Duke University is a private institution that was founded in 1838. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,626, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 8,709 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Duke University stands at number eight in the National Universities rankings. Durham, North Carolina, which surrounds Duke’s campus, offers a variety of activities including shopping, dining and entertainment. Its “Bull City” nickname comes from the Blackwell Tobacco Company’s Bull Durham Tobacco. Students at Duke are required to live on campus for their first three years, and freshmen live together on the East Campus. Duke Athletics teams compete in the 15-member Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and field teams in 26 NCAA Division I varsity sports.
Why Visit Duke?
The best way to experience Duke is to see it for yourself.The Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers high school students and their families a variety of opportunities to explore undergraduate life at Duke, both on campus and in your home area.