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Why did Duke send me a waiver? o.O

Why did Duke send me a waiver? o.O
« on: October 31, 2009, 02:18:28 PM »
Why did Duke send me a waiver? I only have a 160/3.79. Is it so they can reject me in order to increase their "yield percentage" or whatever? Obviously 70 bucks is nothing to them compared to their posistion in the rankings lol.

Re: Why did Duke send me a waiver? o.O
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2009, 02:44:22 PM »
fee waiver*

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Re: Why did Duke send me a waiver? o.O
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2009, 09:43:57 PM »
Yes, by encouraging students to apply so that the school can reject them, the school would increase its acceptance rate--a factor in the U.S. News rankings.  This strategy is not unheard of.  But if you self-identified with LSAC as an URM, then you might actually have a shot at acceptance.

Re: Why did Duke send me a waiver? o.O
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009, 04:17:10 PM »
I am a URM with a 164 and got fee waivers from Columbia and Duke, and then some schools I actually can get into. If you're URM, may as well send it. If not, decide if you want to waste the $12.

Re: Why did Duke send me a waiver? o.O
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2009, 07:09:31 PM »
im not a URM, those bastards, making me wanna waste 12 bucks in THIS economy >.<

Re: Why did Duke send me a waiver? o.O
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010, 09:03:49 PM »
I am 162/3.94 and also got a waiver from Duke.  $12 is dirt to me so I went ahead and applied.  I guess they are trying to break out of the 10th place tie in the rankings, lol.

Re: Why did Duke send me a waiver? o.O
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2010, 10:16:32 AM »
hahahaha I asked the same question b/c I got a 162/3.87.
UVA also waived my fee, and that clearly isn't going to happen.

Re: Why did Duke send me a waiver? o.O
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2010, 01:27:21 PM »
Acceptance rate is a big input into USNWR rating calculation, so I am sure these schools are artificially fudging their acceptance rates, similar to how they fudge their employment after graduation statistics.  However, I applied a month ago and they have not even started reviewing my application.  Wonder what they are waiting for to reject me.