Duke University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.28 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
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 15,735 (6,609 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 8% part-time, 92% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $52,617
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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!
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Great environment to study and to support the Blue Devils. Good program, lots of opportunity around in the research triangle.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2021

The academic reputation of Duke is as well deserved as it is well known. Several faculty members are at the top of their field, and they provide top-quality instruction and advising. Less well known, perhaps, is Duke's cultivation of a healthy and productive academic environment. Aside from classes, there are plenty of visiting speakers, job talks, and reading groups to keep even the most ambitious students and scholars too busy to participate in all the offerings. Most importantly to me, student funding is equal and transparent, which goes a long way toward preventing the resentment and unhealthy competition that characterizes several other graduate programs. If anything, the competition I feel at Duke is to be as good as one's peers on a strictly academic level without anxiety about funding. Finally, Durham, NC is a very affordable city, making one's stipends or payments go much further than they might in other cities that are home to elite institutions (New York, Chicago, etc.).
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

My experience at Duke Divinity School has been top quality. Outstanding academics, innovative approach to learning, and amazing people.
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