College News and Fun Facts: Duke University

When it comes to Duke student attendance at basketball games, only those dedicated enough get in. This is especially the case when it comes to the infamous Duke-UNC rivalry. In order to attend the home game against UNC, Duke students must camp out for 1 or 2 months (depending on whether the home or away game against UNC happens first) in K-ville, which turns into a temporary tent city, with the first tent usually erected over winter break.

The Duke Lemur Center. Established in 1966, the Lemur Center is the world’s largest sanctuary for rare and endangered prosimian primates. Sprawled across 85 acres in Duke Forest, it houses 15 species of lemurs, lories from India and Southeast Asia, and bush babies from Africa.

  • Color: Duke Blue and White
  • Mascot: Blue Devil
  • Admit Rate: 7.27% (Class of 2021). Read more