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Duke University
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  • 4 Year
  • DURHAM, NC

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade A+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A
  10. Campus Food
    grade A+
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

CHAPEL DR
DURHAM, NC 27708
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
From Duke University

Exceptional academics, enviable spirit, and supportive community: there's no school like Duke.

Endowed in 1924, we're a student-driven university with the ambition and audacity to make a global impact. We're Cameron Crazies and ballet dancers. We're lemur researchers and social entrepreneurs. We're hospital caregivers and public policymakers. We're Nobel laureates and National Champions.

With more than 50 majors, Duke will provide you with limitless intellectual opportunities to develop your mind through programs like Bass Connections and Focus.

On top of all the possibilities on campus, Duke is located in one of America's most dynamic areas: the city of Durham, in North Carolina's Research Triangle region. There are a million things to love on our home turf, from the fantastic food, to the arts, to technology.

The more you dig into what we're about, the more you'll find that this is one of the world's most responsive, engaging, and supportive universities.

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Duke University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 2
Acceptance Rate
6%
SAT Range
1470-1570
ACT Range
33-35
Application Fee
$85
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$27,297 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$50,731 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
61%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
2:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 67 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 90 responses
30%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 92 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,589 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
51
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 62 responses
  • Ambitious
    39%
  • Well-Rounded
    23%
  • Tired
    13%
  • Passionate
    11%
  • Pretending to be humble but not
    6%
  • Entitled but ambitious
    3%
  • Driven
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 93 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 108 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
  • Prestigious
    34%
  • Ambitious and superior
    23%
  • Boundless Opportunity
    19%
  • Reputation above all
    6%
  • You will not be nurtured
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    5%
  • The admissions team is welcoming and knowledgable
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$84,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
96%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 43 responses

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