Duke University is located in Durham, North Carolina. Duke was awarded the 10th position in the U.S. News & World Report's Best National Universities ranking, putting it above many Ivy League schools and similar institutions.
- 7,000 undergraduates with a 7-1 student to faculty ratio
- Easy to double major
- Gen-eds are considered easy to get
- Culture of innovation and entrepreneurship
- Top majors: Computer Science, Economics, Public Policy, Biology, Electrical and Computer Engineering
- 95% graduation rate
- 1 of the nation’s top 10 private research library systems
- 2 undergraduate schools: the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences (80% of undergrads) and the Pratt School of Engineering (20% of undergrads)
- 53 majors, 52 minors, and 23 certificates
- Ranked #1 for public policy, #2 for nursing, #3 for religious studies, and #4 for political science (and more)
Duke Housing + Campus Life:
- Separate freshman campus (East Campus) that shuttles to West Campus
- 81% of undergraduates live on campus, 100% of freshman do
- handful of living-learning communities
- 3 libraries on its West Campus and two on its East Campus
Duke Social Life:
- Greek Life participation: F: 42%/M: 29%
- Duke Athletics teams compete in the ACC and have 27 NCAA Division I varsity sports.
- Known for their Blue Devil Basketball Team and the rivalry against UNC
- Roughly 10% acceptance rate
- 52% of accepted students are on financial aid
- Middle 50% SAT: 1500-1570
- Middle 50% ACT: 34-35
- Need-blind admissions
- Durham limits the number of chain restaurants in the city, so there’s an abundance of family-owned eateries to choose from.
- DPAC has concerts and comedians
- Monthly art crawl.
- Duke is in the “The Research Triangle" as it is close to UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University
- 30 minutes northwest of Raleigh, NC
- Top 5 most educated city
- Top 5 US city for startups