Duke University Graduate Program Reviews

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98%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 214 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

4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

The pros are that the stipend is one of the best in the country and the health insurance is very good. The cost of living is relatively low and it's a fun place to live for young adults. The cons are that many students are very intense/competitive and come from very affluent families so they tend to have a certain perspective on things.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2017

There are too many students in the class for more nuanced interaction between faculty and students.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

The pros are that the program is strongly academic while maintaining a ministerial focus. Though difficult, it marries in the practical aspects of what is being learned for post-graduation implementation. Cons are that is expensive, and financial aid favors particular denominational affiliations over others.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2019

Great financial aid but faculty are not focused on fostering graduate student growth. Some faculty are openly hostile toward graduate students. Department-wide organization is poorly handled and students have had difficulty scheduling PhD defenses. There is very little diversity within the department and course offerings - though this is symptomatic of the field in general.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

This is a very good program. Faculty are all very nice and they are always helpful. Depending on whether you want to work or to get a phd, they can offer you very suggestive advice. But since durham is a very small city,so the transportation is not that good compared with big cities.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2016

Duke university offers great opportunities and has a high standard of studying and educational quality. However, the surrounding (Durham) is not as great, there is no real student life
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2016

Great classes plus the ability to register for a course at UNC or NCSU
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

The biostatistics program at Duke is very young but becoming very competitive. The faculty is very concerned with the students success, which is my favorite part of the program. Tuition is high, but partial financial aid is offered. The high cost is worth the education, as the pay off will be high after graduation.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is very intellectually stimulating and does a great job challenging the students. There is some improvement to be made in some courses, but overall, the program is very high quality. It is very expensive for master's students.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Duke offers a great University with an awesome surrounding city. The faculty are so helpful, and I feel as if the university cares about its student's success.
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