Duke University

Durham, North Carolina
4-year Private university


Duke University is a private institution established in 1838 with suburban setting located at Durham. It is ranked 9 among National Universities in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $ 55,695 (2018-19).
It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,692. It practices semester-based academic calendar. Students at Duke are required to live on campus for their first three years, and freshmen live together on the East Campus.

#9 in National Universities
Location Durham, North Carolina
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1838
Selectivity Very High
Size Medium
6,692 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Biology, Social Sciences
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $55,695
Outstate Tuition Fee $55,695
Room and Board Fees $15,178
$77,900 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


11% (Very High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Most Difficult
$85 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
4.17 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Required
SAT Subject Test Recommended
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Other Applications Accepted Coaliation Application

For International Students

-- Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Considered
IELTS, Duolingo, PTE Academic Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$53,831 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$49,174 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $75,169
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
100% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application February 1
Forms to be submitted CSS, FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Duke Merit Scholarship
Total Worth --
Eligibility Undergraduates
Minimum Criteria Based on academic performance
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Karsh International Scholars Program
Total Worth full tuition, room and board
Eligibility Undergraduates
Minimum Criteria Based on academic performance
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Athletic Scholarships
Total Worth --
Details Duke offers Division I athletic scholarships in all sports with the exception of men's fencing and wrestling.
ROTC Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details Duke provides Army, Navy and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs for interested students, all of which offer the possibility of financial aid in the form of scholarships and other aid options.


6,692 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
97% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
95% Students graduate within 6 years