ED v. RD

<p>I am currently a junior with, in my opinion, competitive stats for colleges in the top 20. </p>

<p>So, next year, I will choose to apply ED to either Johns Hopkins or Duke. </p>

<p>Duke accepted around 25 percent of the ED applicants this year while Johns Hopkins accepted around 39 percent. </p>

<p>Say I apply ED to Duke and get denied. And then, I also get denied RD to Johns Hopkins. </p>

<p>But, if I had applied ED to Johns Hopkins, say I would have gotten accepted because my chances, statistically, would have been better. </p>

<p>In scenario 1, I would be denied to both of my top choices. But in scenario 2, I would be accepted ED to Johns Hopkins. </p>

<p>What I want to ask is, is it worth simply applying to Johns Hopkins ED instead of Duke ED because my chances are better at Johns Hopkins ED? They both are my top choices. I wouldn't want to apply ED to Duke just to be denied by both of my dream schools when I could have gotten in Johns Hopkins ED (but not RD). Do I make sense? </p>

<p>I'm a paranoid junior looking for guidance, haha. </p>

<p>Thanks in advance.</p>

<p>those percentages are usually BS...ED to wherever you want to go more</p>

<p>You make perfect sense, ahah. If you like the schools equally, apply to JHU ED. If you like Duke more, you've got some thinking to do...</p>

<p>So, would my chances be drastically different ED v. RD to a school if I had competitive stats?</p>

<p>I know what you are talking about. Where to ED is a seriously decision because it is one silver bullet you have. </p>

<p>What you want to consider first is if you need FA. Even if those 2 schools meet 100% needs, what they think you need mabye very different what your family could afford. You may want to compare different FA package during RD.</p>

<p>JH ED applicants maybe very self selecting vs Duke's applicants. Just because JH admit rate is higher, it doesn't mean it wuld be easier to get into. You should look at your school Naviance for those 2 schools to see how competitive you are.</p>

<p>To be quite honest, I do not need to worry about financial aid or anything. </p>

<p>Naviance?</p>

<p>Naviance is a helpful site for tracking and keeping up with college admissions. I assume that your school does not use the site, then.</p>

<p>Not sure if the link works, but:
<a href="http://naviance-login.appspot.com/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://naviance-login.appspot.com/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>No, it does not. I'll have to check it out. </p>

<p>But, I want to ask anyone, what would you guys do in my situation? </p>

<p>Apply to Duke and pray that you'll get in? Or take a slightly safer (although not really) shot at JHU ED?</p>

<p>It is a program used by many high schools to track their school's acceptance record to colleges. You could input your stats and see where you are relative to students who have applied by a particular school. Each applicant is read in context of its school/region, therefore it is important for you to know how you are compared to other students from your school. </p>

<p>Naviance has become more advanced, schools are also using it to send in school reports (transcript, LOR, school profile).</p>

<p>Your chances would no be significantly different at Duke ED. The large difference between the ED and RD acceptance rates can be explained by hooked candidates. Duke is a big sports school that accepts the majority of their recruited athletes ED. They also accept a lot of legacies in the ED round. For very high stats unhooked applicants, ED is a small boost, not a big one by any means.</p>

<p>Kids who benefit in the ED round are those with stats above the 75th percentile from crowded pools. So white or Asian kids from NY, CA, NJ and other overrepresented states that will send many, many applicants that look similar to them RD. Kids who don't benefit at all are borderline applicants.</p>

<p>JHU is not a big sports school, so the ED rate reflects more of a boost for the unhooked.</p>

<p>I suggest you read the Duke and JHU boards here to get a sense of where you stack up next to those accepted ED this year.</p>

<p>Well, remember that there is a smaller pool of applicants, so your chance of getting is highly increased. Research the schools more and try and narrow one.
I'm a junior too and I personally am applying JHU ED, and Duke RD, because JHU is my top.
:)</p>

<p>Duke and Penn adcoms have openly admitted that they do give EDers special tip, not just to applicants with hooks.</p>

<p>I do agree that kids who are borderline do not benefit from ED, they would just be deferred to RD.</p>

<p>I think you should take scenario 2. I mean, if JHU has been your top choice for a really long time, then you'll have a much better chance ED and you should take it.</p>

<p>Looking for more opinions. </p>

<p>Bump.</p>

<p>If I were you, I would apply ED to the school you love the most. I debated between applying ED to Penn or REA to BC, and I chose Penn, even though I thought I had a better chance at BC. I could not be happier...Penn Class of 2016!!!</p>

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<p>Definitely apply to the school you like most. Duke doesn't take as many athletes ED as Ivys because signing day isn't until after the deadline. See which one you like the most and ED there, regardless of how you percieve your chances. Dukes FA is really good too, and JHop's is rather good, so you shouldn't have to worry too much about FA.</p>

<p>Duke basketball>JHop basketball</p>