Duke University was created by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke, in the year 1924. Duke University’s ambition is to achieve a place of real leadership based on exclusive contribution to society through education and research. The goals of the university include increasing the capacity of faculty to develop and communicate disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge, strengthening the engagement of the university in real world issues, attracting the best graduate and professional students and engaging them in the creation and transmission of knowledge etc.
There are various undergraduate, graduate and professional schools and colleges pursuing undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the field of art and culture, various engineering disciplines, business, law, health sciences & medicine etc. The undergraduate resources include Trinity College of Arts & Science, Pratt School of Engineering, whereas under graduate and professional resources are The Graduate School, Divinity School, Fuqua School of Business, School of Law, School of Medicine, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, School of Nursing, and Pratt School of Engineering.
To get admission in the Duke University, applicant needs to fill the Common Application form, the Student Supplement (Form A), and the School Report Supplement (Form B) plus a non-refundable application fee. An applicant can apply either on paper or on-line. Duke University follows the need-blind admission policy i.e. it admits undergraduates without considering the ability of their families to pay tuition or other college costs and approximately 40% of undergraduates receives the financial aid. Duke University also offers Continuing Studies i.e. it provide academic credit programs, professional and business services, and affordable high quality non-credit certificate programs and courses designed learners of all ages. Students will not find any discrimination on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, handicap, or gender etc.
The Talent Identification Program (TIP) of Duke University discovers the exceptional children and provides them resources to nurture their development. It provides students with the opportunity to learn more about their abilities.