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Duke University

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2017–18) 21
  • THE World University Ranking (2017–18) 17

Entry Requirements

  • Prospective students must apply to either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering.
  • Application is either by paper or online.
  • On receipt of your application, you will be send a personalised Application Checklist where you can check that you have supplied all the necessary documents and monitor the status of your application.
  • There is an application fee of $75.
  • All candidates must complete either the ACT (American College Testing exam) or the College Board SAT (Standard Assessment Test), plus two SAT subject tests. See /international/studying-overseas/international-study-in-the-usa/


  • Duke University was founded in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke.
  • Originally known as Trinity College, which was a local Methodist and Quaker institute.
  • The creation of the Duke Endowment led to the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.
  • Duke maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church.
  • Today the top five countries sending students to Duke are China, Canada, Korea, Great Britain and India.

Further Details

Address Duke University Office of Undergraduate Admissions
2138 Campus Drive
Box 90586
NC 27708-0586