Duke University was founded in 1838 by Methodist and Quaker families as a local professional school. In 1924, the college became known as Duke University, named after tobacco and electric power industrialist James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke’s high standards are shown in their 10 departmental schools, 11% acceptance rate and high scores. Internationally, 6400 undergraduate and 8400 graduate students attend Duke. But there is plenty to see on their roughly 9,000 acres worldwide: The Duke Forest, Marine Lab, Lemur Center, and 2000 comfy seats in 6 distinct libraries. Don’t forget about the 400+ student clubs, Greek life, and 27 NCAA Division I Varsity sports teams.
Duke’s mission is Access and Flexibility: Scholarly Pursuit, Influenced Study and Engaged Immersion. This occurs both on its 9,000 amazing acres of property on its local four campuses and internationally. Most popular majors at Duke are:
- Public Policy Analysis
- Biology/Biological Sciences
- Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering
Located in Durham, NC, the “Heart of North Carolina,” Duke University is in the Top Places to Live (U.S. News and World Report). Forbes calls Durham #6 of America’s smartest Cities. In this city of 200,000 people, you will find an abundance of sports, history, food, and the arts right at your fingertips.