Duke University has released information on its Class of 2023 Early Decision admits. In all, 882 students earned admission to Duke this Early Decision cycle. These 882 students were drawn from an Early Decision applicant pool of 4,852 students (it was the largest year-to-year increase in the applicant pool in the school’s history). This marks an Early Decision admit rate of 18%, the lowest Early Decision admission rate in Duke University’s storied history. It’s anticipated that the 882 admitted students will comprise 51% of the overall Duke University Class of 2023; the rest of the class will be filled out through the Regular Decision admissions process.
Breakdown of the Duke Class of 2023 Early Decision Admits
The vast majority of students admitted under Duke’s binding Early Decision policy — 714 students in fact — will enroll in the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences. The remaining admitted students — 168 — will enroll in the Pratt School of Engineering. As reports Keith Lawrence for “Duke Today” in a piece entitled “More Than 800 Early Decision Applicants Admitted To Duke,” “North Carolina, New York and California are the states with the greatest representation among students admitted through Early Decision, followed by Florida and Texas. Students of color comprise 46 percent of those admitted, and international students make up six percent. For the third year, Duke participated in the QuestBridge Scholars program, a recruitment program geared specifically toward low-income and first-generation students; 32 of the admitted Early Decision students are QuestBridge Scholars.”
Curious how these figures compare to last year’s numbers for Duke’s Early Decision pool? Wonder no more — we’ve got those figures for our readers. And congratulations to our students at Ivy Coach who earned admission to Duke University this Early Decision cycle! Way to go!