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Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

345 Undergraduate Degrees
61 Graduate Degrees
$48,634 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
8% Acceptance Rate

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Duke University Rankings

Duke landed the #7 spot in our 2023 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 758 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation! Duke also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in North Carolina ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Duke has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Computer Science Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Duke.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Information Science Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Duke has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools College Factual
#3 Best Computer Science Schools College Factual
#3 Best Computer Science Schools College Factual
#9 Best Schools Course Advisor
#12 Best Information Science Graduate Degree Schools College Factual
#12 Best General Information Science Graduate Degree Schools College Factual

Where Is Duke University?


Contact details for Duke are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 103 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 919-684-8111

How Do I Get Into Duke?

You can apply to Duke online at:

Admission Requirements for Duke

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Duke?

8% Acceptance Rate
49% Of Accepted Are Women
60% Submit SAT Scores
If you plan to apply to Duke, make sure you don't wait until the last minute to fill out your application. The school is one of the most selective in the United States and has a low acceptance rate of 8%. If you are admitted, that's something to brag about!

Approximately 51% of accepted students are men and 49% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 8%, and the acceptance rate for women is 8%.

Average Test Scores

About 60% of students accepted to Duke submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 720 and 770. Math scores were between 750 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Duke University  ( 720 to 770 )

SAT Math Scores for Duke University  ( 750 to 800 )
Duke received ACT scores from 61% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 35 and 36. Math scores were between 32 and 35. Composite scores were between 34 and 35.

ACT English Scores for Duke University  ( 35 to 36 )
ACT Math Scores for Duke University  ( 32 to 35 )
ACT Composite Scores for Duke University  ( 34 to 35 )

Can I Afford Duke University?

$48,634 Net Price
22% Take Out Loans
0.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Duke is $48,634. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Duke, approximately 22% of students took out student loans averaging $8,494 a year. That adds up to $33,976 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Duke is 0.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Duke University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,572 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,717 undergraduate students at Duke, with 6,572 being full-time and 145 being part-time.


There are also 9,455 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,572 full-time undergraduates at Duke, 49% are male and 51% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Duke University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,397
Black or African American 576
Hispanic or Latino 669
White 2,661
International Students 527
Other Races/Ethnicities 742

Geographic Diversity

North Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at Duke University. At this time, 49 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 126 countries are represented at Duke. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Duke University

2,997 Took All Classes Online
6,845 Took At Least One Class Online
71.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 6,845 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Duke has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Duke

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Duke University was 71.4%. This is the #347 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Duke regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Duke University Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Computer Science 345 0 51 8 404
General Information Science 0 2 0 0 2
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 345 2 51 8 406


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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