Duke University

1,007 reviews
  1. Durham, NC
  2. 4 Year
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
Report
  • Ambitious
    29%
  • Well-Rounded
    29%
  • Tired
    18%
  • Passionate
    11%
  • Pretending to be humble but not
    7%
  • Excited
    4%
  • Individuals
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.58 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.74 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Prestigious
    48%
  • Boundless Opportunity
    22%
  • You will not be nurtured
    13%
  • Ambitious and superior
    9%
  • Reputation above all
    4%
  • The admissions team is welcoming and knowledgable
    4%

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

1,007 reviews
  • Excellent
    246
  • Very Good
    353
  • Average
    323
  • Poor
    40
  • Terrible
    21
Duke was a fun experience but also very challenging. Everyone competes with each other to be better which will make you push yourself but also cause you to feel lost at times.
  • Niche User
  • 23 hours ago
Is a great school have a really great basketball program with coach K and they really care about a student education
  • Niche User
  • 18 days ago
I've had great academic experiences, and gotten the chance for incredible opportunities. I've learned a lot about a myriad of fascinating and pertinent subjects. However, the student body doesn't seem to care about each other very much, and many people feel lonely. There is a huge emphasis placed on greek life and athletics that can be divisive.
  • College Senior
  • 1 month ago