Duke and NC/SC

<p>Hi, I'm an RD applicant from the NC/SC region. My question is, how favored are applicants from North and South Carolina? I attended the open house thing and they mentioned it, but did not elaborate. Anybody have stats for this kind of thing? I understand that Duke is in NC and thus probably gets more applicants/acceptances there than in SC, and the fact that SC undoubtedly has a worse education system than NC does not help SC residents.</p>

<p>All I know is that they must take 15% of their class from North Carolina.</p>

<p>it is actually 15 percent of the class from the Carolinas, not just NC</p>

<p>Actually, the 15% is from both Carolinas...at least that's what they said at the open house. I don't think there's that much else to it, besides the terms of their endowment, so it just gives NC/SC residents a little advantage. I don't know how it would affect the proportion of that 15 percent coming from each state, other than that no one should assume that NC has better schools than anyone ;D Certain regions, perhaps <em>coughchapelhillandraleighcough</em>, but overall, they're on par with everyone else, including SC.</p>

<p>EDIT: beat me to it, ck :D</p>

<p>Yes, there is definitely an edge. There are also many scholarships for Carolina residents, including the B.N. Duke. </p>

<p>The only stats for NC/SC applicants I have are from '08 (these #'s may have changed a lot):</p>

<p>Applications: 156 ED, 1385 RD, 1541 total
Accepted: 59 ED, 548 RD, 607 total (39%)
Enrolled: 58 ED, 226 RD, 284 total (47%)</p>

Applications: 136 ED, 1162 RD, 1298 total
Accepted: 50 ED, 467 RD, 517 total (40%)
Enrolled: 49 ED, 193 RD, 242 total (47%)</p>

Applications: 20 ED, 223 RD, 243 total
Accepted: 9 ED, 81 RD, 90 total (37%)
Enrolled: 9 ED, 33 RD, 42 total (47%)</p>

<p>And yes, most of the 15% comes from North Carolina.</p>

<p>Ah, interesting stats, thanks a bunch!</p>