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Duke is a private, Christian graduate school in Durham, North Carolina in the Raleigh Area. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 9,924 graduate students. Of the 78 graduate programs offered at Duke University, only 1 is offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Duke University are Business, Law, and Industrial Management. 9% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
9,924
Part-Time Grad Students
883
Research Assistants
948
Teaching Assistants
687
Racial Diversity
  • White
    45.3%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    28.7%
  • Asian
    9.1%
  • African American
    5.4%
  • Unknown
    4.2%
  • Hispanic
    3.6%
  • Multiracial
    3.2%
  • Native American
    0.4%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 6 responses
  • Driven
    17%
  • Down-to-earth
    50%
  • Intellectual
    17%
  • Racial and allows police brutality
    17%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 6 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    50%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    33%
  • BLM
    17%

Professors

Poll
83%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.6 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 6 responses
  • $100K+
    17%
  • $75K-$100K
    17%
  • $50K-$75K
    33%
  • $25K-$50K
    17%
  • <$25K
    17%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 6 responses
  • $150K+
    17%
  • $125K-$150K
    17%
  • $50-$75K
    17%
  • <$50K
    17%
  • Did not graduate yet
    33%
83%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.6 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Nightlife
    A-
Median Household Income
$55,851
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,005
National
$949
Median Home Value
$207,900
National
$184,700
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Duke University Reviews

21 reviews
The academics at Duke University are top notch, and really cannot be compared to any other school. Initially the price tag will shock you, but the return on investment makes it well more worth you while. I am in the online PGC program for nursing, and I have been continually challenge at this university, more than any other program that I have been involved with. The professors take their time with you to ensure that you are comprehending the material, and truly want you to succeed. In fact, they say that so much that it gets annoying to hear...ha! Even more evident, is their care and concern for you when you are on campus, at the campus intensive event. Food is catered, and nothing is left unplanned. Student life and activities are top notch as well. If you are looking for an excellent academic experience, that is well rounded, than Duke University is most certainly for you.
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Amazing opportunities, world class professors and rigorous academics! Doable but amazing. This program connected me to all the right people that helped me to advance in my career and build a strong foundation.
Duke University has a multitude of opportunities and connections. For graduate students, the health insurance is mostly ok, but not great. Overall, the departments care about the academic growth of their students. However, the university spent quite a bit of money on lawyers to stop the graduate students from unionizing as well as holding a student vote on whether to do so in a way that was completely biased. I would also check how much funding a program provides in comparison to the average length of the program (not what it should be, but how long students are actually taking). The continuing tuition fees for ABD graduate students are very high compared to fees at similar level institutions. I would suggest any prospective student look to see if the school/program will teach them the skills and provide a path with adequate support towards their goal.