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EyeBeeM
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Re: decision at duke

Postby EyeBeeM » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:28 pm

Maybe my ultra-quick acceptance to UVa made my expectations a bit unrealistic. How did I get in to UVa and get WL'd at Duke? WTF?

CONSISTENCY PLEASE!

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Re: decision at duke

Postby thesouthside » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:29 pm

mvk216 wrote:Durham? I've heard mixed reviews but the general consensus is that it kinda sucks. Anyone care to comment?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAw_9RsjfMo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v43vZ2pR ... re=related
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Re: decision at duke

Postby Unemployed » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:29 pm

WIdan wrote:Waitlist. 3.59, 170.

I'll be withdrawing, although I would like to get accepted off the waitlist and hurt their pretty little yield. (Really I'm not bitter, I just don't like what I've been seeing from Duke in this whole process.)


If I understand the process correctly, they usually don't offer you an outright acceptance. They call and ask "If we take you off the waitlist, will you accept?" Often, you have to decide within a day or less. If you say no, then they don't offer you an acceptance so it doesn't affect their yield.

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Re: decision at duke

Postby gobotz » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:34 pm

Unemployed wrote:
WIdan wrote:Waitlist. 3.59, 170.

I'll be withdrawing, although I would like to get accepted off the waitlist and hurt their pretty little yield. (Really I'm not bitter, I just don't like what I've been seeing from Duke in this whole process.)


If I understand the process correctly, they usually don't offer you an outright acceptance. They call and ask "If we take you off the waitlist, will you accept?" Often, you have to decide within a day or less. If you say no, then they don't offer you an acceptance so it doesn't affect their yield.



So...if I understand correctly, if I send a Loci with not only my full intention of attending, but maybe my first born, they'll be happy to bump me up?
LOL

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Re: decision at duke

Postby Unemployed » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:36 pm

gobotz wrote:
Unemployed wrote:
WIdan wrote:Waitlist. 3.59, 170.

I'll be withdrawing, although I would like to get accepted off the waitlist and hurt their pretty little yield. (Really I'm not bitter, I just don't like what I've been seeing from Duke in this whole process.)


If I understand the process correctly, they usually don't offer you an outright acceptance. They call and ask "If we take you off the waitlist, will you accept?" Often, you have to decide within a day or less. If you say no, then they don't offer you an acceptance so it doesn't affect their yield.



So...if I understand correctly, if I send a Loci with not only my full intention of attending, but maybe my first born, they'll be happy to bump me up?
LOL


I'm sure the first part will help. Leave out the first born though. They don't want to be seen as a "legacy" school.

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Re: decision at duke

Postby thesouthside » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:38 pm

thesouthside wrote:
mvk216 wrote:Durham? I've heard mixed reviews but the general consensus is that it kinda sucks. Anyone care to comment?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAw_9RsjfMo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v43vZ2pR ... re=related


"you be wit a [HI I'M THE WORD FILTER. THIS PERSON MIGHT BE A DICK.] one night n the next mornin that [HI I'M THE WORD FILTER. THIS PERSON MIGHT BE A DICK.] dead"

Damn, that sounds rather 'trill'.

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Re: decision at duke

Postby loro-rojo » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:40 pm

Wow!! Do you guys want to talk about a miracle?!

I just waitlisted with a 159 LSAT.

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Re: decision at duke

Postby thesouthside » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:42 pm

loro-rojo wrote:Wow!! Do you guys want to talk about a miracle?!

I just waitlisted with a 159 LSAT.


Oh boy. Well congrats to you!

Anyone know about dukes trends with wlers?

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Re: decision at duke

Postby slightlyanonymous » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:43 pm

thesouthside wrote:
loro-rojo wrote:Wow!! Do you guys want to talk about a miracle?!

I just waitlisted with a 159 LSAT.


Oh boy. Well congrats to you!

Anyone know about dukes trends with wlers?


Supposedly they dug into it pretty far last year, at least according to the buzz on these boards.

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Re: decision at duke

Postby gk101 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:47 pm

when did everyone go complete here? I am wondering if no decision so far is a good sign or simply means that my file hasn't been reviewed yet. I went complete the first week of jan btw

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Re: decision at duke

Postby thesouthside » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:48 pm

gk101 wrote:when did everyone go complete here? I am wondering if no decision so far is a good sign or simply means that my file hasn't been reviewed yet. I went complete the first week of jan btw


12/15

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Re: decision at duke

Postby lilybbloom » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:49 pm

waitlisted this morning by email and promptly withdrew.

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Re: decision at duke

Postby throughthewetgrass » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:59 pm

Durham's not too bad.. the surrounding cities are probably more entertaining and conducive to a healthy social life. I went to school in Raleigh and I rarely heard of people going to Durham to do much of anything, Chapel Hill was a much more popular spot.. From Durham it's a short 10-15 minute drive on a pleasant highway where you're not going to get stressed out by crazy-ridiculous traffic or nutso drivers.. overall Durham not so hot, but it's situated in an area where there's plenty to do..

that said, i recommend that all of you withdraw from the waitlist and from your acceptances.. thanks!

