Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Cicero76 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:31 pm

domino wrote:will be interviewing for mordecai--does anyone have thoughts on how to prepare, what they are looking for etc. beyond what's on the website? also am curious about invite/actually win the scholarship ratio if anyone has intel there.

context: initially wasn't planning to apply to duke because of my strong regional preference for the northeast (family is there), but came to feel really positive about the school after doing a little research/my limited interaction with them. mordecai would make this awesome of course!

hope everyone is having a good weekend and big thank you in advance. happy to answer any preguntas if you are interested in deets.


Do you mind sharing your stats/what you think got you invited to the Mordecai?

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby domino » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:00 pm

my stats are on the okay side of strong, 25th-75th percentile gpa and >75th percentile lsat for duke. no crazy softs--a year of w/e that will be 2 by the time i start school in the fall. had some campus leadership positions in school. went to a good school, not hyps.

honestly i don't really know what made the difference, i know people with higher numbers who have not gotten an invite so far. possibly the work experience/"leadership potential" thing has been the kicker, or my profs really went to bat for me. dunno though. gl!

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby bdeebs » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:48 pm

Checking in. Application sent 12/07, RfR 12/10. How important is a "Why Duke"? My initial thought was that anything I write would be fairly generic and they had a question in the app that let me tell them my sister was at another part of the school. But, reading some of these posts worries me a little.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby arklaw13 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:55 pm

bdeebs wrote:Checking in. Application sent 12/07, RfR 12/10. How important is a "Why Duke"? My initial thought was that anything I write would be fairly generic and they had a question in the app that let me tell them my sister was at another part of the school. But, reading some of these posts worries me a little.


I'd say that unless your numbers are pretty low or pretty high for Duke don't worry about submitting. I had a slightly below median LSAT and above 75th gpa and got in without writing one. If my LSAT had been above 75th I might have gotten YP's without a why duke though.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby WhiteyCakes » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:01 pm

Seems like very few Mordecai interview requests have gone out so far, no?

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby M458 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:09 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:Seems like very few Mordecai interview requests have gone out so far, no?


Think they're waiting for December scores to come in? That could change who they want to target with the Mordecais.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby WhiteyCakes » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:12 pm

M458 wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:Seems like very few Mordecai interview requests have gone out so far, no?


Think they're waiting for December scores to come in? That could change who they want to target with the Mordecais.


Who knows...I would REALLY love the opportunity to interview for one

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby abc8542 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:24 am

woo hoo! Priority track and got accepted! they sent it a little bit later in the evening like at 9:30 at night when I got my answer back. soo happy! :D

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Cicero76 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:05 pm

Went under review today. Tick tock, I suppose.

RD, wrote a why Duke.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby jcan91 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:09 pm

Appled mid-November. Just went under review. Now it (actually) begins!

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby vzapana » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:11 pm

I'm not a PT-er, and I'm finally seeing some movement. Send in early November. UR1 11/12. UR2 today. Good luck all!

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby SmokiestFawn7 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:42 pm

Accepted today (PT), with a 170, 3.8X. No why Duke and absolutely unremarkable softs. Looks like their sticking pretty close to the medians and YP anyone who is more around the 75% of both numbers.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby megagnarley » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:57 pm

SmokiestFawn7 wrote:Accepted today (PT), with a 170, 3.8X. No why Duke and absolutely unremarkable softs. Looks like their sticking pretty close to the medians and YP anyone who is more around the 75% of both numbers.


Seems accurate.

Congrats.

Exact 10 day turnaround?

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby whyamidoingthis66 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:11 pm

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby spyke123 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:52 pm

Does anyone who got in with accelerated ED mind sharing their stats?

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby RG3ismyhomeboy » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:22 am

spyke123 wrote:Does anyone who got in with accelerated ED mind sharing their stats?


JD/LLM I&C Law

164/3.87 lsac (3.96 Graduating School GPA)

Good Luck!

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Jonathk1 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:58 am

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby wbrother » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:57 pm

RG3ismyhomeboy wrote:
spyke123 wrote:Does anyone who got in with accelerated ED mind sharing their stats?


JD/LLM I&C Law

164/3.87 lsac (3.96 Graduating School GPA)

Good Luck!

So your profile says you ED'd at two places? Huh?

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Jonathk1 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:02 pm

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby ht2988 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:32 pm

stuck at "ready for review" since 11/28... anyone stuck w with me?

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby TexasAggie13 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:58 pm

Dang got waitlisted. 172, 3.8 thought I would get in outright. Must have hated my PS or something.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby bdeebs » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:01 pm

TexasAggie13 wrote:Dang got waitlisted. 172, 3.8 thought I would get in outright. Must have hated my PS or something.


Did you write a "Why Duke"? I have similar numbers and am suddenly much more nervous about this application than I was 5 seconds ago...

Edit: And I have not written any additional essays.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby wisteria » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:11 pm

ht2988 wrote:stuck at "ready for review" since 11/28... anyone stuck w with me?


me, since 11/19.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby TexasAggie13 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:24 pm

Haha sorry didn't intend to cause anyone concern. I included a section in my PS about why I was interested in Duke, but I did not write a separate "Why Duke?" essay.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby vzapana » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:35 pm

Got in RD! Just got the email. Good luck everyone!




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