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Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:03 am
by virginia_direwoolf
Admissions Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

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Admissions Process - What to expect when you're expecting
Duke
Incomplete
Complete (like, a day)
PT:
UR
UR 2: a few days before DLS
Decision Made, Watch for E-Mail

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In Queue for Review
UR
?

Acceptances: Email, letter arrives later
Not acceptances: Email (some have received it at really weird hours)
Scholarships:
Email about a week or two later to fill out the application. Scholarships should be arriving before April 1st.

Duke c/o 2015 Destinations
New York (31.3% of 2015 grads)
North Carolina (13.5% of 2015 grads)
Washington, D.C. (9.1% of 2015 grads)

Fall 2017 Entering Class Profile
214 students enrolled (5,095 applicants)
LSAT Score 166/169/170
GPA 3.57/3.75/3.84
55% Men; 45% Women
31% Minority students

2016-17 Estimated Federal Student Expense Budget

Tuition $58,700
Medical Insurance $2,525
Health Fee (mandatory )$772
Law Student Activity Fee $110
Graduate Student Activity Fee $36
Graduate Student Services Fee $20
Recreation Fee $274
Transcript Fee (one time only) $40
Loan Fees $1,406
Rent & Utilities $8,658
Food $4,644
Books & Supplies $1,400
Personal/Miscellaneous $3,420
Local Transportation $1,746
TOTAL $83,751

Scholarship Interview List of Possible Questions
Why Law?
Why Duke?
What areas of law interests you?
Ability to talk about yourself and your resume.
Option to specify anything that might not be in the CSS and Scholarship Form (ex. "my parents aren't helping").
don't stress about this interview, it's very laid-back.

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Previous Applicant Threads
Class of 2019
Class of 2018
Class of 2017

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Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) Taking Questions

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:16 am
by Ntp73821
CHECKING IN! Really excited for this cycle. Fingers crossed for Duke, it's one of my top choices.

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:24 am
by principalagent
In the immortal words of Drake, "Top 5 Top 5 Top 5 (choice)."

Really, really want Duke and hoping for a PT invite and $. Would attend over most of the T13.

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:00 pm
by usaorbust
Fee waiver this morning, email also mentioned an ED option. No PT invite.

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:01 pm
by Slippin' Jimmy
Checking in. Duke is probably tied with UVA for my first choice so I was pretty bummed about not getting a PT invite. Hopefully my email request works!

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:30 pm
by proteinshake
here are the new numbers so you can update the OP:

https://law.duke.edu/admis/classprofile/
166(-1)/169(0)/170(0)
3.57(-.02)/3.75(-.01)/3.84(0)
214(-7)

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:44 pm
by Platopus
Checking in!!

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:46 pm
by clueless801
Checking in :) do PT invites continue to go out after the results of the September lsat?

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:52 pm
by OakBrook2021
Checking in! Duke is also tied with UVA for my number 1 choice

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:54 pm
by NavyNuke
Hey everyone! Checking in. Duke and Durham are both awesome. Definitely high on my list. Good luck guys and gals! :D

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:58 pm
by rachelac
Checking in! Duke is definitely in my top 3, very excited about Priority Track!

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:12 pm
by virginia_direwoolf
proteinshake wrote:here are the new numbers so you can update the OP:

https://law.duke.edu/admis/classprofile/
166(-1)/169(0)/170(0)
3.57(-.02)/3.75(-.01)/3.84(0)
214(-7)


Thank you! (And my thanks for your original 2020 thread that I shamelessly ripped off)

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:20 pm
by proteinshake
virginia_direwoolf wrote:
proteinshake wrote:here are the new numbers so you can update the OP:

https://law.duke.edu/admis/classprofile/
166(-1)/169(0)/170(0)
3.57(-.02)/3.75(-.01)/3.84(0)
214(-7)


Thank you! (And my thanks for your original 2020 thread that I shamelessly ripped off)

you're welcome :D

I'm also happy to answer any app questions or anything I can answer based on my limited experience at the school so far :lol: good luck all!

