Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James B. Duke established The Duke Endowment, at which time the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke. In its 2012 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked the university's undergraduate program 10th among national universities. In the 2011 QS World University Rankings, Duke ranked among the...
|Location:|| Durham, North Carolina
|School type:||Private university|
|Colors:||White, Duke Blue|
|School newspaper:||The Chronicle|