Duke University

Mission Statement

The mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and lifelong learners using the power of information technologies and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.


Duke University
103 Allen Bldg
Durham, NC 27708
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Contact Information

General Information: 919-684-8111

College at a Glance

  • School Type:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Faculty:
    Not Available
  • Religious Affiliation:
    United Methodist
  • Mission Highlights:
    Has Hospital
    Institution is open to the public

Top Five Largest Sports Teams:

Male Sports

  • All Track Combined
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Baseball
  • Swimming and Diving

Female Sports

  • All Track Combined
  • Rowing
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving

Tuition & Fees Per Year





Student Body Breakdown

Total Enrolled:

Student Demographics

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  • 51.68% (Female Students)
  • 48.32% (Male Students)
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  • 22.98% (Asian)
  • 0.09% (Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander)
  • 11.46% (Black)
  • 57.58% (Caucasian)
  • 7.25% (Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.64% (American Indian/Alaska Native)

Pay For College with ROTC

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is a college scholarship program that prepares students to become military officers. Offered at more than 1,000 colleges and universities, it can help cover the costs of tuition and expenses.
Learn more about ROTC. Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a college program, offered at more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the United States, that prepares young adults to become military officers. In exchange for a paid college education and a guaranteed post-college career, ROTC students commit to serve in the Military after graduation (generally three to four years of Active Duty).
Learn more about ROTC

Army ROTC: yes  Navy ROTC: yes  Air Force ROTC: yes 

Undergraduate Admissions

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  • 31,523 Apply
  • 3,596 Are Accepted
  • 1,721 Actually Attend

Types of Degrees Offered

  • yes Certificate
  • no Associate's Degree
  • yes Bachelor's Degree
  • yes Master's Degree
  • yes Doctoral Degree

Learn more about this school at: WWW.DUKE.EDU

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Financial aid is only available for those who qualify.