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 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 7.60% and the yield is 54.31%. 20,183 men and 21,314 women applied to Duke University and 1,602 men and 1,585 women students were accepted. Among them, 877 men and 854 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants41,94720,18321,314
Admitted3,1871,6021,585
Enrolled1,731877854
Acceptance Rate 7.60%7.94%7.44%
Yield 54.31%54.74%53.88%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 956 students (55% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 988 students (57%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 770 and the 25th percentile is 720. The SAT Math score is 800 (75th) and 760 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 35 (75th percentile) and 33 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing720770
SAT Math760800
ACT Composite3335
ACT Math3235
ACT English3436
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Duke University are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,462, ACT: 97 - 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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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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