Your Chances at Duke Fuqua: Acceptance Rate & Other Factors

Special Note for Round 1, 2022 Applicants Invited for an MBA Interview

Wondering about your chances now that you’ve been invited to an interview?

Unfortunately, there’s no way to answer to this question with certainty, as business schools do not publish figures on interview invites.

It is safe to guess that MBA programs interview approximately double the number of people they intend to admit. In crude terms, this means that your chances of acceptance are good—around 50%.

But remember that there are other factors at play which are not reflected in this generalized statement:

  • The post-interview decision will still depend on the strength of your application: outstanding applicants will have a better chance both pre- and post-interview.
  • Less competitive applicants—with lower GMAT scores, sub-optimal employers, and a less prestigious undergraduate degree—will be under more pressure to impress than a highly competitive applicant.
  • Anyone can have a surprising interview—for better or for worse.

Regardless of your initial application, your next step should be to prepare as effectively as possible for your MBA interview—with someone who has interview experience and an understanding of the program you’re applying to.

Menlo Coaching offers personalized, professional MBA interview preparation, tailored to your specific target programs.

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Do you want to get into a top business school, but you aren’t sure which schools to apply to? You might be wondering where you’re a good fit and also where you’ll likely receive an offer from. To help answer your questions, we’ve put together some fast facts covering key admission factors to help you determine your odds of getting accepted into the Duke University Fuqua School of Business.

If you’re wondering how difficult it is to get into the Fuqua School of Business, then you’ve come to the right place. On this page, we’ll give you a quick overview of what it takes to get into Duke’s MBA program and help you understand whether your profile is a good fit for Fuqua.

(Note: This page highlights Fuqua’s full-time MBA program. The other program options at Fuqua are the Global Executive MBA, and the Weekend Executive MBA.)

Fast Facts: Fuqua MBA

Acceptance Rate21%
GPA Minimum3.10
GPA Maximum3.90
Avg. Years Work Experience6.0 years

Source: Duke Fuqua, Class of 2024 data

Duke University Fuqua School of Business

Undergraduate Majors Represented in Fuqua’s MBA Program 

The top undergraduate majors represented in Fuqua’s MBA program are Engineering/Natural Sciences: (33%), Business & Accounting: (28%), Liberal Arts/Other: (22%), and Economics: (18%).

Top Undergraduate Universities from Fuqua’s MBA Class

The undergraduate universities most represented in Fuqua’s MBA class profile are: 

  • Duke University
  • University of Virginia
  • North Carolina State University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • United States Military Academy at West Point
  • Boston College
  • The Johns Hopkins University
  • UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • Dartmouth College

If your undergraduate college is listed above, that means that Fuqua has accepted many applicants with your education background in the past. It also shows that candidates who have gone to these schools have considered applying to Fuqua, and it is one indication that the business school has found students who have completed their undergraduate education at these universities to be successful.  

Fuqua’s Pre-MBA Industries

Fuqua’s top pre-MBA industries are consulting (14%), financial services (18%), technology (11%), health (9%), and government (8%).

Looking at the pre-MBA industries shows you whether your profile is well-represented at Fuqua. Don’t worry if you don’t see your industry on the list—there might not be many students enrolled from your industry simply because many candidates didn’t apply to the program in the first place. The same goes for the pre-MBA employers data we’ve provided below.

Top Pre-MBA Employers Represented at Fuqua

The pre-MBA companies that are most represented in the Fuqua MBA class are: 

What does Fuqua value?

Fuqua wants to know what YOU plan on doing to make Fuqua a better place. Fuqua looks for the kind of person who thrives on difference and has the power to bring out strengths in others, and it recruits students from around the world who share those values.

Interested in finding out more about Fuqua? Visit our Duke Fuqua overview page.