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Duke University Academic Experience

Past Performance | Probation Policy|Academic Calendar | Graduate Career Data

Past Performance

What Do We Like To Study?

Most Popular Majors

Least Popular Majors
  • geology
  • literature


Graduation Policy:

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar System:

  • Semester System (two terms comprise academic year)

Summer Sessions:

  • 2 summer session(s) that consist of 5 weeks.

New student orientation:

  • Orientation for new students is held in August and January.

Graduate Career Data

Percentage of graduates who pursue further study:
  • 38% continue within one year.
Percentage of all graduates who pursue graduate study in various fields:
  • Law School: 11%
  • Medical School: 12%
  • Graduate Business Programs: 1%
  • Other: 14%
35% of our graduates choose careers in business and industry.

Most prominent alumni/ae:
  • Richard Nixon, former U.S. president; Elizabeth Dole, former U.S. secretary of labor; Juanita Kreps, former U.S. secretary of commerce; William Styron and Reynolds Price, authors; George Grune, CEO, Reader's Digest.