Duke University Graduate Program Reviews

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99%
of students recommend
(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

4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2013

Duke Cross Continent MBA has been great for me. It has provided me an opportunity to earn an MBA from a top-notch program, while at the same time affords me the flexibility to still work full time and live a balanced life.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2010

This Master's degree program is a great experience for motivated students who want a practical education in the field of their choice. The financial aid options were limited.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Professional professors, Diversity of courses, use of new technologies, availibility of professors, facilities Cons: our department is located on different buildings and we don't have our seperate building.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Excellent faculty, a rigorous program, the portfolio system, good funding and low-cost of living. Cons: Too much to do and too little time. There are lots of options for graduate students in History to be interdisciplinary and one really needs to chart out one's course from the beginning in order to stay on track.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros are that I have the best advisor! And I haven't met anyone on the Duke faculty that I haven't liked.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2013

Pro: Strong Faculty Background, feel like I am learning so much, many oppertunities, great education con: Placement office is hard to work with
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Duke's psychology program is excellent. The faculty get along well (unlike some R1 schools where faculty members compete with one another and discourage collaboration) and are generally very accessible and supportive. Although the workload and demands are quite high, the environment is very collegial rather than competitive. One of the only cons about the psychology program is structural: labs are in different buildings, which makes it more difficult for students/labs to collaborate with one another, despite the fact that Duke supports interdisciplinary research.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

Duke's Fuqua School of Business is well worth the time and money invested. It's diverse student body lends itself to a holistic learning environment beyond the fundamentals of management education. There are many opportunities to study overseas and to engage with professors on their academic research. Some of the drawbacks include a lackluster career management centers, the resources of which are stretched thin due to several competing academic programs. Additionally, the school's facilities, while new, are still cramped.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Quality education, Knowledgeable helpful instructors and administration, and dual teaching models (campus and distance learning). Cons: Financial Aid and Tuition Costs
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

Biggest Pros are the accessibility to great professors and Duke's presence all over the country.
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