Duke University

Duke University is located on a large campus in the middle of Durham, North Carolina. It is a small, elite private school and known for its fierce academic and athletics rivalry with the nearby public University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Duke is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and its mascot is the Blue Devils.

Facts and Figures:

Tuition: $49,241

Undergraduate Population: 6,485

Graduate population: 8,465

Total student population: 14,950

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 95%

 

Campus Rating

    Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)Green light

    American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) - B: No required classes in Literature, U.S. Government/History, or Economics.

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    NY colleges shun Duke over NC bathroom bill
  • A New York college is refusing to play the Duke University men’s basketball team this year in support of a gubernatorial edict protesting North Carolina’s transgender “bathroom bill.” The University at Albany Great Danes will no longer play as scheduled in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Tip Off Tournament, which is being hosted by the Duke Blue Devils in Durham,...

  • Duke students claim political correctness has produced a ‘climate of fear’ on campus
  • Fed up with the politically correct orthodoxy they claim has created a “climate of fear” on campus, students at Duke University are banding together to call for the restoration of academic freedom. “We seek to invigorate the Duke community’s commitment to supporting an open intellectual climate on campus,” the Duke Open Campus Coalition (OCC) declares in an open...

  • Marist: Playing Duke in b-ball doesn’t mean we hate LGBT community
  • Marist College is defending its decision to play Duke University in place of the University of Albany, which has refused to play Duke in protest against North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law. In July, the State University of New York at Albany announced that it would not be participating in a scheduled basketball tournament game at Duke, citing the travel ban imposed by New York Gov....

  • Duke prof compares voter ID laws to Jim Crow
  • After North Carolina’s voter identification law was struck down Friday, two Duke University professors debated whether the law amounted to “intentional racial discrimination" or just disproportionately impacted low-income individuals. Dr. Kerry Haynie, associate professor of political science and African American studies at Duke, and Dr. Michael Munger, professor of economics and...

  • Duke caves (again) to petulant protesters' demands for min wage hike
  • Duke University will once again increase the minimum wage for its hourly workers following a series of highly publicized sit-ins and protests by university students. Effective January 1, 2017, Duke will pay its employees at least $13 an hour, The Duke Chronicle reports. The new wage floor will apply to all university employees who work at least 20 hours a week for 36 weeks out of the year, about...

  • Duke student expelled for sex assault accusations, sues for his diploma
  • A senior at Duke University is suing the university for his $250,000 degree after allegations of sexual assault led to his expulsion. Australian transfer student Lewis McLeod was prohibited from graduation due to a sexual assault that he allegedly carried out on November 14, 2013. According to the lawsuit, McLeod left a local bar with a freshman Duke student and had consensual sex...

  • Duke students remain committed to fight against political correctness
  • A group of Duke University students say they have attracted significant criticism for opposing various “demands” for diversity initiatives, but are refusing to back down from their position. The Duke Open Campus Coalition (DOCC) was established in response to a diversity ultimatum presented to the university by student activists last fall, and first attracted attention with an open...

  • Duke president issues response, protesters refuse to end occupation
  • Duke University president Richard Brodhead broke his silence Wednesday evening to respond to students who have been protesting outside of his office for five days straight, but his offer was sternly rebuffed. “While Duke has been frequently recognized as a leader in employee benefits and satisfaction, the recent student protest is consistent with our commitment to continually review and...

  • Religious Duke students don't want to read lesbian graphic novel
  • Duke University’s assigned summer reading has sparked controversy among a number of incoming freshmen who believe the graphic novel violates their religious and moral beliefs. The controversy began when incoming freshman, Brian Grasso, posted on the Duke Class of 2019 Facebook page that he would not be reading the graphic novel, Fun Home“because of the graphic visual depictions of...

  • Duke offers sex toy 'demonstrations' at 'after-hours location'
  • Duke University is spending more than $17,000 on a health center that demonstrates how to use and acquire sex toys. The Peer Advocacy Sexual Health Center (PASH), which officially opened Friday evening, is funded through a $17,252 allocation from the Duke Student Government (DSG) Surplus Account, which includes $5,000 for sexual health products and $10,000 for both sexual health and “sexual...

  • Duke explores stiffer penalties for 'bias and hate' offenses
  • Duke University has formed a committee to advise another committee that is working to implement recommendations issued by still another committee for addressing “bias and hate issues.” According to The Duke Chronicle, the “Task Force on Bias and Hate” spent about six months reviewing bias and hate issues on campus, dividing its 29-member team of faculty, administrators,...

  • Duke rallies 'social justice people' to protest Trump
  • Duke University is sponsoring an activism event to rally “social justice people” against President Trump. As part of its “Gender Wednesday” programming, the university’s Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies is planning to host an event on February 15 called “Ideas for Activism in the Time of Trump,” featuring social, racial, and LGBTQ...

  • Duke statue resembling Robert E. Lee vandalized
  • A statue that resembles Confederate General Robert E. Lee has been vandalized, Duke University announced Thursday. “The damage to the face of the statue was discovered early Thursday. Duke officials are investigating, including a review of video from inside the chapel. Security has been increased around the chapel as well,” the university stated. While Duke President Vincent Price...

  • Duke recruits men for program to fight 'toxic' masculinity
  • Duke University is recruiting male students for a nine-week program that pledges to “destabilize masculine privilege” and “interrogate masculinity.” The program, known as the Duke University Men’s Project, seeks to help men examine how their masculinities exist “often in toxic ways” while beginning “the work of unlearning violence.” [RELATED:...