Duke University Admission Chances

Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Duke University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High

Can I get into Duke University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,566 out of 31,220 applicants or 11% were admitted making Duke University a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. Only 49% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Duke University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 720
SAT Math 25th 720
SAT Composite 25th 1440
SAT Scores for Duke University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 780
SAT Math 75th 800
SAT Composite 75th 1570
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Duke University?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1440 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1375. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1505 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 67 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Duke University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1570 and Above Good >17%
1505 to 1570 Avg + 11%-17%
1440 to 1505 Avg - 7%-11%
1375 to 1440 Reach 4%-7%
Less than 1375 Low <4%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Duke University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 30
ACT Math 25th 32
ACT Composite 25th 31
ACT Scores for Duke University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 35
ACT Composite 75th 34
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Duke University?

Admission data indicates that Duke University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 31 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. 56 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Duke University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Duke University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >20%
32 to 34 Avg + 11%-20%
31 to 32 Avg - 8%-11%
30 to 31 Reach 6%-8%
Less than 30 Low <6%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Duke University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

Duke University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 15,652 15,568 31,220
Accepted 1,742 1,824 3,566
Acceptance Rate 11% 12% 11%
Enrolled 847 899 1,746
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 49% 49% 49%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Duke University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Duke University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Duke University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198419 IPEDS survey data for Duke University.

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