Duke University traces its beginnings to Trinity College, a school founded in 1838 in neighboring Randolph County by Methodist and Quaker communities. The school transferred to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco industrialist and well-known philanthropist James Buchanan Duke, through his family’s foundation, created the Duke Endowment which provided for the development and expansion of Trinity College. In recognition of the huge donation, Trinity College was renamed Duke University in honor of James B. Duke’s father, Washington Duke.
Located at 615 Chapel Drive, Durham, North Carolina, Duke University is a private research university known for its academics, its athletics and its expansive campuses and historic buildings. The university aims to provide its undergraduate students with the best liberal arts education that will not only develop them intellectually but will help them grow into reliable and useful leaders of the community. In much the same way, the university also commits itself to providing the best professional and graduate education.
To achieve its mission, the university offers undergraduate as well as graduate and professional degrees through its richly diverse schools of education:
• Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
• Divinity School
• Fuqua School of Business
• The Graduate School
• School of Law
• School of Medicine
• Nicholas School of the Environment
• School of Nursing
• Pratt School of Engineering
• Sanford School of Public Policy
A total of 13,457 students are enrolled at Duke University for its undergraduate as well as graduate and professional courses. Its total number of faculty members is 2,877.
Cost of admission for academic year 2009-2010 for undergraduate students is US$50,245 and this includes tuition plus room and board. For graduate and professional students, cost of tuition and fees depends on the chosen program and field of study.
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs and online classes, please contact Duke University.
References: Duke University @ College Crunch