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Tuition

$47,488

$47,488

not including room and board

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Extremely Selective

13%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,077
Declined + 26,297
Total Received 30,374
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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1  :  8

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Psychology
  3. Public Policy
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School Facts

Duke is a church-affiliated university. Founded as the Union Institute in 1838, it was reorganized as a teachers college in 1851, became a liberal arts college in 1859, and was renamed Duke University in 1924. Programs are offered through the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering, and the Graduate School. Its 9,350-acre campus, including many buildings in the English Gothic architecture style, is located in a residential section of Durham.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 15,386
Established in 1838
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Codes

SAT 5156
ACT 3088

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

6,655

undergraduate students

8,731

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
62%
600-699
30%
500-599
7%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
75%
600-699
21%
500-599
4%
400-499
0
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
69%
600-699
25%
500-599
6%
400-499
1%
300-399
-1%
200-299
0
30-36
85%
24-29
14%
18-23
1%
12-17
1%
6-11
-1%
Below 6
0
30-36
78%
24-29
21%
18-23
2%
12-17
-1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
82%
24-29
17%
18-23
2%
12-17
-1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Durham, NC

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Durham, NC

9,350-acre, suburban campus in Durham (population: 239,358), 20 miles from Raleigh; marine lab campus in Beaufort. Served by bus; air and train serve Raleigh. School operates campus shuttle service. Public transportation serves campus.

Duke University
2138 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27708

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
81%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
15 fraternities 29% of male students
 
10 sororities 42% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
92%
Top 1/4
98%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
62%
600-699
30%
500-599
7%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
75%
600-699
21%
500-599
4%
400-499
0
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
69%
600-699
25%
500-599
6%
400-499
1%
300-399
-1%
200-299
0
30-36
85%
24-29
14%
18-23
1%
12-17
1%
6-11
-1%
Below 6
0
30-36
78%
24-29
21%
18-23
2%
12-17
-1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
82%
24-29
17%
18-23
2%
12-17
-1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Extremely Selective

13%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,077
Declined + 26,297
Total Received 30,374

Admissions Contact

Christoph Guttentag
Dean, Undergraduate Admissions
P: 919 684-3214
F: 919 668-1661
undergrad-admissions@duke.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
fencing
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic Coast Conference (Division I, Football I-A)
Mascot
Blue Devils
School colors
blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/African Studies
Art History
Asian/African Languages/Literatures
Biochemistry
Bioethics/Science Policy
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biostatistics
Business Administration
Canadian Studies
Cell Biology
Chemistry
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Classical Civilization
Classical Languages
Classical Studies
Computational Biology/Bioinformatics
Computer Science
Cultural Anthropology
Earth/Ocean Sciences
Ecology
Economics
Economics/Computation
Electrical/Computer Engineering
English
Environment
Environmental Policy
Environmental Science/Policy
Environmental Sciences
Evolutionary Anthropology
Evolutionary Biology
French Studies
Genetics/Genomics
Geology
German
German Studies
Global Cultural Studies
Global Health
Historical/Cultural Visualization
History
Humanities
Immunology
International Comparative Studies
Italian/European Studies
Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Literature
Marine Science/Conservation
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science
Medical Physics
Medical Sciences
Medieval/Renaissance Studies
Molecular Cancer Biology
Molecular Genetics/Microbiology
Music
Neurobiology
Nursing
Pathology
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Policy
Public Policy Studies
Religion
Romance Studies
Russian
Slavic/Eurasian Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Statistical Science
Statistical/Economic Modeling
Teaching
Theatre Studies
Visual Art
Visual/Media Studies
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

43%

6,655
students

Female
50%
3,342

Male
50%
3,313

Graduate

57%

8,731
students

Female
49%
4,317

Male
51%
4,414

undergraduateFull-time

99%

6,631
students

Female
51%
3,329

Male
49%
3,302

undergraduatePart-time

1%

24
students

Female
55%
13

Male
45%
11

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

2%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

17

courses

Minimum transfers must complete

17

courses

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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