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


Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

What are the characteristics of students accepted to Oxford?

Hey, future applicants here! I'm aiming pretty high and am curious about the student profile for those who've been accepted to Oxford. I know it's competitive, but what are some specifics? Do they prefer certain extracurriculars or backgrounds?

8 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're aiming for a prestigious university like Oxford. Accepted students typically excel academically, with top grades and scores that reflect a strong mastering of their subject area. Oxford looks for students who show deep enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity for their chosen field, often demonstrated through extended reading or research outside of their school curriculum.

While there isn't a specific set of extracurriculars required, successful applicants often have a track record of engagement in activities related to their intended field of study, showing both leadership and passion. Additionally, Oxford's application process includes written work and interviews that are subject-specific, so demonstrating your knowledge and interest in your intended area of study during these is crucial. Just remember, each applicant is unique, and showing your personal academic journey and dedication can give you an edge. Best of luck!

8 months ago

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