Tool December 2017

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Duke University (Durham, NC)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 62.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 59.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 27.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 67.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 94.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 18.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 77.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 95.00%
ACT score 24-29: 14.00%
ACT score 30-36: 85.00%
ACT score 24+: 99%
Students applied: 31,671
Students admitted: 3,430
Admission rate: 11%
Students per faculty: 6
4-year graduation rate: 86%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 97%
Full-time enrolled men: 3,304
Full-time enrolled women: 3,273
Part-time enrolled men: 17
Part-time enrolled women: 15
Total enrollment: 6,609

COSTS

Tuition: $51,720
Room and board: $14,798
Est. book expense: $1,300
Fees: $1,780
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $47,133
Average non-need-based aid: $63,649
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
186
Average aid package: $50,312
Students receiving need-based aid: 2,773
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 42%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
5%
% receiving student loans: 35%