Carter Boyle Duke senior and a student who represents the student body at Duke University is receiving more questions than ever before about the applications process to the college. The reason for this is the attention which has been brought to both the college and Duke basketball team the Blue Devils, after the worldwide fame of a freshmen of theirs by the name of Zion Williamson. Zion not only lit up college basketball but he went on to become the first round pick in the NBA, setting tongues wagging about the college. If you wish to apply to Duke university then here is everything that you need to know.
Duke offers a wide range of benefits to any student who attends the college and it is one of the most diverse and welcoming colleges in the country. The ethic of the student body at this college is to work and play as hard as possible and there is a heavy emphasis placed on being the best academically that you can be. The sports program at the school doesn’t just include a high level basketball team but also many more high level teams from track and field to football.
Who Should Apply?
Duke university receives far more admissions than there are places and this is a college which is notoriously difficult to get into. Those who should apply are those with an intelligent head on their shoulders who are prepared to work hard to put it to use. That intelligent head must have some high grades to back it up as well. The rate of acceptance here is just 13% of the overall admissions which is why it is so important that you have what it takes to make the grade. If you have academic ability and you are ready to work hard, you have a good shot at getting into Duke university.
What The College Looks For
The college has to go through a number of application screening processes in order to get through the large amount of applications. Given the fact that just 13% are accepted into the college it is essential that your application makes it through these processes and here is what the college is looking for.
- The rigor of a candidate’s academic program
- Academic performance as measured by grades in academic courses
- Letters of recommendation from two teachers and a counselor
- Extracurricular activities
- The quality of thought and expression in the application essay
- Standardized test scores
During the first round of screening they will take into account all of these 6 points, and then they will look at the same 6 points in further detail should they need to go through another stage of screening. As you can see Duke are looking for students with academic ability but also students who are prepared to work and get involved in more than just their studies.
If you think that you have what it takes then Duke will provide you with an amazing collegial experience.