Duke University
  • Duke was the deceased father of the trustee of this university. So the administration named it for the honor to him.
  • There are some amazing notable alumni of this university discussed in the article.
  • 52% of undergraduate students are female in Fall 2018.

Duke University

It is a private research university In Durham, North Carolina, and the duke was started as Brown’s Schoolhouse in 1838.

When North Carolina issued them a chartered in 1841, the school then became a Union Institute Academy.

The academy was renamed as Normal College in 1851, and then Trinity College in 1859, just because of the support from the Methodist Church.

After two decades, the trinity college moved to Durham, and the reason for shifting to Durham was all because of the generosity of Julian S. Carr and Washington Duke, Both of them were Methodists and had grown their wealth by running the business of Tobacco, and electrical Industries.

In 1892, Carr donated land for the original Durham Campus, which is also commonly known as East Campus.

At the meantime, Washington Duke gave the school $85,000 for the starting endowment and the construction costs.

There were a lot of other donations which the university receives from them in the year 1896, 1899, and 1900 which were the total of $100,000 at that time.

Due to their services and endowment, the university named as Duke University for the honor of Washington Duke Deceased Father.

University Facts

The university publishes about 120 new books each year, as well as more than 30 scholarly journals. Duke Libraries are considered as one of the nation’s top 10 private research library systems.

If talking about the Accreditation, the university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to Award baccalaureate, Masters, Doctorate, and Professional Degrees.

The university had a ratio of 52% of undergraduate women students from different part of the countries in fall 2018.

The university contains the largest private research forest in North Carolina and one of the largest in the Nation. The Motto of this university is Knowledge and Faith.

According to the U.S News and World report,

It’s at the 8th position for best national universities, the 10th position for best undergraduate Teaching, and 13th position for the Best Value Schools.

According to THE World University Rankings,

It’s at the 18th position for the World best University rankings, 7th position for the United States Ranking.

According to Forbes,

It’s at the 1st position in the region, 10th in research universities, and 10th in private colleges.

University Admissions

The university is providing Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Studies to the students in 12 different schools of this university.

Each school has a strong vision and methods to teach and organize you as a skillful person for the market.

There is also an opportunity for the less privileged students to continue their education in this university by availing the financial aid services.

Notable Alumni

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