Carter Boyle Duke senior and an official representative for the student body of Duke University knows all there is to know about this university and there has been a certain even in the last year which has shone a big spotlight on this college, his name was Zion Williamson. The Duke basketball player became the latest in a line of freshmen to go straight to the NBA, as number one draft pick no less. the buzz around the man has created a buzz around the university which is why we spoke to Carter about the application process for this college, who should apply and what is expected of those who do. Let’s take a look.
Duke offers a huge range of benefits to any student and it is one of the most diverse and welcoming colleges that there is. This is a college which works hard and plays hard, evidence of which can be seen through their approach to both academics and athletics, with both playing major roles for students at the college. Duke has an impressive sports program and its range of academic courses seek to get its students ready for the real world. Duke is a college which will ensure that you are equipped for whatever life you plan to embark on.
Who Should Apply?
Those who are intelligent, talented and highly competitive should apply for Duke University. This is an elite college which only accepts the very best and just 13% of those who apply actually get accepted. This low rate is simply because there are so many who are looking to come to this prestigious college. If you are smart and hungry to work hard and learn more then you are a perfect candidate for this traditionally high level university. Naturally you will have to back this up with more than just test scores, as we are about to look at.
What the College Requires
The fact that just 13% of admissions are accepted means that you must ensure that your application is whiter than whiter, describes you well and is packed with reasons as to why you should be chosen ahead of the rest. Officially Duke look at 6 main factors when their admissions team are assessing applications, and here are those first 6 areas which they will look at.
- 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
These 6 factors make up the first round of reviewing the application forms, using these metrics they will cut the large majority of the applicants, to get down to a smaller list for them to choose between. Once this is done, the next round will still focus on the requirements above, although they will go into much more detail in order to select those who make the final cut.
It isn’t easy to get into Duke University, and nor should it be, if you are good enough however, you will get there.