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Duke University (DUKE)

Durham, North Carolina
US News 22
Times Higher Education 20
QS World University 25
Shanghai 28
About University
Type Of University Private—Unspecified
Established Year 1838
Degree Offered Masters
Admission Session Fall, Rolling, Spring
University Description
According to the school, Duke University offers a unique and compelling combination of academic achievement, engagement with society, and athletic accomplishment at the highest levels. A private comprehensive teaching and research university, Duke traces its roots to 1838, officially becoming Duke University in 1924. In addition to liberal arts and engineering education at the undergraduate level, Duke offers graduate and professional study in arts and sciences, business, divinity, engineering, the environment, law, public policy, medicine, and nursing. At the same time, Duke is an intimate setting, with 6,800 undergraduates and an additional 6,000 graduate and professional students.Duke is a global university with students and faculty from nearly every country. We encourage students to go abroad to study, perform service and conduct research. About half of Duke's graduating class spends at least a semester in another country one of the highest percentages of any of the nation's top private research universities. We offer instruction in 25 foreign languages. One of our most popular programs is DukeEngage, which supports undergraduates who want to pursue an immersive service experience in the U.S. or abroad. Duke is characterized by innovation, entrepreneurship, energy and ambition. Duke students have an unusually wide range of opportunities available to them and freedom in choosing the academic path that best meets their needs. Duke students are encouraged to make a difference, to experiment with ideas and organizations and they are challenged to become engaged with society's problems and solutions. Our students spend four years on one of the most beautiful campuses in America -- soaring Gothic buildings, modern teaching and research facilities, lush botanical gardens, and accessible athletics and recreational spaces. Duke's home of Durham is a historic tobacco and textile hub that has emerged as the heart of North Carolina's hi-tech Research Triangle, and is consistently recognized as one of the most desirable and vibrant places to live in the country. Durham's arts, culture, recreation and restaurants have earned a national following and the region provides numerous opportunities for post-graduate employment. Duke students exhibit legendary passion and enthusiasm. Duke's athletic program is regularly ranked among the nation's strongest and most competitive, with some of the country's most talented scholar-athletes and dedicated fans: the Cameron Crazies. A member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, Duke has thirteen men's varsity teams and thirteen women's varsity teams as well as numerous intramural, recreational, and club sports. Duke consistently leads the ACC in Academic Honor Roll students and is a top producer of Academic All Americans. The residential experience is an important component of a Duke education. About 85 percent of all undergraduates live on campus. First-year students live together on East Campus, where about a quarter of them participate in FOCUS, a living/learning program organized around academic themes, which gives them immediate access to faculty mentoring and a smaller community of students they get to know well. Duke is one of a small number of schools committed to a need-blind admission policy, which means we admit undergraduates without consideration of a family's ability to pay tuition and other college costs and meet 100 percent of a student's demonstrated financial need for four years. About 54 percent of our undergraduates receive some sort of financial assistance, including need-based aid, merit or athletic scholarships. With the rigorous academics, the plethora of social and artistic activities, the immersive service and cultural opportunities and the occasional basketball game in Cameron Indoor Stadium, the most important things students need to bring with them to Duke are energy and intellectual.
Top 5 reasons why International students should consider this university
  • Duke University was ranked 8 in National Universities by US news in 2019.
  • Duke University was ranked 13 in Best Value Schools by US news in 2019.
  • Duke University was ranked 16 in Most Innovative Schools by US news in 2019.
  • Duke has won national championships in women’s golf 7 times, men’s basketball 6 imes, men’s soccer one time , men’s lacrosse 3 times and women’s tennis one time.
  • Duke Libraries, one of the nation’s top 10 private research library systems.
Estimated Expenses(Per Year)
Books and Supplies666 USD

47.98 Thousands
Housing9,855 USD

7.10 Lakhs
LivingExpenses19,368 USD

13.95 Lakhs
HealthFee834 USD

60.08 Thousands
Health Insurance3,900 USD

2.80 Lakhs
Transportation1,854 USD

1.33 Lakhs
Total36,477 USD

26.28 Lakhs
Male Female Ratio 50 : 50
All Students 16,294
International Students 2,647
Acceptance Ratio



University website
Size of University Medium
University Setting SmallTown
Major City Durham
Nearest Airports Raleigh (18 Miles)
Geographic Region Southeast
University Address 2127 Campus Drive Box 90065, Durham, NC, 27708
Location & Weather
Average Monthly Temperature
Celsius (°C)
Min °C Max °C
Fahrenheit (°F)
Min °F Max °F
-2.33 9.56
27.8 49.2
-1.39 11.89
29.5 53.4
2.78 16.72
37 62.1
7.67 21.83
45.8 71.3
13.11 25.89
55.6 78.6
18.56 29.44
65.4 85
21.17 31.44
70.1 88.6
19.94 30.44
67.9 86.8
15.72 27.22
60.3 81
8.11 21.89
46.6 71.4
3 16.67
37.4 62
-0.89 11.5
30.4 52.7
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