PEOPLE OF ACTION
Duke students don’t play it safe. As imaginative as they are ambitious, our students are community-minded and unafraid to confront difficult and complex issues head-on, challenge the status quo, and drive real-world change.
We look for students who operate at the intersection of imagination and impact—students who are unafraid to undertake things that are messy, complex, and outside of their comfort zone.
OUR STUDENTS BY THE NUMBERS
While Duke students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries around the globe, they are united by their curiosity, community-mindedness, and desire to change the world.
OUR IMPACT IS EVERYWHERE
See how Duke has influenced the lives of its students and how Duke students have impacted the world around them.
STUDYING AWAY STORY
MAKING NEW FRIENDS IN NEW PLACES
The trip abroad that changed one student’s life back on campus.
TUESDAYS WITH AKIFA
How a service-learning class sparked an unexpected friendship.
"ALWAYS SAY YES"
How a professor’s advice changed the trajectory of one student’s college experience.
A COMMUNITY OF CHANGEMAKERS
At Duke, we expect our alumni to take what they’ve learned here and contribute to society. Here are just a few Duke alumni who are making a difference in the world today.
INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY
AMY HOOD, ‘94
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
KEN JEONG, ’90
Comedian, TV and film actor
MELINDA FRENCH GATES, ’86, MBA ’87
Co-founder, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
DAN ABRAMS, ’88
ABC News chief legal analyst and co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline
IBTIHAJ MUHAMMAD '07
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