Duke University

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Postgraduate Students

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2018–19) 26
  • THE World University Ranking (2018–19) 18


  • Duke University was founded in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke.
  • Originally known as Trinity College, which was a local Methodist and Quaker institute.
  • The creation of the Duke Endowment led to the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.
  • Duke maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church.
  • Today the top five countries sending students to Duke are China, Canada, Korea, Great Britain and India.


Duke University Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 2138 Campus Drive, Box 90586, Durham, NC 27708-0586, USA