This is Duke
A Look at the Class of 2018
Coming to campus ahead of their upperclass peers for orientation, the Class of 2018 has arrived! They represent the most diverse group of incoming students in Duke's history, and Dean of Admissions Christoph Guttentag shared some of their remarkable accomplishments at this year's Convocation address.
How do Blue Devils spend their summers? Follow these 11 Duke students on Instagram to see photos of their experiences in Durham, across the United States and abroad.
Duke Summer: Serving Refugees in Nepal
Rising junior Elizabeth Hoyler is spending her summer working with Bhutanese refugee camps in Nepal as an intern with the UN Word Food Programme. Her experience in the Kenan Institute for Ethics' DukeImmerse program, Uprooted/Rerouted, inspired her passion for this humanitarian work. Read her letters home.
Duke Summer: Duke in Silicon Valley
In a program sponsored by the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative and Global Education Office, Duke students are studying entrepreneurship in the heart of the nation's hub for innovation. Meet the students and faculty, and read their program blog.
Duke Summer: Researching Relativity
More than half of Duke undergraduates create new knowledge through faculty-mentored research. As a research fellow with mathematics professor Hubert Bray, rising senior Will Victor is one of them. The Duke Research Blog profiles his summer in Durham exploring the relationship of geometry to general relativity.
Duke Summer: DukeEngage
Every summer, more than 400 Duke students receive full funding for two months of civic engagement worldwide through DukeEngage. Through blogs, they share their experiences working with conservation efforts in Thailand, economic development initiatives in Detroit, the WISER school in Kenya and more.
Duke Summer: Blending Classical Studies and Technology
A Duke research team – including eight students studying abroad with the Duke in Tuscany program – played a central role in documenting the rare discovery of an untouched 2,500-year-old tomb. The Duke team used cutting-edge laser scanners and digital photo-scanning technology to create a series of 3D images and models with distinctive speed and precision.
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.
Read Our Student Blogs.
Undergraduate bloggers give you a window into real life at Duke.
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
Join a Culture of Champions
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.