Duke

Duke University

1121 W Main St, Durham, United States
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  • Total Documents
    1,157
  • Class Notes
    838
  • Textbook Notes
    161
  • Study Guides
    158
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,405
  • Previously Enrolled
    949

Overview of Duke University (Duke)

About this school

Duke, founded in 1838, is a private research university. Its academic mission is to expose students to a variety of subject areas and modes of inquiry. Students learn to access, synthesize, and communicate knowledge effectively, to acquire perspective on current and historical events, to conduct research and solve problems, to develop a capacity for hard and sustained work, and to serve the community. All first-year students live and learn in the East Campus, where designated faculty members live in residence halls with freshmen to increase opportunities for student-faculty interaction. Duke's 8,500-acre campus, known for its Gothic architecture, is located in Durham.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,609
    • Men:3,321 (50.2%)
    • Women:3,288 (49.8%)

Location

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Admission Information (Duke)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Duke University is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is not accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Required
January 3
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Durham, NC  27708-0586
Phone
(919) 684-3214
Fax
(919) 681-8941
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 2
Application Fee
$85
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
-
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Audition tape for dance, drama, or music; slides of work for art recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
11% of 31,671 applicants were admitted
Women
11% of 16,128 applicants were admitted
Men
11% of 15,543 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,747 (51%) of 3,430 admitted students enrolled
Women
906 (51%) of 1,776 admitted students enrolled
Men
841 (51%) of 1,654 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
710-800 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
78%
• Score 600 - 700
18%
• Score 500 - 600
4%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
680-780 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
72%
• Score 600 - 700
21%
• Score 500 - 600
6%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
31-34 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
85%
• Score 24 - 29
14%
• Score 18 - 23
1%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Duke)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $53,500 (73.79005006689378%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,798 (20.410189923175594%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,260 (1.7378591230707694%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,945 (4.0619008868598545%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Duke University accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002920
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,048 (60.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
833 (79.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
833 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
833 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$53,831
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 801 (96.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $49,174
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 686 (82.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,659
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 52 (6.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
42 (2.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $71,491

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,461 (51.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,932 (84.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,932 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,932 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$52,745
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,787 (95.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $47,556
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,505 (85.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,189
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 266 (9.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
215 (3.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $69,506

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
33%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$23,819
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Mathematics
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,045

Academics & Instruction (Duke)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,455

Part-Time Faculty


71

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


92%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 25% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 46% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 12% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 23% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Duke University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


Students Graduating Within 4 Years


86.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


93.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


94.6%

Programs & Majors (Duke)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (45)


  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anatomy
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Canadian Studies
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Biological/life sciences, Social sciences, Engineering

Online Degrees


Law

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Health Sciences, Master's in Statistical Science, Weekend Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Management Studies, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy, Master of Arts in Christian Studies, Master of Divinity, Master of Engineering Management, Master of Forestry, Global Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of International Development Policy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Environmental Management, Master of Legal Studies, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Theology, Master of Judicial Studies, Master of Engineering, Master of Arts in Christian Practice

Master's Programs of Study (70)


  • Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing
  • Adult Nursing
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Studies
  • Bioethics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Clinical Research
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy Management and Policy
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Ethics
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • International Business
  • International Development
  • International Health
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Physics
  • Natural Resources
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Optical Sciences
  • Organizational Management
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Photonics
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Religion
  • Slavic Languages
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Theology
  • Women's Health Nursing

Campus Life (Duke)

Location & Geography

Population


245,475

Nearest Metropolitan Area


8,500 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
28.8 average low in January, 85 average high in September
Rain
113 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
20 mile(s) from campus in Raleigh
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Durham
Nearest Train Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Raleigh

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


81% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


19%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Blue Devil
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Duke University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,577

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,609
Women
3,288
Men
3,321

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 24.1% Asian
  • 11.0% Black/African-American
  • 9.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 50.8% White
  • 2.4% Unknown

International Students


10.0%

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


9,319

Student Resources (Duke)