Duke University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: North Carolina


Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is one of the most prestigious and competitive universities in the south, and it frequently ranked nationally among the top ten universities. Duke is part of the "research triangle" with UNC Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University in Raleigh. The area boasts the highest concentration of PhDs and MDs in the world. Duke's strengths in research and instruction have earned it membership in the Association of American Universities, and its strong liberal arts and sciences earned Duke a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The Duke Blue Devils compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Economics, English, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 14060
Total Grad Students: 7363
Undergraduate Students: 6697
Faculty: 3294

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 4:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 2:1

Percent Male: 51%
Percent Female: 49%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 89%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 95%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

103 Allen Bldg
Durham North Carolina 27708

Website: http://www.duke.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 919-684-2813

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Nancy Austin
Transfer Application Coordinator, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Christoph Guttentag
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Office of Admissions

International Admissions Contact:
Anne Sjostrom
International Application Coordinator, Office of Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Kevin White
Director of Athletics , Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used? Yes

High School Transcript Required? Yes

Minimum GPA for Applying:

Minimum Grades for Transfer:

Credits (Min/Max):
Duke will grant credit for only two years of work done elsewhere, regardless of how many credits a student has

Test Scores for Applying:
You should submit your scores from the ACT or SAT, but you don't need to take SAT Subject Tests.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Two recommendations from professors will be required for admission consideration.

Essay(s) required:
Essay and short answer questions will be required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
Non-refundable $75 application fee (payable to Duke University) or fee waiver request with the form.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 30 34
English 30 35
Math 29 35
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 660 750
Math 690 780
Writing 670 770

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 16%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -16%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1340

Other Expenses: 2080

Room and Board: 11967

Tuition and Fees: 41938

Total Cost: 57325

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Duke University admits U.S. citizens and a limited number of foreign students without regard to financial circumstance or aid eligibility and meets 100% of each admitted student's demonstrated need throughout their full potential undergraduate enrollment.

CSS/Profile Used? Yes

Own Financial Aid Form? No

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 4755

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 63%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 55%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 32%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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