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Duke University is a private research university, located in Durham, North Carolina. It was founded by Methodists and Quakers in 1838. Duke University boasts of 220 buildings on its campus, which covers an area of 8, 611 acres. It consists of West, East and Central campuses.

Duke offers a variety of degrees and programs through its two undergraduate and eight graduate schools. U. S. News and World Report (2009 edition) ranked the university's undergraduate program 8th among national universities, while ranking the medical, law and business schools among the top 11 in the country. The Duke University Library System is one of the 10 largest private university library systems in the United States and the 30th largest of all libraries in the U. S.

Duke's sports teams are known as the Blue Devils. They are members of the NCAA's Division I Atlantic Coast Conference.

Profile of Duke University

Duke is in a medium-sized city, in Durham, NC. The school has a United Methodist religious affiliation. Duke is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at Duke include science, mathematics, engineering, and conservation and resource management.

Duke Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. of people who applied to Duke in 2007, 23% were accepted. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 650 to 760 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 680 and 780.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here Duke does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at Duke are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 13, 598 students (13, 351 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Most students at Duke attend full-time. Dorm living is common. Athletic teams at Duke belong to the Atlantic Coast Conference for major sports.

Duke Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management751business management
Liberal Arts724economics, political science, English, anthropology, liberal arts and sciences, sociology, area studies, English language and literature, . . .
Engineering382biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering
Science327biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, geology, cell biology, molecular genetics, anatomical sciences, . . .
Therapy and Counselling243psychology, physical therapy
Religion and Philosophy237ministry, religion, theology, philosophy
Family and Social Work200public policy analysis
Nursing and Emergency Medicine196registered nursing, nurse anesthetist
Conservation and Resource Management150conservation, natural resources management, forestry
Mathematics58mathematics, statistics
Computer Science and Engineering39computer and info science
Fine Arts32art history and criticism
Medical Support and Technology9radiation protection
Drama and Performing Arts7drama
Design4design and visual communication

Contact: Duke

Duke University

103 Allen Bldg

Durham, NC 27708

General Phone: (919) 684-2813

http://www.DUKE. EDU

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