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Duke University Transfers: 2022 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

This is the complete guide for transferring to Duke. We suggest you read until the end - you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to Duke.

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    I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

    At Duke, 1.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

    To read about regular admission requirements for Duke University, click here

    Can you transfer into Duke University

    Duke requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

    Admission Item Required?
    High School Transcript Required of All
    College Transcript Required of All
    Essay or Personal Statement Required of All
    Interview Required of All
    Standardized Test Scores Required of All
    Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Required of All

    In addition to the above requirements, Duke also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

    Duke requires a minimum of 8 credits.

    Duke University chances calculator

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    Additionally, of the 81 accepted transfer students, 31 students enrolled - that means the yield was 38.27%.

    Duke accepts 7 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

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    Duke requires a minimum college GPA of 3.8 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

    In addition, Duke requires a minimum high school GPA of 3.8.

    Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the Duke website for more info.
    Duke accepts 6.56% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

    To have a shot at transferring into Duke, you should have a current GPA of at least 4.03 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 4.19. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

    The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of Duke students.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    SAT Math 700 800 750
    SAT Reading 680 770 725
    2018 Total SAT Score 1380 1570 1475
    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    ACT Math 30 35 32
    ACT Reading 32 35 33
    2018 Total ACT Score 62 70 66

    Duke University’s average SAT score is 1475. To be a competitive applicant for Duke University your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

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