Duke University

Durham, NC

Duke University

Durham, NC

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$60,594

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

6

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

5%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,951
Declined 46,617
Total Received 49,568
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Private

6,717

undergraduate students

9,455

graduate students

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School Facts

Duke University, founded in 1838, is a private research university located in Durham, NC. Duke University traces its roots to the Union Institute Academy, founded in 1838. Duke's 8500-acre campus includes East Campus, where all first-year students live; West Campus, home to many academic departments and upper-class students; the Medical Campus; and the Duke Forest. Undergraduate students at Duke earn degrees from the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and the Pratt School of Engineering.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 16,172
Established in 1838
Coeducational Coeducational

8678-acre suburban campus located in Durham, NC, within the larger Research Triangle region of central North Carolina (population: 2 million). Marine Lab campus in Beaufort, NC. The Durham area is served by air, bus, and train. School operates campus shuttle service. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Raleigh-Durham International

Duke University
2138 Campus Drive
Durham, NC
27708

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
85%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
95%
Top 1/4
98%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
86%
600-699
14%
500-599
2%
700-800
90%
600-699
9%
500-599
2%
30-36
93%
24-29
6%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $85
Application deadline January 4
Has early decision program yes

Extremely Selective

5%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,951
Declined 46,617
Total Received 49,568

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

63%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$6,616

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $60,594
Room & board $17,484
Books & supplies $3,410
Total $81,488
Average Financial Aid - $6,616
Total with Avg. Aid $74,872
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Installment payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Fencing
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, baseball, crew, cross-country, cycling, equestrian sports, football, golf, ice hockey, ice skating, in-line skating, lacrosse, martial arts, rugby, sailing, skiing, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, basketball, cycling, dance, equestrian sports, field hockey, figure skating, golf, ice skating, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, road running, rugby, sailing, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
African-American/Black Studies
Anatomy
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Canadian Studies
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Design and Visual Communications, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
Linguistics
Materials Science
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Music, General
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

16,172

total students

15%

in-state

85%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

42%

6,717
students

Female
51%
3,402

Male
49%
3,315

60%

9,751
students

Female
55%
5,330

Male
45%
4,421

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

6,572
students

Female
51%
3,324

Male
49%
3,248

3%

145
students

Female
54%
78

Male
46%
67

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 95%
Student 4 year graduation rate 90%
Student 5 year graduation rate 95%
Student 6 year graduation rate 96%

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
40%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

50

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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