Duke Waitlist 2011

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby protein » Tue May 03, 2011 5:06 pm

PM's sent to people ITT

nezumi wrote:when you filled out the waitlist form online, did you receive a confirmation email?


Yep, I got one saying "thanks for the continued interest etc"

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby msridiculous447 » Tue May 03, 2011 5:41 pm

I don't think I ever got a confirmation?

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby nezumi » Tue May 03, 2011 6:07 pm

msridiculous447 wrote:I don't think I ever got a confirmation?


nor did i. mine was for the summer start wait list. i did however receive a receive an email confirmation of receipt of my loci a few days later.

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby msridiculous447 » Tue May 03, 2011 6:10 pm

nezumi wrote:
msridiculous447 wrote:I don't think I ever got a confirmation?


nor did i. mine was for the summer start wait list. i did however receive a receive an email confirmation of receipt of my loci a few days later.


I sent a LOCI as well and got a response to that. My status checker listed a new item under "mailings" that corresponds with the waitlist form response, so there's that.

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby edgarfigaro » Wed May 04, 2011 9:06 pm

I didn't get confirmation for either my LOCI or my first change of phone #, but when I changed my contact info again, I got immediate confirmation.

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby protein » Tue May 10, 2011 5:19 am

Thought I'd share some good news with you guys. Spoke to someone within Duke admissions, and they are looking to let in 8-10 people off the WL over the next few weeks. Good luck to everyone still waiting!!

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby JustE » Tue May 10, 2011 8:14 am

protein wrote:Thought I'd share some good news with you guys. Spoke to someone within Duke admissions, and they are looking to let in 8-10 people off the WL over the next few weeks. Good luck to everyone still waiting!!


Thanks for the good news!

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby fingersxd » Tue May 10, 2011 10:13 am

protein wrote:Thought I'd share some good news with you guys. Spoke to someone within Duke admissions, and they are looking to let in 8-10 people off the WL over the next few weeks. Good luck to everyone still waiting!!


Wow. That IS good news.

Beign the eternal pessimist I don't expect it to be me but I'll keep my fingers crossed!

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby msridiculous447 » Tue May 10, 2011 12:08 pm

fingersxd wrote:
protein wrote:Thought I'd share some good news with you guys. Spoke to someone within Duke admissions, and they are looking to let in 8-10 people off the WL over the next few weeks. Good luck to everyone still waiting!!


Wow. That IS good news.

Beign the eternal pessimist I don't expect it to be me but I'll keep my fingers crossed!


+1

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby fingersxd » Wed May 11, 2011 3:51 pm

protein wrote:Thought I'd share some good news with you guys. Spoke to someone within Duke admissions, and they are looking to let in 8-10 people off the WL over the next few weeks. Good luck to everyone still waiting!!



Did they happen to mention if they were going to be cutting ppl as well? Or anything about the size of the WL at this point?

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby protein » Wed May 11, 2011 6:34 pm

fingersxd wrote:
protein wrote:Thought I'd share some good news with you guys. Spoke to someone within Duke admissions, and they are looking to let in 8-10 people off the WL over the next few weeks. Good luck to everyone still waiting!!



Did they happen to mention if they were going to be cutting ppl as well? Or anything about the size of the WL at this point?


I wasn't told much about the size of the WL/cutting/anything like that, just that the WL would be reviewed in the next few weeks + there were 8-10 spots left in the class

Admissions is apparently aiming for a class of 190 this year, after an abnormally large class of 225 last year

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby beachbum » Wed May 11, 2011 6:46 pm

protein wrote:
fingersxd wrote:
protein wrote:Thought I'd share some good news with you guys. Spoke to someone within Duke admissions, and they are looking to let in 8-10 people off the WL over the next few weeks. Good luck to everyone still waiting!!



Did they happen to mention if they were going to be cutting ppl as well? Or anything about the size of the WL at this point?


I wasn't told much about the size of the WL/cutting/anything like that, just that the WL would be reviewed in the next few weeks + there were 8-10 spots left in the class

Admissions is apparently aiming for a class of 190 this year, after an abnormally large class of 225 last year


I thought the class was ~240 last year? And 190?? That's pretty damn awesome.

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby j12 » Wed May 11, 2011 6:53 pm

Does the 190 possibly not include those who start in the summer for duel degree programs?

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby fingersxd » Wed May 11, 2011 9:46 pm

j12bash wrote:Does the 190 possibly not include those who start in the summer for duel degree programs?


That or Duke's trying to move up in the rankings! Ha-ha.

240 (or even 225) --> 190 seems like an unusually large decrease, particularly for a school like Duke. If last year was overenrolled what is their usual class size?

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby beachbum » Wed May 11, 2011 9:57 pm

fingersxd wrote:
j12bash wrote:Does the 190 possibly not include those who start in the summer for duel degree programs?


That or Duke's trying to move up in the rankings! Ha-ha.

