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Located in Durham, NC, Duke University is one of the most renowned private, Christian universities in the world, ranking 6th overall in the country. Admission is nearly as selective as the CIA. It is a mid-sized institution with full-time enrollment of 6,335 undergraduate students. Duke has 49 total majors across six academic disciplines. The most desired picks are Computer Science, Economics, and Public Policy Analysis, with 11% of graduates receiving a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. 10% and 9% of students study Economics and Public Policy Analysis, respectively. If you hope to study public policy and think you can get in, Duke is an incredible option for you, because its public policy program is second to none other in the nation. Additionally, Duke University ranked 1st in North Carolina for top colleges for international students, best colleges for middle income students, and top colleges for veterans. Tuition costs $52,910 per year for students who are paying sticker price. That being said, about 2/3 of Duke undergrads get some grant or scholarship funding. 95% of Duke University undergraduates complete their education with a degree to their name, heading into the labor force equipped to make some cash. Two years after receiving their degrees, alumni make a median annual income of $76,300. After an additional four years on the job, their average wage grows 10.6% to $84,400, which is 110.5% north of the national median income for individuals.
Applying students may like to find that Duke's undergrads usually scored between 8 and 10 on the writing section of the ACT and your high school GPA is recommended to apply. Secondly, it does not offer a teacher certification program. With regard for your wallet, be aware that 17% of undergrads procure financial aid through Pell grants and after financial aid, students can expect to pay around $18,795 per year.
Regarding demographics, students who are 18 to 19 years old make up 49% of the undergraduate population at Duke and the student body is made up of 50% females. With regard for the student experience, 80% of undergrads live on campus. To wrap things up, on average, its students graduate with $7,877 per year of debts and the highest-earning quartile of graduates rake in $134,500 or more, six years after graduating.
Party Scene 9.79
Campus food 9.79
Student Life 9.46
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Average Total Aid Awarded
Students Receiving Financial Aid
Evening degree programsNo
Student Faculty Ratio7:1
Graduates by Major
Public Policy Analysis
Political Science and Government
Computer Hardware Engineering
Undergrads over 250%
In state students11%