Duke University Graduate Program Reviews

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99%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 218 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 3 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

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
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
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