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Duke University

Duke University

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Duke University

With a magnificent sprawling campus, one of the largest research budgets in the nation, and one of the most decorated sports programs in the country, students apply to Duke University in droves. Many are likely to be disappointed, as the University normally accepts less than 15 percent of applicants.

Those that are admitted will find a compelling combination of academic rigor, civic engagement, and athletic accomplishment. Duke students live on campus for at least three years, which isn’t too bad considering the botanical gardens, accessible athletic spaces and beautiful Gothic architecture surrounding them.

Student are also encouraged to leave campus and go abroad for service, study or research. A truly global University with students from almost 100 countries, Duke somehow maintains an intimate setting for its nearly 7,000 undergraduate students.

Admissions Phone 919 684-3214
Admissions Email
Codes SAT: 5156 ACT: 3088 FAFSA: 002920 CSS Profile: 5156
Location Durham, North Carolina; Medium city 30 miles from Raleigh
College Type Private (nonprofit)
College Newspaper The Chronicle
Enrollment ~7,000 undergraduate students
Popular Programs Economics, Psychology, Engineering
Student Life While Duke is famous for its sports programs and its student fans known as the “Cameron Crazies”, there is much more to student life than basketball. Duke is well-ranked in terms of civic engagement and community service, has a prominent Greek system and requires students live on campus through Junior year, which helps foster involvement in its multitude of extracurricular activities.
International ~15% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required;  SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available
Transfer Yes, Fall; Two letters of recommendation required
Crossover Harvard, Stanford, Georgetown, UNC
Other Very Selective (~15% admitted), Early Decision, Common Application

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Lynn Lubell

Lynn Radlauer Lubell, Publisher of and Founder of Admission By Design, an Educational Consultancy based in Boca Raton, Florida.

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