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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jasper09
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby jasper09 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:37 am

Congratulations y'all!

My scholarship info still hasn't been mailed, but I like the (unnecessarily large) t-shirt that came last week.

ETA: Mailed today! This letter better arrive before I leave for a different school's Open House on Thursday...
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actexas
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby actexas » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:58 am

Congrats for all on the scholarships. Are those $$$ are merit based on your status, right?
I am still waiting for mine.

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vivala
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby vivala » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:07 pm

Scholarship decision mailed today. Form submitted 2/26, accepted mid December.

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Serett
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:19 pm

Also mailed today. Accepted early/mid-Dec, scholarship form received 2/12.

actexas
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby actexas » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:19 pm

vivala wrote:Scholarship decision mailed today. Form submitted 2/26, accepted mid December.

My scholarship form received same date 2/16, admitted 2/6 with PT, hope I will receive some soon.

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Slytherpuff
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Slytherpuff » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:26 pm

Scholarship form mailed today as well! Hoping for good news!

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OliveBC
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby OliveBC » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:28 pm

YAYAYAYAYAY MINE WAS MAILED TODAY! Too bad I'm out of town for two weeks :cry: probably going to rope a friend into going to check for me...

Went complete 10/15, scholarship form received 2/15

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aldiddy
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby aldiddy » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:35 pm

Scholarship app received 2/26.. Mailed today!

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drawstring
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby drawstring » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:36 pm

lol---didn't even give me more than Chicago did. Not happy at all.

eta: PM if you want details
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chicky
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby chicky » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:43 pm

My scholarship form was received mid-Feb (over a month ago at this point) but there's nothing about a letter on my status checker. I called to make sure they had all the relevant info and was told it just takes time (I was accepted in mid-Nov, if that's relevant). Is anyone else in this boat?

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lawschool22
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:05 pm

drawstring wrote:lol---didn't even give me more than Chicago did. Not happy at all.

eta: PM if you want details


They're just guessing at what they think you're worth. Sometimes they're wrong though. I'm sure if you negotiate with your higher Chicago offer they will increase theirs to match or exceed.

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drawstring
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby drawstring » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:27 pm

I'll start negotiating soon. Just unpleasantly surprised after some of the offers I saw ITT, the Chicago offer, and what I've seen on LSN.

I wonder if it has anything to do with sending the forms in late---maybe they interpreted that as a sign that I won't attend?

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White Lightning
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby White Lightning » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:30 pm

Does anyone think Priority Track status makes a difference in the allocation of scholarship money?

blckwsl
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby blckwsl » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:32 pm

chicky wrote:My scholarship form was received mid-Feb (over a month ago at this point) but there's nothing about a letter on my status checker. I called to make sure they had all the relevant info and was told it just takes time (I was accepted in mid-Nov, if that's relevant). Is anyone else in this boat?


Same here. :| Would it be appropriate to email and ask? Need to respond to NYU by April 1st...

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Serett
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:33 pm

White Lightning wrote:Does anyone think Priority Track status makes a difference in the allocation of scholarship money?



I hope so :)

No idea and haven't read anything about it before, but I guess one could try to establish a trend with past years' data. Of course, how reliable the LSN data is as to who indicated a special procedure (PT) for Duke and what I would assume would be a tenuous relationship, if one exists at all, means that I wouldn't put much stock in any derived conclusions. So I'm going to say that I highly doubt it and that there probably isn't good evidence otherwise.

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jasper09
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby jasper09 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:34 pm

drawstring wrote:I'll start negotiating soon. Just unpleasantly surprised after some of the offers I saw ITT, the Chicago offer, and what I've seen on LSN.

I wonder if it has anything to do with sending the forms in late---maybe they interpreted that as a sign that I won't attend?


This may be a stupid/incorrect thought, but I was under the impression that there wasn't really a "late" submission for FinAid (or at least, it isn't late as of yet). Most people can't accurately input actual information on the FAFSA/Need Access until they have W-2s for 2013, unless absolutely nothing has changed in their lives and they use estimated figures based on 2012's tax return. I couldn't have submitted anything until mid-Feb at the earliest (promotion plus taking on a side job) because I didn't have my W-2s.

lawschool22 wrote:
drawstring wrote:lol---didn't even give me more than Chicago did. Not happy at all.

eta: PM if you want details


They're just guessing at what they think you're worth. Sometimes they're wrong though. I'm sure if you negotiate with your higher Chicago offer they will increase theirs to match or exceed.


I agree with this.

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lawschool22
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:11 pm

drawstring wrote:I'll start negotiating soon. Just unpleasantly surprised after some of the offers I saw ITT, the Chicago offer, and what I've seen on LSN.

I wonder if it has anything to do with sending the forms in late---maybe they interpreted that as a sign that I won't attend?


Doubt it. I wouldn't think anything of it. You can't take any of this process personal. They are of course going to attempt to give all of us the lowest possible scholarship that they think will still be enough to win us over. In your case they simply guessed a little low.

If they didn't want you or thought you wouldn't attend they wouldn't have accepted you. Once they have accepted you, they want to do everything they can to make sure you attend.

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mylifeis24
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby mylifeis24 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:44 pm

90K! 3.71, 172. Definitely makes me more interested in Duke, but still not sure if it outweighs CCN even at sticker.... Decisions, decisions.

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cotiger
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby cotiger » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:49 pm

mylifeis24 wrote:90K! 3.71, 172. Definitely makes me more interested in Duke, but still not sure if it outweighs CCN even at sticker.... Decisions, decisions.


lol u cray. that cheap nc cost of living too. duke ftw!

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:53 pm

mylifeis24 wrote:90K! 3.71, 172. Definitely makes me more interested in Duke, but still not sure if it outweighs CCN even at sticker.... Decisions, decisions.


If you can't get money from those schools, it should be Duke all the way. You do not want to be 300k in the negatives.

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lawschool22
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:06 am

mylifeis24 wrote:90K! 3.71, 172. Definitely makes me more interested in Duke, but still not sure if it outweighs CCN even at sticker.... Decisions, decisions.


Please please please do not turn down $90k (or more if you negotiate) at Duke to go to CCN at sticker. It isn't worth it.

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cotiger
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby cotiger » Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:09 am

But actually. That's like a minimum $135k debt at graduation difference between Duke and CN. Plus all the accumulated interest you'll rack up while trying to pay sticker off. Easy decision.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:06 am

lawschool22 wrote:
mylifeis24 wrote:90K! 3.71, 172. Definitely makes me more interested in Duke, but still not sure if it outweighs CCN even at sticker.... Decisions, decisions.


Please please please do not turn down $90k (or more if you negotiate) at Duke to go to CCN at sticker. It isn't worth it.

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aboutmydaylight
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby aboutmydaylight » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:21 am

Is it me or is Duke really generous with money? They already have the second lowest COA in the T14 and 85.3% of their students receive grants (both according to USNWR)? Duke with 90k seems like a no brainier over CCN sticker.

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drawstring
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby drawstring » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:23 am

Ya they seem to spread the money around well rather than concentrating it near the top as I've heard people claim about NYU.




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