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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2013, 03:05
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In an online chat in 2007, Liz mentioned about a third of the class got merit scholarships. I'd be curious if anyone has more up to date info on this.
Fuqua traditionally has been very stingy with scholarships. Partly because we are such a young school, and have one of the smallest endowment among the elite schools. Not only is the % of people with scholarship less than others, the amount of scholarship is smaller as well. However, I think this may be changing. I know Dean Boulding is really pushing alumni giving and general fundraising. A big part of the push is to grow the scholarship pot. Albeit, I don't know which class this will affect.


For all those interested, I'm reposting a Businessweek interview with Dean Boulding in which he specifically speaks to increasing scholarship and endowment, and Fuqua's recent success around this. Hopefully this translates to the class of 2015!

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/20 ... uas-future
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2013, 09:53
Just received my admit packet today! Very excited! I thought a Duke t-shirt was going to be included since there was a question about shirt size in the application form. Oh well...

So far, the admission process has been very positive and personalised - Didn't receive a call from adcom since I just moved to a different country for a project and didn't have time to update adcom with the latest contact details, but I've had 5 personal emails with congratulatory messages and offers to chat via email or Skype if I have any questions! The emails were from a senior associate director of admissions, my interviewer, the Fuqua Buddy Coordinator, my Fuqua Buddy, and an associate professor. Wow! I'm very impressed.

Meanwhile, I haven't heard anything from Darden after being admitted 3 days ago. I already received the personal emails from Fuqua's senior associate director (received over the weekend - 1 day after the notification date! Now that's really beyond impressive!) and my interviewer within 3 days after Rd 2's notification date.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2013, 09:57
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Just received my admit packet today! Very excited! I thought a Duke t-shirt was going to be included since there was a question about shirt size in the application form. Oh well...

So far, the admission process has been very positive and personalised - Didn't receive a call from adcom since I just moved to a different country for a project and didn't have time to update adcom with the latest contact details, but I've had 5 personal emails with congratulatory messages and offers to chat via email or Skype if I have any questions! The emails were from a senior associate director of admissions, my interviewer, the Fuqua Buddy Coordinator, my Fuqua Buddy, and an associate professor. Wow! I'm very impressed. Meanwhile, I haven't heard anything from Darden after being admitted 3 days ago...

I already received the personal emails from Fuqua's senior associate director (received over the weekend! Now that's really beyond impressive!) and my interviewer 3 days after Rd 2's notification date.

gotta love the personal contact.. i didn't receive as much communication as you (would have loved to hear from a professor!) but still have loved the process. i've been away this whole week so i can't wait to get home tonight to open the admit package. it's funny, because i got a rejection from Kellogg yesterday, but had completely forgotten that yesterday was decision day for Kellogg because i'm already set on Duke. All you need is that one right acceptance and nothing else matters!
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2013, 10:05
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Just received my admit packet today! Very excited! I thought a Duke t-shirt was going to be included since there was a question about shirt size in the application form. Oh well...

So far, the admission process has been very positive and personalised - Didn't receive a call from adcom since I just moved to a different country for a project and didn't have time to update adcom with the latest contact details, but I've had 5 personal emails with congratulatory messages and offers to chat via email or Skype if I have any questions! The emails were from a senior associate director of admissions, my interviewer, the Fuqua Buddy Coordinator, my Fuqua Buddy, and an associate professor. Wow! I'm very impressed. Meanwhile, I haven't heard anything from Darden after being admitted 3 days ago...

I already received the personal emails from Fuqua's senior associate director (received over the weekend! Now that's really beyond impressive!) and my interviewer 3 days after Rd 2's notification date.


Hah! I said the exact something about t shirts! But glad to hear they've stepped up their game with timing of contact. Radio silence for two weeks after hearing the result isn't as fun.
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The t-shirts are given out during BDW. Those of us who attended the February one are already wearing them for March Madness! Go Blue Devils!
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2013, 18:19
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The t-shirts are given out during BDW. Those of us who attended the February one are already wearing them for March Madness! Go Blue Devils!

Thanks for the info. If we can't attend BDW, can we still get the t-shirts when we start in August? :-D
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The t-shirts are given out during BDW. Those of us who attended the February one are already wearing them for March Madness! Go Blue Devils!

Thanks for the info. If we can't attend BDW, can we still get the t-shirts when we start in August? :-D


Believe me, you'll get a lot once you come down here. :)

Congrats to all R2 admits! Look forward to meeting some of you at BDW.

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The t-shirts are given out during BDW. Those of us who attended the February one are already wearing them for March Madness! Go Blue Devils!

Thanks for the info. If we can't attend BDW, can we still get the t-shirts when we start in August? :-D


I have heard that we shouldn't worry if our wardrobes will be well stocked with Duke gear. :lol:
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2013, 08:16
so anyone holding off full blown celebrations till the background check stuff?
before i completely check out from work, there a nagging voice in my head that says what if the background check does not go through. hold off on your celebrations and grand travel plans till everything is set in stone. anyone else feeling this? :)
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so anyone holding off full blown celebrations till the background check stuff?
before i completely check out from work, there a nagging voice in my head that says what if the background check does not go through. hold off on your celebrations and grand travel plans till everything is set in stone. anyone else feeling this? :)


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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2013, 08:56
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so anyone holding off full blown celebrations till the background check stuff?
before i completely check out from work, there a nagging voice in my head that says what if the background check does not go through. hold off on your celebrations and grand travel plans till everything is set in stone. anyone else feeling this? :)


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hahaha....pretty accurate I guess.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2013, 09:31
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so anyone holding off full blown celebrations till the background check stuff?
before i completely check out from work, there a nagging voice in my head that says what if the background check does not go through. hold off on your celebrations and grand travel plans till everything is set in stone. anyone else feeling this? :)

You aren't alone :lol:. This has run through my head, too!
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so anyone holding off full blown celebrations till the background check stuff?
before i completely check out from work, there a nagging voice in my head that says what if the background check does not go through. hold off on your celebrations and grand travel plans till everything is set in stone. anyone else feeling this? :)

You aren't alone :lol:. This has run through my head, too!


And mine ... I'm not completely celebrating until I have an email address. I feel like at that point they can't kick me out (barring academics or not paying tuition)!
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HAHA. what exactly do they look for in the background check? why is everyone concerned?
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HAHA. what exactly do they look for in the background check? why is everyone concerned?


As long as they dont talk to any of my ex girlfriends I should be fine...


I think its just the finality of it all. Everything you get right now say,

CONGRATULATIONS, YOU'VE BEEN ACCEPTED!!*

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so anyone holding off full blown celebrations till the background check stuff?
before i completely check out from work, there a nagging voice in my head that says what if the background check does not go through. hold off on your celebrations and grand travel plans till everything is set in stone. anyone else feeling this? :)


The 2nd greatest day in my life after receiving acceptance from Fuqua was receiving the email saying my check was completed successfully :)
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The background check is really a formality. You'd have to be actively trying to deceive on your application to fail the check. In my case the person doing the background check was in touch to clarify my undergrad studies (my undergrad university changed its name). Within a couple of days of the clarification, the check was complete.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2013, 22:51
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The background check is really a formality. You'd have to be actively trying to deceive on your application to fail the check. In my case the person doing the background check was in touch to clarify my undergrad studies (my undergrad university changed its name). Within a couple of days of the clarification, the check was complete.


Did they contact you to do that or directly your university?
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2013, 02:25
They contacted me directly to get transcripts and copies of my degree. I'm assuming that after that they would have contacted the University directly.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2013, 11:00
Do anyone now when does Fuqua offers scolarships? It is at the admit decision or on another date?
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