Duke is on a 8,500-acre campus in the suburban setting of Durham, North Carolina.
There are many activities and organizations for Duke students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Duke has fraternities and sororities.
This table offers information on housing at Duke.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for junior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||82%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||18%|
Duke offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Duke students live on campus. In 2022, 82% of undergrads at Duke lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 18% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Duke. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Duke offers coed housing.
At Duke there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Duke:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Fencing||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Lacrosse||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Crew||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Field Hockey||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Volleyball||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Football||√||NCAA Division 1-A||Intercollegiate Club Teams||√|
|Badminton||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Equestrian Sports||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ice Hockey||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Racquetball||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Sailing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Skiing (Downhill)||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Softball||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Squash||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Table Tennis||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Water Polo||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Skiing (Cross Country)||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Duke University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Duke campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Duke offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Duke, take Interstate 85 to Durham, NC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Raleigh-Durham International airport.
While you're planning, check out other schools in North Carolina you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Duke's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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