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Duke is to many the ‘spitting image’ of a classic American college education: it is a beautiful campus setting, with a rich Greek life (over 30 Fraternities and Sororities) and a hugely successful student sports franchise. The school is indeed also one of the most prestigious US institutions academically, often ranked in the top 10 colleges in the country, ahead of many of the Ivy league schools. About 85% of students graduate from the College of Arts & Science, with the remainder from the Pratt School of Engineering. As such, Duke has become a breeding ground for both athletic talent and successful leaders in the various fields.