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Duke Receives Record Number of Minority Applicants

Posted January 31, 2001 6:00 a.m. EST

— Duke Universityhas more applications than it can handle.

The university has the second highest number ever and a record number of minority applicants.

There has been an 11 percent increase in Latino applicants and four percent increases in African-American and Asian applicants.

Duke expects to admit about 1,600 freshmen next fall.