Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Duke University (Durham, NC)

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Duke University is ranked 3 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 5 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 62%
Applicants who took ACT 59%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+67%
600-69927%
600+94%

SAT Math Score

700+77%
600-69918%
600+95%

ACT Score

30-3685%
24-2914%
24+99%

Students applied31,671
Students admitted3,430
Admission rate11%

Students per faculty6

4-year graduation rate86%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$51,720
Fees$1,780
Room and board$14,798
Estimated book expense$1,300
Total cost$69,598

Cost after need-based aid$22,465
Cost after non-need-based aid$5,949

Average debt at graduation$22,256

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$77,900

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$47,133
Average non-need-based aid$63,649

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment6,609

Full-Time

Men3,304
Women3,273

Part-Time

Men17
Women15

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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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