Duke University is a private research university, located in Durham, North Carolina. It was founded by Methodists and Quakers in 1838. Duke University boasts of 220 buildings on its campus, which covers an area of 8,611 acres. It consists of West, East and Central campuses.
Duke offers a variety of degrees and programs through its two undergraduate and eight graduate schools. U.S. News & World Report (2009 edition) ranked the university's undergraduate program 8th among national universities, while ranking the medical, law and business schools among the top 11 in the country. The Duke University Library System is one of the 10 largest private university library systems in the United States and the 30th largest of all libraries in the U.S.
Duke's sports teams are known as the Blue Devils. They are members of the NCAA's Division I Atlantic Coast Conference.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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