Thursday, January 19, 2012

Duke Received More Than 31,500 Applications for Class of 2016

Durham, NC - More than 31,500 high school seniors have submitted applications for admission to Duke University this year, eclipsing last year's record by 6.2 percent, or more than 1,800 applications.
This marks the fifth year in a row in which the number of applications has set a record. Last year, the school received 29,724 applications for admission, which at the time was a 10 percent increase over the previous record. The number of applicants to Duke has increased by 55 percent -- more than 11,000 applications -- in the last four years alone.
"We're pleased to see this level of interest in Duke," Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Christoph Guttentag said. "What's perhaps most gratifying is the wide range of backgrounds and places our applicants are applying from; more than ever our applicant pool spans the country and the world."
The current number of high school seniors applying to be part of Duke's Class of 2016 is 31,565. Of that number, 25,616 have applied to the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences (a 4.6 percent increase over last year), while 5,949 have applied to the Pratt School of Engineering (a 13.8 percent increase). The final number of applicants is expected to increase slightly as applications submitted by mail are received.
California again provided the largest number of applicants, with North Carolina second and New York a close third, followed by Florida and Texas. The greatest growth among applicants in recent years has been among students from the West Coast and from overseas, with China first among foreign countries in the number of applicants, followed by Korea and Canada.
The applicant pool is fairly evenly divided between males and females. Among students of color, the greatest increases were among Latino students and students of Asian descent. Admissions decisions will be made available to applicants online in early April.
In November, more than 2,600 students -- a 20 percent increase from the previous year -- applied to Duke through the Early Decision process and 648 students were admitted, both of which were also record numbers. Those applying through Regular Decision will be vying for about 1,060 spaces in the Class of 2016.
"We're excited to be reading the applications of our Regular Decision applicants," Guttentag said.  "These are exceptional young women and men, and it'll be a challenge choosing among them."
Guttentag expects the incoming class to have slightly more than 1,700 students.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You might also be interested in this article about Yale's 2016 RD apps: