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


Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

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I've been browsing College Confidential recently and have seen a lot of different opinions on admissions chances, extracurriculars, and essays. How accurate and helpful is this information? Should I base my application strategy on advice from the forum?

9 months ago

Hey there! College Confidential can be a good starting point for gathering perspectives outside of your immediate network. However, keep in mind that opinions can vary greatly, and the advice given depends on the experiences and knowledge of the individual contributor.

While many users are genuinely helpful, it's important to consider the context of their advice and how well it fits your personal situation. For your college application strategy, I'd suggest first seeking advice from your school's college counselor and teachers, as they can provide guidance based on their extensive experience and knowledge about you and your circumstances.

If you do choose to browse College Confidential for advice, be sure to cross-reference information with other reputable sources to ensure accuracy. CollegeVine, for instance, offers personalized guidance and a wealth of resources to help you come up with the best possible application strategy. Good luck!

9 months ago

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