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OPE ID: 00292000
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Duke University
103 Allen Bldg, Durham, North Carolina 27708
General information:  (919) 684-8111
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  15,467 (6,646 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  7 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty4,937296
Research and public service1,349166
Total graduate assistants-1,435
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$40,243$41,938$43,623$45,3764.0%
Books and supplies$1,290$1,340$1,350$1,300-3.7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,622$11,967$12,433$12,9023.8%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$55,150$57,325$59,528$61,7483.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,09764%————
Grant or scholarship aid82848%$33,461,175$40,412
Federal grants25515%$1,987,797$7,795
Pell grants23514%$958,394$4,078
Other federal grants654%$1,029,403$15,837
State/local government grant or scholarships503%$157,460$3,149
Institutional grants or scholarships81047%$31,315,918$38,662
Student loan aid66939%$3,636,615$5,436
Federal student loans65638%$2,817,205$4,295
Other student loans543%$819,410$15,174
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,69756%$138,675,083$37,510
Pell grants90914%$3,832,649$4,216
Federal student loans2,46937%$18,133,441$7,344
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$22,879$24,134$19,116
  • Duke University has a need-blind admissions policy for domestic students. Any domestic student who completes a FAFSA and a CSS Profile application will receive aid determined by their need. Families with income less than $60,000 have no parent contribution for institutional aid. Families with incomes of $40,000 or below are awarded no loans.
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$8,049$3,813$6,871
$30,001 – $48,000$8,043$4,279$5,507
$48,001 – $75,000$15,937$8,162$14,207
$75,001 – $110,000$23,905$21,198$25,480
$110,001 and more$41,618$44,282$45,034
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment15,467
Undergraduate enrollment6,646
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment22
Graduate enrollment8,821
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 21%
Black or African American: 10%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 49%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 9%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 10%
Out-of-state: 78%
Foreign countries: 9%
Unknown: 2%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 94%
Part-time: 6%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 97%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $85
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Number of applicants30,37414,61815,756
Percent admitted13%14%13%
Percent admitted who enrolled42%42%42%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading670760
SAT Math690790
SAT Writing680780
ACT Composite3034
ACT English3035
ACT Math3135
ACT Writing810
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 97%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 92 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 94%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 89%
6-year: 94%
8-year: 95%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 92%
Female: 96%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 97%
Black or African American: 92%
Hispanic/Latino: 93%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 95%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 95%
Non-resident alien: 87%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies6---
African-American/Black Studies0---
Area Studies, Other13---
East Asian Studies-8--
Women's Studies7---
Category total268--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Animal Genetics-421-
Animal Physiology--0-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General180412-
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other-26-
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other--0-
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology-05-
Evolutionary Biology1---
Genome Sciences/Genomics0-0-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography--5-
Microbiology, General-00-
Molecular Biology-18-
Molecular Genetics-010-
Neurobiology and Anatomy000-
Oncology and Cancer Biology-6--
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-86-
Physiology, General-00-
Zoology/Animal Biology-00-
Category total25441107-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-779160
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies--12-
International Business/Trade/Commerce-51--
Category total-830280
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other1---
Computer Science282215-
Category total292215-
International and Comparative Education37---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-0--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-14--
Category total3714--
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering1264228-
Civil Engineering, General4566-
Civil Engineering, Other0---
Computer Engineering, General010--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering586214-
Engineering, General-0--
Materials Engineering-1--
Mechanical Engineering68159-
Category total29713657-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management-151--
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology-6--
Category total-1570-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General6005-
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other0114-
Category total60119-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General200-
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General00--
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General1600-
French Language and Literature300-
German Language and Literature0020
Italian Language and Literature000-
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General035-
Russian Language and Literature40--
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General23--
Spanish Language and Literature9---
Category total42670
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-6-2
Clinical Research Coordinator-27--
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing023383
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator---8
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-00-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-5--
International Public Health/International Health-27--
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing-7--
Medical Informatics--34-
Nurse Anesthetist-22--
Nursing Administration-19--
Nursing Education-6-2
Nursing Science-37-
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist---11
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing-13-3
Physical Therapy/Therapist--61-
Physician Assistant-76-0
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician-00-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse130---
Category total13023424729
History, General91514-
History, Other4---
Category total95514-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other--93-
Category total--335-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-10--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-27--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-0--
Category total-37--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General3056-
Statistics, General8119-
Category total381615-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies1---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0---
Category total1---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies000-
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management-5--
Natural Resources Management and Policy-130-
Natural Resources/Conservation, General2515810-
Category total2517610-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Christian Studies-8--
Religion/Religious Studies978-
Category total171712-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General27117-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other0---
Geology/Earth Science, General1013-
Physics, General1139-
Physics, Other-154-
Category total482033-
Psychology, General1622012-
Category total1622012-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General180556-
Category total180556-
Social Sciences
Demography and Population Studies-0-0
Economics, General1637015-
Economics, Other1---
International Relations and Affairs-48-2
Political Science and Government, General79189-
Political Science and Government, Other1---
Category total325143342
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious Education---1
Theology/Theological Studies-294-
Category total-291511
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation812-
Dance, General1---
Design and Visual Communications, General0---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General7---
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-15--
Music, General356-
Visual and Performing Arts, General6---
Visual and Performing Arts, Other10---
Category total35218-
Grand total1,8011,9981,10032
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined119141
Field Hockey22
Swimming and Diving2923
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1895 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1931 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist11/7/1943 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs2/23/1948 -  Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration(!)7/1/1989 - 3/11/2010Resigned
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology(!)7/1/1939 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/3/2003 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels10/3/2003 -  Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the certificate, master's, or doctoral degree level10/7/2000 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1942 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1991 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession515
Drug law violations4134
Liquor law violations201
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations120
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible12711
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)010
Aggravated assault563
Motor vehicle theft12914
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible935
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault011
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate1.0%1.0%
Number in default1919
Number in repayment1,8991,848
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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