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Re: decision at duke

Postby BD_2006 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:02 pm

thesouthside wrote:
mvk216 wrote:Durham? I've heard mixed reviews but the general consensus is that it kinda sucks. Anyone care to comment?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAw_9RsjfMo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v43vZ2pR ... re=related


Having gone to undergrad there, I can attest that it's not really a problem. Duke is in the north-west-central part of town. The gangs are only a problem in the eastern and parts of the central-southern areas of town. But you never have to go to those parts of town, so worry not. Durham's "downtown" looks like a ghost-town during night (as a result of ongoing construction and existing laws), so there's not much to do there. The places to go are just off of East Campus (which is a poor part of town, but not the gang part), a nice mall at the very southern tip of the city, a series of strip malls along 15-501 between Durham and Chapel Hill, and Chapel Hill itself. Undergrad's are more walled in by campus, but I volunteered at an after school program and coached a sport at a Durham public high school and never ran into the slightest of problems (though admitedly, kids in gangs probably don't have time for after school programs and probably don't play the sport I coached).

Honestly, as long as you (a) aren't stupid and don't go for a jog around a bad part of town while it's dark, and (b) make sure you find an apartment north or west/southwest of the campus, you'll be A-OK.

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Re: decision at duke

Postby thechairman » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:17 pm

just waitlisted.

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Re: decision at duke

Postby thesouthside » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:20 pm

BD_2006 wrote:
thesouthside wrote:
mvk216 wrote:Durham? I've heard mixed reviews but the general consensus is that it kinda sucks. Anyone care to comment?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAw_9RsjfMo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v43vZ2pR ... re=related


Having gone to undergrad there, I can attest that it's not really a problem. Duke is in the north-west-central part of town. The gangs are only a problem in the eastern and parts of the central-southern areas of town. But you never have to go to those parts of town, so worry not. Durham's "downtown" looks like a ghost-town during night (as a result of ongoing construction and existing laws), so there's not much to do there. The places to go are just off of East Campus (which is a poor part of town, but not the gang part), a nice mall at the very southern tip of the city, a series of strip malls along 15-501 between Durham and Chapel Hill, and Chapel Hill itself. Undergrad's are more walled in by campus, but I volunteered at an after school program and coached a sport at a Durham public high school and never ran into the slightest of problems (though admitedly, kids in gangs probably don't have time for after school programs and probably don't play the sport I coached).

Honestly, as long as you (a) aren't stupid and don't go for a jog around a bad part of town while it's dark, and (b) make sure you find an apartment north or west/southwest of the campus, you'll be A-OK.


That's actually really refreshing to hear. The first time I watched that vid I laughed, the second time I got a little worried. Given Dukes reputation I would assume at the least there would be things that are safe to do on campus.

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Re: decision at duke

Postby law2012 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:24 pm

Waitlisted at Duke this morning.

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Re: decision at duke

Postby EyeBeeM » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:32 pm

law2012 wrote:Waitlisted at Duke this morning.


Didn't you get into Berkeley the other day?

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Re: decision at duke

Postby quakeroat » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:40 pm

Priority Reserve WL here as well. For those of you who have Duke as your #1, I'll be withdrawing. :)

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Re: decision at duke

Postby crabbycakes » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:43 pm

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Re: decision at duke

Postby EyeBeeM » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:00 pm

quakeroat wrote:Priority Reserve WL here as well. For those of you who have Duke as your #1, I'll be withdrawing. :)


What is this 'priority reserve' WL? The WL FAQ says they don't use a ranking system within the WL.

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Re: decision at duke

Postby 20160810 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:04 pm

quakeroat wrote:Priority Reserve WL here as well. For those of you who have Duke as your #1, I'll be withdrawing. :)


High five.

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Re: decision at duke

Postby quakeroat » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:04 pm

EyeBeeM wrote:
quakeroat wrote:Priority Reserve WL here as well. For those of you who have Duke as your #1, I'll be withdrawing. :)


What is this 'priority reserve' WL? The WL FAQ says they don't use a ranking system within the WL.

According to the email:

Applicants to Duke Law this year make up the largest and strongest group we have received to date. In addition, because we enroll 40-45 students in our summer-starting dual degree programs, there are only160 seats in our fall JD class. Therefore, this year’s application process is exceptionally competitive. However, we will closely monitor the state of our class over the next several weeks, and hope that we will have the opportunity to extend offers of admission to candidates on the Priority Reserve list.

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Re: decision at duke

Postby Kat86 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:05 pm

EyeBeeM wrote:
quakeroat wrote:Priority Reserve WL here as well. For those of you who have Duke as your #1, I'll be withdrawing. :)


What is this 'priority reserve' WL? The WL FAQ says they don't use a ranking system within the WL.


Thank you for applying to Duke Law School. We have completed a thorough review of your application and would like to offer you a spot on our Priority Reserve list for the fall 2009 entering class.

Applicants to Duke Law this year make up the largest and strongest group we have received to date. In addition, because we enroll 40-45 students in our summer-starting dual degree programs, there are only160 seats in our fall JD class. Therefore, this year’s application process is exceptionally competitive. However, we will closely monitor the state of our class over the next several weeks, and hope that we will have the opportunity to extend offers of admission to candidates on the Priority Reserve list.

- it doesn't say waitlist anywhere in the email so maybe thats how they say that they don't rank it?

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Re: decision at duke

Postby Goliadkin_Jr » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:06 pm

WL (part of the 2/17 decision batch)

oh well, no big surprise.




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