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Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

 10 reviews

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Duke University

Private 4 Year

10 reviews

About Duke University

Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment, at which time the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke.

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Located in Durham, North Carolina.

103 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC, 27708, Durham County

Duke University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2024 Best Colleges in America

#8 of 6828

2024 Best Colleges in North carolina

#1 of 177

2024 Top Religious Colleges in America

#1 of 926

Most Popular Majors

Out of 24 majors categories at Duke University, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Duke University within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni