The New Ivies Page 3

Schools where you'll find the next generation of excellence

By Explore Editor

What the students are saying about:

Duke University (3 of 10)

Duke University

The only thing that can rival Duke University's academic reputation is the fierce school pride of its students. One junior boasts, "Academics are Duke's true selling point, with most departments improving constantly and many boasting some of the world's top scholars in their field." And while getting accepted to Duke may be an impressive feat, that is just the first of many challenges that await. One student put it a bit more bluntly: "Duke is a top notch college, so there's really no f*cking around when it comes to getting down to the grind. And kids here are really, really smart."