The best way to enjoy Duke’s warm and welcoming spirit is to meet the people who create it: our students, faculty, and alumni. When you meet us, you’ll feel the connection, collaboration, and creativity that are the hallmark of the Duke experience. Join us virtually, in person, or both — whatever works best for you. There’s no preference in the admissions process for students who have been to campus.
GET TO KNOW DUKE
Not seeing Duke in person doesn’t mean you can’t experience everything that makes Duke an amazing place to learn, explore, live, and connect. We hope you’ll join us for some or all of our virtual programs. For help deciding what options are best for you, click below or check out our guide here.
SEE IT FOR YOURSELF
VISIT IN PERSON
Duke’s campus is considered one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. But it’s not just the physical campus that makes Duke unlike anywhere else. It’s the warmth and welcoming spirit you feel from everyone who makes up our special community. Duke’s campus is now open to visitors who adhere to the University visitor policies.
When Duke was founded in 1924, the construction of its campus was the single largest Depression-era project in the United States. Today, the Georgian East Campus and neo-Gothic West Campus serve as the core of Duke’s sprawling campus. With more than 250 buildings situated on 8,600+ acres of land, 7,044 of which are forest, you will immediately feel immersed in a “Gothic Wonderland.”
Built in 1927, designed by Duke’s founding architect Julian Abele and situated on East Campus, Baldwin Auditorium serves as one of the university’s core venues in which leading classical soloists and ensembles, vocal ensembles, and jazz ensembles perform.
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
It’s impossible to fully describe the close bonds between Duke and Durham. Since its history, Duke has grown from a small liberal arts college to a world-class research university. Similarly, Durham has evolved from a small tobacco town to the City of Medicine. With rich culture and boundless innovation both at Duke and in Durham, we are proud of our hometown.
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