Duke Acceptance Rate at 6% For Class of 2027

03/04/202314 minute read
Duke Acceptance Rate at 6% For Class of 2027

For the class of 2027, Duke University only admitted 2,948 students out of a pool of 49,469 applicants, for an acceptance rate of 5.9%. While this marks a slight increase from the previous year's rate of 5.7%, this acceptance rate shows that Duke University continues to attract top-tier students from around the world who are drawn to the university's academic excellence and vibrant campus community.

What is Duke's Acceptance Rate For the Class of 2027?

The Duke Class of 2027 final admission results were announced in an article by Duke Today on April 1. The article reported that Duke had a higher number of applicants than last year, with 49,469 students applying to the Duke class of 2027, a rise from 48,061 applications in 2022 and 49,517 in 2021.

Duke Class of 2027 Acceptance Rate
Number of ApplicationsAccepted StudentsAcceptance Rate
Early Decision4,85580016.5%
Regular Applications44,5892,1484.8%

Duke Regular Admissions Results for the Class of 2027

For the regular decision cycle, 44,589 students applied to Duke of which 2,148 students got accepted at an acceptance rate of about 4.8%.

The acceptance rate to Duke's regular decision cycle for class of 2027 was lower than last year's regular decision rate of 6%, but higher than the acceptance rate of 4.3% for class of 2025.

The regular decision acceptance rate was still much lower than the early decision rate of 16.4%. Based on these acceptance rates, we recommend you apply early to increase your chances of getting into Duke.

Duke Regular Admissions Results Over the Past Three Years

Duke experienced a lower number of applications for the class of 2027 than the class of 2026. Despite this, the acceptance rate was noticeably lower at 4.8%, compared to last year's 6%.

The comparison chart below highlights the decrease in acceptance rate compared to last year, and showcases Duke's acceptance rate over the last three years.

Duke Regular Admissions Acceptance Rate
Class of 2025Class of 2026Class of 2027
Total First-Year Applicants 44,48145,94144,589
Admitted Applicants2,0142,2302,148
Overall Admission Rate4.3%4.6%4.8%
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Duke Early Admissions Results for the Class of 2027

Class 2027 experienced the lowest early decision acceptance rate in recent years. Of the 4,855 applicants, Duke only accepted 800 students, with an early acceptance rate of 16.4%, to the Class of 2027.

Duke University Early Admissions Acceptance Rate
Class of 2025Class of 2026Class of 2027
Total Early Applicants5,0364,0154,855
Admitted Applicants840855800
Early Admission Rate16.7%21%16.4%
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How Crimson can help you get into Duke and other top universities

Getting into a top college has become more competitive than ever, as factors like globalization and increased access to admissions information contribute to more applicants. In this highly competitive landscape, seeking assistance from a college admissions advisor can be invaluable. These advisors offer insights to help you stand out and provide personalized guidance to navigate the complex admissions process, ultimately increasing your chances of acceptance into your dream school.

Crimson Education helps thousands of students gain admission to their dream schools. Despite enormous applicant pools and low acceptance rates at top universities, Crimson’s acceptance numbers are increasing! This year, more than 200 of our students were accepted to top universities in the US in the early round alone. Here is a breakdown of Crimson’s early-round numbers.

  • 44+ early admits to the Ivy League, with half of these students accepted into the most competitive: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Columbia
  • 6+ early admits to Stanford and MIT
  • 56+ early admits to the US Top 10
  • A combined 20+ early admits to Duke, U Chicago, Northwestern, and Johns Hopkins.
  • 17 early admits to NYU
  • More than 200 early admits to the US Top 50 universities

As we watch the rest of the Regular Decision acceptances roll in, we’re confident that our students will have another successful year.

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