Duke Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

How's everyone feeling?

Super freaked out.
2
15%
Kind of freaked out.
1
8%
Freaked out...
2
15%
Thinking I should've been a blacksmith.
6
46%
My dad's a named partner, so...
2
15%
 
Total votes: 13

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SplitMyPants
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Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:33 pm

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IMPORTANT DATES:
March 28 - Open House
April 11 - Deposit deadline for summer starters
April 25 - Deposit deadline for fall starters
May - Mandatory orientation program begins for summer-starters
July 22-28 - Sign up for parking.
August 8 - Deadline to sign up for Duke card.
August 19 - LEAD Week schedule.

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riverwater
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby riverwater » Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:10 am

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jannah77
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby jannah77 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:28 pm

It said in my welcome letter it would be in the mail!

jannah77
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby jannah77 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:34 pm

Also, just got a huge package of different Duke materials (came about a week after my acceptance).

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby CaptainLeela » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:42 pm

Just wanted to stop in again and say I'd be happy to answer any questions to the best of my ability here or via PM (current Duke 1L). Good luck to all with a tough decision!

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby FluffMonster » Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:46 pm

CaptainLeela wrote:Just wanted to stop in again and say I'd be happy to answer any questions to the best of my ability here or via PM (current Duke 1L). Good luck to all with a tough decision!


What is a reasonable amount to spend on rent in Durham?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Merylian » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:20 am

CaptainLeela wrote:Just wanted to stop in again and say I'd be happy to answer any questions to the best of my ability here or via PM (current Duke 1L). Good luck to all with a tough decision!


+1 :) Duke is a fantastic place and you should all come here next year.

Not sure if Leela already answered the rent question via PM, but I'll answer it here just in case. I think most people are paying between $400-$600 if they have roommates, a bit more if you want your own place. There are some places right next to campus that are slightly sketchy by my standards but dirt cheap and easy to walk to school, and there are also communities a few miles away that have a lot of nice amenities but are a little pricier (still, however, very doable). One of the nice things about Duke is that you're not going to be paying out the nose for rent like you would in California or NY. If Duke is your choice though, don't be afraid to start shopping around nice and early...things are definitely full if you try to find a place last minute.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby CaptainLeela » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:40 pm

Merylian wrote:
CaptainLeela wrote:Just wanted to stop in again and say I'd be happy to answer any questions to the best of my ability here or via PM (current Duke 1L). Good luck to all with a tough decision!


+1 :) Duke is a fantastic place and you should all come here next year.

Not sure if Leela already answered the rent question via PM, but I'll answer it here just in case. I think most people are paying between $400-$600 if they have roommates, a bit more if you want your own place. There are some places right next to campus that are slightly sketchy by my standards but dirt cheap and easy to walk to school, and there are also communities a few miles away that have a lot of nice amenities but are a little pricier (still, however, very doable). One of the nice things about Duke is that you're not going to be paying out the nose for rent like you would in California or NY. If Duke is your choice though, don't be afraid to start shopping around nice and early...things are definitely full if you try to find a place last minute.

Yea, I can +1 most of this. I would bump the average pricing up a bit (600-700/month), but otherwise, I agree. Regardless, definitely reasonable. There are several complexes where students cluster that I think inflate that price a bit. They are very close to campus & convenient, but you're paying for proximity more than property.

That said, when you decide on Duke I strongly encourage you to shop around early. I have friends that live in Chapel Hill (and even know a couple people that live in Raleigh) so you will absolutely be able to find something that works for your price points/needs. Housing is readily available.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby wtrc » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:16 pm

Checking in. First acceptance of the cycle because of PT, but haven't made a decision yet- depends on money and other offers. Congrats to all, and thanks, 1L's, for the advice so far :)!

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:24 am

Checking in!

asundialwatch
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby asundialwatch » Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:48 pm

Checking in! Did not expect to get my acceptance on a Saturday.

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lawschool22
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:58 pm

asundialwatch wrote:Checking in! Did not expect to get my acceptance on a Saturday.


Congrats!

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby neprep » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:33 am

wtrc wrote:Checking in. First acceptance of the cycle because of PT, but haven't made a decision yet- depends on money and other offers. Congrats to all, and thanks, 1L's, for the advice so far :)!

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:42 pm

Checking in very belatedly!

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lawschool22
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:43 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:Checking in very belatedly!


Congrats!

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby k345 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:27 am

Checking in quite belatedly- I was accepted accelerated early decision on 11/22. So excited!

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waddle
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby waddle » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:29 pm

Also checking in late! And also haven't made a decision yet - money/other offers.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby FeenyTodd » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:27 pm

k345 wrote:Checking in quite belatedly- I was accepted accelerated early decision on 11/22. So excited!


Ditto, checking in late after an ED acceptance. More than stoked! Now just have to try to stay focused through the last semester of UG....

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby cotiger » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:04 pm

Checking in

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albs18
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby albs18 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:00 pm

Checking in. Accepted on 12/3.

Congrats to everyone on here!

Is it standard practice for Duke not to extend an official admission until they receive financial information?

Also, did any of you feel the need to respond to the acceptance email?

TYIA

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lawschool22
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:24 pm

albs18 wrote:Checking in. Accepted on 12/3.

Congrats to everyone on here!

Is it standard practice for Duke not to extend an official admission until they receive financial information?

Also, did any of you feel the need to respond to the acceptance email?

TYIA


Yes that is the standard language in the email. And no I wouldn't see a need to respond.

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lawschool22
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:12 pm

I just received the financial aid application email.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby drawstring » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:22 pm

lawschool22 wrote:I just received the financial aid application email.


X2

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby scoopDeeDoo » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:28 pm

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby drawstring » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:47 pm

scoopDeeDoo wrote:
drawstring wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:I just received the financial aid application email.


X2


Does getting the financial aid app = no Mordecai?


see later post
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