Duke UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Durham, NC

This school is more affordable than other schools.

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$58,031

Avg tuition

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About Duke University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, United Methodist  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Duke University is a large private university located on an urban campus in Durham, North Carolina. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,686, and admissions are extremely selective, with an acceptance rate of 8%. The university offers 68 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 95%, and a student-faculty ratio of 6:1. Tuition and fees for students are $58,031.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a highly selective acceptance rate.

This school is very selective about its students. Selective schools welcome 1-14% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

8% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1480-1570

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 33-35

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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The student-to-faculty ratio at this school is lower than other schools.

This means there are more faculty for each student, which can create an opportunity for more individualized attention and support in your studies.

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17k

Students Enrolled

6%

Online Student Enrollment

6:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.

Demographics

White

43%

Non-U.S. Citizen

22%

Asian

14%

Black

7%

Hispanic

7%

Unknown

4%

Two or more races

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

52%

Socio-economic diversity

12% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

12%

State Grant Aid

3%

Institution Grant Aid

47%

Pell Grant

12%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $6,616
State Grant Aid $4,956
Institution Grant Aid $50,659
Pell Grant Aid $4,966

Financial Outlook

$93k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$13k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.