Duke University is a highly competitive school and its admissions statistics make Duke University one of the 50 most competitive schools for undergraduate admissions globally. Similar to the trends across all top schools, Duke University acceptance rates have continued to decline over the past 8 years and will almost certainly continue to do so into the future.
The Class of 2019 was one of the most challenging years to be admitted to Duke University ever to date. For the Class of 2019, 31,150 students applied to Duke University of which 3,534 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 11.3%. Overall applications decreased by 4.2% over last year (2018 to 2019) from 32,506 to 31,150.
For the Class of 2019, 815 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 3,180, yielding an early acceptance rate of 25.6%. Early applications remained flat over last year (2018 to 2019) from 3,180 to 3,180.