Duke at a Glance

Class size 440

Applications 3,453

Admissions rate 25.10%

Applicant yield 52%

Average GPA 3.42

Average GMAT score 690

Female students 35%

U.S. Minorities 21%

Key deadlines

Round 1

Application due 14 Oct 2015

Decision release 17 Dec 2015

Round 2

Application due 5 Jan 2016

Decision release 15 Mar 2016

Round 3

Application due 22 Mar 2016

Decision release 6 May 2016

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Fuqua Class Profile

Fuqua has been actively catering to different populations, perhaps even more so than other top American business programs. Despite these efforts, Fuqua’s U.S. minority statistics are a little lower than some other programs.

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Employment & Careers at Duke: You Oughta Know

Technology. Most applicants don’t associate Fuqua with the technology sector like they might Stanford, MIT Sloan, or UCLA Anderson, which have historically sent large percentages of graduates into this industry after graduation. However, Duke sent 20% of its Class of 2014 grads into tech, which isn’t far behind Stanford’s 24%, and more than double the percentage that other top-tier schools such as NYU Stern (6%) and Yale (10%) send into this industry.

Culture & Campus Life: You oughta know

Must-attend events. As we mentioned, Fuqua is a fun environment and the students host many, many social events throughout the year. Below are some of the activities that students have said you “must attend” to have a complete Fuqua experience. This will give you just a small taste of life at Fuqua, and how it differs from many other business schools.

Admissions: The Essays

Short Answers. These three prompts are unchanged from last year. 1. What are your short-term goals, post-MBA? (500 characters maximum) This short answer question is very straightforward and should be seen in some sense as a “Why an MBA?” question. However, your response should be specifically targeted to your post-MBA role. The admissions committee is evaluating several things with this essay: