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Tuition & Fees

$53,500

$53,500

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1
6

teacher

students

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Extremely Selective

10%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,430
Declined + 28,241
Total Received 31,671
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Private (nonprofit)

6,609

undergraduate students

9,319

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Psychology
  3. Public Policy
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Codes

SAT 5156
ACT 3088

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
67%
600-699
27%
500-599
5%
400-499
1%
700-800
77%
600-699
18%
500-599
4%
400-499
1%
700-800
71%
600-699
21%
500-599
6%
400-499
2%
30-36
89%
24-29
10%
18-23
1%
30-36
78%
24-29
21%
18-23
1%
30-36
85%
24-29
14%
18-23
1%
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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, is located in a residential section of Durham.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 15,928
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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Durham, NC

9,350-acre, suburban campus in Durham (population: 263,016), 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
91%
Top 1/4
97%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
67%
600-699
27%
500-599
5%
400-499
1%
700-800
77%
600-699
18%
500-599
4%
400-499
1%
700-800
71%
600-699
21%
500-599
6%
400-499
2%
30-36
89%
24-29
10%
18-23
1%
30-36
78%
24-29
21%
18-23
1%
30-36
85%
24-29
14%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $85
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline December 20 (priority deadline)
January 3
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

Extremely Selective

10%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,430
Declined + 28,241
Total Received 31,671

Admissions Factors

Very Important

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

Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

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

Cost

Tuition $51,720
Room $8,494
Board $6,304
Additional fees $1,780
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $69,598
Average Financial Aid - $50,312
Total with Avg. Aid $19,286

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$50,312

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,931,998
State $991,190
Institutional $109,032,938
Other external $5,511,396
Total $120,467,522

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $10,304,414
Other external $6,970,103
Total $17,274,517

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

41%

6,609
students

Female
50%
3,288

Male
50%
3,321

Graduate

59%

9,319
students

Female
50%
4,672

Male
50%
4,647

undergraduateFull-time

99%

6,577
students

Female
50%
3,273

Male
50%
3,304

undergraduatePart-time

1%

32
students

Female
47%
15

Male
53%
17

Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
44%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

4%

Transfer applicants accepted

30%

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 Required of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

17

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

17

semester hours

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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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