Oct 27 2014Undecided If Duke is your top choice, apply ED. For RD, just really work on showing the admissions staff who you are. Of course, have good grades and take a challenging curriculum in high school. Also, show passion in something other than school-- Duke is a lot more than a cluster of smart kids.
SAT: 2190 Male
Jul 19 2014PreMed and Medical Attending Duke is probably the best decision I have ever made in my life
ACT: 33 SAT: 2120 Female
Jun 14 2014Engineering Department Had a high SAT score (1570 CR+M/2370 CR+M+W) and high GPA (3.99 unweighted, top 5 in class), did things I enjoyed in high school, and wrote meaningful essays. Getting to know my teachers and councilors well, coming from a large public school, really helped with my recommendations. It's important to avoid generic recommendations. Also, being a female engineer certainly helped!
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