240 (or even 225) --> 190 seems like an unusually large decrease, particularly for a school like Duke. If last year was overenrolled what is their usual class size?


I think they usually pull in around 210-215, though they've hit above that target for the past few years. 190 would be a sizable drop, but nothing exceptional- particularly if they're trying to account for last year's bloated class size. It'll definitely be nice to have a more limited competition for jobs, anyway.

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby fingersxd » Wed May 11, 2011 11:04 pm

beachbum wrote:
fingersxd wrote:
j12bash wrote:Does the 190 possibly not include those who start in the summer for duel degree programs?


That or Duke's trying to move up in the rankings! Ha-ha.

240 (or even 225) --> 190 seems like an unusually large decrease, particularly for a school like Duke. If last year was overenrolled what is their usual class size?


I think they usually pull in around 210-215, though they've hit above that target for the past few years. 190 would be a sizable drop, but nothing exceptional- particularly if they're trying to account for last year's bloated class size. It'll definitely be nice to have a more limited competition for jobs, anyway.


Not so good for those of us on the WL.

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby beachbum » Wed May 11, 2011 11:27 pm

fingersxd wrote:
beachbum wrote:
fingersxd wrote:
j12bash wrote:Does the 190 possibly not include those who start in the summer for duel degree programs?


That or Duke's trying to move up in the rankings! Ha-ha.

240 (or even 225) --> 190 seems like an unusually large decrease, particularly for a school like Duke. If last year was overenrolled what is their usual class size?


I think they usually pull in around 210-215, though they've hit above that target for the past few years. 190 would be a sizable drop, but nothing exceptional- particularly if they're trying to account for last year's bloated class size. It'll definitely be nice to have a more limited competition for jobs, anyway.


Not so good for those of us on the WL.


It's all relative to the overall applicant pool. Last year they brought in 240 students and made no offers to the waitlist. This year they're shooting for a significantly smaller class size, but will be making at least 8-10 offers to the waitlist. Class size doesn't count for everything; just do your best to remain competitive for those 8-10 open seats.

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby fingersxd » Thu May 12, 2011 9:32 am

beachbum wrote:
fingersxd wrote:
beachbum wrote:
fingersxd wrote:
That or Duke's trying to move up in the rankings! Ha-ha.

240 (or even 225) --> 190 seems like an unusually large decrease, particularly for a school like Duke. If last year was overenrolled what is their usual class size?


I think they usually pull in around 210-215, though they've hit above that target for the past few years. 190 would be a sizable drop, but nothing exceptional- particularly if they're trying to account for last year's bloated class size. It'll definitely be nice to have a more limited competition for jobs, anyway.


Not so good for those of us on the WL.


It's all relative to the overall applicant pool. Last year they brought in 240 students and made no offers to the waitlist. This year they're shooting for a significantly smaller class size, but will be making at least 8-10 offers to the waitlist. Class size doesn't count for everything; just do your best to remain competitive for those 8-10 open seats.


Sadly, there is not much to be done at this point. I've already sent the LOCI's, follow up email/calls, etc. Just going to wait it out now, but it seems like the WL is pretty large this yearr so 8-10 ppl is a very small portion. I'd love to get in, but I'm not expecting it.

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby williams55 » Thu May 12, 2011 6:10 pm

I was accepted last week off the waitlist and will sadly be withdrawing from their offer. I was completely shocked when I was initially contacted for a phone interview, and even more surprised to be accepted (w/ money at that). Don't give up hope yet! Hopefully someone else will get my spot soon!

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby happyfeet » Fri May 13, 2011 7:57 am

seems like two duke-ers were accepted off the nyu waitlist this week so that might open at least two more spots...

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby fingersxd » Fri May 13, 2011 8:34 am

happyfeet wrote:seems like two duke-ers were accepted off the nyu waitlist this week so that might open at least two more spots...


Keep it coming!

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby beachbum » Fri May 13, 2011 11:16 am

fingersxd wrote:
happyfeet wrote:seems like two duke-ers were accepted off the nyu waitlist this week so that might open at least two more spots...


Keep it coming!


haha, good luck. I'm pullin for ya.

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby Light » Sun May 15, 2011 12:24 pm

Can someone who was phone interviewed PM me what that was like and what their numbers were? Hope I get offered a spot, I'm not on PR 8)

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby nihilism is key » Sun May 15, 2011 2:55 pm

happyfeet wrote:seems like two duke-ers were accepted off the nyu waitlist this week so that might open at least two more spots...


i just withdrew and am off to nyu. hopefully my spot goes to one of you. gl! it broke my heart a lil bit to let duke go.

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Re: Duke Waitlist 2011

Postby fingersxd » Sun May 15, 2011 8:59 pm

beachbum wrote:
fingersxd wrote:
happyfeet wrote:seems like two duke-ers were accepted off the nyu waitlist this week so that might open at least two more spots...


Keep it coming!


haha, good luck. I'm pullin for ya.


Thanks. Feel free to put in agoodword with the dean for me! Haha




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