Duke University tied for eighth place in the latest annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report magazine of national universities that offer doctoral degrees.
In its latest rankings, released overnight on Tuesday, U.S. News also placed Duke in a tie for seventh among national universities in a list of “high school counselors’ top college picks,” based on a national survey of high school guidance counselors.
In addition, the magazine singled out Duke in three categories in "Programs to Look For," which it described as providing “the best possible educational experience” for undergraduates. Duke was cited for its programs in service learning, undergraduate research/creative projects and writing in the disciplines.
In the latest survey, U.S. News ranked Duke at No. 13 in a category called "Great Schools at Great Prices," for which the magazine compares a school's academic quality with the net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid.
The magazine also ranked Duke No. 15 among top national universities for “valuing economic differences,” as measured by the percentage of undergraduates receiving federal Pell grants. It placed Duke at No. 17 on a list of national universities where students graduate with the least debt.
Additional information about the U.S. News & World Report rankings is available at www.usnews.com/colleges.