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Duke University

972 reviews
  1. Durham, NC
  2. 4 Year
#7 in Best Colleges in America
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
Duke University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
103 Allen Bldg
Durham, NC 27708

Duke University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
11%
SAT Range
1370-1550
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$85
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$21,764/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,777/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,915/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,180/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,085/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,893/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.48 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,601Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
  • Ambitious
    29%
  • Excited
    4%
  • Individuals
    4%
  • Passionate
    11%
  • Pretending to be humble but not
    7%
  • Tired
    18%
  • Well-Rounded
    29%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.58 responses
Poll
28%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.74 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Ambitious and superior
    9%
  • Boundless Opportunity
    22%
  • Prestigious
    48%
  • Reputation above all
    4%
  • The admissions team is welcoming and knowledgable
    4%
  • You will not be nurtured
    13%

After Duke University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$76,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
95%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses

Reviews

972 reviews
  • Excellent
    240
  • Very Good
    350
  • Average
    322
  • Poor
    39
  • Terrible
    21
I haven't even started my accelerated bachelor's of science in nursing program yet, I will in a couple months, but I already feel like I have joined this Duke community. Especially in the medical majors, I feel like the professors are approachable, and genuinely care about your success. The only downside is it is very expensive.
  • College Junior
  • 28 days ago
IF you start looking in your senior year, you are pretty likely to get a job after graduation. But of course, there are some people who dont. sometimes its hard because you have to had an internship, done research, or have done a million other things. That's really hard to accomplish in your four years.
  • College Senior
  • 28 days ago
Duke is an academically challenging school. Professors are usually leaders in their field. But sometimes they might be too concerned with their own research. Duke is also a very white space. Everyone seems to want to be the same. There are other school that are of the same caliber but probably offer more diversity and individualism within the student body.
  • College Senior
  • 28 days ago