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Duke University - Campus Life

Environment | Campus Description | Housing | Regulations | Student Employment


  • The Northeastern region of the country constitute a vast majority of U.S. students.
  • The campus area is 8500 acres.
  • Campus is located within one mile of a city or town.

Campus Description and Transportation Services
8,500-acre, suburban campus in Durham (population: 137,000), 30 miles from
Raleigh; marine lab campus in Beaufort. Served by air, bus, and train.
School operates campus shuttle service. Public transportation serves


Types of Housing

  • Coed Dorms are used by 58% of the on-campus students.
  • Women's Dorms are used by 10% of the on-campus students.
  • Men's Dorms are used by 17% of the on-campus students.
  • Fraternity housing.
  • School-owned/operated Apartments.
  • Other: Theme dorms. Theme halls.
  • 100% of freshmen live in school housing of some type.
  • 82% of all students live in school housing of some type.
  • 18% of all students live off campus or commute.
Students who are required to live on campus:
  • All first-semester freshmen must live on campus.
Campus housing is available for all unmarried students regardless of year. The school provides assistance in locating off-campus housing if on-campus housing is not available.

Campus Rules, Regulations & Policies

  • All students may have cars on campus.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age but certain restrictions apply.

Other Policies

  • Class attendance policies set by individual instructors
  • Honor Code
  • Hazing Prohibited

Student Employment

  • 44% of full-time undergraduates work on campus during the year.
  • Undergraduates may expect to earn, on average, $1700 per year working part-time on campus.
  • This school participates in College Work/Study Program.
  • Institutional employment is available.
  • Part-time off-campus employment opportunities are good.
  • Freshmen are not discouraged from working during first term.