Duke University, founded in 1838, is a private university located in Durham, North Carolina. It has over 6,400 undergraduates who live on East Campus. The weather and surrounding city of Durham brims with southern hospitality; acquainting its students with delicious Southern cuisine! The university has a good number of student clubs, study abroad programs and service opportunities. Its FLUNCH program, where students can take their Professors out to lunch and the school pays, allows students to build one-on-one lasting relationships with faculty. Duke is also notorious for its basketball culture, with cutthroat tenting and bench-burning victories surrounding Blue Devils home games! Notable Duke alumni include Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and Dan Ariely, behavioral economist & Professor at Duke University. Duke is equipped with resources that encourage a flexible and inter-disciplinary education.