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Life in Durham

Duke University is located in Durham, North Carolina, one of three cities—Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh—that form North Carolina’s famed Triangle region. Each of the cities is home to a major research university. The Triangle area, with a combined triangle-wide population of more than a million people, boasts a robust intellectual climate and broad cultural diversity.

View of Durham skyline at night.Visit Duke in Durham

This site is dedicated to information about living, working, playing, and getting a world class education at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

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What Medical Students and Residents Say about Living in Durham


Why Duke?

Why Durham?

Durham Is ...

"Durham is … the Farmer's Market, the Pride Parade, empanadas, slow-roasted barbecue, and every flavor at The Parlour." In celebration of Duke Service-Learning's annual theme, #MakingPlaceMatter, students and faculty reflect on what they’ve learned in Durham in this animated crowdsourced poem.