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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Recommended
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Recommended
Common Application Accepted: Yes

Application Fees

$75
Undergrad Application Fee
$75
Graduate Application Fee

Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

Address:
103 Allen Bldg Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 684-3214
Admissions Phone: (919) 684-3214
General Site: WWW.DUKE.EDU
Admissions: http://www.admissions.duke.edu
Application: http://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Fiona from Grayslake, IL
  • Apr-16-2014 I am a past student here

    - Go to the activity fair to see what is available for you to join on campus, and you get a lot of cool free stuff - Join Greek Life! - Go to as many sporting events as possible. Even if you are not that into sports, the energy and vibe at the games is something that makes Duke unique. - Try to ration your food points Freshman year, in March when you just can't possibly eat at the Marketplace any more you will be happy to still have another option -If you have a car, bring it. It's sometimes nice to get off-campus to go grocery shopping at the nearby Target or Kroger, and there are two malls about 10-20 minutes away

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  • Anonymous
  • Mar-14-2014 I am a current student here

    If applying to Duke, there is no mold that the admissions officers are looking for. Obviously grades and test scores are important; however, you are much more than just a number. Focus on participating in a few, rather than a million, activities and be ready to explain why you chose those. Obtain leadership roles in those clubs and show development. Also, make sure you form great relationships with teachers and make sure you spend a lot of time writing an interesting and unique essay!

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  • Hannah from Wake Forest, NC
  • Dec-27-2013 I am a current student here

    Reach out to professors in your area of interest and ask to meet with them. I did this when I applied and I think that showing initiative and interest helps to make you stand out as a candidate for admission. As a matter of fact, after I met with the Biophysics department head, he sent a letter to the Dean of Admissions recommending me for admission. Learn all you can about the campus so your essays are Duke specific. Also I know some people feel that Alumni interviews are pointless, but I highly encourage you to do one. The more people you meet and have on your side the better!

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  • Alan from Durham, NC
  • Dec-06-2013 I am a current student here

    In my experience at Duke University it is essential to take your education into your own hands and be proactive. Do not wait for anyone to do anything for you. Rather, if you need guidance, mentorship, or direction, seek out a professor or another profession to assist you. If you make the first step then I have found that professors are more than happy to help you along the way. But do not expect anyone to do anything for you. If you have a goal or an interest, take it into your own hands and make it happen.

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  • Anonymous
  • Sep-07-2013 I am a current student here

    Take advantage of everything Duke has to offer, because it's unlikely you will ever find yourself in a situation where you are just having opportunity after opportunity thrown at you (not to mention free food, shirts, and other merch). In addition to that, take advantage of Durham, the great city that Duke is located in. Many students have weird misconceptions about Durham, which is one reason the university, although centered in the middle of downtown, is still so disconnected from the outside community. Durham is actually a rich center of food, music, and a growing culture that is open and fun to participate in. As already mentioned, don't be afraid to recognize flaws in the university system, and to speak up about them! By doing so, people can create change for the better on campus, which will only benefit the university and its students as a whole.

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