Duke University in North Carolina

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James Buchanan Duke statue by Charles Keck with chapel in the background © Charles Keck

James Buchanan Duke statue by Charles Keck with chapel in the background © Charles Keck

Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day city 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 and the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke.

The campus spans over 8,600 acres (3,500 hectares) on three contiguous sub-campuses in Durham, and a marine lab in Beaufort. The West Campus—designed largely by architect Julian Abele—incorporates Gothic architecture with the 210-foot (64-meter) Duke Chapel at the campus’ center and highest point of elevation, is adjacent to the Medical Center. East Campus, 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) away, home to all first-years, contains Georgian-style architecture.

Duke Chapel © Bluedog423 Duke Medical Center from West Campus © Bluedog423 Fitzpatrick Center of the Pratt School © Bluedog423 Gothic Reading Room of Perkins Library © Bluedog423 James Buchanan Duke statue by Charles Keck with chapel in the background © Charles Keck Levine Science Research Center © NPatrick6 Social Sciences building of the Trinity College © Bluedog423 West Campus Union building © Bluedog423 Bostock Library © Bluedog423 Cameron Indoor Stadium © Discover Durham/cc-by-4.0
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James Buchanan Duke statue by Charles Keck with chapel in the background © Charles Keck
The university administers two concurrent schools in Asia, Duke–NUS Medical School in Singapore (established in 2005) and Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, China (established in 2013).

Duke’s undergraduate admissions are among the most selective in the United States, with an overall acceptance rate of 5.1% for the class of 2028. Duke spends more than $1 billion per year on research, making it one of the ten largest research universities in the United States., 15 Nobel laureates and 3 Turing Award winners have been affiliated with the university. Duke alumni also include 50 Rhodes Scholars. Duke is the alma mater of one president of the United States (Richard Nixon) and 14 living billionaires.

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