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 2023 was the single most challenging year to be admitted to Duke University ever. For the Class of 2023, 41,613 students applied to Duke University of which 3,064 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 7.4%. Overall applications increased by 11.6% over last year (2022 to 2023) from 37,302 to 41,613.
For the Class of 2023, 882 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 4,852, yielding an early acceptance rate of 18.2%. Early applications increased by 18.6% over last year (2022 to 2023) from 4,090 to 4,852.