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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 12:35
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When I interviewed, the girl told me that they were interviewing over 400 applicants for round 2. Whether she knew what she was talking about is hard to say. I did hear people saying that the quality of invited applicants is significant higher than self initiated, which indicates chances are pretty good if you got invited to interview.

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Well, of course the quality would be higher... Even if they interview 75% of all applicants, the worst would be weeded out.

But yeah, I'd say inviting 50% to interview and then accepting 50% of that makes the most sense
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 12:53
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When I interviewed, the girl told me that they were interviewing over 400 applicants for round 2. Whether she knew what she was talking about is hard to say. I did hear people saying that the quality of invited applicants is significant higher than self initiated, which indicates chances are pretty good if you got invited to interview.

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Well, of course the quality would be higher... Even if they interview 75% of all applicants, the worst would be weeded out.

But yeah, I'd say inviting 50% to interview and then accepting 50% of that makes the most sense


I imagine from a resource perspective that they'd invite fewer people to interview and have a higher acceptance rate for those who they do invite. Interviewing 75% of people through self-initiated and invitations would be very cumbersome.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 13:02
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When I interviewed, the girl told me that they were interviewing over 400 applicants for round 2. Whether she knew what she was talking about is hard to say. I did hear people saying that the quality of invited applicants is significant higher than self initiated, which indicates chances are pretty good if you got invited to interview.

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Well, of course the quality would be higher... Even if they interview 75% of all applicants, the worst would be weeded out.

But yeah, I'd say inviting 50% to interview and then accepting 50% of that makes the most sense


I imagine from a resource perspective that they'd invite fewer people to interview and have a higher acceptance rate for those who they do invite. Interviewing 75% of people through self-initiated and invitations would be very cumbersome.



I dont know, for round 1 they invited quite a few people. I was there on Sat of the interview weekend (thurs-tues) and saw around 60-70 people interviewing at least.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 13:02
Well that might hold true for EA/Round 1, but I doubt they will invite that many people for round 2. I might be wrong.

Also, I thought Duke's class is 450, however they only admitted 432 students last year. Poor yield management?

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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 13:05
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Well that might hold true for EA/Round 1, but I doubt they will invite that many people for round 2. I might be wrong.

Also, I thought Duke's class is 450, however they only admitted 432 students last year. Poor yield management?

Data i have to 2011 (not 2012) was:

3,506 apps, 23.70% acceptance rate, 52.95% yield, 440 class
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 13:40
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When I interviewed, the girl told me that they were interviewing over 400 applicants for round 2. Whether she knew what she was talking about is hard to say. I did hear people saying that the quality of invited applicants is significant higher than self initiated, which indicates chances are pretty good if you got invited to interview.

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Well, of course the quality would be higher... Even if they interview 75% of all applicants, the worst would be weeded out.

But yeah, I'd say inviting 50% to interview and then accepting 50% of that makes the most sense


I know it's obvious that the quality is higher, my point is that the students were saying that chances are high for those invited to interview. In our meet and greet there was a discussion about it and the students said about 50% of total applicants are interviewed. So considering a large portion of rd 1 applicants self initiate, I'd assume a lower percentage are invited to interview rd 2.

Was anyone else in there for this discussion or have a similar one?

I do think it would make more sense to be more selective about who is invited to interview, as others have said, to ease the workload.

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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 17:05
I uploaded an excel spreadsheet to my dropbox that has some calculations on acceptance. I have it at less than 66% for Round 2. My calculation does not take into account how many people interview during the open interview period and how many of them go on to get accepted. With the way I'm calculating stuff that would def. push it down.

https://www.dropbox.com/l/GLQWwo7FizMsAVlrHXYuEb

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http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/ra ... fuqua.html
http://amitkpandeyece.blogspot.com/2012 ... alore.html
and from my estimate and other gmatclubbers estimate of 400 interviewed R2
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 17:15
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I uploaded an excel spreadsheet to my dropbox that has some calculations on acceptance. I have it at less than 66% for Round 2. My calculation does not take into account how many people interview during the open interview period and how many of them go on to get accepted. With the way I'm calculating stuff that would def. push it down.

https://www.dropbox.com/l/GLQWwo7FizMsAVlrHXYuEb

Data from
http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/ra ... fuqua.html
http://amitkpandeyece.blogspot.com/2012 ... alore.html
and from my estimate and other gmatclubbers estimate of 400 interviewed R2


Awesome. The only thing I would like to add is that the 400 number is for Durham only, I believe. There must be some who interviewed via skype or at other locations.

