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Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

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Student Population
Duke University overview
Location Durham, North Carolina
Online duke.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Duke University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke University is a large four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the United Methodist faith. In the most recent statistical year 41,947 prospective students applied, and 3,187 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,731 enrolled in the school.  15,700 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 906 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $55,880 plus fees of $2,151. Duke is ranked 3 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



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Admission Standards
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SAT 1480/1570
ACT 33/35
GPA 3.94
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 2, 2022
Applicant Competition Extreme
Application Fee $85

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Duke University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,434
Other Fees$2,151
Room and Board $15,588
Budget for Other Expenses$1,976
Total One Year Cost$77,029

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$108,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
94% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Duke University students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 24%
Engineering 16%
Human Services 10%
Biology 9%
Psychology 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198419 IPEDS survey data for Duke University.

Current students may use the Duke University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.