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Duke University
  • 4 Year
  • Durham, NC

Duke University Admissions

Admissions Overview

Duke admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 8%. Students that get into Duke have an average SAT score between 1480-1570 or an average ACT score of 33-35. The regular admissions application deadline for Duke is January 4. Interested students can apply for early decision, and the Duke early decision deadline is November 16.

Will You Get In?

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
8%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
24%
Total Applicants
41,947
SAT Range
1480-1570
SAT Reading
720-770
SAT Math
760-800
Students Submitting SAT
55%
ACT Range
33-35
ACT English
34-36
ACT Math
32-35
ACT Writing
8-10
Students Submitting ACT
57%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 4
Early Decision Deadline
November 16
Early Action Deadline
No data available  
Offers Early Decision
Yes
Offers Early Action
No
Application Fee
$85
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
Yes

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Recommended
  • High School Rank
    Recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Considered but not required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
58%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant. 24 responses
Poll
75%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers. 24 responses

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