StudentsReview :: Duke University - How to Get into Duke (Undergraduate)
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Harvard University -- Cambridge, MA
Yale University -- New Haven, CT
Stanford University -- Stanford, CA

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

Duke University

Your Combined ACT:
SAT Math + Verbal:
Your Chances at Duke
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at Duke
(on SAT score alone)
# Applicants
# Admitted
% Admitted
% Overall

Students who got into Duke:

Tips mention: Interview (3), ACT/SAT (11), Grades (23), Sports/Extracurriculars (12), College Essay (12)
If Duke is your top choice, apply EDOct 27 2014Undecided
If Duke is your top choice, apply ED. For RD, just really work on showing the admissions staff who you are. Of course, have good grades and take a challenging curriculum in high school. Also, show passion in something other than school-- Duke is a lot more than a cluster of smart kids.
SAT: 2190 Male
Attending Duke is probably the best decision I haveJul 19 2014PreMed and Medical
Attending Duke is probably the best decision I have ever made in my life
ACT: 33 SAT: 2120 Female
Had a high SAT score (1570 CR+M/2370 CR+M+W) andJun 14 2014Engineering Department
Had a high SAT score (1570 CR+M/2370 CR+M+W) and high GPA (3.99 unweighted, top 5 in class), did things I enjoyed in high school, and wrote meaningful essays. Getting to know my teachers and councilors well, coming from a large public school, really helped with my recommendations. It's important to avoid generic recommendations. Also, being a female engineer certainly helped!
SAT: 1570 Female
Be passionate, be committed and be humbleMay 18 2014Neuroscience/Cognitive Science
SAT: 2350 Male
well rounded, passionate, good grades/scores, have personalityFeb 19 2013Chemistry
SAT: 1530 Female
Duke University

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
• How to choose the right college?
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
• Personality Type and College Choice
• A Free Application is a Good Application
• College Academic Survival Guide
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
• The Scoop on State Schools
• The Purpose of a Higher Education
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
• How to choose a college major
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
• Nailing the College Application Process
• What to do for a Successful Interview
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
• Starting College (General College Advice)