Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Duke University (Durham, NC)

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Duke University is ranked 2 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 4 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 67%
Applicants who took ACT 56%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+66%
600-69928%
600+94%

SAT Math Score

700+73%
600-69922%
600+95%

ACT Score

30-3686%
24-2912%
24+98%

Students applied33,678
Students admitted3,566
Admission rate11%

Students per faculty6

4-year graduation rate86%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$49,575
Fees$1,690
Room and board$14,438
Estimated book expense$1,260
Total cost$66,963

Cost after need-based aid$22,238
Cost after non-need-based aid$5,822

Average debt at graduation$19,104

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$76,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$44,725
Average non-need-based aid$61,141

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment6,639

Full-Time

Men3,373
Women3,238

Part-Time

Men14
Women14

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 (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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