Duke University

Durham, NC, USA
4.15 Average Rating

Duke University is a selective, private research university that calls Durham, NC, home. Founded originally as Trinity College in 1838, it was renamed by tobacco tycoon James Buchanan Duke in 1924 and became the “Gothic Wonderland” campus it is today. Duke offers two undergraduate academic paths, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and Pratt School of Engineering, that together offer 53 majors and 52 minors, as well as “Program II,” which allows students to create their own curriculum. The Duke campus is 9,000 acres, 7,200 of which is forested, and is comprised of 200 buildings, of those, 12 are research institutes. For students interested in expanding their academic playground, Duke Global offers programs in 20 countries.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • United Methodist
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
12%
Out of State Students
78%
0
100
10%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 33
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1450
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 3, 2020 May 1, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
16,294
Total Number of Undergrads
6,692
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
87%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
95%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
6:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$22,011
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$53,760
Out-of-State Tuition
$53,760
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
45%
Average Aid Per Year
$47,055
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
737
Size of Town
City: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Durham
New York
Washington
San Francisco
Boston
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
73%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$84,400
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What Students Are Saying

4.15 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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