SAT Range 1,360 - 1,550
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Duke University is a Private not-for-profit school located in Durham, NC. Duke University has a total enrollment of 15,984 with a graduation rate of 95% and a student/faculty ratio of 7:1.

If SAT (scholastic aptitude test) scores are required for admission to this school, both the SAT range and the national SAT averages will be displayed above. The SAT range is a reflection of the range of SAT scores that are generally (but not always) required to attend the school. The national SAT average distribution graph shows the average SAT scores for every school in the country. The Duke University SAT range (if available) is highlighted in blue to give students a general idea of what their SAT scores would need to be to attend Duke University.

School information

School typeDegree granting, primarily baccalaureate or above
Institutional categoryPrivate not-for-profit
Avg. price for students receiving grants$21,295
Avg. price for students living on campus$69,169
Avg. price for students living off campusn/a


Total applicants31,220
Total admissions3,566
Admission rate11%
Application fee$85
Average staff salary$136,260

25th percentile score

SAT math690
SAT reading670
SAT writing690
ACT composite31

75th percentile score

SAT math790
SAT reading760
SAT writing780
ACT composite34

Both the SAT and ACT scores are used for college admissions and generally contain the same types of content. The SAT score is derived by combining two sections with a low of 400 to a maximum score of 1600. The two sections are 200 to 800 for SAT Math and 200 to 800 for SAT Reading. The ACT composite score is derived by combining English, Math, Reading and Science with a range from 1 to 36.

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