Duke University

Durham, NC

Duke University

Durham, NC

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$57,633

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

6

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

7%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,068
Declined 36,571
Total Received 39,639
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Private

7,278

undergraduate students

10,577

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 17,855
Established in 1838
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Methodist

Social Networks

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: Major city

Duke University
2138 Campus Drive
Durham, NC
27708

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
85%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
770
25th
720
75th
800
25th
750
75th
36
25th
35
75th
35
25th
32
75th
35
25th
34

Admissions Facts

Application fee $85
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) December 20
Application deadline (final deadline) January 3
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

7%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,068
Declined 36,571
Total Received 39,639

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
Admission test scores
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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Financial Aid

58%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$48,351

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,880
Room $9,164
Board $6,862
Additional fees $1,753
Books & supplies $1,434
Total $75,093
Average Financial Aid - $48,351
Total with Avg. Aid $26,742

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,112,164
State $1,177,649
Institutional $137,257,821
Other external $5,640,980
Total $150,188,614

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $9,551,301
Other external $6,995,974
Total $16,547,275
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 919 684-6225
F: 919 660-9811
finaid@duke.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Fencing
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
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/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, dodgeball, flag football, golf, kickball, racquetball, soccer, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General.
African Studies.
Anatomy.
Anthropology, General.
Area Studies, Other.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Bioethics/Medical Ethics.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Biophysics.
Biostatistics.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology.
Chemistry, General.
Christian Studies.
Civil Engineering, General.
Cognitive Science, General.
Computational Science.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Sciences, Other.
Dance, General.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Divinity/Ministry.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
East Asian Studies.
Ecology.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Engineering/Industrial Management.
English Language and Literature, General.
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Studies.
Environmental/Environmental Engineering Technology/Technician.
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General.
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management.
French Language and Literature.
General Literature.
Genome Sciences/Genomics.
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
History, General.
History, Other.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Immunology.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
International and Comparative Education.
Italian Language and Literature.
Journalism, Other.
Law.
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Linguistics.
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other.
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography.
Materials Engineering.
Materials Science.
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
Mathematics and Computer Science.
Mathematics, General.
Mathematics, Other.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Informatics.
Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Molecular Biology.
Molecular Genetics.
Music, General.
Natural Resources/Conservation, General.
Neuroscience.
Nurse Anesthetist.
Nursing Administration.
Nursing Education.
Nursing Practice.
Nursing Science.
Optics/Optical Sciences.
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
Pharmacology.
Philosophy, Other.
Philosophy.
Physical Therapy/Therapist.
Physician Associate/Assistant.
Physics, General.
Physics, Other.
Political Communication.
Political Economy.
Political Science and Government, General.
Portuguese Language and Literature.
Psychology, General.
Psychology, Other.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Public Policy Analysis, Other.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Religious Education.
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other.
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
Russian Language and Literature.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Statistics, General.
Sustainability Studies.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
Theology/Theological Studies.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
Visual and Performing Arts, Other.
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing.
Women's Studies.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

17,855

total students

14%

in-state

86%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

41%

7,278
students

Female
51%
3,724

Male
49%
3,554

59%

10,577
students

Female
54%
5,680

Male
46%
4,897

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

7,215
students

Female
52%
3,688

Male
48%
3,527

1%

63
students

Female
58%
36

Male
42%
27

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Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Required of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

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

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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