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Duke University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
6,545
Total Undergrads
Including 12 Part-time
1,752
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

48% Women
52% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Atlantic Coast Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

11
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $812,510)
11
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $166,068)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 48 48 - -
Baseball 31 - Yes -
Basketball 13 12 Yes Yes
Fencing 28 16 - -
Field Hockey - 22 Yes -
Football 109 - - -
Golf 8 6 Yes -
Lacrosse 44 33 Yes -
Rowing - 62 Yes -
Soccer 31 29 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving 30 31 Yes -
Tennis 10 9 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 13 Yes Yes
Wrestling 26 - - -
Badminton - - Yes -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Softball - - Yes Yes
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 13.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.1%
Hispanic 4.9%
Non-resident alien 16.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.4%
Two or more races 1.1%
White/non-Hispanic 49.8%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 5
Drug Law Violation 7
Liquor Law Violation 2
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 12
Property Crime 51
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Elisabeth from Durham, NC
  • 4
  • The majority of Duke's dorms have been renovated or are scheduled for renovation in the near future. During the first year, all freshmen live on the same campus. It sounds…

  • Jun-23-2012 Read More
  • Dukie for life :)
  • 3
  • In general, dorm life is pretty standard. There is a new housing model (will be starting in the 2012-2013 school year) that is intended to foster stronger bonds between people…

  • Mar-22-2012 Read More
  • Sophomore from Michigan
  • 4
  • --Spend time in your dorm, especially the common room on the first floor. It is a great way to meet people while you study. --For freshman, the main quad dorms…

  • Aug-06-2012 Read More
  • Georgia from Houston, TX
  • 3
  • 3/5. It depends on what your study schedule is like really, and who your friends are. For me, I was too busy to really get to know the other people…

  • Jun-26-2012 Read More
  • Taylor from NJ
  • 4
  • Freshman year dorm life is great, due to the fact that the dorms are like mini communities. People tend to be very friendly and open to meeting new people and…

  • May-31-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Autumn from Spring, TX
  • May-07-2014 I am a current student here

    The worst part of food and dining is the same no matter who you ask - the freshman meal plan. Every duke student gets food points. $1 = 1 food point. Food points are payed for through the dining plan (bursar's account) and are accessed through the use of one's DukeCard. Food points are easy to refill if you run out and as a freshman, it is likely that you will run out. Here's why: all the freshman meal plans include swipes in to East Campus' dining hall: The Marketplace. Marketplace, quite frankly, becomes inconvenient for most students, as there are only specific times one can eat at that specific location. Especially as a student who participated in tenting, the increased time spent on West campus meant that I needed more access to food points and fewer meal swipes. Additionally, the

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  • 4
  • Fiona from Grayslake, IL
  • Apr-16-2014 I am a past student here

    During freshman year you are assigned points that can mostly just be redeemed at the freshman dining hall, which can get a little dull if you eat it for every meal (except for breakfast/brunch- that is always amazing!). After freshman year there are TONS of places that you can use your points on campus and they are all delicious. Plus, there are Merchants on Points who will deliver food to you, that you can still use your Duke Card to purchase. Definitely take advantage of the Refectory at the Duke Law School,The Washington Duke, and The Nasher Museum Cafe.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Mar-14-2014 I am a current student here

    As a freshman, you will have a meal plan specified for the dining hall on East Campus. While this does restrict your options, you will understand that eating with your class, and your class alone, is a great way to make new friends! You do not have to eat every meal there as you are given the opportunity to eat lunch anywhere on campus. After your freshman year, the meal plan is simply food points (1 point = 1 dollar) and you can use that at any of the 50+ vendors on and off campus!

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  • 5
  • Madalena from Roswell, GA
  • Feb-01-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The staff at the dining hall is great. They are all super sweet and make good food, so make sure to be appreciative. Also, make sure to get the cookies while they are hot!

