Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MoneyTeam » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:22 pm

AntipodeanPhil wrote:
TMC116 wrote:
ahnhub wrote:Thanksgiving admit email. RD. Went complete 10/17.

Did your status. He met ever move to under review or did it stay locked at complete?

LOL - autocorrect strikes again!

Since this is the day of good deals: is anyone willing to swap a Duke acceptance for one of MVP? I would do that deal in an instant - Duke is easily in my top 3. PM me to make the arrangements.


And why is it always about MVP?? lol. Berkeley gets no love?

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Mal Reynolds » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:25 pm

MoneyTeam wrote:
AntipodeanPhil wrote:
TMC116 wrote:
ahnhub wrote:Thanksgiving admit email. RD. Went complete 10/17.

Did your status. He met ever move to under review or did it stay locked at complete?

LOL - autocorrect strikes again!

Since this is the day of good deals: is anyone willing to swap a Duke acceptance for one of MVP? I would do that deal in an instant - Duke is easily in my top 3. PM me to make the arrangements.


And why is it always about MVP?? lol. Berkeley gets no love?


California legal market is not as good. The posters on here skew east coast. For the most part though it's still considered a solid school. I think the main reason MVP are combined together is because they place almost the same into jobs. I don't know if B does the same-although Im sure it still does very well.

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MoneyTeam » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:35 pm

Since this is the day of good deals: is anyone willing to swap a Duke acceptance for one of MVP? I would do that deal in an instant - Duke is easily in my top 3. PM me to make the arrangements.[/quote]

And why is it always about MVP?? lol. Berkeley gets no love?[/quote]

California legal market is not as good. The posters on here skew east coast. For the most part though it's still considered a solid school. I think the main reason MVP are combined together is because they place almost the same into jobs. I don't know if B does the same-although Im sure it still does very well.[/quote]

Yea, that sounds about right. I just love the QOL at Berkeley. I think it's better than most of the t-14, and since most students are trying to stay in California it should make the east coast jobs more viable (plus not having letter grades or class rank). But I guess this would be for a different thread. 8)

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby danielhay11 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:42 pm

AntipodeanPhil wrote:
danielhay11 wrote:Just got my decision email: priority reserve.

I was a bit surprised, since my numbers are comfortably over the school's medians - 173/3.76/2 years WE (Teach for America).

Wow. Can you think of any reason? Do you have some kind of criminal history? That's kind of frightening - I didn't think Duke YPs.

With those numbers, you should get at least a few t14 acceptances.


None that I can think of: no C&F issues, decent softs (TFA, student leadership, and former congressional staffer), and strong LORs.

I'm hopeful that a LOCI might help my case, since Duke is one of my top choices.

Edit: I did not write a 'Why Duke?' essay, which may have hurt my chances.
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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby anewaphorist » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:53 pm

Well that's certainly strange, but if you truly have those #s and softs, enjoy H or S.

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby the_phoenix612 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:54 pm

I just got an offer of admission for the class of 2013. One-year deferral. They think it would be helpful for me to take a year after graduation to build professional experience.

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby the_phoenix612 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:09 pm

ihhwap1 wrote:
the_phoenix612 wrote:I just got an offer of admission for the class of 2013. One-year deferral. They think it would be helpful for me to take a year after graduation to build professional experience.

Wait, so did they tell you to defer? Or did you request a deferral yourself? That's interesting.

Their offer of admission is for the class of 2016. They believe it would be helpful for me to take a year after graduation to pursue work experience or build on my activities in college.

I applied for admission to the class of 2015. Not sure what to make of all this... My numbers are good and I have decent softs. Too decent, maybe. I graduated high school two years early and college a year early with two degrees.

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby beachbum » Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:57 pm

the_phoenix612 wrote:
ihhwap1 wrote:
the_phoenix612 wrote:I just got an offer of admission for the class of 2013. One-year deferral. They think it would be helpful for me to take a year after graduation to build professional experience.

Wait, so did they tell you to defer? Or did you request a deferral yourself? That's interesting.

Their offer of admission is for the class of 2016. They believe it would be helpful for me to take a year after graduation to pursue work experience or build on my activities in college.

I applied for admission to the class of 2015. Not sure what to make of all this... My numbers are good and I have decent softs. Too decent, maybe. I graduated high school two years early and college a year early with two degrees.


Very strange. But honestly, it might be a good call on their (and your) part. You're obviously pretty young, and a year of professional work experience will go a long way when you're looking for internships/SAs. I kinda wish I had worked a year instead of going straight through.

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby justinp » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:30 pm

danielhay11 wrote:
AntipodeanPhil wrote:
danielhay11 wrote:Just got my decision email: priority reserve.

I was a bit surprised, since my numbers are comfortably over the school's medians - 173/3.76/2 years WE (Teach for America).

Wow. Can you think of any reason? Do you have some kind of criminal history? That's kind of frightening - I didn't think Duke YPs.

With those numbers, you should get at least a few t14 acceptances.


None that I can think of: no C&F issues, decent softs (TFA, student leadership, and former congressional staffer), and strong LORs.

