Duke University

Durham, North Carolina
www.duke.edu 103 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC, 27708
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Duke University Admissions

Acceptance Rate 7.6%
Acceptance Deadline January 4
Students Receiving Financial Aid 62.52%

Duke University Cost

Net Price* $24,386
Average Total Aid Awarded $6,616
Students Receiving Financial Aid 62.52%
*Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Duke University Academics

Student Faculty Ratio 6:1

Duke University Majors

Most Popular Majors
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Nursing
  • Political Science and Government
  • Computer Hardware Engineering
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Neuroscience and Neurobiology

Duke University Online

Offers Online Courses No

Duke University Students

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment 6,659
Part-Time Undergraduates 23

Duke University Advisors

Our advisors graduated from the nation’s best universities, so they know first-hand what it takes to stand out in the admissions process. CollegeAdvisor.com's advisors include Marshall Scholars, Fulbright recipients, first-generation college students, professional actors and musicians, startup founders, doctors, teachers and more - all rigorously screened and trained to support students and families on their college journeys.

Stephen Irving
Yale University
I graduated from Yale in 2019 with a degree in Psychology am passionate about education. After graduating, I worked in both renewables and education before going back to school to pursue a Master of Management at Duke University. I specialize in writing and helping students create a consistent and coherent narrative to effectively share their story through their application.

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Feven Alemu
Duke University
Hi! My name is Feven, and I graduated in 2018 from Duke University with a Bachelor's degree in Public Policy and Global Health. I'm an Atlanta native and prospective law student at Emory University. I'm so excited to start working with you on your admissions journey!

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Arianna Lee
Dartmouth College
Hello, my name is Arianna! I got admitted early to Dartmouth College's class of 2016, and I was pre-med with a major in Neuroscience and a concentration in English. I have experience mentoring over 100 students through the application process to both undergraduate and graduate schools. Students that I have tutored have been admitted into Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth (Tuck School of Business), Columbia (Medical School), Brown, Princeton, UMich, MSU, CalTech, USC, UCLA, Stanford, and Berkley (to name a few!). I can help you get into a school that will highlight your passions! I am a Questbridge Scholar and was a Gates Finalist for anyone that needs support on scholarship or financial aid. I look forward to working with you!

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Arbre’ya Lewis
Duke University
Hello, my name is Arbre'ya Lewis. As a first generation, low-income, minority student, I recognized early the incredible power that comes with the resources & knowledge of a college advisor. In 2018, after graduating from Duke University, I became an advisor at a high school in Durham, NC so I could be that much needed resource for local students. After serving as the advisor for over 800 junior & senior students from 2018-19, I left for graduate school. My time at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University allowed me to pursue my other professional interests as I obtained my Master's in Public Health. I currently work full time as a Health Communications Specialist, with a focus in cancer prevention. I'm driven daily by my desire to pursue equitable health & education for all. On that note, I am the founder of P.O. Purpose, Inc. a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering minority students to pursue their purpose through higher education. I have found incredible value in being intentional and thoughtful throughout the college admissions journey to ensure you make the best choice for yourself. Over time, I developed a knack for mentoring and walking students through the best options considering their individual wants & needs. As a communications specialist, I'm pretty savvy with essay editing too ;)

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Andrew Worrell
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Hello! My name is Andrew and I am a graduate student pursuing my Master's of Public Policy and Juris Doctorate. I have a bachelor’s degree in Global Economic Studies with a concentration in Latin American studies and a minor in P.P.E from UNC-Chapel Hill. After graduating with my B.A. in 2014, I accepted a position with the College Advising Corps where I spent four years working with students as they navigated the transition from high school to life after graduation. Afterwards, I worked at financial services firm before returning to graduate school. In my spare time you can find me working on my jump shot, hiking, exploring new food, or trying to convince myself to run a marathon.

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Andrea Cooper
Harvard University
I studied Romance languages and Latin American Studies at Harvard University and am currently working in research for a human rights-focused nonprofit.

