Duke?

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St.Remy
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Re: Duke?

Postby St.Remy » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:57 am

jt1341 wrote:
dannyde7 wrote:Yes. Full time experience as a book editor with a major publisher working on major nonfiction titles. Some work with famous authors.


I believe this will help. Does anyone know how Duke views WE? or how importantly they view it


They view WE as far less important than a 167+ LSAT. To OP, listing additional information really doesn't matter. With your numbers an ED and a regiment of intense prayer is the only thing you can do to have a shot at Duke (and even then it's a tiny shot). Best of luck to you, but don't hold your breath.

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Re: Duke?

Postby dannyde7 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:02 am

St.Remy wrote:
jt1341 wrote:
dannyde7 wrote:Yes. Full time experience as a book editor with a major publisher working on major nonfiction titles. Some work with famous authors.


I believe this will help. Does anyone know how Duke views WE? or how importantly they view it


They view WE as far less important than a 167+ LSAT. To OP, listing additional information really doesn't matter. With your numbers an ED and a regiment of intense prayer is the only thing you can do to have a shot at Duke (and even then it's a tiny shot). Best of luck to you, but don't hold your breath.


Dream killer. God I hate the LSAT.

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Re: Duke?

Postby Zania » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:27 pm

My friend's sister made it in with an LSAT score in the mid 160s and a 3.5 (Claremont McKenna ugrad--poli sci). She's Venezuelan and Indian, but I'm not sure if she included ethnicity in her app. The only significant EC she had was playing soccer all through college. Another brother of my friend had a 3.8 and did not make it into Duke. I'm unsure of his LSAT but he made it into UT Law, so I know it wasn't low.

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Re: Duke?

Postby HeavenWood » Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:37 pm

You have a slim chance with your current numbers, but if you want a reasonable shot, you'll need to retake.

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Re: Duke?

Postby MyNameIsYou » Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:42 pm

Does Round II of ED give as much of a boost as Round I? Are a 3.8X/167 competitive? Not enough data points on LSN :/

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Re: Duke?

Postby HeavenWood » Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:45 pm

2010 Entering Class:

168/171 (170 Median)
3.68/3.90 (3.80 Median)

You are well below the 25th %ile LSAT and only slightly above median GPA. No matter when you apply, it's going to be an uphill battle with those numbers.

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Re: Duke?

Postby 005618502 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:17 pm

HeavenWood wrote:2010 Entering Class:

168/171 (170 Median)
3.68/3.90 (3.80 Median)

You are well below the 25th %ile LSAT and only slightly above median GPA. No matter when you apply, it's going to be an uphill battle with those numbers.


yea unfortunately you have WL numbers. I think Ed helps alot for people with your numbers

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Re: Duke?

Postby DukeCornell » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:23 pm

dannyde7 wrote:3.84/165.

Any shot?



ED. Apply ASAP!!!!

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Re: Duke?

Postby 005618502 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:34 pm

DukeCornell wrote:
dannyde7 wrote:3.84/165.

Any shot?



ED. Apply ASAP!!!!


This is what I said. But after speaking with OP i think ED to Northwestern would be a MUCH better bet.

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Re: Duke?

Postby dannyde7 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:46 pm

jt1341 wrote:
DukeCornell wrote:
dannyde7 wrote:3.84/165.

Any shot?



ED. Apply ASAP!!!!


This is what I said. But after speaking with OP i think ED to Northwestern would be a MUCH better bet.


Just called their admissions office. I would have to fly out to Northwestern by the end of next week for a personal interview on-campus. No way I can swing that with my job.

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Re: Duke?

Postby 005618502 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:13 pm

dannyde7 wrote:
jt1341 wrote:
DukeCornell wrote:
dannyde7 wrote:3.84/165.

Any shot?



ED. Apply ASAP!!!!


This is what I said. But after speaking with OP i think ED to Northwestern would be a MUCH better bet.


Just called their admissions office. I would have to fly out to Northwestern by the end of next week for a personal interview on-campus. No way I can swing that with my job.


Damn, i have heard that they dont only interview on campus?

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Re: Duke?

Postby dannyde7 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:19 pm

jt1341 wrote:
DukeCornell wrote:
dannyde7 wrote:3.84/165.

Just called their admissions office. I would have to fly out to Northwestern by the end of next week for a personal interview on-campus. No way I can swing that with my job.


Damn, i have heard that they dont only interview on campus?


The guy at the admissions office said I would have to write an addendum requesting a local interview or no interview at all, which I'm sure impacts admissions decisions. Apparently, they don't make you interview if you live in Micronesia, however. I'm not too upset. I wouldn't be thrilled about moving to the midwest for three years.

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Re: Duke?

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:20 pm

dannyde7 wrote:
jt1341 wrote:
DukeCornell wrote:
dannyde7 wrote:3.84/165.

Just called their admissions office. I would have to fly out to Northwestern by the end of next week for a personal interview on-campus. No way I can swing that with my job.


Damn, i have heard that they dont only interview on campus?


The guy at the admissions office said I would have to write an addendum requesting a local interview or no interview at all, which I'm sure impacts admissions decisions. Apparently, they don't make you interview if you live in Micronesia, however. I'm not too upset. I wouldn't be thrilled about moving to the midwest for three years.

Only ED requires on campus interview I believe.

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Re: Duke?

Postby dannyde7 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:36 pm

Just want to let you all know I ended up getting into Duke ED. Thanks for the advice for this thread. It literally just changed my life.
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Re: Duke?

Postby 005618502 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:18 am

Glad to hear!! and glad you showed everyone up

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Re: Duke?

Postby applepiecrust » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:26 am

dannyde7 wrote:Just want to let you y'all know I ended up getting into Duke ED. Thanks for the advice for this thread. It literally just changed my life.


Congratulations! I like when TLS pessimism is proven wrong :)

(Also, EDs seriously seem to give serious boosts to applicants.)

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Re: Duke?

Postby Z3RO » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:40 am

That's so awesome! Congratulations!

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St.Remy
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Re: Duke?

Postby St.Remy » Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:01 am

I'm glad to have been proven wrong.

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Re: Duke?

Postby NorCalBruin » Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:24 am

Congrats!

I just ED Round II to Duke today. 167/3.8

You give me hope.

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Re: Duke?

Postby kkklick » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:33 am

Looks like you guys were wrong ahah.

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Re: Duke?

Postby Bosque » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:55 pm

kkklick wrote:Looks like you guys were wrong ahah.


In cases like this, I don't think anyone who was wrong is all that disappointed that they were. So I don't really see the point in rubbing their noses in it.

Congrats, OP, see you in the fall!

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Re: Duke?

Postby dannyde7 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:44 pm

Thanks, can't wait to be there!




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