Duke University

Durham, NC
103 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

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.

Ratings

Academics

Value

Diversity

Professors

Campus

Athletics

Party Scene 9.79

Location 8.00

Dorms 8.97

Campus food 9.79

Student Life 9.46

Safety 7.52

Admissions

9% Acceptance

SAT Score

1450-1570


ACT Score

33-35

Application Deadline

See application website

Application Website

http://admissions.duke.edu/application/instructions

Early Decision/Early Action Deadline

See Application Website
Cost

Net price

$18,795/year

$55,315/year

Average Total Aid Awarded

67%

Students Receiving Financial Aid
Academics

Professor Rating

Graduation Rate

97%

Evening degree programs

No

Student Faculty Ratio

7:1

Student-faculty ratio:

Majors

Most Popular Majors

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Graduates by Major

Computer Science

252

Economics

223

Public Policy Analysis

196

Biology

173

Psychology

142

Nursing

138

Political Science and Government

108

Computer Hardware Engineering

103

Students

6,335 Undergrads

Full-Time Enrollment

Undergrads over 25

0%

In state students

11%
Value

$52,910/year

In State Tuition

$52,910/year

Out of State Tuition