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Abdalla Osman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hello! I am Abdalla and I am a recent MIT grad. I studied mechanical engineering and energy studies and currently work in the renewable energy field. On campus I was a lead engineer in the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team and an undergraduate researcher in the Nuclear Science and Engineering department. In my free time I enjoy practicing Judo, playing soccer, and being in nature. I look forward to working with you through your college application journey!

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Sarah Sculco
Duke University
I recently graduated cum laude with Highest Distinction from Duke University. I have a background in philosophy, public policy, ethics, science, and law. While in college, I interned in the Law and Policy section of the Environment and Natural Resource Division at the US Department of Justice. I also conducted research on political polarization. In 2019, I applied to philosophy PhD programs and law school; I was admitted to Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, Duke Law School, Georgetown Law School, Cornell Law School, and Michigan Law School as a Darrow Scholar (full-tuition scholarship). I will be pursuing a fully-funded joint JD-PhD in philosophy at the University of Michigan. I specialize in pre-law tracks and programs, and I am able to advise those with the ultimate goal of attending law school. I also specialize in advising students interested in the humanities more generally. I'm passionate about helping students identify which colleges are a good fit and developing essay ideas, while guiding them through the tricky application and financial aid process.

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Marisa Peryer
Yale University
Marisa graduated from Yale University with a degree in biology and science history in May 2021. She considered herself a born-again premed while on campus—juggling her role as a first-year counselor with freelance journalism in her spare time. Marisa was also the editor in chief of the Yale Daily News Magazine, and her writing has appeared in CNN, Popular Science, Salon, the Columbia Journalism Review, among others. She has coached students through the application process for four cycles, and students she has mentored have been accepted to top schools, such as at Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and Columbia. Marisa thoroughly enjoys watching students grow and become more confident in their applications, and she looks forward to joining you in the college admissions process!

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Gagan Vaseer
Duke University
Current management consultant with degrees from both Duke University (BA) and Harvard University (MPP). I have been working in the college applications space for over 5 years and look forward to partnering with you!

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Karina Pimenta
Harvard University
American-born, Brazilian-raised student at Harvard working towards a degree in neuroscience combined with economics. I am passionate about behavioral economics and cognitive biases in decision making

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Uma Rao
Duke University
Uma is a senior at Duke University studying Neuroscience and Psychology. She has worked with students applying to college for over 2 years and is excited to guide you on your college application journey!

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Ray Li
Duke University
I completed my undergraduate degree at Duke, my masters in education at Stanford, and my law degree at Stanford. I am now a higher education lawyer that has years of experience in advising and college admissions. I am passionate about the admissions process and want to ensure that all students can find the right fit for their postsecondary educational journey. Let's work together!

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Anya Ranganathan
Duke University
I'm a New York City entrepreneur passionate about building sustainable food systems, diversity / inclusion work, and leadership development. As a mentor, I focus on the power of storytelling to convey a unique perspective and elevate your brand. In my free time, I'm chipping away at a goal of visiting as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites as possible!

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Sami Elrazky
Yale University
Hi ! I'm Sami - I'm a junior at Yale, admitted through Questbridge Regular Decision. I'm a first generation, low-income student from Tacoma, Washington and I'm happy to help you get through the college process! I'm double majoring in Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology and History of Science, Healthcare & Medicine. I am an undergraduate student researcher studying Parkinson's disease, and I'm passionate about undergraduate research and have organized several large-scale research-oriented events and initiatives as vice-president of the Yale Undergraduate Research Association. I am applying for MD/PhD programs, and aside from helping students craft a winning application to their choice colleges, I'm willing and eager to answer any questions about scientific research or premedical studies!

