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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby CM612 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:01 pm

evandm wrote:Just checking in.. I've been in review since 12/6 with no updates. Anyone else in this boat?


+1

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby modmx » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:02 pm

in review since 11/29. no updates. 167/3.9

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:20 pm

11/15 with no update...don't feel bad. I just hope Duke knows this is worthy of getting knocked out of the T14. Isn't faculty, STAFF, administration a USNWR category? They are currently at -2 for efficiency.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby NZA » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:25 pm

On LSN, it looks like they've been sending out decisions for apps that are 170+.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby Hannibal » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:25 pm

NZA wrote:On LSN, it looks like they've been sending out decisions for apps that are 170+.


Today or in general? You might be looking at PT.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby NZA » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:28 pm

Hannibal wrote:
NZA wrote:On LSN, it looks like they've been sending out decisions for apps that are 170+.


Today or in general? You might be looking at PT.


Ah, I see. Yes, probably PT folks, then. Hmm...why is Duke taking so long for everyone else? I hope this doesn't turn into a Cornell-esque situation where we can't expect to hear back until March. That would be crazy.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby mr_toad » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:33 pm

It shouldn't be too shocking. They had a 13% acceptance rate last year and were STILL over-enrolled by about 30 students, had to hire additional faculty, etc. Like Cornell, Duke is not the most tempting school for many students cross-admitted with other schools. If you have Duke numbers, you are a strong contender at UM, NU, etc., and it seems that many people pick those two over Duke relatively consistently. Even Vandy seems to steal some from Duke. It seems to be what Cornell has done in the past and what other schools like USC and maybe even NU are doing this year: wait some people out until they withdraw, thus improving their yield rate. Just one more tactic in the war for USNWR supremacy/survival.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby whitman » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:39 pm

Man it sucks though. I wrote a passionate Why Duke essay, submitted early, applied for the joint masters program, and was really pumped about. However, after hearing absolutely nothing at all and getting into some other great schools, my interest is kind of dwindling, even though I know that's irrational.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby mr_toad » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:00 pm

That is the irony. But passion for a school can only convince a school so much. I mean, look at the way Dulcatis goes balls to the wall (metaphorically speaking) for every top 10 school she's being considered at. Now, imagine her writing a Why X essay for all of them. Multiplied by thousands.... they take those with a grain of salt. Ironically, I've so far been let it more often at schools where I did NOT write a Why X. However, that could be self-selecting as I tended to only write them for LSP considers.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby Swanky » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:15 pm

evandm wrote:Just checking in.. I've been in review since 12/6 with no updates. Anyone else in this boat?


Me too.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby Hannibal » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:40 pm

This is my daily fist-shaking at Duke.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:48 pm

Hannibal wrote:This is my daily fist-shaking at Duke.



I am going to email them after lunch.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby cbp3443 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:55 pm

Why even put us under review if we're just going to sit there until we're old and gray?

Leave us complete like other schools!! Boo. :(

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby forward » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:03 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Hannibal wrote:This is my daily fist-shaking at Duke.



I am going to email them after lunch.


I tried this a few days ago. I got an email back that said it's an "intensive" review process that takes time, but we'll know by April.

They must think we're stupid.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:06 pm

forward wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Hannibal wrote:This is my daily fist-shaking at Duke.



I am going to email them after lunch.


I tried this a few days ago. I got an email back that said it's an "intensive" review process that takes time, but we'll know by April.

They must think we're stupid.


Seriously? "intense"? I love it.

I am going to add a little pressure to it.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby sanguar » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:12 pm

Do eeeet...

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby forward » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:17 pm

r6_philly wrote:
forward wrote:
I tried this a few days ago. I got an email back that said it's an "intensive" review process that takes time, but we'll know by April.

They must think we're stupid.


Seriously? "intense"? I love it.

I am going to add a little pressure to it.


Let us know what they say. I wish they had enough respect for us to tell us that "RD apps haven't been reviewed yet and won't for a while." It's blatantly obvious, so they just make themselves look bad by pretending we're UR.

Of course, even if they said that, they'd still look foolish for running their cycle this way. There's no reason to punish RD folks like this. What's funny is that with Duke's yield issues, a good number of folks who will actually matriculate ARE RD... all those PT folks? They're leaving Duke at the altar. It's a T14 security blanket to be kept until a better offer comes along, and it usually does. But they do this for RD folks, RD folks feel disrespected and grow disinterested, and then commit somewhere else. I hope your theory about a less competitive pool is true, R6, because hopefully it will bite some T14s in the ass. Duke would seem deserving at this point.

No disrespect intended to Duke-bound folks - I've just got issues with the Admissions Office :)

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby hipstermafia » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:51 pm

if maryland beats duke in basketball tonight i will withdraw tomorrow. suck it, duke.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby Stitch85 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:02 pm

hipstermafia wrote:if maryland beats duke in basketball tonight i will withdraw tomorrow. suck it, duke.



OMG! Best response ever!!

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby bender18 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:12 pm

Under review 1/31 but applied late so I'm not expecting to hear anything anytime soon.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby K1988 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:54 am

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby hipstermafia » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:17 am

Stitch85 wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:if maryland beats duke in basketball tonight i will withdraw tomorrow. suck it, duke.



OMG! Best response ever!!

I was going to sign my e-mail

All the best,
Hipstermafia
GO MARYLAND

now I have to think of something else clever :(

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby sgtgrumbles » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:20 am

I think you guys are letting Duke win by withdrawing now and basically yield-protecting yourself. I plan on spiting them by riding it out until the very end and then withdrawing, thereby hurting their yield.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby msridiculous447 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:22 am

mr_toad wrote:It shouldn't be too shocking. They had a 13% acceptance rate last year and were STILL over-enrolled by about 30 students, had to hire additional faculty, etc. Like Cornell, Duke is not the most tempting school for many students cross-admitted with other schools. If you have Duke numbers, you are a strong contender at UM, NU, etc., and it seems that many people pick those two over Duke relatively consistently. Even Vandy seems to steal some from Duke. It seems to be what Cornell has done in the past and what other schools like USC and maybe even NU are doing this year: wait some people out until they withdraw, thus improving their yield rate. Just one more tactic in the war for USNWR supremacy/survival.


I'm confused...if they have a 13% acceptance rate and still overenrolled, where's the yield problem?

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby mr_toad » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:26 am

msridiculous447 wrote:
mr_toad wrote:It shouldn't be too shocking. They had a 13% acceptance rate last year and were STILL over-enrolled by about 30 students, had to hire additional faculty, etc. Like Cornell, Duke is not the most tempting school for many students cross-admitted with other schools. If you have Duke numbers, you are a strong contender at UM, NU, etc., and it seems that many people pick those two over Duke relatively consistently. Even Vandy seems to steal some from Duke. It seems to be what Cornell has done in the past and what other schools like USC and maybe even NU are doing this year: wait some people out until they withdraw, thus improving their yield rate. Just one more tactic in the war for USNWR supremacy/survival.


I'm confused...if they have a 13% acceptance rate and still overenrolled, where's the yield problem?


Sorry, I think I conflated two issues. In my tangent, I forget that my point was not that they're trying to increase their yield, but rather to decrease their overall class size, so in essence to maintain their yield but have it 'yield' a smaller overall number. Thanks for pointing that out. The logic in my post was a big fail; I'm surprised no one pointed it out earlier... :oops:




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