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Duke SAT Scores

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SAT scores needed to get into Duke University

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Average SAT Score 1520

The average composite SAT score for admitted Duke University freshman is 1520 out of 1600. Duke students have the 8th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1520 is in the 0th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1470 to 1570

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1470 to 1570. The 75th percentile score is 1570 while the 25th percentile score is 1470.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Duke but we estimate it to be around a 1420 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 775

The average score for Duke students on the math portion of the SAT is 775 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 750 and the 75th percentile score 800.

Average SAT Reading Score 745

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 720 to 770 and the average score for Duke University students is 745.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

53 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Duke University

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Duke University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 7.7%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.94.

Can I get into Duke with a 1570 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1570 or higher is very competitive at Duke and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. While having an above average chance of acceptance, admission is extremely competitive. The estimated chance of being accepted is around 14% or higher.

Can I get into Duke with a 1520 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1520 to 1560 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is extremely competitive. The estimated chance of being accepted is around 8% to 13%.

Can I get into Duke with a 1470 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1470 to 1510 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 4% to 7% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into Duke with a 1420 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1420 to 1460 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 4% chance of admission to Duke. SAT scores below 1420 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to Duke University by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 20%
1590 18%
1580 16%
1570 14%
1560 13%
1550 11%
1540 10%
1530 9%
1520 8%
1510 7%
1500 6%
1490 6%
1480 5%
1470 4%
1460 4%
1450 3%
1440 3%
1430 3%
1420 2%
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198419 IPEDS survey data for Duke University.