Duke University Class of 2025 Early Decision Statistics

A little over a week ago, we reported that we anticipated Duke soon releasing information on an enormous haul of Early Decision applications to its Class of 2025. In fact, we wrote that the school received over 5,000 binding Early Decision commitments this fall — up by a margin of … 

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Duke Goes Test-Optional for Class of 2025

Duke University has joined the ranks of test-optional schools for applicants to the Class of 2025. Like each of the eight Ivy League institutions and many other highly selective colleges, Duke will not require applicants to next year’s class to submit SAT or ACT scores. These changes — brought on … 

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Duke Admissions Tells It Like It Is

Some admissions officers tell it like it is. And some tell it like it isn’t. Most, in our experience, fall into the latter category and so we always make a point on our college admissions blog of pointing out the folks who speak the truth about the admissions process even … 

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Duke University Class of 2022

Regular Decision notifications have been released to applicants by Duke University for the Class of 2022 and the admissions figures are out for public consumption. More than 37,300 students submitted applications to Duke University this year in the hope of earning a slot in the Duke Class of 2022, nearly … 

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Coach K and Duke

There is no college athletic coach in America who has had a more direct — and enduring — impact on a university’s selectiveness in admissions as Duke University’s Coach K. While many Duke alums will shake their heads when we suggest that Mike Krzyzewski’s stewardship of the men’s basketball team in … 

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A Salute to Duke University

When one thinks about Duke University, the word ‘inclusivity’ may not come immediately to mind. Duke University, after all, is a university that has struggled in recent years with issues of race relations. From the Duke lacrosse scandal in which three Duke lacrosse players were falsely accused of rape to the … 

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Admission to Duke

There is an article up on “Forbes” written by Troy Onink that we figured we’d draw to the attention of our readers. Entitled “Duke’s Dean of Admissions: Who Gets Into Top Colleges And What Makes The Difference,” the article features a video interview of Duke’s longtime dean of admissions, the always … 

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Duke Basketball

Update: In one of the great college basketball games of the twenty-first century, Mercer upstaged basketball royalty in Duke University in the Round of 64. Mercer’s upset embodies all that the NCAA Tournament is about. Today is a dark day for Christoph Guttentag, Duke’s Dean of Admissions. Had Duke advanced … 

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Admission to Duke University

Scandals rarely diminish the number of applications a college receives. Duke University is the perfect case study.

Duke University Admission

The yield at Duke University went up a bit for the Class of 2015 as compared to the previous year.