Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. The university's campus spans over 8,600 acres (35 km2) on three contiguous campuses in Durham as well as a marine lab in Beaufort. The total number of students at Duke University in Fall of 2014 was 14,850.
Duke's research expenditures in the 2013 fiscal year were $993 million, the eighth largest in the nation. In 2014, Thomson Reuters named 32 Duke professors to its list of Highly Cited Researchers, making it fourth globally in terms of primary affiliations. Duke also ranks 5th among national universities to have produced Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall Scholars. 9 Nobel laureates, 3 Turing Award winners and 25 Churchill scholars are also affiliated with the university.
Schools and Colleges
Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
School of Law
School of Medicine
School of Nursing
Pratt School of Engineering
Fuqua School of Business
Sanford School of Public Policy
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke is committed to a need-blind admission policy, which means it admits undergraduates without consideration of their families' ability to pay tuition and other college costs and meets 100 percent of students' demonstrated financial need for four years. About 50 percent of all Duke students receive some form of financial aid, which includes need-based aid, athletic aid and merit aid. The average need-based grant for 2013-2014 was nearly $39,275.