Duke, founded in 1838, is a private research university. Its academic mission is to expose students to a variety of subject areas and modes of inquiry. Students learn to access, synthesize, and communicate knowledge effectively, to acquire perspective on current and historical events, to conduct research and solve problems, to develop a capacity for hard and sustained work, and to serve the community. All first-year students live and learn in the East Campus, where designated faculty members live in residence halls with freshmen to increase opportunities for student-faculty interaction. Duke's 8,500-acre campus, known for its Gothic architecture, is located in Durham.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
6,682
Undergraduates
3,321
Men - 49.7%
3,362
Women - 50.3%
3,850
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
9% of 35,767 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 4
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
770 average
740-800 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
740 average
710-770 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
34 average
33-35 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$77,616
Tuition and Fees
$57,633
Room and Board
$16,026
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$54,990
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,369
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,481
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
25%
10-19
46%
20-29
12%
30-39
7%
40-49
3%
50-99
4%
Over 100
3%
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Not reported Population
245,475
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
85% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Blue Devil
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8%
Asian
24.4%
Black/African-American
11.2%
Hispanic/Latino
10.5%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.8%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2%
White
47%
Unknown
4.1%
International Students
9.5%
First-Year Students Returning
98.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
87.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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