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Duke University

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then-named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892. In December 1924, the provisions of James B. Duke's indenture created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University. As a result of the Duke gift, Trinity underwent both physical and academic expansion. The original Durham campus became known as East Campus when it was rebuilt in stately Georgian architecture. West Campus, Gothic in style and dominated by the soaring 210-foot tower of Duke Chapel, opened in 1930. East Campus served as home of the Woman's College of Duke University until 1972, when the men's and women's undergraduate colleges merged. Both men and women undergraduates now enroll in either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. In...
This institute is rated 5 Stars based on 4 categories.
Research
Facilities
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
=25
2014
29
2015
=24
2016
  • 86.00
    Overall Score
  • 94
    Academic Reputation
  • 78.3
    Employer Reputation
  • 99.2
    Faculty Student
  • 86
    Citations per Faculty
  • 56.7
    International Students
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2017
  • 87.50
    Overall Score
  • 86.7
    Academic Reputation
  • 99.1
    Citations per Paper
  • 75.9
    Employer Reputation
  • 93.1
    H-index Citations
30
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 69.10
    Overall Score
  • 57
    Employer Reputation
  • 95.5
    Partnerships with Employers
  • 88.7
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 72.8
    Graduate Employment Rate
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,861
International
226

Number of students

15,237
Postgraduate 58%
Undergraduate 42%

Number of international students

2,743
Postgraduate 78%
Undergraduate 22%
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.