Duke University is a private research university located in North Carolina. It is consistently ranked among the 10 best universities in America and has a reputation for research excellence. Duke also has a top-notch athletics program. Its basketball team has won four national championships and several ACC championships.
Duke's neo-gothic campus was designed by an African-American architect named Julian Abele. It is considered to be among the most beautiful college campuses in America. Because of its prestige and renown, Duke is often known as the 'Harvard of the South.'