Duke's School of MusicAnswered
Duke is my dream school. Unfortunately, the tuition is excruciating (before financial aid, of course). The acceptance rate is about 9%. If I audition for Duke's school of music, will I have a better chance at admission?
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I don't see anything wrong with giving it a try. You might not get in, but what if you do? You'll never know if you don't try. Don't take it too hard if it doesn't work out. Duke is a pretty hard college to get into. There are plenty of other great art schools out there. I'd recommend you consider what you want in a school and see which ones fit your standards. Consider things such as costs, if you want to live on-campus, if they have your desired major, etc. It's best to apply to your reach schools (the ones you'd like to get into) as well as safety schools (alternative options if none of your reach schools work out). Good luck with your audition!
Are you planning on actually being a music major or are you just doing it to get in? Not sure how rigorous or competitive Duke's music school is, but auditions are kind of a wild card. If you're not intent on pursuing music and have other stats or application qualifications, I'd say it may be a safer bet to go the traditional route instead of auditioning. There's no telling if it'll hurt or help you.
Duke meets 100% of need and broadly speaking music schools are arguably the most competitive college to apply to.
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