The regular decision acceptance rate for the Class of 2018 is a record low 9 percent.
At 7 p.m. today, admissions results will be released to the 29,300 applicants who applied regular decision to Duke—and for 2,640 of them, the news will be good. An additional 57 students who were deferred from the early decision process will be accepted.
"Admitting only 9 percent of our regular decision applicants made for some extraordinarily challenging decisions," said Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Christoph Guttentag in a Duke News press release. "The overwhelming majority of students applying to Duke are exceptionally qualified young women and men. They are smart, accomplished and interesting, and it was both humbling and gratifying to choose the next class of Duke students from among them."The acceptance rate is down almost 1 percent from the Class of 2017, which accepted 2,897 students for an acceptance of 9.9 percent, a record at the time.
Earlier this year, the Class of 2018 also set a record for early decision admissions, with 47 percent of its class admitted early—leaving fewer spots for regular decision applicants.