Duke is an elite private university located in Durham, North Carolina in the Raleigh Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,669 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Duke acceptance rate is only 10%. Popular majors include Economics, Computer Science, and Public Policy Analysis. Graduating 95% of students, Duke alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $68,800.
NCAA Division I-FBS
Atlantic Coast Conference
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- 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.75 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses
Most Popular Majors
Computer Science230 Graduates
Public Policy Analysis219 Graduates
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering127 Graduates
Political Science and Government120 Graduates
Electrical Engineering116 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering81 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.78 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.93 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.42 responses
Duke University Reviews
Choosing to go to Duke has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. Its campus is BEAUTIFUL; we have lush gardens and there are so many birds here, from towhees to even the occasional hawk. The opportunities here to get involved are almost overwhelming. We have this program called DukeEngage where students go to all parts of the world to work with communities through research and volunteer work. I will actually be going to Costa Rica this summer to help in rainforest restoratuon and conservation through this program!But what I truly love most about this school is its students. The atmosphere here is not competitive but collaborative. I came to Duke feeling insecure about my qualifications compared to those of the other incoming freshman. But never once did I feel belittled or patronized. Students here want each other to succeed, we want to see each other grow and challenge ourselves to improve. Here at Duke, 'Southern Hospitality' is the real deal!
Duke, like every school, has its negatives. Overall, it’s an environment that encourages collaboration, ambition, and progress. The extra mile is always taken to care for students, with opportunities around every corner. I am so thankful for the support I’ve been given at Duke University, and look forward to my next two years!
Choosing Duke University was the best decision of my life. Although academically challenging, the school provides the resources necessary to succeed. With so much diversity among students, there is always something to learn and its a close community!