Duke has an excellent academic reputation across the US. US News placed Duke 9th in the Best US National Universities Rankings 2022.
In 2022, over 37,300 students applied to Duke, of which only 3,097 were accepted. Contrary to the increasing applicants' number, the acceptance rate dropped to 8%.
Duke boasts more than 180,000 alumni. 15 Nobel laureates have been associated with the university as well as 2 heads of state and 12 Pulitzer Prize winners.
Courses in the Sciences and Engineering are the most popular at Duke. US News ranks Duke in the top 10 for their Biomedical and Biotechnology majors.
Duke has over 400 clubs for its students to be involved in. Aside from the traditional sports and art clubs, students can join scientifically oriented clubs to polish freshly learned skills.
20% of Duke's students are international and 85% live on campus. Students from the UK are the 4th largest group in their international student population.
Duke has over 10 different colleges for both undergraduate and graduate students. It includes the world-renowned Fuqua School of Business and Pratt School of Engineering.
Duke attracts students who excel in biology, social sciences, and engineering. The university looks for students ready to tackle challenges “intelligently, creatively, and enthusiastically”.
Each year, thousands of ambitious students apply for a place at Duke, but the competition is notoriously fierce. So, how do you know if you have what it takes to compete? Book a complimentary university strategy meeting with the Crimson team today and find out!
Top US universities are looking for the leaders and change-makers of tomorrow. As a result, they attract - and seek - well-rounded students who are not only eager to learn but likely to inspire others.
Whilst strong academics are a must, students must also demonstrate extracurricular engagement and clear personal qualities.
In short, good grades are not enough!
Alongside A/A* grades top universities would look for 1500+ SAT / 32+ ACT scores. However good scores alone are not enough to gain you admission!
They want to see evidence of consistent extracurricular engagement in something you're passionate about. They also want to see evidence of leadership; students who take on responsibility and inspire those around them.
This is your opportunity for the Admissions Officer to really get to know you, it's a reflective, creative and personal essay. But, they are more interested in the effect the event had on you than the story itself.
Admissions Officers want to ensure that their university is the best fit for both you and them. They are looking for students that will compliment both the classroom dormitory atmosphere.
Applying to top US universities is a difficult task which is why so many students seek external support.
Each of our programmes are tailored to the student and are delivered by a carefully selected team of mentors who provide focussed support with each and every aspect of the process.
We are proud to say that students who work with us are four times as likely to get into their dream university than those who apply alone.
By speaking to one of our Academic Advisors you will receive;
Multi-year support with application preparation and submission with the help of a personalised roadmap.
One-to-one sessions covering test content, technique and confidence for the best chance of getting a great score.
Support with essay statement ideation, tone, language and structure as well as multi-draft feedback.
Extracurricular and leadership project planning, execution and reporting to ensure passion and impact are demonstrated in the application.
Coaching on how to answer common questions and communicate a story persuasively.
The words of brilliant Crimson students who achieved their goals working with us
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