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Duke University

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Duke University
Durham, NC
83% of students go beyond their major to earn at least one more major, minor, or certificate. Courses are taught by professors.
Duke offers two undergraduate paths; liberal arts and engineering.
Students can choose courses in nearly 100 different programs including humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics.
85% of undergraduate students enroll into this curriculum offering 50 majors, 47 minors, and 24 interdisciplinary certificates.
Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Pratt School Of Engineering
The curriculum provides a liberal arts education engaging students in a wide variety of subjects; arts, literature, performances, civilizations, natural sciences, quantitative studies and social sciences.
Financial Aid
Duke's admission policy is "need blind" , which means applicants are accepted based on their merits, regardless of their ability to pay for college.
7:1 student to teacher ratio
Duke University is a private institution that was founded in 1838. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,680. It has an urban setting and the campus size is 8,709 acres.Duke is one of the most prestigious and competitive universities in the south, and it frequently ranked nationally among the top ten universities.
The Duke Blue Devils are best known for their outstanding men's basketball program ; one of the top 5 winningest college basketball programs in the country.
Duke is divided into 10 schools and colleges; its graduate programs include the highly ranked Fuqua School Of Business, School Of Law, School Of Medicine, Sanford School of Public Policy, and School Of Public Nursing.
Notable Alumni include Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, NBA Player Carlos Boozer, and U.S. Congressman and 2-time presidential candidate Ron Paul
Campus
Life
Sports
Duke offers 37 different sport clubs; clubs range from ultimate frisbee to rugby to sailing
Enrollment Deadlines
Early Decision - November 1st
Regular Decision - January 2nd

ACT/SAT Requirements
Tuition and Fees: $43,623
Books: $1,350
Room and Board: $12,433
Other Expenses: $2,122
Total Cost: $59,528
ACT with Writing OR
SAT plus 2 SAT Subjects Tests
ACT Composite: 30 / 34
ACT English: 31 / 35
ACT Math: 30 / 35
ACT Writing: 8 / 10
SAT Critical Reading: 660 / 750
SAT Math: 690 / 780
SAT Writing: 670 / 770
Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 62%
Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
Grants: 54%
Loans: 35%
Average Amount of Aid
Grants: $32,271
Loans: $4,150
Duke provides three different types of scholarships:
Need-based grants & scholarships
Athletic scholarships
Merit scholarships
All applicants for admission are automatically considered for any available merit scholarship
A. B. Duke Memorial Scholarship
Alumni Endowed Scholars
Benjamin N. Duke Scholarship
Carolina Honors Scholarships
Karsh International Scholars
North Carolina Math Scholarship
North Carolina Writing Scholarship
Reginaldo Howard Scholarship
Robertson Scholars Program
Trinity Scholarships
University Scholars Program
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Economics
English
Political Science
Psychology
Public Policy
Most Popular Majors
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Duke= accepts Common Application
Application Requirements
All applicants must respond to the prompt:

Please discuss one of your extracurricular activities that has required a particularly significant time commitment or that has played a meaningful role in your personal development. (Please limit your response to no more than 150 words.)

All applicants to the Pratt School of Engineering must respond to the prompt:
Please discuss why you want to study engineering and why you would like to study at Duke. (Please limit your response to no more than 150 words.)

First-year applicants to the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences may respond to the prompt:
Please discuss why you consider Duke a good match for you. Is there something in particular at Duke that attracts you? (Please limit your response to no more than 150 words.)


more than 2000 classes per semester
75% of classes have less than 20 students
Academic Calendar:
Jan 8 2014 - Spring Semester begins
Mar 7 2014- Deadline for undeclared students to declare major
Mar 26 - Deadline for withdrawing from a course
Apr 2 2014 - Registration begins for Fall 2014
Apr 23 2014 - Undergrad classes end
Apr 28 2014 - Final exams begin

Campus Tours
Based on availability of student tour guides
are usually an hour and a half long
large group tours should be scheduled several weeks in advance by calling (919)-684-3214
to book a visit, https://admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/visits/

Attend A Class!
Plan to get to the classroom early and let the professor know that you are a prospective student interested in observing the class.
• While Duke professors welcome prospective students to visit many of their classes, there will be occasional class sessions (i.e. quiz/test days) when it would be inappropriate (or not terribly exciting) to visit.
• Please plan to stay for the entire class period.
• Classes may be held on the quad to take advantage of nice weather. If the class is not in its original location, you may want to look outside.
"boasts a 90% student-athlete graduation rate" -highest in NCAA Division 1 Athletics
12 team National Championships
18 Indivicual National Champions
69 National Players of the Year
rivalry with University of North Carolina
Badminton
Baseball
Cycling
Dancing Devils
Equestrian
Field Hockey
Figure Skating
Golf
Ice Hockey
Martial Arts
Men’s Basketball
Men’s Rowing
Men’s Lacrosse
Men’s Rugby
Men’s Soccer
Men’s Tennis
Men’s Ultimate
Men’s Volleyball
Men’s Water Polo
All undergraduate students are required to live on-campus for their first three years (six semesters) at Duke. Additionally, students are guaranteed four years (eight semesters) of on-campus housing. All first-year students reside on East Campus. Sophomores, juniors and seniors may live on West Campus or Central Campus.
Duke University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
2138 Campus Drive
Box 90586
Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-3214
Fax: (919) 668-1661

Email:
undergrad-admissions@duke.edu

For admission officers; http://admissions.duke.edu/contact
Outing
Raas
Racquetball
Running
Sailing
Ski & Snowboard
Softball
Squash
Swimming
Table Tennis
Triathlon
Women’s Basketball
Women’s Lacrosse
Women’s Soccer
Women’s Tennis
Women’s Ultimate
Women’s Volleyball
Women’s Water Polo
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