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Best Values in Colleges

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Duke University (Durham, NC)

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Duke University is ranked 6 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 11 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 72%
Applicants who took ACT 50%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+64%
600-69929%
600+93%

SAT Math Score

700+77%
600-69919%
600+96%

ACT Score

30-36NA
24-29NA
24+NA

Students applied31,523
Students admitted3,596
Admission rate11%

Students per faculty7

4-year graduation rate87%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$47,650
Fees$1,591
Room and board$14,032
Estimated book expense$1,320
Total cost$64,593

Cost after need-based aid$22,683
Cost after non-need-based aid$43,879

Average debt at graduation$20,556

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$76,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$41,910
Average non-need-based aid$20,714

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment6,626

Full-Time

Men3,303
Women3,298

Part-Time

Men15
Women10

Freshmen retained97%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available

SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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