Duke University

WORLD RANK

2012-13
23

Durham, United States

Region: North America

  • Overall score
    81.2
  • Teaching
    72.3
  • International outlook
    45.8
  • Industry income
    100.0
  • Research
    81.5
  • Citations
    97.0

A philanthropic foundation by James B. Duke in 1924 began the transformation of Trinity College, a small Methodist institution established in 1838, into today's research university. Its 8,610-acre campus includes a 7,000-acre forest and a coastal marine research centre. It has 10 schools and colleges.