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WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
Every year, thousands of the world’s best students apply to Duke. They represent a wide spectrum of diversity and experiences, but they are united by their interest in Duke’s academic rigor, stimulating campus environment, and reputation for achievement. Most admitted students have demonstrated impact, intellect, imagination, and interest in the classroom, in the community, or on the athletic field. It could be doing one thing brilliantly, or several things exceedingly well.
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HOW TO APPLY
The outstanding students who apply for admission to Duke each year continually astound us. We are always excited to welcome a new class into our collaborative community of intellectual explorers.
01 - PICK AN APPLICATION
02 - CHOOSE EARLY OR REGULAR DECISION
03 - SEND MATERIALS
04 - LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
05 - DECISION NOTIFICATION
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MAKING DUKE POSSIBLE
At Duke, we do more than offer financial aid. We offer support. Our goal is to ensure that students have the resources to attend and thrive—from application to graduation and all the experiences in between. Applying for financial aid can be daunting—that’s why we’re here to break things down, help you get started, and make Duke a reality.

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ESTIMATE
Students and families should utilize our Net Price Calculators.

02
APPLY
Students should complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile.
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