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Duke University Admissions

Duke admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 10%. Students that get into Duke have an average SAT score between 1380-1540 or an average ACT score of 31-35. The regular admissions application deadline for Duke is January 3. Interested students can apply for early decision, and the Duke early decision deadline is November 1.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
10%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
24%
Total Applicants
33,077
SAT Range
1380-1540
SAT Reading
670-750
SAT Math
710-790
Students Submitting SAT
31%
ACT Range
31-35
ACT English
32-35
ACT Math
30-35
ACT Writing
8-10
Students Submitting ACT
70%

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Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 3
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Action Deadline
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
    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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