Duke University

Duke University

Address : 2138 Campus Drive, Box 90586, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Contact : +1 919-684-8111  Email : international-admissions@duke.edu

About Duke University, North Carolina, USA

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. In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James Buchanan Duke established Duke University, at which time the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke.

Younger than most other prestigious U.S. research universities, Duke University consistently ranks among the very best. Duke’s graduate and professional schools — in business, divinity, engineering, the environment, law, medicine, nursing and public policy 

Key Highlights

  • Duke’s home campus is situated on nearly 9,000 acres in Durham, North Carolina, United States
  • Duke also is active internationally through the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore, Duke Kunshan University in China and numerous research and education programs across the globe.
  • More than 75 percent of Duke students pursue service-learning opportunities in Durham and around the world through DukeEngage and other programs that advance the university’s mission of "knowledge in service to society."
  • Students from more than 85 countries have found a home at Duke.
  • Duke University has 29 Residence Halls, 77 Academic and Research buildings, and 114 athletic, medical and Central Campus buildings (and that excludes maintenance and support facilities). 

Courses Offered by Duke University

MBA Program

  • Fuqua School of Business took the No. 1 spot in Bloomberg Businessweek’s 14th biennial ranking of full-time MBA programs
  • Fuqua's Daytime MBA combines rigorous academic training with applied learning experiences in a globally-focused environment
  • Faculty was ranked No. 1 for intellectual capital by Bloomberg Business week
  • Students not only master the fundamentals of business, but also learn how to apply that knowledge in a responsible way and in a live setting, working across functional areas, industry boundaries, and geographic borders

Executive MBA Program

  • Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business offers 15 months fulltime postgraduate degree program Global Executive MBA which brings together senior executives, with all  their diverse backgrounds and experiences, for a rigorous business management  education that integrates learning experiences across economies
  • Bloomberg Business week magazine recently ranked Fuqua No.1 in the US for intellectual  capital, a proxy for faculty quality
  • The program is delivered around the world in 2-week immersive residencies followed by longer distance learning periods

Engineering Program

Master of Engineering Management Produces Skilled Engineers Who Understand the Essential Principles of Business and Law
Duke University's Master of Engineering Management (MEM) Program helps graduate school students become skilled engineers who understand the essential principles of business and law.

By combining a core management curriculum with a master's-level technical education, the program enables graduate school students to build upon their undergraduate degrees in engineering or science and develop the marketable skills that resonate with industry: business, technology management, or entrepreneurship.


Admission Process at Duke University

  • Students must have completed bachelor’s degree.
  • Standardized Testing Considerations for International Applicants : Applicants for the first-year class, whether educated in the United States or abroad, are required to complete the full testing requirements. The SAT and ACT tests are given throughout the year at testing centers around the world, although students outside the United States will generally find that the SAT is available in more places than the ACT. 
  • TOFEL or IELTS : Recommend but do not require the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) for non-native English speakers.
  • Interviews for International Students : have alumni volunteers conducting interviews in forty-two countries worldwide.
  • Visa Information : F-1 visa for study in the United States, a foreign citizen must furnish his or her home country's U.S. consulate with proof of ability to meet educational expenses, along with a certificate of eligibility for a visa application (the I-20 form). I-20 forms for incoming foreign students are issued only after a student has been admitted and returned a completed Certificate of Financial Responsibility. Visa services and advice on federal regulations concerning non-U.S. citizens are available through Duke Visa Services.

Duke Durham Facilities and Infrastructure

Accommodation :

  • University provides on campus accommodation to its students and provides them with opportunity to take advantage of all that life on campus has to offer
  • Provides separate housing options for undergraduate and postgraduate students 

Transportation : Duke’s beautiful campus is surrounded by trees and green space. In order to maintain this natural atmosphere, most parking is found on the periphery of campus. Duke Parking & Transportation Services provides parking facilities, buses and shuttles, and various means of alternative transportation throughout the University and Health System.

Dining : Duke is home to one of the most innovative, dynamic, and cutting edge collegiate dining programs in the country. Goal is to provide a delicious, nutritious, affordable community dining experience.

Facilities : 

  • Duke University has 29 Residence Halls, 77 Academic and Research buildings, and 114 athletic, medical and Central Campus buildings (and that excludes maintenance and support facilities). 
  • Duke comprises more than 8,000 acres of campus, golf course, trails and forest
  • Duke has its own Police Department who offer many services, including working special events

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