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.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
6,717
Undergraduates
3,319
Men - 49.4%
3,399
Women - 50.6%
9,455
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
8% of 39,603 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 4
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
770 average
750-800 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
740 average
720-770 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
34 average
34-35 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$80,774
Tuition and Fees
$60,244
Room and Board
$16,026
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$59,056
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,219
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,481
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
25%
10-19
46%
20-29
12%
30-39
7%
40-49
3%
50-99
4%
Over 100
3%
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Durham Population
285,897
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
82% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Blue Devil
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6%
Asian
23.3%
Black/African-American
9.5%
Hispanic/Latino
11%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
6.2%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
44.1%
Unknown
5.2%
International Students
8.0%
First-Year Students Returning
95.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
89.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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