Duke University Graduate Program Reviews

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99%
of students recommend
(4.29 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 212 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: 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
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2014

Duke has an incredible group of graduate students that are smart and form a fun, tight-knit group. These are the kind of people you want to work with in the lab for long hours. The surrounding area, Raleigh-Durham specifically and North Carolina more broadly, is remarkable for the variety and quality of experiences available to grad students. My biggest concern with Duke while I was there was that the work-life balance pendulum had shifted a little too far from work. Having said that, as I was leaving it was clear that the student body makeup and various moves being made by administration (faculty hires, etc.) were correcting this. I am confident that Duke Chemistry's reputation and impact will continue to grow in coming years, and I can't wait to see what (or who) comes next out of the department!
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

Diverse challenging program that offers resources to achieve academic and career goals from academia to private sector and international institutions
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

pros: high quality faculty members and education quality cons: small program, not having our own bulding, safety
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

Duke was an amazing place to go to grad school. The resources are endless, the cost of living is low, and the people are very supportive. I highly recommend Duke!
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

The masters program in economics is very flexible so that students can freely choose course work according to their purpose. This flexibility enables masters students to take phd courses and even MBA courses without any constraints. So, this program is suitable not only for students who aim for the future phd, but also for students who hope to get a job after graduation. However, Duke university is located in a boring suburban area. Thus, a low living cost is good thing though, off-campus life is not dynamic or active compared to other universities located in cities.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2018

The program is great, although the work load seems larger than many other departments and the pay is lower than many other departments, so this is unfair and makes it harder to sustain a good life relative to other students.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

I could not imagine a better place to be in law school.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014

Very accessible faculty. Lots of opportunities (research etc) feel well prepared to begin career. Con: cost
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2014

I got a great education at Duke, and they helped me find a great job using my education.
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