What is Duke University Looking For?
Don’t let the Cameron Crazies and Duke basketball fool you - Duke is a serious academic institution that looks for students who can make an impact both during their time in Durham and after.
Like the Ivies, Duke looks for top students who are specialists, not for students who are well-rounded. At Solomon Admissions, we feel that the applicant evaluation system at Duke tends to be more egalitarian versus the system at the Ivies.
At Duke, the applicant evaluation process varies greatly between the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and the Pratt School of Engineering.
Duke University Acceptance Rates
What is Duke's current acceptance rate?
6.3% for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.
What is Solomon Admissions' success rate to Duke?
37.5% for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.
For the 2021-2022 admissions cycle, we had a 37.5% acceptance rate to Duke. Solomon Admissions provided an advantage factor of 6.0X for our clients. You can see more of our acceptance rates here.
Duke University Application
For applicants who are torn between whether to apply to Trinity or to Pratt, the strength of their application relative to the criteria should be weighed carefully since transferring between schools is not difficult (although more difficult if one wants to go from Trinity to Pratt).
Applicants with very high numbers across the board but a subpar story to tell should apply to Pratt over Trinity. Conversely, applicants with lower numbers but a unique story to tell should apply to Trinity.