Duke University

Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University was established in 1924 by James B. Duke. Across its 10 academic schools, Duke awards undergraduate and graduate degrees in various fields of study. Popular majors include Biology, Psychology, Economics and Political Science. In their spare time, Duke students can participate in the more than 400 student groups and organizations. Groups designed for African-American students include Black Male Outreach and Education, Black Pre-Law Association, Black Student Alliance plus several more. Duke is also home to the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, which promotes racial understanding and increases knowledge of black history and culture. From campus socials to watching the Blue Devils crush the competition during home games, Duke students are certain to find something fun to do – once they’ve finished their work, of course.

Location: Durham, NC

Type of Institution: Four-year, private research university

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State/Out-of-State: $20,332

Size: 13,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 10%

Percentage of Men: 50%

Percentage of Women: 50%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Colleges/Schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Divinity, Engineering, Environment, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Public Policy, Graduate School

Housing: On-campus housing provided


     • Greek: Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho

     • Others: Black Cultural Living House, Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, Black Law Students Association, Black Male Outreach and Education, Black Pre-Law Association, Black Student Alliance, National Pan-Hellenic Council, National Society of Black Engineers

Famous Black Alumni: Grant Hill, Chante Black, Dahntay Jones, Mary Lou Williams

City Life: Museums, art galleries, city tours (Black Durham Experience), festivals, shopping, dining 

Website: www.duke.edu/

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