Duke University: Ranking & Review

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Durham Rank United States Rank World Rank
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Duke University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate10%10%10%
Applicants33,07716,22616,851
Admissions3,2611,6161,645
Enrolled undergraduates1,748856892
Enrolled total (including graduate students)16,1308,0168,114

908 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

701 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $85. Application fee for graduates - $85.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores546
Percent of students submitting SAT scores31%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
710
Math
750

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,228
Percent of students submitting ACT scores70%
ACT Composite
33
ACT English
33
ACT Math
32

Duke University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $71,764 $71,764
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $14,798 and other expenses per full academic year.

Duke University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 6,026 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $51,720 $51,720
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,780 $1,780
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,616 $1,616
Tuition for Full-time graduates $51,480 $51,480
Fees for full-time graduates $1,137 $1,137
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $2,990 $2,990

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs 137 513 279 929
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 783 19 802
Social Sciences 353 194 50 597
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 291 119 140 550
Engineering 312 132 102 546
Legal Professions and Studies 96 231 327
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 195 68 7 270
Natural Resources and Conservation 38 173 21 232
Theology and Religious Vocations 190 6 196
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 4 173 177
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 114 25 6 145
Psychology 105 11 27 143
Physical Sciences 58 24 49 131
Mathematics and Statistics 60 33 22 115
Philosophy and Religious Studies 12 48 15 75
Visual and Performing Arts 36 20 11 67
Education 37 30 67
English Language and Literature & Letters 33 4 17 54
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 33 9 11 53
History 37 7 8 52
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 40 40
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 21 8 29
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 2 2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1 1
Grand Total1,8792,7001,0215,600

A total of 1,879 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Duke University.

At the master's and doctor's level 3,721 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate95%94%97%
  • Full-time retention rate - 97%

General info

Alternative namesDUKE
Founded1838
MottoEruditio et Religio
Knowledge and Faith
Religious affiliationUnited Methodist
Colorsduke blue, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff17,799
Instructional FTE3,922
Research FTE1,357
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websiteduke.edu
Address103 Allen Bldg
Durham, North Carolina, 27708
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone9196848111
Fax+1 (919) 684 3050

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