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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
  9. Dorms
    grade A
  10. Campus Food
    grade A+
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Duke is an elite private, Christian university located in Durham, North Carolina in the Raleigh Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,572 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Duke acceptance rate is only 8%. Popular majors include Computer Science, Public Policy Analysis, and Economics. Graduating 96% of students, Duke alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $76,300.

About

103 ALLEN BLDG
DURHAM, NC 27708
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference

Duke University Rankings

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

Duke Admissions

Acceptance Rate
8%
Application Deadline
January 4
SAT Range
1470-1570
ACT Range
34-35
Application Fee
$85
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$26,932 / 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
$50,914 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
63%

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. 65 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 80 responses
32%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 82 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
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
    57%
  • On Campus
    1%
  • Online
    42%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,572 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
145
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 52 responses
  • Ambitious
    38%
  • Well-Rounded
    23%
  • Tired
    15%
  • Passionate
    10%
  • Pretending to be humble but not
    8%
  • Entitled but ambitious
    2%
  • Excited
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 83 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 98 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
  • Prestigious
    33%
  • Ambitious and superior
    24%
  • Boundless Opportunity
    20%
  • Reputation above all
    7%
  • You will not be nurtured
    7%
  • Fast-paced
    4%
  • The admissions team is welcoming and knowledgable
    4%

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. 42 responses

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