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  • Duke University is a Private (not-for-profit) and Virginia Tech is a Public school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • Duke University has more expensive tuition & fees ($55,695) than Virginia Tech ($31,908).
  • It is harder to admit to Duke University than Virginia Tech.
  • Duke University has higher submitted SAT score (1,510) than Virginia Tech (1,285).
  • Duke University has higher submitted ACT score (101) than Virginia Tech (84).
  • Virginia Tech has more students with 34,440 students while Duke University has 16,130 students.
  • Virginia Tech has more full-time faculties with 1,806 faculties while Duke University has 1,393 full-time faculties.
Next table compares the two rival schools - Duke University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Duke Universityvs.Virginia Tech
Durham, North CarolinaLocationBlacksburg, Virginia
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
$55,695Tuition & Fees
3,738 (55.82%)Number Receiving Financial Aid13,699 (50.38%)
$45,457Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,630
9.86 %Acceptance Rates70.06 %
53.60 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)35.58 %
1,510SAT Score1,285
101ACT Score84
95 %Graduation Rate84 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
97 %Retention Rate93 %
16,130Student Population34,440
1,393Number of Faculties1,806
7 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services