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Duke -- get ready?
« on: February 19, 2005, 01:51:43 AM »
I sent for a status check at Duke 2 days ago.  They sent back an email saying that a decision was sent out on 2/18.  Seeing as they've been doing e-mail notifications for acceptances, I'd assume that this means they've started sending out rejections (since I didn't get an e-mail).  Just thought I'd let yall know -- I really hope I'm wrong.

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Re: Duke -- get ready?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2005, 08:37:50 AM »
Yeah, I think "brace yourself" is the best advice.  According to LSN, Duke hasn't rejected anyone yet. So I'd say that a truckload are due.

What are your numbers and index? I have a 3.4 index.  3.6's have been admitted in droves and 3.5's heavily as well, but then there's a big drop off where few 3.4's are admitted. And judging from the number of each index on the LSN board (which I'm judging to be fairly representative of at least the top candidates) there are a LOT of 3.4's so I don't think they'll ever get to the 3.3's much.  They will probably see who ends up matriculating from the 3.5+ folks and then fill in some with the 3.4's and lower only at the very end.

Of course I could be smoking something.  They seem to be admitting way over their medians right now. 3.73/170 is definitely not their median.  So in fact forget all that I just said, they've GOT to admit some lower people unless the quality of their applicant pool has really really ramped up this year.

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Re: Duke -- get ready?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2005, 09:56:51 AM »
Of course I could be smoking something. They seem to be admitting way over their medians right now. 3.73/170 is definitely not their median. So in fact forget all that I just said, they've GOT to admit some lower people unless the quality of their applicant pool has really really ramped up this year.

I hope you're right! Plus a lot of the people with "auto-admit" numbers on LSN have already been accepted to schools ranked higher than Duke, and presumably won't be attending.

According to last year's stats, they have to start admitting people with 3.4s and possibly 3.3s - unless, as you said, the applicant pool quality went up substantially.
GPA%LSAT%Index#
75%(3.81)75%(169)3.513
50%(3.64)75%(169)3.461
75%(3.81)50%(165.5)3.439
25%(3.47)75%(169)3.408
50%(3.64)50%(165.5)3.387
75%(3.81)25%(162)3.366
25%(3.47)50%(165.5)3.335
50%(3.64)25%(162)3.314
25%(3.47)25%(162)3.261

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Re: Duke -- get ready?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2005, 10:26:39 PM »
Yeah, I think "brace yourself" is the best advice.

Seat belts buckeled, crash helmet strapped on!

Alright baby... lets do this

BRING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!  :o
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Re: Duke -- get ready?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2005, 10:44:10 PM »
Although theoretically the index calculation should completely reflect the relative weight they give to GPA and LSAT, I don't think that's true -- not at least based on an anecdotal survey of those people admitted.  Taking the #'s you crunched, I suspect someone with a 3.47/169 (index 3.40) than someone with a 3.8/163 even though the indexes would be indentical.

I'm hoping on that count that they give me a little better credit for the higher of my LSATs that simply the average (164/169 = 166.5)