Duke University

About Duke University

Founded in 1838, Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, named after the university’s great benefactor James Buchanan Duke’s deceased father, Washington Duke. Duke comprises two major organizations: Duke University and Duke University Health System.

At Duke University, the mission is to provide a superior liberal arts education, prepare people for lives of skilled and ethical service, advance the frontiers of knowledge, foster health and well being, and promote a sincere spirit of tolerance. Duke faculty and staff members work every day in support of this mission. The intent of a Duke education is to instill certain “habits of mind”–critical thinking, creative problem solving, an appetite for discovery–that will help students succeed at Duke and throughout life. Since the founding of Duke in 1838, academic expansion has led to the establishment of new graduate and professional schools. 

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Area – 8,693 Acres

Number of buildings – 256


Research Expenditure – USD 1.23 billion


Endowment – $8.5 Billion

Source: www.duke.edu

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