Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina. It was established in 1838 by Methodists and Quakers, making it the oldest institution of higher education in the state.
The university has grown rapidly since its inception, and its campus now spans 8,624 acres with more than 6,600 undergraduate students and 6,000 graduate students.
In fact, Duke is known as one of the most selective universities in the country. In 2018, it had an acceptance rate of just over 6%. The average SAT score was 1494 out of 1600 and the average ACT score was 33 out of 36.
The Duke University academic experience is marked by a close-knit community that fosters a sense of belonging and collaboration.
Duke University’s undergraduate experience is designed to prepare students for their futures through a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, an array of extracurricular activities and opportunities for research. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors and programs in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, as well as interdisciplinary studies that can be combined with any major.
Moreover, Duke’s medical school offers a four-year curriculum leading to the degree of bachelor of science in medicine (BSM) or bachelor of arts in medicine (BAM). The two degrees emphasize different aspects of the doctoring profession; BSM students focus on preparing for careers in medicine while BAM students take advantage of the opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree before entering medical school.