Duke Announces the Newest Blue Devils in the Class of 2027

2,148 students accepted in regular decision

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The Early Decision acceptance rate hit a record low 16.4 percent. The overall admission rate of 6 percent was the second lowest in Duke’s history.

“Everyone reading applications this year was struck by the academic quality of the applicant pool, but even more so by the students’ commitment to their classmates and their communities,” said Christoph Guttentag, dean of undergraduate admissions.

Guttentag said the students demonstrated their values in both the community service they performed and their acts of kindness to each other.

“Teachers and counselors made sure to tell us about the times when students tangibly supported each other, and we expect those values to be noticeable when they come to Duke. I think the combination of talent, diversity and community will be a hallmark of the Class of 2027.”

Students have until May 1 to make their final decision.

In this academic year, Duke expects to provide about $140 million in need-based financial aid to support undergraduate students. That’s up from $134 million last year. The average grant offer is about $58,000 for aid applicants, up from $54,000 per year.