Welcome to the Duke First Generation, Low-income (1GLI) Recruitment Page for Class of 2027! We are so excited to meet you and introduce you to Duke University. These webpages will serve as a guide to showcase all aspects of life at Duke.

Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Dr. Candis Watts Smith, on why Duke is such a special place. 

At Duke, we pride ourselves on learning as part of a community.  We encourage a culture of curiosity, and we believe our lives are enriched by connecting to and learning from one another.

At Duke we have many resources designed to help you succeed– not just as a student, but as a whole person. Come explore some of the resources we have available to enhance your college experience.

There is so much here to enjoy– from hiking in Duke Forest, to listening to an a cappella group, to playing intramural sports, to attending a Broadway show at the Durham Performing Arts Center, you will always find something to keep you busy!

Many Duke students find that they learn best by experiencing their education through hands-on activities.  With a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities, a Duke education is all about “doing.”