In at Duke!

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poprox
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby poprox » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:22 pm

Not intended as a jab - Duke is really making it rain for some 169er's, and congrats to those ppl.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby astro1819 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:27 pm

poprox wrote:Not intended as a jab - Duke is really making it rain for some 169er's, and congrats to those ppl.


Wow, I've never felt worse about scoring a "measly" 168. Facing probable waitlist instead of being offered 60k if I had scored one more point. Ouch.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:39 pm

astro1819 wrote:
poprox wrote:Not intended as a jab - Duke is really making it rain for some 169er's, and congrats to those ppl.


Wow, I've never felt worse about scoring a "measly" 168. Facing probable waitlist instead of being offered 60k if I had scored one more point. Ouch.


That $60k is all the 1 point is worth lol. 1 more point for me and I'd have $75k at Virginia rather than my waitlist. The whole process comes down to that last point.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby poprox » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:44 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
astro1819 wrote:
poprox wrote:Not intended as a jab - Duke is really making it rain for some 169er's, and congrats to those ppl.


Wow, I've never felt worse about scoring a "measly" 168. Facing probable waitlist instead of being offered 60k if I had scored one more point. Ouch.


That $60k is all the 1 point is worth lol. 1 more point for me and I'd have $75k at Virginia rather than my waitlist. The whole process comes down to that last point.


Very true. Once you're already in the 97-98th percentile range on the LSAT, every single point after that is a significant increase, from a statistical standpoint. At that end of the bell curve, to go from a 174 to 175, or from 168 to 169 is HUGE. LS admissions is truly a numbers game to a large extent, and the scholarship selection process seems to be as well.

I actually thought very seriously about retaking to try for one more point, since LSDAS really hammered my gpa. To think that 1 point could be worth 60k is shocking, but not far from reality.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:46 pm

poprox wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
astro1819 wrote:
poprox wrote:Not intended as a jab - Duke is really making it rain for some 169er's, and congrats to those ppl.


Wow, I've never felt worse about scoring a "measly" 168. Facing probable waitlist instead of being offered 60k if I had scored one more point. Ouch.


That $60k is all the 1 point is worth lol. 1 more point for me and I'd have $75k at Virginia rather than my waitlist. The whole process comes down to that last point.


Very true. Once you're already in the 97-98th percentile range on the LSAT, every single point after that is a significant increase, from a statistical standpoint. At that end of the bell curve, to go from a 174 to 175, or from 168 to 169 is HUGE. LS admissions is truly a numbers game to a large extent, and the scholarship selection process seems to be as well.

I actually thought very seriously about retaking to try for one more point, since LSDAS really hammered my gpa. To think that 1 point could be worth 60k is shocking, but not far from reality.


I've been debating the same thing as well for a while. To get $60k+ for a 4 hour test and a month of prep is the best return you will ever get in life short of something illegal. However, once you get 1 offer that satisfys you it doesn't seem worth it for maybe $15k from another school.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby legendwaitforitdairy » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:39 pm

I'm still UR 12/14....applied late Oct.... annoyed.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby chinny123 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:14 pm

In via email! 530pm today

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:18 pm

chinny123 wrote:In via email! 530pm today


Nice! Congrats on that. Glad to hear they're still actually evaluating applications instead of just sending out dollas to all the admitted students.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby crackberry » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:20 pm

Just withdrew after being accepted way back on Sept. 15. My withdrawal will also free up the $60,000 in scholarship money Duke offered me. Good luck everyone.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Kronk » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:29 pm

crackberry wrote:Just withdrew after being accepted way back on Sept. 15. My withdrawal will also free up the $60,000 in scholarship money Duke offered me. Good luck everyone.


Such a philanthropist.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:32 pm

Kronk wrote:
crackberry wrote:Just withdrew after being accepted way back on Sept. 15. My withdrawal will also free up the $60,000 in scholarship money Duke offered me. Good luck everyone.


Such a philanthropist.


Did you ever withdraw?

EDIT: I saw that you had, and I thank you because it was most likely your money I got.
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby crackberry » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:38 pm

Kronk wrote:
crackberry wrote:Just withdrew after being accepted way back on Sept. 15. My withdrawal will also free up the $60,000 in scholarship money Duke offered me. Good luck everyone.


Such a philanthropist.

I try.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby astro1819 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:05 pm

chinny123 wrote:In via email! 530pm today


do you mind telling us when you went under review? Thanks.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby existenz » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:25 pm

I'm in!

Got the email @ 2:30. Numbers are 169/3.9-ish. Applied mid-Dec, wrote a Why Duke. Now I just have to send in the scholarship app, and hope I have a better turnaround time than Maggiebre. After a few WLs last week, this is awesome!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:37 pm

existenz wrote:I'm in!

Got the email @ 2:30. Numbers are 169/3.9-ish. Applied mid-Dec, wrote a Why Duke. Now I just have to send in the scholarship app, and hope I have a better turnaround time than Maggiebre. After a few WLs last week, this is awesome!


Congrats! Here's to hoping for some big $$!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby chinny123 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:40 pm

Went under review 2/12 and then 2/16

LSAT = 75%+
GPA = 25%

Had a Why Duke.

astro1819 wrote:
chinny123 wrote:In via email! 530pm today


do you mind telling us when you went under review? Thanks.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby BloodandThunder » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:48 pm

Went under review 2/12, in today via email. 3.8/169, why duke essay (which, i thought, was a pretty poor essay). First admission of the cycle for me.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby existenz » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:53 pm

BloodandThunder wrote:Went under review 2/12, in today via email. 3.8/169, why duke essay (which, i thought, was a pretty poor essay). First admission of the cycle for me.

Congrats! Not bad for a first admission!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Applicant2010 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:52 pm

Scholarship decision mailed 02/22/2010. Anyone else?

Edit: Form received 01/21/2010.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby bubbagump » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:54 pm

Applicant2010 wrote:Scholarship decision mailed 02/22/2010. Anyone else?


Me!

I've tried to read back in the pages but may have missed some... has anyone gotten a physical mailing that says they received no money? Or does receiving something mean we will be getting some money? I had heard it was the former, but it seems like Duke should just email me if they aren't giving any money. I won't mind the less official nature of it for the quicker turnaround time.

Edit: Form received 1/06
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Amelie » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:55 pm

Applicant2010 wrote:Scholarship decision mailed 02/22/2010. Anyone else?

Edit: Form received 01/21/2010.


Eek mine was mailed too :shock: I guess they didn't just forget about me

My form was received 12/3

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Sauer Grapes » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:01 pm

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby poprox » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:20 pm

maggiebre wrote:
Applicant2010 wrote:Scholarship decision mailed 02/22/2010. Anyone else?

Edit: Form received 01/21/2010.


Eek mine was mailed too :shock: I guess they didn't just forget about me

My form was received 12/3


I see a big, big number in your future.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby hopefulincal » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:23 pm

Hi all, does "Scholarship decision mailed" necessarily mean that you will definitely get some scholarship? Has there been cases where the decision says you get nothing?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Applicant2010 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:24 pm

bubbagump wrote:has anyone gotten a physical mailing that says they received no money?


Also curious...

Duke said they would notify "everyone who has already submitted an application," so I assume $0 gets notified as well. If anyone has more detail from an earlier posting or received a $0 letter, please let us know.




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