About Duke University
On Campus Housing
Duke University is a private not for profit, research University situated in Durham, North Carolina. The university is religiously affiliated with the ‘United Methodist Church’.
Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation, and the world.
It was founded in 1838 by Methodist and Quaker families in rural Randolph County in the present-day town of the trinity. In 1924, James Buchanan Duke established the ‘ Duke endowment ‘ and the name of the university was changed to honor his father’s name. Duke University started its expansion with the endowment.
Duke University’s campus spans over 8,693 acres and it has an endowment of $ 8.61 billion in 2019.
The university has a current student population of 16,606 with an equal distribution of male and female students. White Americans consist of 42% of the student population followed by Asians with 22 %. Its diverse student base also consists of students from Hispanic, African - American, and Native American backgrounds. It has a student-faculty ratio of 6:1 which makes it very easy to have a proper one-on-one session with faculties.
The university offers a total of 92 online programs in 7 majors. MyDuke is the online application developed by the university in order to improve the online learning system. The students can make communities that consist of students and faculties. The online communities help to share ideas and suggestions instantly.
Duke University Accreditation
The institution is accredited and is nationally recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
The following rankings are provided based on the performance of the university by the US News and Forbes:
10 in National Universities
17 in Best Undergraduate Teaching
8 in Best Value Schools
26 in Most Innovative Schools
254 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
20 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
On Forbes List
8 Best Employers for Diversity 2020
9 Top Colleges 2019
9 In Private Colleges
9 In Research Universities
1 In The South
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
The cost of attending Duke is quite high which is on par with other Ivy League colleges. Tuition is something that you should consider once you are done admitting to the university.
The net price to attend Duke is $19,785 and the average annual cost is $53,760.
Apart from the tuition fee the cost and expenses at Duke include:
Books & supplies - $ 1,260
Room & board - $ 15,178
Other expenses - $ 2,206
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$78,468 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The university comes with the idea that educational opportunities should not be limited by a person’s ability to pay. Over 52% of the students do not have to pay the tuition as they are covered in one or the other type of financial aid. The staff at the university try to understand your financial situation and provide maximum help to the students.
The university request to fill the FAFSA form so that the university will get to know about the financial requirement and eligibility of the student.
Duke University FAFSA Code is 002920.
The average financial aid amount that a student receives at DU is $52,681. Additionally, an applicant would also receive the following
Gift Aid - $52,681
State Aid - $7,182
Institutional Aid - $50,473