I'm applying to Duke's Trinity School.
The essay prompt is: If you are applying to the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences as a first year applicant, please discuss why you consider Duke a good match for you. Is there something particular about Duke that attracts you? (Please limit your response to no more than 150 words.)
Here's my response:
I love sandwiches.
It's not how easy they are to make, or the simplicity of the dish that captures my heart. It's the infinite combinations available. Peanut butter and chili sauce? Why not. With sandwiches, I'm spoilt for choice.
It is this love for combinations and options that draws me to Duke. With Program II, I won't have to bind myself to one major. Rather, I can take courses like POLSCI 332 and ECON 361 to simultaneously explore my love for both political science and economics. I want to understand today's financial markets as well as the political bodies devising the policies that govern them. But to me Duke is not just its academic offerings. From working in Rwanda with DukeEngage, to acting in Sweeney Todd with Hoof 'n' Horns, I know there won't be a limit to the sandwiches I make at Duke.