History of Duke University

Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The university was founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present town of Trinity in 1838. The school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924 founded tobacco industrialist James Buchanan Duke The Duke Endowment, prompting the institution to change its name in honor of his deceased father, Washington Duke.

The University has two bachelor's and eight graduate schools organized. The Bachelor –Students come from all 50 U.S. states and 106 countries. In its 2009 edition, ranked U.S. News & World Report, the university's undergraduate program eighth among national universities, while the medical, law and business schools were rated among the top 11 of the country.

Duke's research expenditures are among the 20 largest in the U.S. and its athletic program is one of the elite of the country. The Athletic teams compete in the ACC and won nine nationalChampionships, including three of the men's basketball team.

Besides academics, research and athletics, Duke is too good for its large campus and Gothic architecture, especially Duke Chapel known.

Duke began as Brown's Schoolhouse.

In 1924, with headquarters in Washington, Duke's son, James B. Duke, The Duke Endowment Trust Fund with 40 million U.S. dollars.

Engineering was a separate school in 1939. Duke hosted and competition only in the Rose Bowl ever played outsideCalifornia.

The Levine Science Research Center is the largest single-site interdisciplinary research facility of an American university.

Duke University 's growth and academic focus have contributed to the university's reputation as a university and research institution.

In fiscal 2004, the research surpassed more than $ 490 million.

Duke's student body consists of 6244 students and 6844 graduate and professional students.The student body contains 40% of ethnic minorities. They come from all 50 U.S. states and 106 countries. This year, Duke received 20,400 applications and accepted only about twenty percent of them.

Duke University 's Foundation was estimated at $ 5.9 billion in 2007.

Duke has 36 arts and science majors, four engineering majors and over 46 additional majors, as part II program has been approved. II program allows students to design their own interdisciplinary major.Sixteen Certificate programs also are available. Students pursuing a combination of up to three majors / minors / certificates.

The Allen Building, opened in 1954, is home to many of the university 's top-level management.

Duke University owns 220 buildings on 9350 acres of land. These include the 7200-acre Duke Forest. The campus is divided into four main areas: western, eastern, middle and high schools, and the Medical Center.

Duke students are oftenrefer to the campus as the "Gothic Wonderland." The nickname refers to the Gothic revival architecture of West Campus.

West Campus, the heart of Duke University, houses all the sophomores, along with some juniors and seniors.

East Campus, the original location of Duke University, functions as a freshman campus as well as the home of several academic departments.

Central Campus is between East and West Campus. It houses around 850 juniors and seniorsand 200 professional students in apartments.

The Duke Forest today consists of 7200 acres in six divisions west of Duke University's West Campus.

Duke's 26 varsity sports teams are known as the Blue Devils.

In the past ten years, Duke has finished in the Top 30 every year in the NACDA Director's Cup, which is a general measure of sporting success of an institution.

Duke's Men's basketball team is one of the nation's most successful basketball programs in theCountry.

The team's success has been particularly prominent during the past 25 years under coach Mike Krzyzewski. Since his name is hard to pronounce, he is known as "Coach K." called


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