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Re: decision at duke

Post by anastasia » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:32 pm

2/13 decision w/o email
163 lsat/ 3.86 gpa
my app went complete 1/6 or so

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Re: decision at duke

Post by h_frog_88 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:33 pm

dresden doll wrote:Hmmm...I'm curious about stats/completion dates of people that went to decision on 2/13. Teedy's I think would have warranted at least a WL (if I recall them correctly, of course). I wouldn't think I'd be an outright reject personally, but they sure are taking their time with my app. It's been three and a half months since I went complete and they seem to have taken no action on it whatsoever.

Also, has anyone noticed the incredibly high number of acceptances reported on LSN? One almost hopes that LSN does comprise the data on all Duke applicants because the amount of admission offers extended that the site reflects would be more than sufficient to fill out their 200 people class, even when withdrawals are factored in. They really did hand out that PT offer to many people.
167/3.69 (final gpa update sent in January), complete in mid october (around the 21 or something like that)

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Re: decision at duke

Post by Carnival1860 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:34 pm

They d e-mail you even if you got waitlisted.

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Re: decision at duke

Post by anastasia » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:37 pm

There are some rejections on LSN from 2/15. Did they get an email already or how do they know?

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Re: decision at duke

Post by dresden doll » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:41 pm

h_frog_88 wrote:
dresden doll wrote:Hmmm...I'm curious about stats/completion dates of people that went to decision on 2/13. Teedy's I think would have warranted at least a WL (if I recall them correctly, of course). I wouldn't think I'd be an outright reject personally, but they sure are taking their time with my app. It's been three and a half months since I went complete and they seem to have taken no action on it whatsoever.

Also, has anyone noticed the incredibly high number of acceptances reported on LSN? One almost hopes that LSN does comprise the data on all Duke applicants because the amount of admission offers extended that the site reflects would be more than sufficient to fill out their 200 people class, even when withdrawals are factored in. They really did hand out that PT offer to many people.
167/3.69 (final gpa update sent in January), complete in mid october (around the 21 or something like that)
Hmm....Those don't seem like the auto-reject stats to me. I mean, several people with 169/3.5 got accepted this cycle. Could it be that two measly LSAT points differentiate an auto-admit from an auto-reject?!

The more this cycle wears on, the less sense their admissions patterns make for me. Just last year, their range was 165-170. Do they sincerely hope they'll be able to dramatically pull it up this year by admitting 170 plus candidates (with an occasional 169) only? Doesn't seem realistic to me.

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Re: decision at duke

Post by jdn012 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:43 pm

well, whether or not they can I don't know. But they certainly seem to be pushing hard for high LSATs, that PT cutoff is really brutal for those right under that wall.

Plus, admittance does not equal enrollment, but who knows. LSAC data shows a 167-170 spread (maybe this is for the class of 2010?). Maybe they are trying to at least mirror that spread instead of the 165-170 spread.
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Re: decision at duke

Post by de5igual » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:44 pm

Also went to decision rendered 2/13

Complete mid/late November
167/3.65
2 yrs WE

I would've thought at least a WL...oh well.

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Re: decision at duke

Post by zonkadonk » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:50 pm

dresden, i'm kinda with you on this one. my 165/3.9 hasn't even gotten a sniff. I mean, I was hoping for a waitlist, but I didn't think I would be neglected this badly. if i was going solely off duke's behavior, i would guesstimate that the total number of applicants to all law schools was way up (which we know is not the case)

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Re: decision at duke

Post by pumpkincrepes » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:58 pm

I got an e-mail on 2/5 requesting an on-campus interview. I assume this means I'm borderline (nerves). I'm 168/3.84 and flying out Friday. But if they are interviewing people with my stats around now they can't be finished accepting.

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Re: decision at duke

Post by dresden doll » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:58 pm

jdn012 wrote:well, whether or not they can I don't know. But they certainly seem to be pushing hard for high LSATs, that PT cutoff is really brutal for those right under that wall.

Plus, admittance does not equal enrollment, but who knows. LSAC data shows a 167-170 spread (maybe this is for the class of 2010?). Maybe they are trying to at least mirror that spread instead of the 165-170 spread.
I've heard they had to dig deep into their WL last year. It's true that they may well lure plenty of 170 plus candidates into attending. It just doesn't seem likely, though. If I had to take a guess, I'd reason that they'll be heavily using WL this year, too.

Btw, this thread has made me check my status three times over already. Still at that obnoxious 'complete.' It seems I'm destined to be among the last that receive decisions of all with my time line at the vast majority of schools I applied to this cycle. No one except UT has been speedy with my file. Sheesh, I understand us internationals are a bit of a special case, but c'mon on. I applied early so that I could plan my life out with time on my side. Schools dragging their feet pretty much defeats that purpose. :(

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Re: decision at duke

Post by secondshiaprince » Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:31 pm

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Here is the most current information about your application to Duke Law School (updated on Feb 16, 2009):

A decision was made on Feb 13, 2009. You will be notified soon.
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Re: decision at duke

Post by isustudent » Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:32 pm

How do we know that they do not mail any waitlists?

