Duke University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 217 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 7 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 15,984 (6,639 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 8% part-time, 92% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $48,656
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

The Master of Engineering (MEng) program with in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University is great for students with an engineering background looking to further explore the business side of high tech companies. The program prepares students for the transition from an engineering role to a management role and gives students the opportunity to develop the skills needed to successfully lead project teams. The career services resources available to students in the MEng program are awesome! Before arriving to campus for orientation, students are given the opportunity to begin building relationships with the career services counselors and invited to participate in virtual workshops to prepare them for career fairs and individual job searches. The program also requires that all students participate in an industry internship which is a great way for students to gain experience in a field they think they may be interested in. The MEng program career services staff works tirelessly to guide students as they search for internships and full-time jobs. The Biomedical Engineering (BME) department at Duke is equally as great as the MEng program. BME students are able to select one of several concentrations to focus their studies on during their time at Duke. BME students can choose to participate in a number of design courses which allows them to apply their classroom knowledge to real life situations. The professors are helpful and the classes offered cover a wide range of topics. The tuition cost for Duke MEng students is hefty but when thought of as an 18 month investment in yourself, the price seems reasonable for the way the program prepares students looking to launch their careers.
3.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Divinity
Graduation Year: 2018

The Duke University Divinity School is a great place to encounter diverse kinds of theology and biblical exegesis, grounded in confessional Christianity. Right now, I would rate their strongest area to be biblical studies. The Divinity School has excellent faculty in both Old and New Testament studies, and students have the opportunity to study with scholars in the university's Religions Department as well. Students can ground their studies in Christian perspectives of various kinds, and also gain exposure to Jewish and Islamic scholarship in Bible and religion. This is particularly valuable for those with a strong interest in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. The lower ratings on earning potential, career, and finances have more to do with the current job market for Bible and Theology graduates, and increasing costs of higher education everywhere than with Duke Divinity in particular.
3.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Divinity
Graduation Year: 2018

The Duke University Divinity School is a great place to encounter diverse kinds of theology and biblical exegesis, grounded in confessional Christianity. Right now, I would rate their strongest area to be biblical studies. The Divinity School has excellent faculty in both Old and New Testament studies, and students have the opportunity to study with scholars in the university's Religions Department as well. Students can ground their studies in Christian perspectives of various kinds, and also gain exposure to Jewish and Islamic scholarship in Bible and religion. This is particularly valuable for those with a strong interest in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. The lower ratings on earning potential, career, and finances have more to do with the current job market for Bible and Theology graduates, and increasing costs of higher education everywhere than with Duke Divinity in particular.
3.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Divinity
Graduation Year: 2018

The Duke University Divinity School is a great place to encounter diverse kinds of theology and biblical exegesis, grounded in confessional Christianity. Right now, I would rate their strongest area to be biblical studies. The Divinity School has excellent faculty in both Old and New Testament studies, and students have the opportunity to study with scholars in the university's Religions Department as well. Students can ground their studies in Christian perspectives of various kinds, and also gain exposure to Jewish and Islamic scholarship in Bible and religion. This is particularly valuable for those with a strong interest in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. The lower ratings on earning potential, career, and finances have more to do with the current job market for Bible and Theology graduates, and increasing costs of higher education everywhere than with Duke Divinity in particular.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Divinity
Graduation Year: 2019

Duke Divinity School is certainly not with out its troubles. It can be difficult for a person of color to navigate a school culture that is not particularly structured to assess your point of view with academic seriousness. There certainly is work that needs to be done in that regard. Having said that, bright spots do very much exist. Some of the professors within the Divinity School, despite the school's culture, know exactly how to speak to and nurture varying points of view, including those typically marginalized. Seeking out such professors, has made my time here more than simply bear able, but quite exciting. Practically speaking, the program is not as flexible as it could be. The learning goals of the Divinity School are clear and can, at times, feel quite restrictive. On the other hand, by being at a Divinity School that is a part of a larger university system, there are numerous opportunities to take classes beyond the Divinity School. This is a major benefit to one's learning experience as it allows students to round out their theological and ministerial training with leading and prolific scholars from a number of fields. As a theological school, Duke is very attentive to Scripture and tradition. This attentiveness is not too restrictive though. While some professors do not speak with a iron-fisted commitment to Scripture and tradition, the commitment to wrestle with Scripture and tradition is clearly something that the school values. This value is most certainly manifested in nearly every class. Overall, I would say that there are a number of places one could go that are more theologically liberal, as well as a number of other places that are more theologically conservative. Duke Divinity attempts and mostly succeeds at striking a balance between both. Having said that, there is much room for improvement of school culture in terms of relating to people of color.
4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019

I am currently enrolled in Duke's MSN Family Nurse Practitioner degree program with an expected graduation date of August 2019. I have completed one year of study and am so glad I chose to accept my admission off at this institution. All of my professors are personable and easily reachable by email or phone. I get a response from them within the day or the next day--this includes weekends or holiday breaks. I know that Duke will help find my clinical placements for me which is a huge relief since I have friends in other programs who have to secure their own clinical sites which is an added stress. The financial aid office always responds to my emails the same day, and I have not had trouble with my loan disbursements or having the school insurance and some other fees removed from my account for services that I do not use. My favorite class so far has been the physical assessment class which I feel has prepared me well to go into clinicals. This class not only prepares you to complete a head to toe detailed assessment, but how to write SOAP notes correctly and efficiently. I am not afraid to ask questions to my professors and classmates, and the online forums make you feel connected to the class and really let you immerse yourself in that week's knowledge.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2012

It was an amazing experience in which I received a worldclass education. I had the most knowledgeable and skillful professors
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

College is a wonderful way to discover yourself in addition to learning about knowledge and how to live independently
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Ministry
Graduation Year: 2002

Duke is a wonderful school to take both the rigors of intellectual inquiry seriously and to take the Cannon seriously as well--even as it can be problematic. The culture of the school can be more challenging for non-Methodist or non-Baptist students, but I still felt well supported and encouraged.
2.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2007

I enjoyed my experience; however, I would not make the same choice a second time. I'm an alumnus with a non-traditional path to business school. I received my MBA 10 years ago and I have yet to regain the success I had earned prior to school, plus I now have > $70,000 in loans that I'm still chipping away at. I think many of my peers have had better experiences; just consider me your cautionary tale.
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