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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
4.04% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
31,671 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
95.1% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,654 Graduates


The median tuition at Duke University is $49,575, which is $17,365 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,950.

In 2016, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Duke University received 31,671 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.44% annual growth. Out of those 31,671 applicants, 3,430 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 10.8% acceptance rate.

There were 15,735 students enrolled at Duke University in 2016, and 62% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Duke University has an overall enrollment yield of 50.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Duke University has a total enrollment of 15,735 students. The full-time enrollment at Duke University is 14,960 students and the part-time enrollment is 775. This means that 95.1% of students enrolled at Duke University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Duke University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.9% White, 14.4% Asian, 7.09% Black or African American, 5.71% Hispanic or Latino, 2.52% Two or More Races, 0.53% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.06% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Duke University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (9.9%), followed by White Female (9.2%) and Asian Male (4.72%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (13.4%), followed by White Female (12.6%) and Asian Male (2.63%).

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In 2016, 28 more women than men graduated from Duke University. The majority of students graduating from Duke University are White. These 2,494 graduates mean that there were 3.24 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 770 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Duke University is General Economics with 205 graduates, followed by General Biological Sciences with 192 graduates and Computer Science with 175 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Duke University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Natural Resources & Conservation, with 211 graduates, followed by Theology with 219 graduates and Legal with 344 graduates.


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Duke University has an endowment valued at nearly $7.3B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $444M (6.09%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Duke University had a total expenditure of $5.17B. Of that $5.17B, they spent $2.16B on salaries and $540M on benefits.

Duke University employs 632 Professors, 273 Associate professors, and 263 Assistant professors. Most academics at Duke University are Male Professors (478), Male Associate professors (166), and Male Assistant professors (155).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Duke University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 1,211 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 1,003 employees, and Management with 891 employees.



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