Duke University

Durham, North Carolina, United States
Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

About

History

Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke.Thanks to support from the Dukes and to an able, relatively young, ambitious and largely native faculty recruited from the new graduate schools at Johns Hopkins, Columbia and other northern universities, Trinity College had developed by World War I into one of the leading liberal arts colleges in the South.

Education

  • Undergraduate Programs
  • Graduate & Professional Programs

Career

The Duke University Career Center contributes to this community of learning by engaging students and alumni in an ongoing examination and pursuit of what is meaningful and valuable in their lives. The Career Center provides opportunities for individuals to explore the intersection of their education, values, goals, skills and experiences in order to identify and realize their aspirations.

Services

Student services

Students can find assistance with registration and records through the Office of the University Registrar. Information about student accounts is available from the Bursar's Office while assistance with student loans and grants is available through the Financial Aid Office.

Housing services

Residence halls and apartments are available for Duke students, from first-years to graduate students.

Library services

Duke Libraries comprises six libraries across East and West Campus, including the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library (now under renovation), and the separately administered libraries serving the schools of business, divinity, law and medicine.

ICT services

Many technology services at Duke University are supported by Duke's central IT organization, the Office of Information Technology.

Medical services

Duke Medicine integrates patient care with the clinical, training and research programs of the Duke University Health System, Duke University School of Medicine and Duke University School of Nursing.

Student Life

Campus life

Duke’s home campus is situated on nearly 9,000 acres in Durham, N.C, a city of more than 200,000 people. Duke also is active internationally through the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore, Duke Kunshan University in China and numerous research and education programs across the globe.

Sports facilities

Duke Athletics, part of the Atlantic Coast Conference, fields teams in 26 NCAA Division I varsity sports. The Blue Devils have won national championships in men’s basketball, lacrosse and soccer, and women’s golf and tennis. The Duke Sports Hall of Fame, in the Schwartz-Butters Athletic Center next to Cameron Indoor Stadium, is open to the public.

Accreditation

Duke University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees.

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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