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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buffalo_
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby buffalo_ » Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:03 pm

Chekhov'sGun wrote:I hope loss to Mercer in the NCAA Tourney won't negatively affect scholarship negotiations...


I was kind of hoping for the opposite. Now that everyone is done watching basketball maybe they will churn out decisions a little quicker.

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Serett
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:40 pm

I was in the 3/18 mailed date group (December acceptance, mid-February forms received), and I received my scholarship today in the Midwest. It's in line with what I could reasonably have expected, so Duke retains its perch at the top of my list.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:43 pm

Got my offer. Form sent last week in Feb, went to Scholly Letter Mailed earlier this week.

Anyone know how they are with negotiation? If I could get them to match Northwestern I'd be headed Durham this fall.

Also, when should I look to start negotiation?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:53 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:Got my offer. Form sent last week in Feb, went to Scholly Letter Mailed earlier this week.

Anyone know how they are with negotiation? If I could get them to match Northwestern I'd be headed Durham this fall.

Also, when should I look to start negotiation?


Same. Mind PMing me your stats and offers?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby retaking23 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:00 pm

Chekhov'sGun wrote:I hope loss to Mercer in the NCAA Tourney won't negatively affect scholarship negotiations... offer...

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lawschool22
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:25 pm

You guys I was really set on going somewhere else, but lately Duke's low tuition and low COL have become really appealing once I started looking at total debt numbers...

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:26 pm

lawschool22 wrote:You guys I was really set on going somewhere else, but lately Duke's low tuition and low COL have become really appealing once I started looking at total debt numbers...


Yeah, I really think once I have more solid financial aid information that my opinions on where I'll be headed are likely to change. Debt of this scale horrifies me.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby bombaysippin » Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:32 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:Got my offer. Form sent last week in Feb, went to Scholly Letter Mailed earlier this week.

Anyone know how they are with negotiation? If I could get them to match Northwestern I'd be headed Durham this fall.

Also, when should I look to start negotiation?


Same. Mind PMing me your stats and offers?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Workingtitle » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:01 pm

lawschool22 wrote:You guys I was really set on going somewhere else, but lately Duke's low tuition and low COL have become really appealing once I started looking at total debt numbers...


Where were you set on before?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Pyromancer » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:00 pm

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Slytherpuff
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Slytherpuff » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:49 pm

Got my scholarship offer today (submitted 2/18, mailed 3/18) and was pleasantly surprised. Definitely leaning towards Duke now!

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:10 pm

Workingtitle wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:You guys I was really set on going somewhere else, but lately Duke's low tuition and low COL have become really appealing once I started looking at total debt numbers...


Where were you set on before?


NYU. Still definitely at the top of my list. But Duke is giving me things to think about...

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:45 am

lawschool22 wrote:
Workingtitle wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:You guys I was really set on going somewhere else, but lately Duke's low tuition and low COL have become really appealing once I started looking at total debt numbers...


Where were you set on before?


NYU. Still definitely at the top of my list. But Duke is giving me things to think about...


:-|

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby aldiddy » Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:13 am

Got my scholarship offer today. It's lower than Michigan's. Too early to negotiate or no?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:32 am

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
Workingtitle wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:You guys I was really set on going somewhere else, but lately Duke's low tuition and low COL have become really appealing once I started looking at total debt numbers...


Where were you set on before?


NYU. Still definitely at the top of my list. But Duke is giving me things to think about...


:-|


Probably a false alarm, but debt is scary doe

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby OliveBC » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:56 pm

Finally broke down and had a friend check my mail (I was in the 3/18 mailing group)

Definitely happy with my offer, but still planning to try to negotiate of course :D

pm if you're interested in more info

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Kimikho » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:17 pm

Got the scholly offer, was mailed 3/17.

I think from LSN mine is typical? There aren't many data points on there for scholarships so I'm not quite sure.

ETA: Mine was a little low, but not dramatically. Duke is entirely merit at this point, or do these include need-based stuff?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:47 pm

scoobers wrote:Got the scholly offer, was mailed 3/17.

I think from LSN mine is typical? There aren't many data points on there for scholarships so I'm not quite sure.

ETA: Mine was a little low, but not dramatically. Duke is entirely merit at this point, or do these include need-based stuff?


Yep I think it does. But don't forget you can probably bump it up a bit through negotiation if you want.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby milkandcheerios » Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:51 pm

Just got my offer letter and I'm not impressed although I dunno how high or low it is compared to applicants with similar stats, they gave me slightly less than NYU did. Has anyone had any luck with negotiating so far?

(also, Letter sent 3/17 so it took 5 days for me to get it on the west coast.)

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby gta » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:00 pm

I'm also interested in negotiation, although my leverage seems to be weaker than many others on here. Lots of wait lists for me from the schools ahead of Duke in the rankings. I'm not displeased with my offer by any means, but honestly if Duke bumped it $10k a year, my cycle would probably be over and I'd be Durham-bound.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby jasper09 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:41 pm

Was at UVA's Open House so I had to wait to see my offer till I got back. On par with what LSN suggests, but less than what UVA offered (plus I have in-state status for UVA) so there's a $30k delta between the two. Not sure if I want to play the negotiation game...and I'm also a Duke alum from UG so I feel like that institution's taken enough of my money, haha. We'll see. I will say though that I think Duke tries to distribute scholarship offers broadly, which is a more equitable way of doing it than a lot of other schools, I'd think.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Typhoon24 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:38 pm

got my scholly in the mail on saturday and didn't even notice it till today. got more than i expected. cheers :D

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby vuthy » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:12 am

Just to confirm -- when the status update in the upper right box disappears, that means scholarship info is on way soon?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby bombaysippin » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:17 am

vuthy wrote:Just to confirm -- when the status update in the upper right box disappears, that means scholarship info is on way soon?


+1

I hope so, mine's gone too lol

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby buffalo_ » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:02 am

Bajam wrote:
vuthy wrote:Just to confirm -- when the status update in the upper right box disappears, that means scholarship info is on way soon?


+1

I hope so, mine's gone too lol


When did you send the financial aid form in?




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