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Essay Breakdown: Duke University

  • How to Write the Duke University Application Essays 2016-2017

    Duke University has consistently been ranked in the US News and World Report’s top 10 national universities, currently sitting at the #8 spot. In the most recent application cycle, Duke received over 28,000 applications for its class of 2020 and admitted just over 10%. Duke asks its applicants to answer one 250-word optional essay about themselves, and then separates Arts & Sciences and Engineering applicants by asking them to answer what attracted them to Duke and to their respective area of study in 150 words.

  • How to Write the Duke Application Essay 2015-2016

    Read our new post on the Duke Application Essay for 2016-2017. Although the institution is known for its world-class academics and research facilities, very few schools’ possess as much school spirit as Duke at sporting events. Indeed, students who attend Duke are able to receive the benefits of attending a prestigious university while simultaneously enjoying […]

  • How to Tackle the Duke Supplement Essay for 2014-15

    Note: this blog post has been updated for the 2015-2016 application cycle. To view the most recent version, click here. Duke University has only one supplemental essay; in this post, we’ll show you the correct approach to use in tackling it so that it benefits your application as much as possible. Duke University seeks a talented, […]