Duke UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Durham, North Carolina Private Nonprofit regional Accreditation

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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

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

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.

Acceptance Rate 8%

Retention Rate (High Retention Rate) 98%

Graduation Rate (High Graduation Rate) 95%

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

Ways to Learn

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

Learning Environment

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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52%

Female Student Population

6:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

17k

Students Enrolled

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%

Socio-Economic Diversity

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

Financial Aid 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
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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.