Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeA+
Duke University is ...
NCAA Division I-A
Atlantic Coast Conference
Duke University Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.71 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Public Policy Analysis202Graduates
- Computer Science126Graduates
- Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering125Graduates
- Political Science and Government97Graduates
- Neuroscience and Neurobiology88Graduates
- Mechanical Engineering80Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.74 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.89 responses
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After Duke University
- Very Good356
The courses offered are amazing. Duke Math, however, has a nasty reputation because it can be pretty difficult. Duke Math is centered around conceptual questions and focuses more on proofs than actual solving to find a number answer, and that can be very challenging. That doesn't mean it's bad though. You will always come out of class learning something new and valuable, even if it seems insignificant. Your professors love their discipline and get so excited when you show your enthusiasm for the topics covered. They truly live to teach. There is a large variety of classes, going from core to phys ed, arts to engineering! Class sizes are small, which makes learning much easier and it also makes your distraction decrease.
- College Freshman
- 11 months ago
Duke University is known for their basketball, as they have won four NCAA National Championships. It's a great feeling to be in the basketball court, watching a Duke Men's basketball game. Students go all out in blue and white, and we even have chants and hand signals for every different move and penalty that occurs on the court. When basketball season begins, students camp out on the K-ville lawn in front of one of our gyms in order to receive tickets to our rival basketball game against University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Duke also has a football team that is on the rise, and the games are full of students cheering on their fellow players. Other sports, such as Women's soccer and Lacrosse, are incredibly great, but they don't receive the praise that basketball and football do. Duke students are full of school spirit, and love to attend sports events, even if it's a losing sport!
- College Freshman
- 11 months ago
Duke provides an overall great college experience. I think the highlights are the strong programs in a variety of fields, so if you're undecided this is a big bonus. As a premed student I found the close vicinity of the hospital to be a great asset as far as gaining clinical experience. There is something for everyone on campus, be it a student group, sport, activity, or academic endeavor. The downsides are obviously the price if you don't have aid, and the town is not very student-friendly, especially at night. Parking is a nightmare. School spirit is great - so much energy! Food has gotten an upgrade with recent renovations to West Union.
- 13 days ago