|Students who got into DU say:|
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| | Study, write a great essay and work hard on SATs. Duke seems to really care about SAT scores and AP classes. I thought I did well on the SATs, but it seems like everyone else must have too. I did an alumni interview. I don't know if it helped or not. This place is just flat out one of the hardest schools to get into.
Duke likes people who make four-year commitments. A sport is a good way to do this, but it can be math team, Science Olympiad, Art club, cualquier, as long as you've gotten to be president/captain or something and have shown commitments.
| Geography and Geosciences|
| Jan 14 2009 |
If you have an interview, make sure to know before you go exactly why you want to go to Duke because they will ask you and they are taking notes.
Have a good GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Essays and the interview were also helpful. I was dedicated to many extracurricular activities and had a well-rounded application. Visit the school campus to know the students to see if you are a good fit. I loved that Duke wasn't a stuck up school and that freshmen can have single dorms (most require you to have roommates). Duke heavily recruits minority students, so apply if you are a minority and take a chance. The Duke student body is diverse not just in race, but also in every aspect possible. They really do a great job with it, making the atmosphere flexible yet educational. If you are accepted, prepare to be challenged!