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Duke University

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

    Private, Not-For-Profit

  • Acceptance Rate:


  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    United Methodist

  • Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


  • Website

  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide 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.

Location & Contact






103 Allen Bldg


The following rankings are provided based on the performance of the university by the US News and Report:

  • #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, Duke University ranked:

  • #8 Best Employers for Diversity 2020

  • #9 Top Colleges 2019

  • #9 In Private Colleges

  • #9 In Research Universities

  • #1 In The South


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

    30th Jun

  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    1450 - 1570



  • ACT Range

    33 - 35

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


Duke university follows a very selective admission process which is one of the toughest in the country. This process is broken down into 4 simple steps that are as follows:

  • Step 1: Submitting your application.
  • Step 2: Submission of test scores.
  • Step 3: Admission interview.
  • Step 4: Result.

To apply for Duke, students need to fill the application form cost $85.

All the documents along with the necessary transcripts must be sent to the university on or before the deadline. It is also important that a student maintains an average SAT score of 1450 - 1570.

We have provided further information about deadlines, scores, requirements, process, and more.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for ooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


  • Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year Cost


The cost of attending Duke is quite high and is on par with other Ivy League colleges. Tuition is something that you should consider when you are applying to the university.

The net price to attend Duke is $19,785 and the average annual cost is $53,760. Other such details and more minute breakdowns of the cost of attendance have been made available to you for your perusal.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular Majors:

  • Economics

    235 Graduates

  • Computer Science

    230 Graduates

  • Public Policy Analysis

    219 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    182 Graduates

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    137 Graduates

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering

    127 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    120 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    118 Graduates

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    137 Graduates

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering

    127 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    120 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    118 Graduates

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

    116 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    81 Graduates

  • Public Health

    80 Graduates

  • Neurobiology and Neurosciences

    77 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    60 Graduates

  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomica...

    54 Graduates

  • History

    54 Graduates

  • International and Comparative Educa...

    51 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    50 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    45 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    44 Graduates

  • Sociology

    44 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    40 Graduates

  • Statistics

    40 Graduates

  • Anthropology

    30 Graduates

  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

    26 Graduates

  • Physics

    22 Graduates

  • Area Studies

    20 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    20 Graduates

  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other

    19 Graduates

  • Civil Engineering

    16 Graduates

  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

    13 Graduates

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

    9 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    9 Graduates

  • Music

    8 Graduates

  • Religion/Religious Studies

    8 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    7 Graduates

  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

    7 Graduates

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

    5 Graduates

  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

    5 Graduates

  • Environmental Control Technologies/...

    4 Graduates

  • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and...

    3 Graduates

  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies

    3 Graduates

  • Classics and Classical Languages, L...

    2 Graduates

  • Computer and Information Sciences,...

    2 Graduates

  • Dance

    2 Graduates

  • Journalism

    1 Graduates

  • Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

100% / N/A

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

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 Life


The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,472/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname

Blue Devils

School Colors

blue and white

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Atlantic Coast Conference

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)



Cross Country






Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country



Field Hockey




Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Campus Security

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. At DU, $15,588 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. Duke University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at DU costs around $6,472 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 49% male and 51% female students.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$5,000 - $18,750

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$52 - $195

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


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Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $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 full tuition as they are covered in some kind of financial aid. The average financial aid amount that a student receives at Duke University is $52,681. Of course, this doesn't come without the need for a FAFSA.

Which is why the university requests you to fill a FAFSA form so that they can get to know about your financial requirements and eligibility. In case you were having trouble finding it, Duke University's Federal School Code is 002920.

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