Vault's Rating 4.5 out of 5


  • Located in the vibrant city of Durham, North Carolina
  • Low student-teacher ratio and small class sizes


  • Most selective
  • Expensive

The Bottom Line

  • Duke University is a well-respected private institution, with roots dating back to 1838, which provides students with strong liberal arts and engineering degree programs through small classes and an engaged faculty, and access to all the perks of the “Bull City” (aka Durham).

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