Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day city of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment and the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke.
It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,883 (fall 2021), its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 8,693 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Duke University’s ranking in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #10. Its tuition and fees are $63,054.