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

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

The big pro for this program would be the situations that the students get put in. We are able to care for a large variety of patients and see some pretty complex cases that you may not be able to get otherwise. The con is the curriculum is new and as such it has many bugs that have yet to be worked out. The professors set up a theoretically good program, but it needs some refinement before it can live up to what its made out to be.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2016

The Nicholas School of the Environment has a stellar reputation, exciting and relevant course offerings, and offers a wide range programs to meet students where they are at in life. The only downside is the high cost.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

outstanding program the only drawback that it does not offer concentrations
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

I absolutely love Duke University. They are years ahead of many other colleges and universities. The professors show outstanding excellence and scholarship. They promote diversity, encourage student involvement, and welcome new ideas. The staff has been very kind, helpful, and organized. It was very easy to apply and get started with school.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros - Great people in the program who care a LOT and want to make a difference in the world. Duke has so many great learning opportunities, and the professors are great. Cons - there's so much to do, so you really have to prioritize your two years in the program!
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

A great education and affordable place to be a graduate student.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

Love my program and my peers. Students are definitely a huge strength here.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014

I am pursuing my PhD in microbiology. If I had to choose a graduate school again I would make the same decision and come to Duke. The faculty are very supportive, and there are numerous opportunities to present your research. The cost of living in the area is low, making it possible to live comfortably on your stipend. Additionally no TAing is required, so you have ample time to pursue your research (although you can TA if you want to).
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2017

The graduate community at Duke is very intellectually simulating and has been a great fit for me.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Very suitable for students who would like to get a PhD degree. Cons: A little far from big cities which will make you difficult to communicate with others
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