The Resilience of the Class of 2024

Each year, admissions officers at our nation’s most elite universities boast how they’ve secured the greatest class ever — the highest achieving, the most diverse, the most engaged, you name it. But of course, most years, admissions officers essentially cut and paste how they describe each incoming class, changing only … 

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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 University Class of 2024 Admissions Statistics

Duke University has released all of its admissions decisions for the Class of 2024. In all, 39,783 students applied to Duke this year — a figure that includes both Early Decision and Regular Decision data. This same figure stood at 41,651 for Duke’s Class of 2023 so, consistent with the … 

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Duke University Class of 2024 Early Decision Statistics

Duke University has notified Early Decision applicants to its Class of 2024 of their admissions decisions. In all, 4,300 students applied under Duke’s binding Early Decision policy this cycle. This same figure compared to 4,852 students for the Duke Class of 2023. So, like at the University of Pennsylvania this … 

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Duke University Class of 2023 Admissions Statistics

Duke University admitted 5.7% of Regular Decision applicants to its Class of 2023. The school admitted 18% of its Early Decision applicants to its Class of 2023. So if you’re not sure if there’s an advantage in applying to a school like Duke in the Early round, well, read those … 

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Duke University Class of 2023 Early Decision Statistics

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 … 

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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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