Duke University Profile

History:
Duke is a church-affiliated university. Founded as the Union Institute in 1838, it was reorganized as a Teachers College in 1851, became a liberal arts college in 1859 and was renamed Duke University in 1924. Programs are offered through the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering, and the Graduate School. Its 9,350-acre campus, including many buildings in the English Gothic architecture style, is located in a residential section of Durham.

ADMISSION
Entrance Difficulty: Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 19% of 22,280 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: Yes
Regular Admission Deadline: January 2
Factors Considered for Selection of Students
Academic GPA: Considered
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Very Important
Extracurricular Activities: Very Important
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA: Not reported
SAT Math: 680-780 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 660-750 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 660-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 30-34 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS
Cost of Attendance: $55,465
Tuition and Fees: $40,243
Room and Board: $11,622
Average Percent of Need Met: 100%
Average Freshman Award: $37,956
Average Indebtedness of 2009 Graduates: $23,059

ACADEMICS
Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum: Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 1,083
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 50% of classes
20-29 students: 13% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-59 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID
Financial Aid Office Contacts
E-mail:  finaid@duke.edu
Web Site:  Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process
Application Deadline: March 1
Award Notification: On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding: Institutional Aid Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 002920: Free

University Web Site:  www.duke.edu

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