Duke is one of the most selective schools in the country, only admitting 3,000 out of 50,000 applications. This results in an acceptance rate of 6. Approximately 1,790 (or 60%) will go on to enroll in the school. Applications can be filled out using either the Common Application or the Coalition Application. Each should contain ACT/SAT scores, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations, and a Secondary school record as well as paperwork declaring which school you’re applying to, the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. Duke also wishes to know what major and minor the student is intending to pursue. Undergraduates will have to include $85 for the application fee and graduates, $95. A majority of students who are accepted to Duke are in the top 10% of their graduating class. SAT Combined ranges should be between 1,470 - 1,550 and ACT Composite on the range of 33 - 35. Duke suggests that students take challenging courses in their high school years, including four years of English and three years of math, science, social studies, and a foreign language. Calculus is required for the Pratt School of Engineering. Early decision applicants should turn in their paperwork by November 1st. For regular decision, January 3rd. If regular decision applicants wish to apply for priority consideration for an alumni interview, the deadline is December 20th.

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Student ACT Scores

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75th %



Student SAT Scores

25th %
75th %



First-Year Admission Statistics

Application, Acceptance, Enrollment Statistics from the 2021 Admissions Cycle
Applications
49,703
Male 23,096
Female 26,607

 

Acceptance
2,982
Male 1,385
Female 1,597

 

Enrollment Total
1,789
Male 823
Female 966


Acceptance Rate
6%
Male
6%
Female
6%

 

Yield
60%
Male
59.4%
Female
60.5%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$85


Graduate

$95



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

  • Advanced Placement (AP) credits

    Admission considerations

    Required

    Admission test scores
    Completion of college-preparatory program
    Recommendations
    Secondary school record


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