Duke University
Duke University, founded in 1838, is a private research university. Because of its academic focus and growth, this university is frequently regarded as an academic and research powerhouse. Through schools such as the Fuqua School of Business, the School of Medicine, the School of Law, the Pratt School of Engineering, and the School of Nursing, the University offers over 50 undergraduate majors and many graduate programmes. Its engineering school, the Pratt School of Engineering, is excellent, ranking among the top 50 in all fields.

Cost of attendance

Total estimated cost of an undergraduate student at Duke University is 82,489 USD (~62.25 lakh INR). For a graduate student, the cost ranges up to 93,812 USD (~70.79 lakh INR). 


Despite the fact that Duke University provides on-campus housing, most students prefer to live off-campus because it is both cheaper and more convenient. East Campus is home to residence halls, lawns, tennis courts, labs, a dining hall, a café, a library, and other amenities for first-year students. West campus is reserved for upper-class and senior students. Upperclassmen are housed in HollowsQuad, the newest residence hall with suite-style rooms. The Semester Rate is 4,582 USD, and the Academic Year Rate is 9,164 USD. Off-campus housing is most popular in The Belmont, Erwin Mill, and West Village, and students can reduce their rent even further by sharing a room or apartment with a roommate.

Acceptance rate

The total number of students enrolled at the university are 15634. Duke University reports having a total of 3,584 international students on campus. The acceptance rate of the university is 9%.


The campus, which is located in Durham, is 8691 acres in size and is known for its natural beauty. The institute has a single main campus that is divided into east and west sections. In addition, they provide free group fitness classes, personal trainers, aquatics centres, physical education, and outdoor adventure opportunities. The campus also has over 400 student clubs and organisations to choose from, including student government, special interest, and service organisations.


Duke University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees.

Jobs and Placement

According to the university's official website, 73.4 percent of students who graduated in 2018 either accepted or had job offers at the time of completion of their degree. Approximately 95% of them found work as a result of their involvement with the Duke Career Center. Technology behemoths such as Microsoft, Facebook, Oracle, and Google were among the university's top employers. Amazon, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, General Motors, Deloitte, and JP Morgan were among the other notable names. Graduates of Duke University earn an average salary of $88,000 USD.

QS Ranking

#23 in World University Rankings, 2022, by Times Higher Education.

The Ranking

#52 in the QS World University Rankings, 2022.

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