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 2022 was the single most challenging year to be admitted to Duke University ever. For the Class of 2022, 37,302 students applied to Duke University of which 3,097 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 8.3%. Overall applications increased by 8.8% over last year (2021 to 2022) from 34,300 to 37,302.
For the Class of 2022, 875 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 4,090, yielding an early acceptance rate of 21.4%. Early applications increased by 16.3% over last year (2021 to 2022) from 3,516 to 4,090.