Duke University

Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke University is a private university. Duke has three adjacent campuses spanning more than 8,500 acres. They also offer a marine lab in Beaufort, North Carolina.

Duke is a major research university. They have been known to spend over a billion dollars on research in one year. Their athletic teams (the Blue Devils) are highly competitive and have won 15 national titles, four of which were won by their men’s basketball team. Duke is consistently ranked among the best universities in the world.

Only about eleven percent of applicants are admitted to one of Duke’s programs each year. This ranks Duke as one of the most difficult universities to get into. Typically, only students with a very high academic ranking on the high school level are accepted.

Duke offers about 50 majors in the areas of sciences and arts. The school also offers 50 minors and four engineering majors. Students are also able to develop their own interdisciplinary major in sciences and arts through Program II. Engineering students have the opportunity to create their own major through the program called IDEAS. Duke offers about 25 certificate programs. Students can work toward a major, with up to three minors or certificates or a second major. The majority of students at Duke are enrolled in the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences (about 85%) while the minority study in the Pratt School of Engineering.

Duke is also know for the amount and quality of research generated by its students and faculty each year. As of the 2012 fiscal year, Duke's research expenditures exceeded $1 billion. In terms of research, Duke is ranked 7th in the nation. It's Medical Center received nearly $300 million in funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH) in 2013, one of the largest contributions made that year.

For non-traditional students seeking a distance learning option, Duke offers a variety of online courses and degree programs that can be completed off campus. Online programs are offered through the universities department of Continuing Studies.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (919) 684-2813
Address: 103 Allen Bldg, Durham, North Carolina 27708
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Large ( 6,600+ undergrad, 8,700+ grad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 37,542
Out-of-State Tuition $ 37,557
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
Website Address: WWW.DUKE.EDU
Majors and Degrees
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Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Cell Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences
Cell Cellular Biology and Histology
Molecular Genetics
Zoology Animal Biology
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management
Computer Information Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
General Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
English Language and Literature Letters
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
African-american Black Studies
Area Studies
Women's Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Romanian Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Health Care Administration Management
Physical Therapy Therapist
Radiation Protection Health Physics Technician
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Natural Resources Conservation
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Geology Earth Science
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis
Social Sciences
Demography and Population Studies
Political Science and Government
Theology and Religious Vocations
Divinity Ministry
Theology Theological Studies
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