Application deadline for Regular Decision is Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Campus Life

Campus Life

At Duke, College is a Verb

Our campus of 8,600+ acres gives students space to roam—both physically and intellectually. But it isn’t just the setting that makes Duke unlike any other university. It’s the feeling—the kinetic energy of connections forged, creativity sparked, and ideas born. It’s an electricity that inspires passion and action.
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First-year students spell out 2022 during the class photo in front of Lilly Library on East Campus.
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Duke from on High.
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First year students move into the East Campus Resident Halls on Tuesday, August 21.

Experience Duke in Person

Oct 19 / Arts & Humanities Open House

Oct 19 / Pratt Open House

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A typical room in an East Campus residence hall.
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Statue of Washington Duke.
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Students gathered on the East Campus Quad.
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Student Groups

Where Passions Converge

At Duke, education doesn’t end at the classroom door. While most colleges boast endless lists of activities, the sheer variety and specificity of Duke’s student-run clubs and organizations mean that every student can tailor an experience that matches his or her interests and goals.
Learn more about student groups
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Campus Traditions

IT’S A DUKE THING

Duke’s school spirit is infectious. From the moment you arrive on campus, you can feel it in the air. Our festive celebrations spark excitement, camaraderie, and an incredible sense of pride that bonds us from the first year to long after graduation.
Learn more about campus traditions
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Athletics

Go Duke or Go Home

Duke boasts 27 Varsity, Division I teams to cheer on, including our renowned Men’s basketball team, now five-time NCAA Champions.
Learn more about athletics

Culture

#10
'Best Places to Live'
U.S. News and World Report

Food

#1
'Foodiest Small Town'
Bon Appétit

Innovation

#1
'America's Smartest City'
The Daily Beast
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Languages

foreign languages offered

78

Clubs

regional alumni groups throughout the world

54%

Study Away

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Studying abroad in St. Petersburg was an unforgettable experience. The classes themselves were interesting and informative, but the city itself became a teacher of incomparable value.

Noah Burrell
Class of 2018