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Duke University

Durham, North Carolina
Duke's West Campus Union building has restaurants, offices, and some administrative departments. The Chronicle's editorial office, the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, and the Center for LGBT Life are all located in the Union. credit: Bluedog423
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
6,577 Undergraduates
11% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Private
Region: South
Division 1
Selective
Size: Small
Doctoral
Duke University
103 Allen Bldg
Durham, North Carolina
27708
(919) 684-8111
WWW.DUKE.EDU

James Buchanan Duke established Duke University in 1924 as a memorial for his father, Washington Duke. The school has been historically affiliated with United Methodist Church. This private research university sits on 8,693 acres of land and has a nearly 500 acre golf course, 54 acres of gardens and 15 acres for its Marine Lab. It has Duke Medicine, which consists of the Duke University Health System, the Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke University School of Nursing, along with Duke Libraries, which is one of the top 10 private research library systems in the U.S. Notable alumni include Former U.S. President Richard Nixon, basketball player Kyrie Irving, CEO of Apple Tim Cook, philanthropist Melinda Gates, NBA commissioner Adam Silver and political advisor Stephen Miller. The school boasts four Nobel prize winners and has two Nobel Laureates on its faculty. In total, 167,848 alumni have graduated from Duke. The university has 27 varsity teams, including basketball, football, baseball and rowing, and competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Duke won national championships in men’s basketball, women’s golf, men’s soccer, women’s tennis and men’s lacrosse. The school’s mascot is the Blue Devil, and its colors are white and Duke blue. Its motto is “‎Eruditio et Religio” or “Knowledge and Faith.”

Location

Durham is a city in and the county seat of Durham County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population to be 251,893 as of July 1, 2014, making it the 4th-most populous city in North Carolina, and the 78th-most populous city in the United States. Durham is the core of the four-county Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan Area, which has a population of 542,710 as of U.S. Census 2014 Population Estimates. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

83

restaurants score

Students
50%

Men

50%

Women

23

Average Age of Entering Students

100%

Live On Campus

24

New Transfer Students

Admissions
11%

Acceptance Rate

50%

Enrollment Yield

1380-1570

SAT Range

31,671

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$19,950

Typical Cost

$53,500

Average Tuition

63%

Recieve Financial Aid

90%

Have Loans

$7,000

Median Debt

Academics
7.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

108

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

485

Doctorates Awareded

Economics

Top Major

30

Faculty Awards

66

National Academy Members

656

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Noteworthy + a Balance Your Plate program for healthy eating and environmentally-conscious

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 700 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many fraternities and sororities

Party Scene:

Big party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Basketball Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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