About Duke University:

Duke University is a private institution that was founded in 1838. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,609, and the setting is Suburban. Durham, North Carolina, which surrounds Duke's campus, offers a variety of activities including shopping, dining and entertainment. Its "Bull City" nickname comes from the Blackwell Tobacco Company's Bull Durham Tobacco. Students at Duke are required to live on campus for their first three years, and freshmen live together on the East Campus. The Duke Blue Devils maintain a fierce rivalry with the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill Tar Heels and are best known for their outstanding men's basketball program, which is one of the top five most wins all-time college basketball programs in the country. Approximately 30 percent of the student body is affiliated with Greek life, which encompasses almost 40 fraternities and sororities. Duke University is divided into 10 schools and colleges, many of which serve both undergraduate and graduate students. Its graduate programs include the highly ranked Fuqua School of Business, Pratt School of Engineering, School of Law, School of Medicine, Sanford School of Public Policy and School of Nursing. Duke also offers graduate programs through its well-respected Divinity School and Nicholas School of the Environment. Duke's most esteemed undergraduate scholarship, the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program, is offered to students at both Duke University and the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. It provides about 18 students from each class with a four-year scholarship and the opportunity for unique academic and extracurricular opportunities at both universities. Notable alumni include Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; NBA player Carlos Boozer; and former U.S. Congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul.



World University Rankings

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ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 13 12 13 24 111 23 23 23 22 24 28 37
Engineering 82 93 89 105 119 123 119 134 157 169 180 170
Life Sciences 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 18 20 22 23 24
Medicine 7 11 10 8 7 8 9 12 9 9 10 11
Natural Sciences 90 72 68 80 79 79 86 93 83 101 115 115
Social Sciences 18 12 14 20 17 19 16 17 18 19 17 19

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Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 134 111 129 185 175 156 148 208 235
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 27
Chemical Engineering - - - 286 - 297 296 - 301-350 301-350
Chemistry 131 125 128 140 167 173 167 177 185 169
Civil Engineering 44 81 101 60 42 73 104 113 121 103
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 11
Computer Science 98 128 109 130 123 98 92 147 183 200
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 21
Electrical Engineering 72 82 88 87 97 88 98 119 129 156
Environment / Ecology - 11 13 10 8 9 8 12 15 16
Geosciences 108 101 99 106 111 124 113 103 115 138
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 20
Materials Science 148 111 123 136 129 115 133 126 124 117
Mathematics 27 38 44 34 41 36 36 31 33 39
Mechanical Engineering 165 169 148 169 158 168 209 239 294 301-350
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 11
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 27
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 33
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 16 23 15 17 17 14 14 18
Physics 95 88 102 88 92 99 109 116 128 94
Plant & Animal Science - 33 34 37 40 40 35 38 49 57
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 19
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 25
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 299