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Average GPA among Duke University admits?

I've had my eye on Duke and I've heard it's pretty selective. Can anyone tell me what the average GPA is for students who get admitted? Do I stand a chance with a GPA that's not a 4.0?

8 months ago

Hey there! Absolutely, Duke is quite selective, but remember that GPA is just one part of your application. The average unweighted GPA for admitted students at Duke tends to hover around 3.8 to 4.0. Nevertheless, being slightly below that is not a deal-breaker, especially if your course load has been rigorous and if you have strengths in other areas of your application like your essays, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation.

It's also good to keep in mind that GPA considerations can vary across different high schools due to variability in grading scales. Duke understands this and looks at your GPA within the context of your school's profile. So, a GPA that's not an exact 4.0 might still be quite competitive if you've taken challenging courses and your high school doesn't inflate grades. Keep aiming high and focus on crafting a well-rounded application. The admissions committee at Duke, like at many selective colleges, is looking for more than just top grades. Best of luck in your application journey!

8 months ago

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