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Duke University

Duke University is a private research university founded by a group of Methodists and Quakers looking to engage students in solving society’s tough challenges. Recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes Magazine for its strong research programs, Duke University is the fifth largest research university in the country. Duke researchers are responsible for many breakthroughs, including the first 3D ultrasound diagnostic system and the first engineered blood vessels.

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More than 6,500 undergraduate and 8,100 graduate and professional students study at Duke, where they can pursue majors in arts & sciences, engineering, as well as interdisciplinary fields. There are also numerous certificate programs available.

The majority of undergraduate students are required to live on campus for their first three years at Duke as a way to help build a strong and supportive student community and a sense of belonging. More than a third of undergrads are members of a fraternity or sorority. Students can also choose from nearly 400 student clubs, including student government and service organizations.

Duke is a member of the NCAA Division I level, and has won twelve NCAA championships. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and wrestling. Women's sports include basketball, cross country, fencing, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track & field and volleyball.