SummaryDuke University is a private institution that was founded in 1838. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,578, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 8,709 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Duke University's ranking in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 9. Its tuition and fees are $40,472 (2010-11).
|School mission (as provided by the school):|
|Duke University offers a unique and compelling combination of academic achievement, engagement with society, and athletic accomplishment at the highest... |
ApplyingWhen applying to Duke University, it's important to note the application deadline is January 2, and the early decision deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 2. The application fee at Duke University is $75. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 18.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2009 acceptance rate||19%|
|Application deadline||January 2|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||January 2|
Academic LifeThe student-faculty ratio at Duke University is 8:1, and the school has 71.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Duke University include: Biology; Economics; Psychology; and Public policy analysis. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 96.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||89% - High|
|Five most popular majors for 2009 graduates|
Student LifeDuke University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,578, with a gender distribution of 51.1 percent male students and 48.9 percent female students. 83.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 17.0 percent of students live off campus. Duke University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & ServicesDuke University offers a number of student services including women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Duke University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Duke University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for SchoolAt Duke University, 42.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $33,810.
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|Tuition and fees||$40,472 (2010-11)|
|Room and board||$11,622 (2010-11) - High|
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