4.0+ (top 100 public high school in the country)

Mostly tennis, I play USTA tournaments and have a eastern section ranking. I am and have been first singles on the varsity team since 10th grade. 9th grade I was 3rd singles. I am going to be captain of my team next year. I played in the World Team Tennis National Tournament last summer (one of 6 to represent the eastern team).
Band: I play percussion (unique for a girl?). Band treasurer 11, 12. I am in Tri M (musical honors society) and treasurer 12.
I have been in Model UN 9, 10, 11, 12 and am President next year.
I am in NHS.
I am in Spanish Club 9, 10, 11, 12.
I am in Interact Club (Community service) 11, 12.

Comm Service
Girl Scout Gold Award- to be completed fall of next year. Raised 1000+ books for homeless children.
Teach children tennis at Boys and Girls Club
Volunteer for Church (midnight run included)

Kodak Leadership Award ($2400 scholarship/year at U of Rochester)
High Honor Roll all years
Tennis awards- MVP, all league etc.
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  • PoloniusMouthPoloniusMouth Registered User Posts: 254 Junior Member
    go for washU. many duke residential halls don't have air conditioning. it gets really really hot in late spring.

    WashU is just so much better than Duke. :) however, duke's chapel rocks all others
  • hello32hello32 Registered User Posts: 298 Junior Member
    Haha okay. Are students generally similar at both schools? Good looking, intelligent, friendly, school spirited etc..
  • PoloniusMouthPoloniusMouth Registered User Posts: 254 Junior Member
    i hear awful things about white women looking awful at WashU. Frankly I don't care. I'm there to study, and yes occasionally party. :) Duke people are kinda weird. I talked to them and they were all nice but it seemed like they wanted to run away from u as soon as possible. maybe I'm just going paranoid
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