How to Get Into Duke

Recorded Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 01:00 AM

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Duke University

Durham, NC

With its academic rigor, talented sports teams, and vibrant campus life, Duke is one of the nation's most highly ranked universities.

If you want to know what it takes to become a Blue Devil, join Elias Miller as we discuss how to navigate the school's slim acceptance rate. We'll discuss factors like the university's location, offered majors, dorms, and culture. We'll also help you craft an excellent candidate profile with advice on how to prepare your application.

Don't miss this great opportunity to learn more about maximizing your chances of acceptance to this prestigious institution!

School information

Duke University

Durham, NC
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Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.

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