Duke University Graduate Program Reviews

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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
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5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

Duke's CS faculty are always willing to meet with students and support them in their research or classwork.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2017

The Economics program at Duke is specially suitable for students who want to pursue a Phd degree in the future.
3.63 out of 5.0
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2016

University facilities are excellent. Department is a bit small, and that limits your options for picking research fields.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2021

Excellent funding package for an excellent education in an exciting area of the country.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

I am undertaking a Masters of Management program at The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and it has been amazing so far. The school has such a high caliber of students and faculty who genuinely care about you. There is a definite "fuqua family" feel here and I have settled in very easily. The diversity is phenomenal, we have people from as far as Swaziland and myself from Australia entering the program. The amount of work is quite challenging though and we are always being worked hard, however, you know that it is for a reason and I truly believe that when I get to my job next year I will be ready. Durham itself is not great, it does have good food but there are certain areas that are not great and you can feel unsafe. Overall though the prestige and network that I have gained from Duke has been phenomenal and I now have access to people and corporations I never could have dreamt about back home in Australia.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2020

Pros: Interdisciplinary research with BME and ECE programs are very good. All faculty member friendly and dedicated. Cons: Overall academic performance still needs improving.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2022

Duke has been great so far. It's hard work, but I am learning a lot and the other students are wonderful. The professors are also very engaged and committed to grad student success.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

Fantastic school with great resources and faculty.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016

The Duke math graduate math program was a very good experience. There is definitely a strong sense of community in the department. The classes were interesting, and the teachers are competent. The department requires graduate students to teach ALL THE TIME in exchange for financial support. This is a huge drain on your time if you are trying to finish on time. On the other hand, the course supervisors were friendly and supportive. I have to say this is a first-rate university in a fourth-rate town (at best!). Be prepared for boredom when you aren't swamped with work.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

Duke is THE place to be. Great courses, professors, students. Family life, friendliness, and quality of life on campus & off is terrific. Duke does EVERYTHING with Excellence: Academics, Sports, social life, post-school placement. Glad I came here!
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