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Duke University

Durham, NC

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.

Web Sitewww.duke.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students6,639
   Women3,252 (49.0%)
   Men3,387 (51.0%)
Graduate Students9,345

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate12% of 30,112 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 3
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math690-790 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading670-760 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing690-780 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite31-34 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$69,959
Tuition and Fees
$51,265
Room and Board
$14,438
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$49,774
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$22,256

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,462
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 48% of classes
20-29 students: 11% 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Durham Population245,475
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 82% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotBlue Devil
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
24.0% Asian
10.8% Black/African-American
8.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
51.5% White
2.4% Unknown
International Students9.9%
First-Year Students Returning 
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
86.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.81 4.35 714 698 31
Low 1.79 1.68 400 400 18
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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DID YOU KNOW?

• When students camp out to get free tickets to Duke basketball games their tents are wired for the Internet so they can continue studying.

• An unofficial Duke graduation requirement is to drive backwards around the traffic circle.

• Duke has gargoyles all around campus, but they blend in with the architecture and are not easy to find.

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