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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2013, 12:24
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Congrats to all the Round 2 admits! Looking forward to seeing you in just over 4 months time!!!

PS: Highwyre, crossing fingers and toes for you! What a GORGEOUS dog!


She'd look better with a blue devils bandana IMO
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Just to update, officially still WL. I'll get em ext time


:(

What about waiting until R3 ?

Still deciding, mid-may seems like a bit late to get everything together for a move. Still not sure.


highwyre: I got a feeling that all these GCers will go petition for your admit during the orientation and you will have to fly to Durham within 12 hours. Luckily for you Cornell's orientation is 4 days later.
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I suspect that number includes people who only got loans. Found a more recent chat in 2011 where Liz said the same thing - "Each year about a third of the incoming class receives some type of merit-based scholarship, but it is competitive."

http://www.accepted.com/chat/transcript ... _duke.aspx
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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.
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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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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, 10:39
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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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I'm curious any advice you can provide on housing. Station 9 sounds like the place to be for a single guy, however I'm worried it's a bit too much of a party atmosphere for what I'm looking for. Granted, I want to meet, socialize, party, but I'm more serious about academics and worried that S9 might be too noisy and distracting.

What is the environment at S9? I was thinking a good alternative might be to rent at the new Crescent 9th Street Apartments (opening this summer) so I can have my own space but still hang out at nearby S9 and Ninth Street.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!


http://www.crescentninthstreet.com/floor-plans

It looks as if Crescent 9 is opening in Winter 2013. I was going to show you the Circle 9 (the one across from Station 9) webcam but it seems that Circle 9 has been renamed Crescent 9. The last time I checked, there was no way that the building was going to open by the Summer since construction was still in the really early stages. You might want to look into this more because if this is still true, Crescent/Circle 9 may not even be an option.


Thank you for the quick response. I called their leasing office and they are confident that phase 1 will be completed and ready for move in on July 15th (phase 1 includes just a few of the buildings). I believe the Winter '13 number on their web site is referring to Harris Teeter specifically.

Either way, it definitely is a bit of a gamble...dealing with housing issues when trying to begin at Fuqua would be a real pain
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I'm curious any advice you can provide on housing. Station 9 sounds like the place to be for a single guy, however I'm worried it's a bit too much of a party atmosphere for what I'm looking for. Granted, I want to meet, socialize, party, but I'm more serious about academics and worried that S9 might be too noisy and distracting.

What is the environment at S9? I was thinking a good alternative might be to rent at the new Crescent 9th Street Apartments (opening this summer) so I can have my own space but still hang out at nearby S9 and Ninth Street.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

Here’s my take on the popular apartment complex:

S9 – Party central, it’s pretty much a dorm/frat house for Fuqua.
Alexan Place – Affordable option where many international students live.
Trinity Commons – New and posh, a variety of people lives here (undergrad, med, law, fuqua, etc.)
Lofts – Used to be the high end apartment for those who want to be close to school, although I think less and less Fuquans are living here, due to newer more luxurious options.

Your other option is to rent through private listing. I found that Duke’s Community Housing page is better than Craigslist: http://studentaffairs.duke.edu/forms/chouse/search.php
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There are actually more First Years than Second Years living in the Lofts this year. It's not a good option for those who want to share units, though, because the wall of the second bedroom, which is adjacent to the living room, does not go all the way up to the ceiling.


That's the way my friend's building in Brightleaf Square is too. Check out the places you want to look at -- some complexes have rooms where the walls only go half way to the ceiling. That means you can hear everything that goes on (music playing, phone conversations, etc). I'm not really sure why it is the way it is, but I've only seen it in Durham :P


I lived in a place once where the walls didn't go up to the ceiling. That place was called Kuwait.
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I'm interested in a 2 bedroom at Station 9 to share with a fellow Fuquan. Just out of curiosity - how quickly do these rooms go at S9? I probably won't have the roommate situation figured out until after BDW (April 19) but am wondering if I should start communicating with the S9 management prior to then? I don't want to get closed out of the complex. Thanks!


You should contact them to get your name on the waitlist. It's $75, but after I got in R1 the current students I spoke with, including a good friend who lives there now, told me to get on the waitlist sooner rather than later if I was serious about Fuqua / living at S9. You can put your name on the WL for a 2BR and figure out who you'll live with later.
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So if I applied in R3 and haven't received an invitation I can certainly assume that it will be a big thanks for participating


I dont think that's 100% the case. Most likely, but there is a chance you could be WLed and asked to interview in the coming months. It's definitely worth checking your status on friday.


But as an international applicant I think that is less probable. Anyways I will certainly check my status and hope for the best. And by the way I am sick of the wait lists. :P

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So I made the mistake of re-reading an email I sent to Adcom, giving them a last minute update. In my re-read I noticed three typos. That said, I think I may have unintentionally withdrew my application. Ha. Good luck everyone. Only a few more days.


I really don't believe that these schools attracting best candidates make their decisions based on few typos in e-mails. So don't loose hope.


I hope you're right, AlanSmithee. I've worked hard thus far, and poured a lot of my heart into this. For my application to be tanked by three typos in an email would be a big blow. Looks like we'll find out tomorrow. Time to get bumped up! :boxer2


Dont worry about it, I'm pretty sure everyone has a few typos here and there... but I can empathize... it's tough knowing "well... that's it, the last part of this process I have any control over... and I messed it up"

We all go through that, don't beat yourself up over it.
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I'm local and received the call about 1 hour ago! i was elated when i saw the 919 number; nicest person ever! Asked whether i had a moment to talk? ahh for you i have all the time in the world! I'm getting scotch after work!

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Well, 2014 EA here I come

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Officially declined last week, hope my space will add chances for guys sitting in R3 and WL. Duke is a fantastic school and I am really thankful for the ride. Good luck fellas!
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Re: Fuqua 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2012, 06:52
I'll be applying either Round 1 or Early Action. Can't wait for an exciting application process!
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