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North Carolina and South Carolina Open House
Welcome Carolinians! Duke is hosting its annual Open House for rising high school seniors from North and South Carolina and their families on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Learn more about the day of events and register to reserve your spot.
$10 Million Gift to Sanford School of Public Policy
Trustee David M. Rubenstein is giving $10 million to Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy to endow graduate fellowships and undergraduate internships, which are a component of the Public Policy major. The gift will also create a fund to enhance the school's engagement with the policy world.
Parent Web Chats
Congratulations to the future members of the Class of 2017! We invite parents of admitted students to watch a web chat with parents of current Duke undergraduates, hosted by Deborah Norville. Our parent panel answers your questions about academics, student life, advising and other topics.
One Day at Duke
Take a peek at all that happens on Duke's dynamic campus during a span of just 24 hours. Capturing the major and the mundane, members of the Duke community from Durham to Beijing documented a day in the life of the university through photos, videos and social media messages as part of the One Day at Duke project.
Two Juniors Named Truman Scholars
Duke juniors Patrick Oathout and Jacob Tobia have been selected among this year's 62 Truman Scholars. Truman Scholarships are awarded based on leadership potential, high academic achievement and a commitment to a career in public service and advocacy sectors. Read about their involvement at Duke and their future plans.
Two Juniors Win Goldwater Scholarships
Since 1995, sixty-two Duke students have received Goldwater Scholarships for their academic merit among a national field of mathematics, science and engineering students. Duke juniors Yaohua Yue, a chemistry and economics double major, and Kushal Seethram, an A. B. Duke Scholar majoring in physics and electrical engineering, are among 271 winners nationally this year.
The best way to experience Duke is to see it for yourself. Plan your visit to campus by clicking on The Setting, at the top of the page, and click directly above to gather further ideas for your trip from The New York Times' recent "36 Hours in Durham" feature.
The Week at Duke in 60 Seconds
Want to know what's new at Duke? Watch Duke juniors Danny Nolan and Emily Sobel deliver a week's worth of campus news in a minute.
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The Duke Philosophy: Access and Flexibility.
We guide our students to find their own academic paths by helping them to reason, analyze and understand in unprecedented ways. The undergraduate experience at Duke is characterized by a spirit of academic energy, exploration and challenge.
We are a research university with resources to connect undergraduate education to the processes of inquiry and discovery. Duke students explore ideas by collaborating directly with our exceptional faculty in a program of study that focuses on interdisciplinary exploration.
A student's education doesn't end at the classroom door. We provide an incredible variety of opportunities for students to enhance and supplement in-class learning with hands-on experiences, service in the community—both locally and globally—and development of leadership skills.
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Our numbers show how we make everything available to our undergraduates...
of undergraduates participate in faculty research
of classes have fewer than 19 students
domestic and international learning opportunities
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Our students’ pursuit of global involvement is not just so the world can be affected by Duke, but so we can be confronted, affected and challenged in return.
DukeEngage Family Health Ministries, Haiti
"Duke is a place of amazing abundance."
This is President Brodhead.
Here's what he has to say.
To turn Duke opportunities into your personal strengths, you have to want them, reach out to them, and actively incorporate them into your life. It’s your choice, but it matters what you do.
A great university is a scene of constant combustion, where energies of intelligence and creativity are released in a bonfire no marshal could hope to contain.
Like the Olympics, Duke is a community dedicated to the highest realization of human powers.