Duke University is a private research varsity locatit in Durham, North Carolina, Unitit States.

Duke University
Umwhile names
  • Brown School (1838–1841)
  • Union Institute (1841–1851)
  • Normal College (1851–1859)
  • Trinity College (1859–1924)
MottoEruditio et Religio (Laitin)[1]
Motto in Scots
Knowledge and Faith[2]
TeepPrivate
Established1838
AffiliationUnitit Methodist Kirk ties, but nonsectarian an independent[3]
Endowment$6.0 billion (The varsity is an aa the primary beneficiary (32%) o the independent $3 billion Duke Endowment)[4]
PresesRichard H. Brodhead
Academic staff
3,262 (Hairst 2012)[4]
Admeenistrative staff
  • 8,280 Campus Employees
  • 35,510 Total including Duke University Health System (Dec. 2012)[4]
Students14,600 (Hairst 2013)[4]
Unnergraduates6,495 (Hairst 2013)[4]
Postgraduates8,105 (Hairst 2013)[4]
LocationDurham, North Carolina, Unitit States
36°0′4″N 78°56′20″W / 36.00111°N 78.93889°W / 36.00111; -78.93889Coordinates: 36°0′4″N 78°56′20″W / 36.00111°N 78.93889°W / 36.00111; -78.93889
Campus
  • Urban
  • 8,470 acres (34.3 km2)
[4]
Colours
  Duke blue an white[5]
AthleticsNCAA Division I FBS; ACC
26 varsity teams
NicknameBlue Devils
AffiliationsAAU, COFHE, 568 Group, URA, CDIO
Wabsteidduke.edu

ReferencesEedit

  1. King, William E. "Shield, Seal and Motto". Duke University Archives. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  2. "About – Duke Divinity School". Duke Divinity School. Retrieved July 4, 2011.
  3. "Duke University's Relation to the Methodist Church: the basics". Duke University. 2002. Retrieved 2010-03-27. Duke University has historical, formal, on-going, and symbolic ties with Methodism, but is an independent and non-sectarian institution...Duke has much in common with other Methodist related schools such as Northwestern, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, or the University of Southern California. Each is unique, and Duke would not be the institution it is today without its ties to the Methodist Church. However, the Methodist Church does not own or direct the University. Duke is and has developed as a private non-profit corporation which is owned and governed by an autonomous and self-perpetuating Board of Trustees.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 "Quick Facts about Duke". Duke Office of News & Communications. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  5. "The origin of Duke Blue". Duke University Archives. Retrieved August 3, 2011.