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UNIVERSITY OF DUKE (DU) Located in the state of North Carolina, in the city of Durham, Duke University is a private institution of higher education that opened its doors in 1838. Although its initial name was Brown’s Schoolhouse, in 1924 it acquired its current name in memory of Washington Duke, who was one of its founders.

Since then, students have passed through its classrooms not only from this state, but from all over the country and even abroad, since the center attracts young people from all over the world. In less than a hundred years he has managed to gain international recognition and rank among the 30 best universities in the world. Famous people from different fields of knowledge have passed through it, such as United States President Richard Nixon, Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Robert Lefkowitz, Pulitzer winner Anne Tayler and current Apple director Tim Cook.

It has twelve schools and faculties, which are leaders in their respective areas of study, especially in business, engineering, environment, nursing, law and public policy. The demand to enter Duke is very high and only in 11.4% of those who request it are admitted.

The main campus of Durham has 3,450 hectares, including an extensive forest, called Duke Forest. buildings are distributed in three areas (West, East and Central) that are connected by a free bus. institution also has facilities in Beaufort (North Carolina), Singapore and China. In total, it has 254 buildings.



Degree courses

The application for a place for the Duke degree courses must be made through the websites The Common Application or Universal College Application. In these platforms you will have to introduce academic information, personal data, write an essay and summarize your extracurricular activities. In addition, you must complete the application with:

Three letters of recommendation
ACT or SAT test
Payment of the registration fee
High school notes (sent directly by the institute)
English test TOEFL or IELTS (optional)
With all these documents, the selection committee will evaluate the academic and personal merits of each candidate to decide who is finally selected, there are no minimum requirements. Applicants must choose whether they will study at the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering and the academic area in which they are most interested, but applications are valued in the same way, it is not easier or difficult to enter disciplines or others. Keep in mind that admission deadlines are closed at the beginning of November and January, so you should prepare everything well in advance.

Postgraduate courses

Those who wish to enter a graduate program at Duke University must have passed a university degree and apply for a position through an online platform on the university website. The application must include:

Notes of previous titles
Recommendation letters
A motivation letter
GRE exam note
English test score TOEFL (minimum of 577) or IELTS (minimum of 7)
Payment of the registration fee
Some departments require additional documents. The admission requirements may also vary from one department to another, so what better to check the description of the program you like to know all the details. On the university website you can find out about the different admission deadlines, which also change from one department to another.