Duke Undergraduate Admissions

This is Duke

The Duke Philosophy: Access and Flexibility.


Scholarly Pursuit

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.


Influenced Study

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.


Engaged Immersion

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...

  • 8:1

    student/faculty ratio

  • 50%

    of undergraduates participate in faculty research

  • 70%

    of classes have fewer than 19 students

  • 200+

    domestic and international learning opportunities

Join a Culture of Champions

At Duke University, we are a team. VIDEO

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

"This is the most dynamic and exciting community I can imagine."

This is President Price.
Here's what he has to say.

President Brodhead