Duke University

Duke University is a private American university located in Durham, North Carolina. The University is divided into two undergraduate and ten graduate schools. Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a top-rated faculty. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world. For many, athletics are a major part of the Duke experience. Competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Duke's athletic teams have won 119 ACC Championships and eleven national championships, including four by its men's basketball team. Besides academics, research, and athletics, Duke is also well known for its sizable campus and Gothic architecture, especially the Duke Chapel. There are beautiful forests surrounding parts of the campus despite the fact that the University is close to the city of Durham.