Duke University Reviews

  • 153 Reviews
  • Durham (NC)
  • Annual Tuition: $58,031
95% of 153 students said this degree improved their career prospects
97% of 153 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Bineet Mishra
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Economics
"MA Economics is ideal for people who are inclined towards Phd."
Pawel Charasz
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Economics
"The program at Duke is great and so is the university in general. The facilities such as study spaces and classroom are a little outdated. The city of Durham is not a nice place to live. In addition, it is extremely difficult to get around the city as the bus network is inefficient and unreliable."
Yuqi Jiang
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Economics
"The Economics program at Duke is specially suitable for students who want to pursue a Phd degree in the future."
Venkitesh ayyar
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Physics
"University facilities are excellent. Department is a bit small, and that limits your options for picking research fields."
Simon Woodcock
  • Reviewed: 11/22/2015
  • Degree: Business
"I am undertaking a Masters of Management program at The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and it has been amazing so far. The school has such a high caliber of students and faculty who genuinely care about you. There is a definite "fuqua family" feel here and I have settled in very easily. The diversity is phenomenal, we have people from as far as Swaziland and myself from Australia entering the program. The amount of work is quite challenging though and we are always being worked hard, however, you know that it is for a reason and I truly believe that when I get to my job next year I will be ready. Durham itself is not great, it does have good food but there are certain areas that are not great and you can feel unsafe. Overall though the prestige and network that I have gained from Duke has been phenomenal and I now have access to people and corporations I never could have dreamt about back home in Australia."
Feichen Yang
  • Reviewed: 11/20/2015
  • Degree: Chemistry
"Pros: Interdisciplinary research with BME and ECE programs are very good. All faculty member friendly and dedicated. Cons: Overall academic performance still needs improving."
Jacquelin Zaengle
  • Reviewed: 11/17/2015
  • Degree: Chemistry
"Duke has been great so far. It's hard work, but I am learning a lot and the other students are wonderful. The professors are also very engaged and committed to grad student success."
Devon McLaughlin
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Law
"Fantastic school with great resources and faculty."
Humberto Diaz
  • Reviewed: 11/4/2015
  • Degree: Mathematics
"The Duke math graduate math program was a very good experience. There is definitely a strong sense of community in the department. The classes were interesting, and the teachers are competent. The department requires graduate students to teach ALL THE TIME in exchange for financial support. This is a huge drain on your time if you are trying to finish on time. On the other hand, the course supervisors were friendly and supportive. I have to say this is a first-rate university in a fourth-rate town (at best!). Be prepared for boredom when you aren't swamped with work."
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"I like to refer to Duke University as an institution of excellence. It attracts greatness and is a huge part of my success in both my business and personal lives. I highly recommend that any prospective college applicant consider Duke University."
  • Reviewed: 9/15/2015
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Great environment to study and to support the Blue Devils. Good program, lots of opportunity around in the research triangle."
Kevin Spencer
  • Reviewed: 9/15/2015
  • Degree: English
"The academic reputation of Duke is as well deserved as it is well known. Several faculty members are at the top of their field, and they provide top-quality instruction and advising. Less well known, perhaps, is Duke's cultivation of a healthy and productive academic environment. Aside from classes, there are plenty of visiting speakers, job talks, and reading groups to keep even the most ambitious students and scholars too busy to participate in all the offerings. Most importantly to me, student funding is equal and transparent, which goes a long way toward preventing the resentment and unhealthy competition that characterizes several other graduate programs. If anything, the competition I feel at Duke is to be as good as one's peers on a strictly academic level without anxiety about funding. Finally, Durham, NC is a very affordable city, making one's stipends or payments go much further than they might in other cities that are home to elite institutions (New York, Chicago, etc.)."
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"Duke is amazing, if you take advantages of the opportunities it offers. It's in a great area, with talented and caring faculty. It also has a fun culture, with basketball and football teams that are fun to watch. If you go to Duke, you have to tent in K-Ville at least once. It's the best time I ever had."
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Political Science
"The breadth of educational opportunities at Duke is immense. You will be exposed to engaging and challenging courses, intelligent and well-educated classmates, and have many, many opportunities to explore your intellectual interests through forums, symposiums, clubs, relationships with professors, and work opportunities. Living in the Duke community is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."
Jason Ashe
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Although Duke has been in the news for issues with racial tension, the education that I received is phenomenal. I am being formed in academic theology in a way that I will be able to change the conversations of culture and religion."
Yelena Litvinchuk
  • Reviewed: 4/8/2015
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"High quality of education, but expensive area to live in."
Spenser Cote
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"Duke University is, of course, one of the best in the country. My favorite aspect is the opportunity to work with and learn from faculty that are doing cutting edge research in their respective fields. The biggest con is the cost to attend, hence my application for this scholarship!"
Kyle Manthei
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2015
  • Degree: Nursing
"The big pro for this program would be the situations that the students get put in. We are able to care for a large variety of patients and see some pretty complex cases that you may not be able to get otherwise. The con is the curriculum is new and as such it has many bugs that have yet to be worked out. The professors set up a theoretically good program, but it needs some refinement before it can live up to what its made out to be."
Jihad Abdelgadir Imam Mohamed Ahmed
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"outstanding program the only drawback that it does not offer concentrations"
Kathryn Campbell
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2014
  • Degree: Business
"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!"