Duke University, Durham, USA

Durham, USA

  • 1838

    Established
  • 9.0%

    International Students
  • 5

    No. of Programs
  • 25

    QS World University Rankings
  • NO

    Scholarship
  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation

Overview

History, Affiliations & Rankings

Duke University is a private institution established in 1838. It is one of the best institutions of higher education in the USA placed at the 12th spot in the 2021 edition of Best National Universities compiled by U.S. News & World Report and 20th position in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. One of the most prestigious establishments of higher education in the USA, Duke University is a place where any talented young high school graduate can hope to get the world’s best learning experience. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to grant bachelors, masters, doctoral and professional degrees.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

10 schools and colleges are part of the university together offering a wide range of programmes including over 80 master’s and doctoral degree variations. The university is quite popular with Indian applicants who form the second most numerous international student population on campus. A humongous area of almost 9,000 acres is covered by the university, one of the largest in the country, divided into three campuses — East Campus (main), West Campus and Central Campus. From hiring only world-class faculty to staying on top of research projects that have the potential of changing the world for the better, Duke ensures that it provides only the best to its students.

Accomplishments & Alumni

As of Spring 2020, Duke University has a total of 179,263 active alumni who continue to make a difference in the world. Among the leaders associated  with Duke University include names like Timothy Cook, CEO of Apple; Melinda Gates, Cofounder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Ibtihaj Muhammad, Bronze medalist at 2016 Olympics; Judy Woodruff, Managing edition of PBS NewsHour; Mike Posner, Singer; Ken Jeong, Comedian, and so on. In 2018, the university’s research expenditures were $1.168 billion, the 10th largest in the US, making it among the top US universities with researchers that have made huge breakthroughs in areas such as biomedical engineering, nonlinear dynamics, the Human Genome Project, among others.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

The student population is very diverse, coming from over 85 countries with a total enrollment as per Fall 2018 data falling a little short of 16,000. It is not only the diversity in people that makes Duke a global university but also the over 200 learning domestic and international learning opportunities that impart education with the motive of enabling talented young people to tackle real-world problems of the present and the future. Organisations such as Best Buy, Verance, JB Tyler Marketing & Consulting, Jett Public Relations, Liepin Overseas are among the top visiting employers at Duke University.

Duke University Facts and Highlights

Type of University

Private, Coed

Average Annual Tuition Fee

Bachelors - $60,594 (2021-22)

Masters - $28,950 (2021-22)

Admission Intakes

Fall & Spring

Average GPA Requirement

4.13

Average Exam Score Requirement

SAT - 1510; ACT - 33; IELTS - 7; TOEFL - 90; GRE - 324; GMAT - 660-740

Admission Requirements

LOR, Standardised Test Scores, Official Academic Transcripts, SOP, Financial Aid Forms

Admissions Deadlines

Early Decision: Nov 1

Regular Decision: Jan 4

Percentage of International Students

22%

Size of Campus (in acres)

8,600+

Alumni Worldwide

179k+ (Active)

Females to Males Ratio

52:48

Average Salary after 10 Years

$79,667 (Annual)

Duke University Global University Rankings

Ranked By

2022

2021

2020

2019

ARWU

NA

NA

27

28

QS

52

42

25

26

Times Higher Education (THE)

23

20

20

18

U.S. News & World Report

NA

23

22

22

Duke University Global Subject Rankings

Business

Ranked By

2021

2020

2019

2018

QS - Global MBA

21

19

20

23

QS - Accounting & Finance

NA

37

37

43

U.S. News & World Report - Graduate Business School

12

10

10

11

U.S. News & World Report - Finance MBA

12

NA

NA

NA

Financial Times Global MBA

NA

16

19

19

Times Higher Education - PG Business & Economics

10

7

5

NA

Computer Science

Ranked By

2021

2020

2019

2018

Times Higher Education (THE)

51

53

72

NA

U.S. News & World Report - Computer Science

NA

NA

NA

25

Engineering

Ranked By

2021

2020

2019

2018

QS - Engineering and Technology

NA

114

107

130

Times Higher Education (THE)

49

49

47

NA

U.S. News & World Report - Mechanical Engineering PG

26

NA

NA

NA

U.S. News & World Report - Biomedical Engineering PG

4

3

4

6

U.S. News & World Report - Electrical Engineering PG

22

NA

NA

NA

U.S. News & World Report - UG Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering

22

22

NA

NA

Law

Ranked By

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

U.S. News & World Report 

10

NA

NA

NA

NA

THE

NA

6

6

2

NA

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Campus Location

Duke University

Durham, NC 27708

https://duke.edu/contact/ | +1 (919) 684-8129 | international-admissions@duke.edu

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