If you are applying to Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, please discuss why you consider Duke a good match for you. Is there something particular about Duke that attracts you?
Ever since I was about 5 years old people have been talking to me about attending Duke University and I was always against the whole idea. I never really knew much about the institution but I just knew that I didn't want to go. All I ever really heard about Duke was that you had to be smarter than the smartest to get in and that everyone there just worked all day every day. So, I never really thought I would fit in there. I sort of felt like attending Duke would mean I'd have to give up having fun and being young. Luckily though I got the pleasure of visiting your campus my 11th grade year of high school and I have been attached ever since then. Visiting Duke was the most amazing college tour I have been on thus far.
Through my visit I learned that being at Duke I could get the best of both worlds. Attending this university meant that I would be getting the chance to gain access to one of the top eight medical schools in the country. While also enjoying college and being young. One of the most exciting things I witnessed was the college rivalry between Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill. The annual camp out seems so fun and I would love to be a part of that. The overall atmosphere of Duke was nothing like I imagined it to be and I am just so happy that I got to tour the campus and see what it was really like for me because I loved every minute of it.