Duke's Early Decision acceptance rate falls to lowest in history after spike in applications

"Duke accepted the lowest percentage of Early Decision applicants in its history to the Class of 2025.

There were 5,036 Early Decision applicants this year, according to a Friday news release. Of that number, Duke admitted 840 high school seniors for a 16.7% acceptance rate.

The number of applicants this year was the highest in history, and the number of students accepted was lower than usual for recent years." …