Duke University

Durham, NC

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Duke University Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline January 2
SAT / ACT Scores Due March 1
SAT II Scores Due March 1
College Will Notify April 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 13,548 14,597 28,145
Accepted 1,888 2,050 3,938
Acceptance Rate 14% 14% 13%
Enrolled 824 900 1,724

Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.


SAT Scores

(80% of Students Admitted to Duke University Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 660 to 750
  • Math 690 to 780
  • Writing 670 to 770
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 750 780 770
Bottom 25th Percentile 660 690 670

ACT Scores

(45% of Students Admitted to Duke University Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 31 to 35
  • Math 30 to 35
  • Composite 30 to 34
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 35 35 34
Bottom 25th Percentile 31 30 30

Duke University Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($75)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Important
High School GPA   Important
High School Rank   Considered
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Very Important
Essay     Very Important
Extracurricular Activities     Important
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 4
Foreign Language 4
Math 4
Science 4
Social Studies 4
Electives 1 1

Duke University Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 7,284 (99%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 38 (0%)

Duke University Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($75)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 6)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Very Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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