Nestled in the heart of North Carolina, Duke University offers something for everyone. Socially conscious and civically minded, Duke is all about building a real sense of “family” in the student body that stays strong well after graduation as its alumni make differences across the globe. Rallied around their beloved Blue Devils, Duke is an all-American school with its arms wide open to the rest of the world.
Making A Difference
A source of pride at Duke is their lofty educational mission based on collaboration and connection. Duke wants to promote the idea of knowledge in the service of society—not just learning for the sake of learning, but putting that learning to use to benefit the world.
Duke students are globally minded, that’s for sure. Every year, about half of Duke’s graduating class spends one semester studying or volunteering abroad in another county. This is one of the highest study abroad percentages in the nation.
The first year of college can be difficult, and Duke tries to make the transition easier for first-year students. A quarter of first years participate in FOCUS, a living/learning program in which students live together on East Campus and organize themselves around specific academic themes.
Totally Need Blind
Duke is one of the few universities in the country that remains totally committed to need-blind admission. That means they admit students without tuition payment as a factor for acceptance. Duke is committed to meeting a student’s demonstrated financial need for all four years of college. In fact, about 54% of Duke students receive some sort of aid or scholarship.
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