Tool December 2016

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Duke University (Durham, NC)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 67.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 56.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 28.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 66.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 94.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 22.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 73.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 95.00%
ACT score 24-29: 12.00%
ACT score 30-36: 86.00%
ACT score 24+: 98%
Students applied: 33,678
Students admitted: 3,566
Admission rate: 11%
Students per faculty: 6
4-year graduation rate: 86.2%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 97%
Full-time enrolled men: 3,373
Full-time enrolled women: 3,238
Part-time enrolled men: 14
Part-time enrolled women: 14
Total enrollment: 6,639

COSTS

Tuition: $49,575
Room and board: $14,438
Est. book expense: $1,260
Fees: $1,690
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $44,725
Average non-need-based aid: $61,141
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
193
Average aid package: $47,640
Students receiving need-based aid: 2,851
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 43%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
5%
% receiving student loans: 35%