Duke University

Durham, NC, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
50%
50%
Size of Town
Major city
In-State Students
12%
Out-Of-State Students
85%
US States Represented
48
Countries Represented
109
Ethnicity
African American
10%
Asian/Pacific Islander
21%
Hispanic
9%
Native American
1%
White
44%
Multiracial
2%
Unknown
3%
Percent of First Generation Students
13%
Student Organizations
737
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
85%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
No
0
100
100%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Blue Devils
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Atlantic Coast Conference
Total Male Athletes
463
Total Female Athletes
316
Intramural Sports
11
Sports Club
47
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.15 Average Rating
Duke is all-around great. The food is no exception. Duke dining is ranked 5th in the nation. A school that produces national champions in basketball, Rhodes Scholars, and Nobel Prize winners deserves nothing less.
KZ
West Union has a great variety of different, often ethnic dishes. With restaurants for sushi, Korean food, Indian food, Southern food, and crepes, it’s hard to get sick of the food.
Ariana from Fort Myers, FL
Duke food is actually quite delicious. The food plans are generous and there is plenty of variety.
BlueDevil
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
Autumn from Spring, TX
duke dining ranks nothing less than 5th in the nation by the daily meal publication, and it's no wonder this is the case upon sampling the plethora of stimulating food options on campus. from marketplace's american-style buffet to the a la carte vendors of au bon pain bakery, the loop pizza grill, and dozens of food trucks that rotate around campus, there's a diversity of choices for everyone -- even for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, halal, and any number of other dietary lifestyles that you can find on duke's campus. a particularly exciting time for duke dining will be this fall 2016, when approximately 10-13 additional vendors will be rejoining duke's newly renovated west union in three floors and a vendetta devoted to cafeterias, project rooms, and discussion and study spaces for groups ranging from two to a hundred participants. i could not begin to imagine how different the duke experience would be without the culinary gems that further illuminate its national reputation, but don't just take my word for it, you must come on down here and try the food for yourself!
robert from phoenix, md
Duke's food is Great! There are so many options (Mediterranean, Oriental influence, Hispanic, etc). There are over 40 eateries on campus, and more than 30 off-campus businesses that deliver to your campus address.
Elisabeth from Durham, NC

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