Duke in Durham

The beauty of Duke’s campus rivals any--conveying tradition and innovation, from Gothic architecture to world-class medical facilities. Similarly, Durham’s dynamic neighborhoods and thriving businesses celebrate the combination of old and new. With its close ties to the community and commitment to outstanding education, its venerable past and vital future, Duke University and Duke University Medical Center offer extraordinary opportunities to medical students, residents, fellows and faculty. We invite you to discover your own future potential for growth, for achievement, and for professional satisfaction by investigating the possibilities at Duke in Durham.

This is Duke. Endowed in 1924, we're a university with the ambition and audacity to make a global impact in our new century. We're Cameron Crazies and ballet dancers. We're lemur researchers and social entrepreneurs. We're hospital caregivers and public policy makers. We're Nobel laureates and National Champions. We teach, learn, discover, heal and serve together. This is Duke.

Visit Duke University's comprehensive website on living in Durham.

Welcome to Durham

Watch our "Do Durham" video to get a two-minute introduction to why Durham is a great place to live.

Learn what medical students and residents say about living in Durham.

Related Resources


Here are a few links to help you enrich your cultural, social, and educational experience at Duke: 

Visiting Duke in Durham

Duke and UNC basketball
Duke Gardens
Durham Bulls player
Nasher Museum

Local Attractions

In addition to popular Duke attractions, Durham has countless outstanding
opportunities for shopping, entertainment and eating great food. For a full
list of Durham's most popular attractions, visit the official visitors site for
Durham, N.C.

Cost of Living

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