Why Duke?

You'll be part of a close-knit community.

Our students have a unique opportunity at Duke to be part of a smaller school with a strong sense of community and camaraderie but still gain the benefits of being a dynamic part of a larger top-notch university. Students receive close faculty interaction, gain a strong sense of teamwork, and develop lifelong connections.

You can explore your options.

We encourage new undergraduates to investigate each of our engineering departments to see what suits them best. We encourage students to seek interaction with faculty from all engineering departments.

You can pursue a second major, a minor, or a certificate.

Students are able to combine the arts and sciences, or another engineering major. Other interests such as pre-med or pre-law are able to be accommodated.

You can research as an undergraduate.

We strive to give each undergraduate student an opportunity for hands-on research experience. We believe this is a critical part of helping students learn and to find a career. Such research experience makes Pratt students highly competitive for jobs, graduate school admission and scholarships.

We encourage you to study abroad.

Students can go to places like England, Australia, Germany, Turkey, France, and others. We also encourage service learning opportunities—put your new engineering skills to work where they are needed through programs like Duke Engineers for International Development and Engineering World Health.

We want you to learn outside the classroom.

Students have many learning options outside the classroom, including student groups, clubs, design contests, guest lectures, seminars, and more. We encourage students to nurture their curiosity by creating opportunities for exciting, offbeat and even surprising ways to put book learning into practice.