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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.

Website: www.duke.edu/

Private
Co-ed
6,682
Undergraduate
Students
(50.3%) 3,358 Women
(49.7%) 3,324 Men
3,850
Graduate
Students

Admission

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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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$77,569
Tuition and Fees
$57,931
Room and Board
$15,588
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$54,990
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$22,369
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,481
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 12% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Durham Population
245,475
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
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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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
24.4% Asian
11.2% Black/African-American
10.5% Hispanic/Latino
1.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
47.0% White
4.1% Unknown
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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