Duke University

Durham, NC

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Duke University

Duke University

Duke University Student Essentials

Duke University Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: United Methodist
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Blue Devils
Website: www.duke.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
In-State Tuition: $43,623
Out-of-State Tuition: $43,623
Retention Rate: 97%
Enrollment: 17,123
Year Established: 1838

About Duke University

As one of the nation’s top universities, Duke University prides itself on its elite academic reputation. As a result of this, the school also has highly selective admissions, usually accepting about 10% of undergraduate applications. Graduate admissions vary depending on the program, but the renowned School of Medicine accepts less than 5% of applicants on average.

Duke University divides its extensive academics into 10 schools, including the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Fuqua School of Business and the Pratt School of Engineering.

More than 45 undergraduate majors are available, but if none of these suits your interests, you can design your own interdisciplinary major under Duke’s Program II.

Most financial aid at Duke is based on need, and comes from federal sources like Pell grants and Stafford loans. The university also offers institutional scholarships based on criteria like merit, need and diversity.

The university features several organizations and programs for your social, intellectual and creative development. One of the most prominent features of college life at Duke is its athletics. The Blue Devils are a perennial NCAA powerhouse in men’s basketball, going far in the tournament virtually every year.

Whether you’re interesting in Duke’s offerings in Business, Law, Medicine, Divinity or one of its many other programs, the prestige that Duke University offers is a good bet to help you in your career.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 6 Reviews

67% of students gave Duke University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Most Enjoyed: The vast range of opportunities available. If you want it, there's a facility at Duke able to satisfy you. From the Duke motor sports facility, Pratt engineering, the Nasher Art Museum, the professional athletic centers on East and West campus, the plethora of academic interests for Trinity students, the prestigious Fuqua school... Audit classes at any time, meet professors that are experts in their fields and willing to mentor you. Tips: Take a weekend or two to simply become aware of everything available. Wander across campus, talk to upperclassmen, venture into Durham with the free bus passes handed out in the first few weeks of school. Meet the diverse personalities all over campus.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1991

Overall Rating

Duke has a small community and a beautiful campus, in a state with great weather. When I was there it was a happy place to be -- and I believe most of my fellow students would agree. The professors, for the most part, are interesting and interested. The course offerings are diverse and interesting. And the competitive nature of the students creates an environment where high achievement is the "peer pressure." Students definitely know (or, at least, knew) how to have a good time, too. But it wasn't considered cool to be a slacker student. My friends from Duke are still some of my best friends, and my memories from Duke are among my happiest.


Duke University Map & Location

Duke University
103 Allen Bldg
Durham, NC 27708


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Getting Around Duke University

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Transit

Some transit. This area has limited public transportation.

6/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Durham, NC

Winter
Dec
52
29
Jan
48
27
Feb
53
30
Spring
Mar
61
35
Apr
71
44
May
77
54
Summer
Jun
84
64
Jul
87
68
Aug
86
66
Fall
Sep
79
59
Oct
70
46
Nov
61
37

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 7,284
Freshman Class 1,724
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 17,123

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 7%
  • African American: 10%
  • Caucasian: 52%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 21%
  • Unknown and Other: 9%
Latino 7%
African American 10%
Caucasian 52%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 21%
Unknown and Other 9%

Undergraduate 43%
Graduate 57%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 53%
Men 47%
International 8%
Domestic 92%

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