College Confidential describes Duke University as a large private co-ed school with an average tuition of $43,000 as of 2014. Its most popular area of study is the social sciences, followed by engineering. Duke University scores highly in the School Vibe section, with students rating the campus, facilities, staff and student body highly.
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As of 2014, U.S. News ranks Duke University as the eighth-best college or university in the nation. It has an acceptance rate of 12.4 percent, making it one of the most selective universities. Approximately 48 percent of undergraduates receive financial aid, with an average need-based scholarship or grant of $39,000. Duke is divided into 10 colleges and schools for both graduate and undergraduate students. Roughly 30 percent of its student body joins Greek life, which consists of over 30 fraternities and sororities.
Notable Duke alumni include Melinda Gates of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and U.S. Congressman Ron Paul.