Duke University

Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States.

The University is organized into two undergraduate, ten graduate and professional schools, and seven institutes. In its 2011 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked the university's undergraduate program 9th among national universities, while ranking the medical, law, public affairs, nursing and business graduate programs all among the top 12 in the United States. In the 2010 QS World University Rankings, Duke ranked 14th worldwide. Duke's research expenditures are among the largest ten in the nation. Competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Duke's athletic teams have twelve national championships, including four by its men's basketball team.

Besides academics, research, and athletics, Duke is also well known for its sizable campus and Collegiate Gothic architecture, especially the Duke Chapel. The forests surrounding parts of the campus belie the University's proximity to downtown Durham. Duke's 8,610 acres (35 km2) contain three contiguous campuses in Durham as well as a marine lab in Beaufort. Construction projects have updated both the freshmen-populated Georgian-style East Campus and the main Gothic-style West Campus, as well as the adjacent Medical Center over the past five years.

Contact Details

  • 919 681 3257
  • 919 668 0434
  • 2127 Campus Drive
    PO Box 90065
    Durham, NC
    United States of America

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