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Re: decision at duke

Post by secondshiaprince » Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:34 pm

isustudent wrote:How do we know that they do not mail any waitlists?
When we get our rejections, of course :)

...but, I think someone above said that they e-mail accepts and waitlists.

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Re: decision at duke

Post by omg » Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:57 pm

secondshiaprince wrote:
isustudent wrote:How do we know that they do not mail any waitlists?
When we get our rejections, of course :)

...but, I think someone above said that they e-mail accepts and waitlists.
but has anyone actually gotten a waitlist email? i've seen people on here say they've gotten acceptance emails, but no first-hand experiences of waitlist emails yet...or am i wrong?

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Re: decision at duke

Post by teedy » Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:00 pm

on lsn last year, it looks like people who were waitlisted got emails. i think its also a possibility that the decisions for the 2/13 batch could be a mix of waitlist and rejections, not just one or the other. here's to hoping...

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Re: decision at duke

Post by dresden doll » Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:02 pm

omg wrote:
secondshiaprince wrote:
isustudent wrote:How do we know that they do not mail any waitlists?
When we get our rejections, of course :)

...but, I think someone above said that they e-mail accepts and waitlists.
but has anyone actually gotten a waitlist email? i've seen people on here say they've gotten acceptance emails, but no first-hand experiences of waitlist emails yet...or am i wrong?
I think some people have gotten wl emails. You might want to check out LSN profiles of some of the PT people that got WL-ed. It's likely some of them would have commented on their WL (e.g. method and date) on their page.

That said, I see no firm reason to believe that WLs won't be coming by snail mail as well. There's only been one rejection thus far and there's no reason to judge that just because some PT people were WL-ed via email, all WL-ed candidates will necessarily find out about their WL through email alone.

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Re: decision at duke

Post by anastasia » Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:10 pm

based on LSN stats, 2/13 is definately mixed. I think we have to take into consideration that today is a holiday and wait for some more emails to materialize tomorrow. With that said, I also think that I am perhaps overly optimistic.

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Re: decision at duke

Post by rainmaker614 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:21 pm

I think everyone on this thread is overly optimistic lol Duke has always sent acceptances and WL's via email (LSN and TLS). Today is presidents day and most schools are open, including admission offices. There also seems to be a consensus according to LSN showing that batches aren't mixed. So since no emails weren't received, 2/13 are rejections. It would be really nice if I was wrong but I doubt it.

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Re: decision at duke

Post by alleycat3 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:21 am

Has anyone besides Dresden Doll (and me!) still at complete since October or November and not received an interview request? This whole thing makes me really dislike Duke and I would probably withdraw if there weren't a possibility that my SO would be in the area. Stupid 168s!

Mostly I wanted to post for DD-- there are other people who aren't international and haven't heard either, so it's not necessarily that for you! It's probably the 168. Grr.

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Re: decision at duke

Post by ben1185 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:58 am

rainmaker614 wrote:I think everyone on this thread is overly optimistic lol Duke has always sent acceptances and WL's via email (LSN and TLS). Today is presidents day and most schools are open, including admission offices. There also seems to be a consensus according to LSN showing that batches aren't mixed. So since no emails weren't received, 2/13 are rejections. It would be really nice if I was wrong but I doubt it.
+1

As much as I'd like to be overly optimistic, the facts are what they are. Hopefully the big ol' rejection letter gets here today so I never have to think about Duke again :)

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Re: decision at duke

Post by dresden doll » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:11 am

ben1185 wrote:
rainmaker614 wrote:I think everyone on this thread is overly optimistic lol Duke has always sent acceptances and WL's via email (LSN and TLS). Today is presidents day and most schools are open, including admission offices. There also seems to be a consensus according to LSN showing that batches aren't mixed. So since no emails weren't received, 2/13 are rejections. It would be really nice if I was wrong but I doubt it.
+1

As much as I'd like to be overly optimistic, the facts are what they are. Hopefully the big ol' rejection letter gets here today so I never have to think about Duke again :)
But do you seriously figure you're an auto-reject with those stats? Dunno, maybe I'm overtly optimistic on behalf of you all but I just don't see Duke outright rejecting a 167, 3.9 person. Their yield isn't so marvelous as to make that seem like a particularly prudent idea.

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Re: decision at duke

Post by teedy » Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:44 pm

as much as i hate to believe it, rainmaker is looking more and more right.

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Re: decision at duke

Post by jdn012 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:52 pm

While I don't see Duke out-right rejecting a 167/3.9, it's not impossible, esp. if they are trying to up their stats. And DD, i agree about the yield aspect. If I'm not mistaken, I think Duke may have the lowest yield in the T14.

Anybody else think there's going to be a lot of waitlist movement at Duke (esp. with LSN data from last year showing very few acceptances after Feb.)?

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Re: decision at duke

Post by bcb1986 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:04 pm

LSN has a new rejection up: 168/3.63.
Here comes the storm.

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Re: decision at duke

Post by JJim1919 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:14 pm

I'm so glad I missed this storm. I'm sure I'll be caught in the next one though.... :shock:

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