Duke University

1121 W Main St, Durham, United States
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About Duke University

Duke University is a school located in Durham, NC, US with a total of 11430 courses available to enroll in.

Duke University in Durham, North Carolina is a private research and teaching university that can trace its roots back to 1838. It has had four names and two locations and started to take on its current identity and shape in the 1920s following a large endowment from the Duke family. Today, Duke has 6,532 undergraduate and 8,660 graduate students enrolled (2017-18) across ten schools. The five most popular majors at Duke are: Public Policy; Economics; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; and Computer Science.

Duke is spread across eight locations totaling over 8,500 acres with over 7,000 acres within the Duke Forest. It is the seventh wealthiest private university in the United States. West Campus, with the iconic Duke chapel at its heart, is the main campus and is sometimes described as a 'Gothic Wonderland' because of its predominant architectural style. There is also a 15 acre Marine Lab located in Beaufort.

Students at Duke study hard. They also play hard and enjoy the party scene on campus. Duke Athletics are supported enthusiastically and the school fields teams in 27 NCAA Division 1 varsity sports. The Blue Devils have won major championships in women's tennis and golf, and men's basketball, soccer, and lacrosse.

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