Duke University

Durham, NC

Duke University

Durham, NC

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$62,941

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

6

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

6%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,126
Declined 46,882
Total Received 50,008
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Private

6,883

undergraduate students

10,737

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, NC. Duke University traces its roots to the Union Institute Academy, founded in 1838. Duke's over 8,600-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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 17,620
Established in 1924
Coeducational Coeducational

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
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

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $85
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
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 Optional

Extremely Selective

6%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,126
Declined 46,882
Total Received 50,008

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
Completion of college-preparatory 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
Admission test scores

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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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Financial Aid

58%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$48,351

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $62,941
Room & board $18,166
Books & supplies $3,410
Total $84,517
Average Financial Aid - $48,351
Total with Avg. Aid $36,166

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

ballroom dancing, badminton, baseball, basketball, brazilian jiu jitsu, cycling, dancing devils, equestrian, field hockey, figure skating, golf, ice hockey, krav maga, quidditch, rowing, rugby, running, sailing, ski & snowboard, soccer, squash, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, triathlon, ultimate, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

ballroom dancing, badminton, baseball, basketball, brazilian jiu jitsu, cycling, dancing devils, equestrian, field hockey, figure skating, golf, ice hockey, krav maga, quidditch, rugby, running, sailing, ski & snowboard, soccer, squash, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, triathlon, ultimate, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, college pick'ems, dodgeball, flag football, golf, kickball, NFL pick'em, pickleball, racquetball, soccer, table tennis, team tennis, ultimate frisbee, 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.
Marine Sciences.
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. Computer Science
  2. Public Policy
  3. Biology

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

17,620

total students

14%

in-state

86%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

39%

6,883
students

Female
52%
3,554

Male
48%
3,329

61%

10,737
students

Female
55%
5,853

Male
45%
4,884

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

6,838
students

Female
52%
3,531

Male
48%
3,307

1%

45
students

Female
51%
23

Male
49%
22

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Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
39%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

60

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

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 Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 15

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