We look for students who operate at the intersection of imagination and impact—students who are unafraid to undertake things that are messy, complex, and outside of their comfort zone.Christoph GuttentagDean of Undergraduate Admissions
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Our Students By The Numbers
While Duke students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries around the globe, they are united by their curiosity, community-mindedness, and desire to change the world.
Diversity + Inclusion
Great communities—and great universities—celebrate differences. At Duke, we believe that a diverse community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni strengthens us, teaches us, and makes us better. We represent varying views, backgrounds, nationalities, religions, ethnicities, and identities. From the moment you arrive on campus to long after you graduate, Duke is committed to being a place where you can be who you are while learning among an incredibly talented and diverse community of scholars.
Office for Institutional Equity
Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA)
Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (CSGD)
Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture
Student Accessibility Services Office
Our Impact Is Everywhere
See how Duke has influenced the lives of its students and how Duke students have impacted the world around them.
STUDYING AWAY STORY
EXPLORING A HUB FOR INNOVATION AND ENTRE
A CHAMPION FOR NATURE'S WONDER
Tuesdays with Akifa
THE FOCUS PROGRAM
BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH ACADEMICS
A Community of Changemakers
At Duke, we expect our alumni to take what they’ve learned here and contribute to society. Here are just a few Duke alumni who are making a difference in the world today.
Innovation and Technology
Amy Hood, ‘94
Arts and Entertainment
Ken Jeong, ’90
Melinda French Gates, ’86, MBA ’87
Dan Abrams, ’88
Ibtihaj Muhammad '07