Duke in Durham Durham’s distinctive neighborhoods and thriving businesses combine the friendliness of a small city with tasty dining, lively arts and an entrepreneurial spirit. Durham is diverse, dynamic and a great place to live.
Duke University has 12 schools and institutes, three of which host undergraduate programs: Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Pratt School of Engineering, and Duke Kunshan University. The university has "historical, formal, ongoing, and symbolic ties" with the United Methodist Church, but is a nonsectarian and independent institution.
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Duke University is a private institution that was founded in 1838. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,883 (fall 2021), its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 8,693 acres.
We serve Duke University by working to create a community of students who embrace growth, collaboration, creativity, integrity, and a sense of inclusion. We strive to identify and enroll students who demonstrate intellectual strengths, a love of learning, a sense of imagination and open-mindedness, and a commitment to their communities; we seek students who make things better and treat others well.
Duke University is committed to the equality of educational opportunities for all qualified students. Students with disabilities (including learning disabilities, hearing or visual impairments, mobility impairments, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders, psychiatric impairments or chronic health disabilities) who apply to Duke can choose whether or not to disclose their disability to us.
The Duke University Graduate School offers master’s and doctoral degrees in more than 80 departments and programs of study, as well as certificate programs; dual, joint, and 4+1 degrees; and graduate programs at Duke Kunshan. Our graduate students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty across Duke’s nine other schools and to conduct research in connection with numerous campus research institutes and centers.
Duke University School of Medicine is committed to enhancing racial diversity and equity, inclusion, and respect for our faculty, staff, trainees, and students. Vice Dean Kevin Thomas, MD, reflects on the changes the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has made over the past year and looks ahead at our efforts to develop a culture that fosters a sense of belonging and promotes equity.
Founded in 1838, Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, named after the university’s great benefactor James Buchanan Duke’s deceased father, Washington Duke. Its campus spans over 8,600 acres on three campuses in Durham as well as a marine lab in Beaufort.
Learn about different majors, minors and certificates using the links below. Check out the videos from faculty and students discussing the major. Talk to Peer Success Leaders who are majoring in areas you're interested in. Reach out to the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), or Certificate Program Director, to learn more about their major or program.