A World-Class University

A leading teaching and research institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Duke is home to more than 17,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

Recent rankings:

  • #26 Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024
  • #57 QS World University Rankings 2024

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Duke Sanford

Launched in 1971, the Sanford School of Public Policy is among the nation's leading public policy schools, working to improve lives and communities by researching the most pressing public policy issues and preparing students for lives of leadership, civic engagement and public service.

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A Vibrant Hometown

Durham, North Carolina, offers a perfect blend of charm, culture and convenience. With family-friendly parks, a thriving nightlife and a diverse culinary scene, Durham is consistently recognized as one of the top places to live in the U.S.

It is one of three municipalities – along with Raleigh (the state capital) and Chapel Hill – that form the Research Triangle Park, known worldwide for its outstanding research universities, innovative technologies and entrepreneurial spirit.

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