Hey! Sorry this is the fourth time I've asked this on this site today but I just found out how to ask it on the Duke Forum (yea... im new here haha). So, I'm considering applying early decision to duke engineering. I have read that for the Duke class of 2017, 2,540 students applied under Duke's Early Decision program. 753 of them were accepted (that's 44% of the entire incoming class). 618 will enter the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, and the other 135 to the Pratt School of Engineering. Students of color comprised of 29%. So my questions:
1. How many of the 2,540 students applied to the Pratt school? I ask because I want to know what the acceptance rate of early decision students applying to the Pratt school, since I want to apply there and want to know how much applying early decision helps.
2. Is this 29% out of those that applied or were accepted? Either way that seems like an unusually large percentage. I want to know this because it would let me determine if my being African American will help a lot because they accept a large percentage, or if it wouldn't help much because a large percentage applies and so I wouldn't stand out as far as ethnicity.
3. I'm interested in biomedical engineering, but since duke is ranked extremely high (3rd in the nation according to us news) for biomed, so would i have a greater chance of acceptance by stating that im interested in electrical (or any other) engineering on the supplement questions (since the students who state an interest in biomed would be top notch and so more competition)? Thanks for any helpful responses!