Application deadline for Regular Decision is Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Our Students

Our Students

People of Action

Duke students don’t play it safe. As imaginative as they are ambitious, our students are community-minded and unafraid to confront difficult and complex issues head-on, challenge the status quo, and drive real-world change.
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We look for students who operate at the intersection of imagination and impact—students who are unafraid to undertake things that are messy, complex, and outside of their comfort zone.

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Christoph Guttentag
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

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Curious

85%
of undergraduates go beyond their major.

Collaborative

54%
of undergraduates participated in faculty-mentored research projects

Driven

1 Million
total hours of community service completed by Duke students in Durham

Geography

12%
of students are international

SAT Scores

1500-1560
middle 50% range SAT scores for accepted students

Demographics

61%
of students went to public high school
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Studying Away Story

Making New Friends in New Places

The trip abroad that changed one student’s life back on campus.
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Service-Learning Story

Tuesdays with Akifa

How a service-learning class sparked an unexpected friendship.
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Collaboration Story

"Always Say Yes"

How a professor’s advice changed the trajectory of one student’s college experience.
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Innovation and Technology

Amy Hood, ‘94

CFO, Microsoft
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Arts and Entertainment

Ken Jeong, ’90

Comedian, TV and film actor
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Philanthropy

Melinda French Gates, ’86, MBA ’87

Co-founder, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
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Journalism

Dan Abrams, ’88

ABC News chief legal analyst and co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline
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Sports

Ibtihaj Muhammad '07

Olympic fencer
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Global Impact

160K+
Duke alumni worldwide