13 Facts About Duke University

1. Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina.

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2. Duke University is ranked among the top universities in the United States and in the world by major publications.

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3. Duke University spends more than $1 billion per year on research, making it one of the ten largest research universities in the United States.

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4. Duke University is the alma mater of one president of the United States and 14 living billionaires.

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5. From February 2001 to November 2005, Duke University spent $835 million on 34 major construction projects as part of a five-year strategic plan, "Building on Excellence.

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6. In December 2016, Duke University purchased an apartment complex, now known as 300 Swift.

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7. Hudson Hall is the oldest engineering building at Duke University, constructed in 1948.

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8. Duke University is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".

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9. Duke University was ranked 28th best globally by the Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2019, focusing on quality of scientific research and the number of Nobel Prizes.

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10. Duke University ranked 34th in the world and 12th in the country on Times Higher Educations global employability ranking in 2021.

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11. Duke University requires its students to live on campus for the first three years of undergraduate life, except for a small percentage of second-semester juniors who are exempted by a lottery system.

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12. The first historically African American Greek letter organization at Duke University was the Omega Psi Phi, Omega Zeta chapter, founded on April 12, 1974.

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13. For Division I in 2015, Duke University finished 20th overall and fifth in the ACC.

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