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:31 pm
by principalagent
How often are people successful at requesting priority track invites or fee waivers?

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:05 pm
by Jack_Kelly
Checking in. 3.45/171.

How good a sign is priority track invite? I'd think I'm pretty iffy for admission

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:08 pm
by sharris2017
Jack_Kelly wrote:Checking in. 3.45/171.

How good a sign is priority track invite? I'd think I'm pretty iffy for admission


MyLsn puts you at around 50% chance - I don't know whether you count that as iffy.

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:19 pm
by Jack_Kelly
sharris2017 wrote:
Jack_Kelly wrote:Checking in. 3.45/171.

How good a sign is priority track invite? I'd think I'm pretty iffy for admission


MyLsn puts you at around 50% chance - I don't know whether you count that as iffy.

Yeah, around 50% is what I meant. Just trying to read the tea leaves as much as possible.

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:50 pm
by dm1683
Checking in and gonna apply, but only for scholarship negotiation purposes. The fratty reputation turns me off, same with UVA. Had enough of that in UG.

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:55 pm
by TheBlueDevil
dm1683 wrote:Checking in and gonna apply, but only for scholarship negotiation purposes. The fratty reputation turns me off, same with UVA. Had enough of that in UG.


Classes only started yesterday, but FWIW Duke doesn't strike me as being overly fratty and it really seems like there are all types here, the social scene is fairly varied. More than anything, people here seem quite open, friendly, and easygoing. And, like all top schools, the students here all seem very studious and diligent.

Honestly, I'd guess few law schools really live up to their reputations. I'm sure Chicago's student body doesn't consist exclusively of econ nerds.

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:16 pm
by ithrowds
dm1683 wrote:Checking in and gonna apply, but only for scholarship negotiation purposes. The fratty reputation turns me off, same with UVA. Had enough of that in UG.


The fratty reputation is mostly undeserved. It comes from the association with the undergrad campus if anything.

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:18 pm
by proteinshake
TheBlueDevil wrote:
dm1683 wrote:Checking in and gonna apply, but only for scholarship negotiation purposes. The fratty reputation turns me off, same with UVA. Had enough of that in UG.


Classes only started yesterday, but FWIW Duke doesn't strike me as being overly fratty and it really seems like there are all types here, the social scene is fairly varied. More than anything, people here seem quite open, friendly, and easygoing. And, like all top schools, the students here all seem very studious and diligent.

Honestly, I'd guess few law schools really live up to their reputations. I'm sure Chicago's student body doesn't consist exclusively of econ nerds.

yeah, it's not fratty here at all. I've met a good amount of people so far and would actually say most people here are either the normal friendly/outgoing type or nerdy (or a mix). I've had zero problem making friends and hanging out with people, and this is coming from someone who wasn't very social in UG and has never even been to a frat party or anything like that.

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:23 am
by Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash
Checking in as a deferring Blue Devil!

Excited for all you applicants, Duke Law seems really awesome and Durham is the best city to study in.

Let me know if you have questions about the app process, especially the scholarship application that happens later

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:19 pm
by AvatarRoku
clueless801 wrote:Checking in :) do PT invites continue to go out after the results of the September lsat?


Yes they do! Good luck! Most people get their PT invites a couple of days after the Sept score is releasead

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:34 pm
by clueless801
AvatarRoku wrote:
clueless801 wrote:Checking in :) do PT invites continue to go out after the results of the September lsat?


Yes they do! Good luck! Most people get their PT invites a couple of days after the Sept score is releasead


YOU. I LIKE YOU. AND NOT BECAUSE OF YOUR RESPONSE.

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:57 pm
by Slippin' Jimmy
So I got a response to my PT reconsideration that said they weren't sure if they could give me PT. They also asked me to tell them about my background and why Duke, so I sent them my resume with an abbreviated version of my why Duke essay in the email.