The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • NCSU is a public and Duke University is a private (not-for-profit) school and both are four-years schools.
  • Duke University has more expensive tuition & fees ($62,688) than NCSU ($30,869).
  • It is harder to admit to Duke University than NCSU.
  • Duke University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,355) than NCSU (1,355).
  • Duke University has higher submitted ACT score (30) than NCSU (30).
  • NCSU has more students with 36,831 students while Duke University has 17,620 students.
  • Duke University has a lower number of students per faculty with 6 to 1 while NCSU's ratio is 15 to 1.
  • Duke University has more full-time faculties with 4,074 faculties while NCSU has 1,842 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - North Carolina State University at Raleigh and Duke University.
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NCSUDuke University
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NCSUvs.Duke University
Raleigh, North CarolinaLocationDurham, North Carolina
Four-years, PublicSchool Typefour-years, Private (not-for-profit)
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)
2023 Tuition & Fees$62,688
63%% Receiving Financial Aid54%
$8,951Average Amount of Financial Aid$46,726
47.48 %Acceptance Rates5.89 %
32.20 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)59.58 %
1,355SAT Score1,513
30ACT Score34
84 %Graduation Rate96 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
94 %Retention Rate98 %
36,831Student Population17,620
1,842Number of Faculties4,074
15 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), 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

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