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Duke University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$72,710 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$53,744 tuition
$15,500 on campus room & board
$3,466 books and supplies
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)

$72,710 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$53,744 tuition
$15,500 on campus room & board
$3,466 books and supplies
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$44,543 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
50% of students receive aid
12% get federal aid ($8,558 avg)
3% get state aid ($4,477 avg)
45% get institn'l aid ($44,543 avg)
39% get loans ($6,167 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.09% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 6.09% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $47,055 45%
Federal Grant Aid $8,558 12%
Pell Grants $4,390 12%
Other Federal Grants $9,518 6%
Institution Grant Aid $44,543 45%
State Grant Aid $4,477 3%
Student Loans $6,167 39%
Federal Loans $4,981 37%
Other Loans $8,827 6%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: March 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Duke University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
2138 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27708
(919) 684-3214


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Karis from APO, AE
  • Oct-03-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Rigorous classwork but employment rate after graduation is high.

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  • 5
  • BlueDevil
  • Dec-27-2015 I am a past student here

    Duke is expensive but has great financial aid. The Duke name carries.

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  • 5
  • KZ
  • Dec-24-2015 I am a current student here

    It is costly, but financial aid and scholarships can alleviate the burdens. Yet I think after it's all said and done in four years, every graduate feels that it was worth every penny.

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  • 4
  • Autumn from Spring, TX
  • May-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Duke is an incredibly expensive university - but often times the amenities offered seem to make up for this. There are top notch academic professors, there is easy to find funding for special events and activities, new, well kept athletic facilities are readily available, freebies are often easy to find, and one always feels safe on campus. I can't say for sure whether Duke is worth the price tag, but most students rarely feel they're being cheated.

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