Duke University

, NC,
4.13 Average Rating

Duke University was founded in 1838. Originally Trinity College, an endowment from tobacco tycoon James Buchanan Duke resulted in the name change and the “Gothic Wonderland” campus it is today. Named one of Forbes top ten universities to “produce the most Forbes 400 billionaires,” Duke’s very selective admissions have resulted in The Huffington Post ranking it one of the most challenging universities to get admitted to in the US.


Average Net Price
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Institution Type
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
Out of State Students
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 33
Average SAT Composite: 1450

What Students Are Saying

4.13 Average Rating
Duke's a diverse school with students of all sorts of races and backgrounds. The education is vigorous, so you'll get out whatever you put in. There are hundreds of student groups, academic opportunities and living environments to choose from, so once you've found your niche you'll have discovered that Duke is more than just a university, it's an entire college experience.
Elisabeth from Durham, NC
Duke is an amazing school with an incredible, if sometimes overwhelming, number of opportunities available every day. Duke administration and students work to be academically, artistically, and socially open to new things and representative of the incredibly diverse student body. A Duke student is sure to have a one of a kind experience and is sure to find a place they feel at home.
Autumn from Spring, TX

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