1. Education
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Duke University - GPA and Test Scores for Admission


Duke University - GPA and Test Scores for Admission
Duke - GPA and Test Score Data for Admission

See the real-time chart and learn your chances of admission to Duke with the Cappex 'What are my chances?' calculator

Data provided by Cappex.com
Duke University is one of the most selective colleges in the country. In the graph above, the blue and green dots representing accepted students are concentrated in the upper right corner. Most students who got into Duke had "A" averages, SAT scores (CR+M+W) above 2000, and ACT composite scores above 29. Also realize that a lot of red dots are hidden beneath the blue and green -- many students with a 4.0 GPA and extremely high standardized test scores get rejected from Duke. For this reason, I always recommend that you consider a highly selective school like Duke to be a reach school even if your grades and test scores are on target for admission.

At the same time, keep in mind that Duke has holistic admissions -- Duke's admissions folks are looking for students who will bring more than good grades and standardized test scores to their campus. Students who show some kind of remarkable talent or have a compelling story to tell will often get a close look even if grades and test scores aren't quite up to the ideal.

To learn more about Duke University, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.