Admissions Information

The application fee is $85 for applying undergraduate school and $85 for graduate school at Duke University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$85
Graduate Application Fees$85
Admission Informationwww.admissions.duke.edu/
Online Applicationadmissions.duke.edu/application/instructions
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 6.00% and the yield is 59.99%. 23,096 men and 26,607 women applied to Duke and 1,386 men and 1,596 women students were accepted. Among them, 818 men and 958 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants49,70323,09626,607
Admitted2,9821,3861,596
Enrolled1,789818958
Acceptance Rate 6.00%6.00%6.00%
Yield 59.99%59.02%60.03%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 823 students (47% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 810 students (46%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 765 and the 25th percentile is 725. The SAT Math score is 793 (75th) and 743 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 35 (75th percentile) and 33 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing725765
SAT Math743793
ACT Composite3335
ACT Math3235
ACT English3436
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Duke University are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,469, ACT: 98 - private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, High School Rank and High School Record (or Transcript). The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Duke University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Duke Admission Requirements
High School GPARecommended
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRecommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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