Duke University

990 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
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
103 Allen Bldg
Durham, NC 27708

Duke University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.71 responses
33%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 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 44 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    36%
  • Well-Rounded
    23%
  • Tired
    16%
  • Passionate
    9%
  • Pretending to be humble but not
    9%
  • Entitled but ambitious
    2%
  • Excited
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.74 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.89 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Prestigious
    38%
  • Boundless Opportunity
    22%
  • Ambitious and superior
    20%
  • Reputation above all
    9%
  • You will not be nurtured
    9%
  • The admissions team is welcoming and knowledgable
    2%

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%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.42 responses

Reviews

990 reviews
  • Excellent
    250
  • Very Good
    356
  • Average
    323
  • Poor
    40
  • Terrible
    21
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.
  • Senior
  • 12 days ago