Durham, NC 27708, Top 10 Medical University USA, Rank – 9, Duke University

Durham, NC 27708, Top 10 Medical University USA, Rank – 9, Duke University

Durham, NC 27708, Top 10 Medical University USA, Rank – 9, Duke University 

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Duke University 

Durham, NC 27708

Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. Ranked at number nine out of all USA medical universities according to research 2013.


University rankings
ARWU[103] 23
Forbes[104] 15
U.S. News & World Report[105] 7
Washington Monthly[106] 26
ARWU[107] 31
QS[108] 23
Times[109] 17
A four-story Gothic building with three entrance archways and historic balconies with evergreen trees at base and stairwells leading to each entrance

Built in 1932, Old Chemistry has scientific symbols carved above the main doorway.

In the 2014 U.S. News & World Report ranking of undergraduate programs at doctoral granting institutions, Duke was tied for 7th.[11]In the past twenty years, U.S. News & World Report has placed Duke as high as 3rd and as low as 10th.[110] In 2013, Duke was ranked 23rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings[111]and 17th in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[112] Duke was ranked the 14th-best university in the world by Newsweek[113] and 31st best globally by Shanghai Jiao Tong University‘s Academic Ranking of World Universities(ARWU) in 2013, focusing on quality of scientific research and the number of Nobel Prizes.[114] The Wall Street Journal ranked Duke sixth (fifth among universities) in its “feeder” rankings in 2006, analyzing the percentage of undergraduates that enroll in what it considers the top five medical, law, and business schools.[115] The 2010 report by the Center for Measuring University Performance puts Duke at 6th in the nation.[22] The 2011 Global Employability Ranking as published by The New York Times surveyed hundreds of chief executives and chairmen from around the world and asked them to select the best universities from which they recruited, placed Duke at 13th in the world and 9th in the country.[116][117] In 2013, Duke enrolled 139 National Merit Scholars, the 6th university in rank by number.[118] Duke ranks 5th among national universities to have produced Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall Scholars.[119] According to the 2011 Princeton Review‘s survey on “Top Dream Colleges” among parents, Duke ranked as the 6th dream university.[120]Kiplinger‘s 50 Best Values in Private Universities 2013–14 ranks Duke at 5th best overall after taking financial aid into consideration.[121] According to a study by Forbes, Duke ranks 11th among universities that have produced billionaires and 1st among universities in the South.[122][123] A survey by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education in 2002 ranked Duke as the #1 university in the country in regard to the integration of African American students and faculty.[124] According to a poll of recruiters conducted by The Wall Street Journal, Duke ranks 2nd in terms of producing the best graduates who have received either a marketing or liberal arts degree. In a corporate study carried out by The New York Times, Duke’s graduates were shown to be among the most valued in the world,[125]and Forbes magazine ranked Duke 7th in the world on its list of ‘power factories’ in 2012.[126]

In U.S. News & World Report‘s “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2015,” Duke’s medical school ranked 8th for research.[127] The hospital was ranked 12th in the nation by the 2013–2014 U.S. News & World Report Health Rankings of Best Hospitals in America.[128] The School of Law was ranked 10th in 2015 by the same publication.[129] Duke’s nursing school ranked 7th in U.S. News & World Report‘s 2012 rankings,[130] while theSanford School of Public Policy ranked 16th overall in 2015, with its Environmental Policy and Management program ranked 2nd.[131] Among business schools in the United States, the Fuqua School of Business was ranked 4th for its Executive M.B.A. program, 6th for nonprofit, 7th for marketing, 10th for management, and 14th overall by U.S. News & World Report in 2015, while BusinessWeek ranked its full-time MBA program 6th in the nation in 2013.[132][133] The graduate program for the Pratt School of Engineering was ranked 29th while the biomedical engineering program was ranked 5th by U.S. News & World Report.[134] Taking the U.S. News & World ReportProfessional School Rankings in 2008 based on Mean Reputation Score, Duke ranks 7th among national universities.[135] Times Higher Education ranked the mathematics department tenth in the world in 2011.[136]Duke’s graduate level specialties that are ranked among the top ten in the nation include areas in the following departments: biological sciences, medicine, nursing, engineering, law, business, English, history, physics, statistics, public affairs, physician assistant (ranked #1), clinical psychology, political science, and sociology.[137]In 2007, Duke was ranked 22nd in the world by Wuhan University‘s Research Center for Chinese Science Evaluation. The ranking was based on journal article publication counts and citation frequencies in over 11,000 academic journals from around the world. A 2012 study conducted by academic analytics ranks Duke fourth in the nation (behind only HarvardStanford, and MIT) in terms of faculty productivity.[138] The study takes into consideration books and journal articles published, grants, honors and awards received, and how often faculty members are cited in their specialties’ literature. In 2013, Duke Law ranked 6th in Forbes magazine’s ranking of law schools whose graduates earn the highest starting salaries.[139] The data utilized by Forbes was generated by Payscale.com, and the ranking also showed that Duke Law grads earn the second highest mid-career salaries in the country. In 2013, Duke’s Fuqua School of Business was ranked 6th in terms of graduate starting salaries by U.S. News & World Report. In the same year, a ranking compiled by the University of Texas at Dallas ranked Fuqua 5th in the world based on the research productivity of its faculty. The MEM (Masters in Engineering Management) program has been ranked 3rd in the world by Eduniversal [140] In 2013, Forbes ranked Duke 4th in the nation in terms of return on investment (ROI). The ranking used alumni giving as a criteria to determine which private colleges offer the best returns.[141] In the same year, Above the Law ranked Duke Law 6th in the nation in its ranking of law schools based on employment outcomes [142] In 2012, Business Insider ranked Duke 10th in its ranking of the smartest colleges in America. The ranking was based on data collected by lumosity, a cognitive training website [143] In 2013, Business Insider ranked Duke’s Fuqua School of Business 5th in the world based on an extensive survey of hiring professionals [144] In the same year, Forbes magazine ranked Fuqua 8th in the country based on return on investment.

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