Description

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.

Quick Facts about Duke University

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

$40,665

Out-of-State Tuition

$40,665

Retention Rate

97%

Enrollment

14,815

Year Established

1838

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  4 reviews
4 star
  1 review
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2 star
  1 review
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67% of students gave Duke University 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

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:
5

Detailed Ratings

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.

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Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
6,496
Freshman Class
1,751
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
14,815

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
44%
Graduate
56%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Gender of Students

Women
52%
Men
48%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
8%
Asian
16%
Caucasian
59%
Latino
5%
Other
12%

International Students

International
15%
Domestic
85%

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