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Duke University - Admission Criteria

Criteria Ranking | High School GPA and Class Rank | Standardized Tests

Criteria Ranking

  • Academic ranking criteria for this college is listed below. Academic criteria are ranked in order of importance from 1 (Most important) through 5 (Least important) or N (Not relevant).

      Rank Criterion
      1 Secondary School Record
      3 Class Rank
      2 School's Recommendation
      4 Standardized Test Scores
      5 Essay

  • The following non-academic criteria are indicated as E (Emphasized), I (Important), C Considered, or N (Not relevant).

      Rank Criterion
      I Character and Personality
      I Extracurricular participation
      I Particular talent or ability
      C Geographical distribution
      C Alumni/ae relationship

High School GPA and Class Rank

  • Following is a breakdown of the high school class rank of enrolled freshmen.

    Rank Percent
    Top fifth 94%
    Second fifth 5%
    Third fifth 1%

Standardized Test Score Criteria

  • Scores reported below include some using the old scoring system which have been recentered.
  • 98% of accepted applicants submitted an SAT I score and 34% of accepted applicants submitted an ACT score.
  • Here are the scores of enrolled freshmen who took the SAT I:

      SAT verbal scores over 500 99%, SAT math scores over 500 100%, ACT scores over 18 100%, SAT verbal scores over 600 91%, SAT math scores over 600 94%, ACT scores over 24 98%, SAT verbal scores over 700 50%, SAT math scores over 700 63%, ACT scores over 30 58%
  • Here are the scores of enrolled freshmen who took the ACT:

      Score English Math Composite
      35-36 n/a n/a 2%
      33-34 n/a n/a 16%
      31-32 n/a n/a 27%
      29-30 n/a n/a 25%
      27-28 n/a n/a 15%
      25-26 n/a n/a 7%
      Below 25 n/a n/a 8%