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 2020 was the single most challenging years to be admitted to Duke University ever to date. For the Class of 2020, 28,600 students applied to Duke University of which 2,501 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 8.7%. Overall applications decreased by 8.2% over last year (2019 to 2020) from 31,150 to 28,600.
For the Class of 2020, 813 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 3,455, yielding an early acceptance rate of 23.5%. Early applications increased by 8.6% over last year (2019 to 2020) from 3,180 to 3,455.