I'm hopeful that a LOCI might help my case, since Duke is one of my top choices.

Edit: I did not write a 'Why Duke?' essay, which may have hurt my chances.


From what I've heard from current students, Duke is sort of notorious for priority WLing people w/over-median numbers who don't write a Why Duke essay. It's a soft yield protect, basically. If you write a letter of continuing interest there's a good chance you get admitted.

Obviously this is 100% conjecture.

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby carolynl » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:03 pm

Accepted at Duke!

Completed 11/18, Under Review 11/21, Accepted 11/27

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby iamrobk » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:25 pm

justinp wrote:
danielhay11 wrote:
AntipodeanPhil wrote:
danielhay11 wrote:Just got my decision email: priority reserve.

I was a bit surprised, since my numbers are comfortably over the school's medians - 173/3.76/2 years WE (Teach for America).

Wow. Can you think of any reason? Do you have some kind of criminal history? That's kind of frightening - I didn't think Duke YPs.

With those numbers, you should get at least a few t14 acceptances.


None that I can think of: no C&F issues, decent softs (TFA, student leadership, and former congressional staffer), and strong LORs.

I'm hopeful that a LOCI might help my case, since Duke is one of my top choices.

Edit: I did not write a 'Why Duke?' essay, which may have hurt my chances.


From what I've heard from current students, Duke is sort of notorious for priority WLing people w/over-median numbers who don't write a Why Duke essay. It's a soft yield protect, basically. If you write a letter of continuing interest there's a good chance you get admitted.

Obviously this is 100% conjecture.

I would guess that this is the case.

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MiamiOxford » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:30 pm

carolynl wrote:Accepted at Duke!

Completed 11/18, Under Review 11/21, Accepted 11/27


Congrats! PT?

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby carolynl » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:43 pm

Thanks! Yes-- PT. For those interested, my numbers are 171/3.74

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Champion » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:41 pm

Only if I was cool enough for PT. :mrgreen:

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MiamiOxford » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:03 pm

So RD candidates typically hear back when-ish?

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby amc987 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:55 pm

MiamiOxford wrote:So RD candidates typically hear back when-ish?


February maybe, lol. I am slightly frustrated by Duke's process, but I'm sure they'll get to us RDers eventually. Plus, there are people who applied RD in September who haven't heard anything. Since I only applied a month ago, I guess I need to just shelve my indignation and get on with it.

Congrats to all the PT people who've been accepted!!! Know that I am jealous of you.

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby so_fetch » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:23 pm

I am 'under review' as of today 11/28. Regular decision (not PT) and application complete first week of November. Stats are in profile. Hopefully this is a sign that they are beginning to pay attention to the non-PT or ED crowd 8)

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby addy11 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:28 pm

so_fetch wrote:I am 'under review' as of today 11/28. Regular decision (not PT) and application complete first week of November. Stats are in profile. Hopefully this is a sign that they are beginning to pay attention to the non-PT or ED crowd 8)


Good luck! I was RD and I got an email only 2 days after I was last under review (but I was first under review on 11/14).

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby potl » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:31 pm

so_fetch wrote:I am 'under review' as of today 11/28. Regular decision (not PT) and application complete first week of November. Stats are in profile. Hopefully this is a sign that they are beginning to pay attention to the non-PT or ED crowd 8)



Duke has already begun giving decisions to non-PT, RD candidates (I'm not sure if there's a "big batch" of decisions like for other schools). My application had 2 "under review" dates before I received a decision (~5 weeks after submission). My numbers are above/around median/75% for Duke and I wrote a 'Why Duke' essay.

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby so_fetch » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:37 pm

addy11 wrote:
so_fetch wrote:I am 'under review' as of today 11/28. Regular decision (not PT) and application complete first week of November. Stats are in profile. Hopefully this is a sign that they are beginning to pay attention to the non-PT or ED crowd 8)


Good luck! I was RD and I got an email only 2 days after I was last under review (but I was first under review on 11/14).


Thanks! Also.. thanks potl for the info. I am significantly above the 3.84 75% gpa from class of 2014, and with a 169 just slightly below median of 170. So I am hoping for the best :) it's one of the more realistic schools I am applying to. I didn't realize there were going to be two updates to the under review dates, so thanks guys for that tidbit. I will certainly be back to post more info if/when I see any more action. And congrats addy on the acceptance!
edit: i did write why duke as well

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:56 pm

Went UR today. RD went complete 11/4

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby thelawschoolproject » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:40 pm

UR today also, complete 11/1. Super nervous :S

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ketchup » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:05 pm

msblaw89 wrote:Went UR today. RD went complete 11/4


+1

the_phoenix612 wrote:I just got an offer of admission for the class of 2013. One-year deferral. They think it would be helpful for me to take a year after graduation to build professional experience.


Also, I'd be all over this.

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby indigomachine » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:30 pm

Congrats to everyone who's gotten in so far!

Jw, but for people who got their packets in the mail already, how long did you get them after getting in via email?




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