Duke University

Durham, NC, USA
4.13 Average Rating

Duke University was founded in 1838. Originally Trinity College, an endowment from tobacco tycoon James Buchanan Duke resulted in the name change and the “Gothic Wonderland” campus it is today. Named one of Forbes top ten universities to “produce the most Forbes 400 billionaires,” Duke’s very selective admissions have resulted in The Huffington Post ranking it one of the most challenging universities to get admitted to in the US.


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Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • United Methodist
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
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Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 33
Average SAT Composite: 1450

What Students Are Saying

4.13 Average Rating
Duke is an amazing school with an incredible, if sometimes overwhelming, number of opportunities available every day. Duke administration and students work to be academically, artistically, and socially open to new things and representative of the incredibly diverse student body. A Duke student is sure to have a one of a kind experience and is sure to find a place they feel at home.
Autumn from Spring, TX
Duke is the located on the most beautiful campus in America, right in the great state of North Carolina. Duke students are the ones who coined the term work hard, play hard, as you will never find a place as challenging but rewarding as you will find in Duke University. If you love basketball, you have to come to Duke- we are the school that most recently won that thing.

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