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shane0515
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chances for duke

Postby shane0515 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:36 pm

What are my chances of getting into Duke? Should I apply early decision

3.6 gpa at a top 30 school

160 LSAT

African american male

really good extracurriculars(law internship in China, state capital, US senate campaign volunteer)

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acadec
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Re: chances for duke

Postby acadec » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:27 pm

Not good, even as a URM. How hard did you study for that 160? It might be worth a retake; even pulling it up to 167 would do wonders for your chances.

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Bosque
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Re: chances for duke

Postby Bosque » Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:12 pm

I would retake or aim lower.

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jmaan
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Re: chances for duke

Postby jmaan » Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:24 pm

shane0515 wrote:What are my chances of getting into Duke? Should I apply early decision

3.6 gpa at a top 30 school

160 LSAT

African american male

really good extracurriculars(law internship in China, state capital, US senate campaign volunteer)


im not sure about duke but my friend (urm) got gulc with 3.5 159 and some decent softs....just try and apply ed somewhere (UVA)

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Bosque
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Re: chances for duke

Postby Bosque » Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:46 pm

Oh to be clear: still apply if you don't retake. But make sure to apply to some schools in the lower T30 or 40 too.

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Re: chances for duke

Postby calbears619 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:09 pm

URM status is a factor in admissions but not nearly as significant as people on here make it out to be, and it's definitely not nearly as significant as LSAT/GPA.
I would still apply ED to Duke but I'd make sure to have a couple safety schools just in case.




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