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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 03:38
anybody aware of % of applicants selected in R3
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 04:04
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anybody aware of % of applicants selected in R3


I would bet that it varies significantly from year to year. If the yields are higher than expected from EA/1/2, then probably very low. If the yields are lower than expected, then perhaps as high as the the earlier rounds.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 04:11
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anybody aware of % of applicants selected in R3


I would bet that it varies significantly from year to year. If the yields are higher than expected from EA/1/2, then probably very low. If the yields are lower than expected, then perhaps as high as the the earlier rounds.

hmmm.... any idea about this year R3 ?
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 04:45
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anybody aware of % of applicants selected in R3


I would bet that it varies significantly from year to year. If the yields are higher than expected from EA/1/2, then probably very low. If the yields are lower than expected, then perhaps as high as the the earlier rounds.

hmmm.... any idea about this year R3 ?
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 07:21
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anybody aware of % of applicants selected in R3


According to my calculation its about 3.461%. I might be off by about 0.0002. haha

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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 07:46
thanks. how difficult it is to get admission in EA/R1 next year if i don't get in R3 this year. (Note: i will get a promotion in between)
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 07:56
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thanks. how difficult it is to get admission in EA/R1 next year if i don't get in R3 this year. (Note: i will get a promotion in between)


your chances will be 37% greater next year...?

{edit} in all seriousness, duke likes people who show an enthusiasm for them. It seems like re-applicants have a pretty decent success rate.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 08:39
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thanks. how difficult it is to get admission in EA/R1 next year if i don't get in R3 this year. (Note: i will get a promotion in between)

In case you couldn't read between the lines, there isn't a lot of data in most years, and absolutely zero data for this year. No idea what the rate is, except the majority of their class will have been made from EA, R1 and R2. R3 is deductively competing against waitlisters for the last spots (this is general across many schools, not this individually)
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 08:42
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thanks. how difficult it is to get admission in EA/R1 next year if i don't get in R3 this year. (Note: i will get a promotion in between)


your chances will be 37% greater next year...?

{edit} in all seriousness, duke likes people who show an enthusiasm for them. It seems like re-applicants have a pretty decent success rate.


If you apply in Rd3, Duke will think you didn't get in anywhere and now just applying to other schools out of desperation. Unless you have an absolute killer profile or a very legitimate reason for applying late, your chances are slim to none. The other thing is if you don't get in, you will have only few months before the EA deadline, and not enough time to improve your app. I would honestly apply EA next year.

If you are really set on going to a school this year, apply to ones which are R3 friendly such as Booth/Kellogg/Darden/Ross/NYU etc. Your chances will still be poor but better than at Duke/Dartmouth or other "big on fit" schools.

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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2013, 06:33
I am a Rd3 applicant with a very low GMAT (low 600s). I also have been diagnosed with ADHD by a professional. Do you think it will be safe to disclose it to the adcom committee? What's Duke's policy on that? I have never taken the GMAT under special conditions, but now seriously considering it. Rest of my profile pretty strong, i think.

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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2013, 06:46
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I am a Rd3 applicant with a very low GMAT (low 600s). I also have been diagnosed with ADHD by a professional. Do you think it will be safe to disclose it to the adcom committee? What's Duke's policy on that? I have never taken the GMAT under special conditions, but now seriously considering it. Rest of my profile pretty strong, i think.

Just wanted to hear from the experts on this forum.


Well applying in Round 3 is incredibly difficult as is, so going in with a low GMAT score is not ideal. You could always add information about your ADHD in the "additional information" essay but I think you'd be better off taking it again with extra time and working to get your score up and then applying in R1 next cycle.
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