Life at Duke

In a Word, Life Is Good.

A spectacular vista greets every visitor to Duke’s campus–the long, verdant stretch of Chapel Drive topped by the elegant tower of Duke Chapel.

The wordless message communicated is clear: great things happen here.

View of Duke Chapel down Chapel Drive at Duke University

Embracing the Whole Person

The Pratt School of Engineering is a highly ranked engineering school in a top 10 research university with a strong liberal arts tradition. That’s a rare and powerful mix. 

Our engineering students dance, sing, play varsity football and basketball, and work toward social good. Duke’s campus environment supports and nourishes the mind, body and soul.  

It is a beautiful place to learn, teach and work. Here, you’ll find resources to support you, clubs and organizations to inspire you, and teams to cheer to victory.

The Duke Blue Devil mascot points at the camera

Go Blue Devils!

More than a mascot, Duke’s Blue Devil personifies the university’s spirit. The character’s origin isn’t infernal, but French. A century ago, students took inspiration from stylish Alpine troopers whose grit had earned them the sobriquet les Diables Bleus.

You’re Gonna Like It Here

There’s more to life than textbooks and lab experiments. Find what suits your personal style. Climb mountains and comb beaches. Enjoy ballpark fare and the cuisine of award-winning chefs. Join a student club or start your own. The rich possibilities of life in Durham and the Research Triangle are calling.