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Duke University
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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


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What to ask admissions officers?

Hey everyone, I wanted to get some ideas about what specific questions I should ask admissions officers when I get the chance to speak with them. I want to make a great impression, so some unique and thoughtful questions would be appreciated!

7 months ago

Hello! It's a great idea to prepare some thoughtful questions for admissions officers. Remember, the key is to ask questions that show genuine interest in the school, aren't easily answered by a quick search on the college's website, and give the admissions officer an insight into who you are. Here are a few questions to get you started:

1. What is your favorite aspect of the college's campus culture, and how does the college work to promote and maintain that culture?

2. What initiatives does the college have in place to support students' mental health and well-being, and how do students typically access these resources?

3. How do students at the college engage with their surrounding community or environment? Are there specific programs designed to foster a strong connection between the college and the local area?

4. What types of unique learning experiences are available to students who wish to explore subjects outside of their majors or dive deeper into their interests, such as interdisciplinary programs, research opportunities, or internships?

5. If you were a student at your college again, what would you do differently or what resources would you utilize more?

6. How does the college enable students to participate in global experiences, such as study abroad, international internships, or collaborative projects with other institutions around the world?

7. What resources are available to help students develop professionally and explore potential career paths, both while they’re in college and after graduation?

8. How does the college support underrepresented groups and foster an inclusive environment on campus? Are there specific programs, mentorship options, or organizations dedicated to supporting diverse student populations?

9. In what ways do alumni stay engaged with the college, and what impact does this have on the current student body?

10. How does the college adapt its curriculum or support systems to ensure that it stays innovative and up to date with industry trends?

Don't forget to be yourself and make sure to tailor your questions to the specific college you're speaking with. This will demonstrate your genuine interest and can help set you apart from other applicants. Good luck!

7 months ago

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