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Ramona Park
Harvard University
Hi there! I'm a junior majoring in Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard University and taking additional coursework in creative writing. I am a Korean heritage student and also pursuing a language citation in Japanese! As a FGLI (First Generation-Low Income) student, I have much experience navigating financial aid, scholarships, fly-in programs, and other related resources. In addition, I had a rollercoaster of a ride being admitted ED to UPenn but then withdrawing, and also switching majors from computer science to art, so I feel equipped to help you with any and every existential crisis. In high school I had a heavy focus on journalism and model UN, however now at Harvard most of my extracurricular activities consist of dance, performing arts, and international relations programs. In my free time, I enjoy illustrating my webtoon and watching 90 Day fiance!

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Pablo Haake
Stanford University
Hi there, I'm Pablo - I'm a recent grad from Stanford ('19), where I majored in Urban Studies and minored in History. I'm a policy analyst for the City of San José and am passionate about spatial justice and inclusive community engagement. Outside of work (and the pandemic) you'll find me out dancing salsa , playing disc golf, and exploring different cities. I'd love to get a chance to meet you and help you navigate the absolute mayhem of college admissions.

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Nicholas Welch
Stanford University
Hi! I’m a Stanford undergrad, and so happy to be here. I have offered my college-app services to hosts of family members and friends, and look forward to expanding my outreach to the world. I strongly believe that writing and thinking are identical processes, and want to help students write better, think better, and achieve their dreams all at the same time.

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Matthew Yekell
Stanford University
Hello everyone! My name is Matthew, and I'm a member of Stanford's Class of 2025. When I was applying to colleges, I was told that attending an elite university would be impossible based on my test scores and low GPA. Thankfully, I didn’t let go of my dreams so easily. I realized early on that my essays were what could separate me from other applicants, and I worked hard to figure out for myself which stories to share and how to write my essays in a way that was both strategic and personable. I’m really excited to share my insights with you and to help you achieve your dreams in the admissions process. Outside of admissions consulting, you can find me involved in debate, advocacy, and community service.

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Matthew Ciurleo
Harvard University
Hello, my name is Matt and I am currently a rising junior at Harvard studying economics and computer science. On campus, I spend a lot of time with a consulting club and have been doing startup work with a few classmates. Some personal interests include golf and yoyos!

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Isabella Gayoso
Penn State University
Hey! My name is Isabella and I am a rising Junior Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering double major with a minor in Entrepreneurship at Penn State. At Penn State, I hold several distinctions, including being a member of the honors college(Scheyer), the honors engineering scholars program (Leonard Scholars), and a recipient of the Provost Award. Professionally, I worked at SpaceX as an intern for my gap semester in the spring. This summer I am interning for Lockheed Martin Space. During my senior year application cycle, I gained admittance to several top universities, listed on my profile. I also earned several national, regional, and local scholarships including the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship, and I have totaled over $150,000 in scholarship money to date. One of my areas of strength is scholarship applications and essays, both specific to a university or in a national or local application. I also thoroughly understand how to frame a college application in the best way possible by creating cohesive activity descriptions, essays, and short answer responses. I have worked with students in the Pittsburgh area and with International students. This is my first year with CollegeAdvisor, and I’m so excited to help students meet their goals!

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Austin Bennett
Stanford University
Hi there! My name's Austin, and I'm a Computer Science major at Stanford University -- go, card! As a relatively typical applicant (i.e. one who didn't cure cancer by age 5), the prospect of attending a top school didn't seem like even a remote possibility for me. After hours-upon-hours of work, however, I discovered that with a little bit of editing, my relatively-simple extracurriculars could actually be worth talking about. I've been in your shoes, and I want to help you turn daily life into extraordinary essays; because, frankly, you're a lot more interesting than you may realize!

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College Testimonials from Clients Who Were Accepted to Duke University

Jennifer Lawrence
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gabe was absolutely wonderful as an advisor. He was very thorough with both grammatical and content edits in my essays, as well as very knowledgeable whenever I had questions about the process. I primarily needed CollegeAdvisor for assistance in crafting my essays and activity descriptions and didn’t really make use of any of the offered webinars/workshops; I also had my college list already picked out when I came to CollegeAdvisor, so I didn’t receive much help there either, but Gabe did help me do some research on schools that I was applying.

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