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

285 Undergraduate Degrees
59 Graduate Degrees
$51,473 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
10% Acceptance Rate

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Duke University Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, Duke is ranked #5 out of 408 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation! Out of the 18 colleges in North Carolina, it is ranked at #1.

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
#7 Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#70 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’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
#6 Best Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 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
#12 Best Schools Course Advisor
#12 Highest Paid Computer Science Graduates College Factual
#15 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates College Factual
#16 Best Colleges for Computer Science College Factual
#28 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual

Where Is Duke University?

Location of 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?

10% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
31% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Duke is 10%, which means the school is highly selective when deciding who will be admitted and who won't. Even if you have great grades and test scores, that may not be enough. So be sure to look for ways to make your application memorable.

Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 10%, and the acceptance rate for women is 10%.

Average Test Scores

About 31% 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 670 and 750. Math scores were between 710 and 790.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Duke University  ( 670 to 750 )

SAT Math Scores for Duke University  ( 710 to 790 )
Duke received ACT scores from 70% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 32 and 35. Math scores were between 30 and 35. Composite scores were between 31 and 35.

ACT English Scores for Duke University  ( 32 to 35 )
ACT Math Scores for Duke University  ( 30 to 35 )
ACT Composite Scores for Duke University  ( 31 to 35 )

Can I Afford Duke University?

$51,473 Net Price
25% Take Out Loans
0.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Duke is $51,473. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Duke, approximately 25% of students took out student loans averaging $7,502 a year. That adds up to $30,008 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Duke is 0.6%. 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

6,597 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,649 undergraduate students at Duke, with 6,597 being full-time and 52 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Duke

There are also 10,037 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,597 full-time undergraduates at Duke, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Duke

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Duke Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,375
Black or African American 578
Hispanic or Latino 637
White 2,718
International Students 656
Other Races/Ethnicities 633

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

790 Took All Classes Online
1,010 Took At Least One Class Online
22.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,010 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 22.4%. This is the #534 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 Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Computer Science 282 46 13 341
Other Computer & Information Sciences 3 0 0 3
TOTAL 285 46 13 344


*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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