Visitors Guide to Duke University

About Duke University

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Duke University c/o @dukeuniversity

Duke University was founded in 1838 and is located in Durham, NC just 12 miles from neighboring Chapel Hill, home to Duke rival UNC. The private school's suburban campus covers 8,691 acres of land, which includes 7,044 acres of Duke Forest, and is home to total of 6,609, undergraduate students. Duke University is ranked 9th amongst national universities, with Cornell University being a close academic comparison. Students who apply to Duke University tend to apply to Princeton University, Cornell UniversityWashington and Lee, and UNC as well. 

Location: Durham, NC
Region: South
Type: Private
Size: Medium
Tuition: $49,241 USD

Sports Divisions: NCAA Division I
Greek Life: Yup

Admissions Page: Click here
Avg. SAT: 2190 out of 2400
Common App: Yes
Supplement Essays: Yes
Application Options: Early Decision
Acceptance Rate: 11.40%

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