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Duke University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Duke University

Duke University

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Duke University

Duke University

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Duke University

Duke University

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Duke University Description:

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.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 15,386 (6,655 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 100% Full-time

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Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $45,376
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,902
  • Other Expenses: $2,170
  • Total Cost: $61,748

Duke Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 69%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 57%
    • Loans: 29%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $33,191
    • Loans: $4,878

Most Popular Majors:

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

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 97%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 87%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 95%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Duke and the Common Application

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Duke Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.trustees.duke.edu/governing/mission.php

"James B. Duke's founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to 'provide real leadership in the educational world' by choosing individuals of 'outstanding character, ability, and vision' to serve as its officers, trustees and faculty; by carefully selecting students of 'character, determination and application;' and by pursuing those areas of teaching and scholarship that would 'most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.'

"To these ends, the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.

"By pursuing these objectives with vision and integrity, Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do."

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