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  • 4
  • Hannah from Wake Forest, NC
  • Dec-27-2013 I am a current student here

    The freshman dining plan options make sure you get plenty of food. The Market Place, for breakfast and dinner swipes on East, can get old pretty quickly but things get better on West Campus. Food points allow you to eat at other places on West. There are also many opportunities for free food at different events! One unexpected thing was the holiday buffets. There were lobster tails, duck, lamb, prime rib, seafood and many other great offerings for our holiday celebrations!

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  • 4
  • Alan from Durham, NC
  • Dec-06-2013 I am a current student here

    Duke dining provides superior food to their students. Only the best will be served to Duke students. For this reason, on campus food is a little pricey and it is difficult to find a meal without shelling out some cash. Although it may be expensive it is definitely worth it.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Sep-07-2013 I am a current student here

    This is one area in which Duke falls a little short. While there is a lot of food on campus, and it is certainly much better than that of many other college campuses, I do feel that there could be a great deal of improvement in the food offered. For one, it's difficult finding food that is actually healthy when eating in the dining venues on campus, and, alternatively, for those who are wanting to cook for themselves (like me), there's a very limited amount of groceries. There are some good food options though, like certain restaurants which will accept Duke food points. On the other hand, Durham is an incredible town for any foodie, so if you're bold enough to explore the city, a delicious world awaits.

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  • 5
  • Current Blue Devil
  • Jul-03-2013 I am a current student here

    There are great places to eat on and off campus! Everyone on campus is required to have a dining plan, which gives students an allotted amount of food points that you can use at any on campus dining site or for off campus merchants who deliver!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Autumn from Spring, TX
  • May-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a BIG part of life at Duke, and not always in a good way. Those who choose not to participate in Greek life will feel the difference between themselves and their peers. This is not to say that one cannot have a social life without joining a Greek organization - quite the opposite is true. It is only that Duke is socially dominated by Greek Life in many ways, but unimportant in some others. Duke also has selective living groups, which allow students to join organizations and live with a specific group without Greek traditions.

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  • 0
  • Fiona from Grayslake, IL
  • Apr-16-2014 I am a past student here

    Lots of options, not much diversity within the actual chapters, definitely a large part of the party scene.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Mar-14-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is present but not dominant on campus. 17% of men and 32% of women join greek life. In addition, we have selective living groups which are co-ed organizations that are not run but a national office. As a result, you can make these groups anything you want them to be. Many of them are themed and focus on sports, being international, business, service, or just being social!

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Sep-07-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life, while maybe not made up of the majority of students on campus, is still one of the prevalent cultures on campus. Especially as a freshman, the frattiness of Duke is somewhat difficult to avoid/ignore, but that doesn't mean there's any other culture out there, it's just a little more difficult to find them.

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  • 0
  • Current Blue Devil
  • Jul-03-2013 I am a current student here

    Everyone is involved with Greek Life, but if that really isn't your style of living, there are also selected living groups that you can get involved in. A student as myself, who isn't involved in Greek Life or a SLG I am very happy! So whether you choose to rush or not, you will be content.

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  • 0
  • Kat from Durham, NC
  • Jun-17-2013 I am a current student here

    30% of campus is Greek, but most everyone else is part of the new houses system, so everyone belongs to a group and feels included.

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  • 0
  • Bianca from Pittsburgh, PA
  • Jan-28-2013 I am a current student here

    I myself am not that into Greek life but it is definitely a good part of the campus. NPHC and other minority fraternities and sororities don't have a large showing on campus but they make their presence felt. The majority causcasian fraternities and sororities have pretty large chapters as far as I know and they are always having some type of event.

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  • 0
  • Kuenzel from Metuchen, NJ
  • Dec-12-2012 I am a current student here

    Huge part of campus for many, I'm personally not involved. There are superficial Greek rankings assessing popularity/desirability. It's not as big a deal as some make it out to be.

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  • 0
  • An Alabama Dukie
  • Nov-22-2012 I am a current student here

    Present and dominant (76% of girls and over 51% guys are greek), but there are many other ways to have fun if you're not into greek life.

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