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Duke University (Durham, NC)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 72.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 50.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 29.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 64.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 93.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 19.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 77.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 96.00%
ACT score 24-29: 0.00%
ACT score 30-36: 0.00%
ACT score 24+: 0%
Students applied: 31,523
Students admitted: 3,596
Admission rate: 11%
Students per faculty: 7
4-year graduation rate: 87.2%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 97%
Full-time enrolled men: 3,303
Full-time enrolled women: 3,298
Part-time enrolled men: 15
Part-time enrolled women: 10
Total enrollment: 6,626

COSTS

Tuition: $47,650
Room and board: $14,032
Est. book expense: $1,320
Fees: $1,591
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $41,910
Average non-need-based aid: $20,714
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
788
Average aid package: $44,635
Students receiving need-based aid: 2,943
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 44%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
21%
% receiving student loans: 36%