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Nicholas School review: 53 facts and highlights

Nicholas School
Nicholas School
60
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Why is Nicholas School better than the average?

  • Tuition fees per year
    32900$vs44003$
  • Tuition fees per year for international students
    32900$vs42557.4$
  • Grants per year per student
    37400$vs29130.6$
  • U.S. News rank
    20vs24
  • Cost of room and board
    11770$vs12503.47$
  • Students away on international exchange programs
    3486vs976.43
  • Campus size
    34.8km²vs10.38km²
  • Admission rate
    19%vs37.18%

Key facts and rankings

General info

1.student to staff ratio

8:1 (Duke University)

A measure of the average staffing level in the university. Shows how many students fall for one staff member. Source: university's official statistics, 2019.

Best

School of Humanities and Sciences

5:1

2.endowment

5.6$ billion (Duke University)

A financial endowment is a transfer of money and/or property donated to an institution. In the United States, the endowment is often integral to the financial health of educational institutions. Alumni or friends of institution sometimes contribute capital to the endowment. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Harvard Kennedy School

32$ billion

3.academic staff

144

Number of academic staff. Data is obtained from national agencies such as National Ministry of Education, National Bureau of Statistics, National Association of Universities and Colleges, National Rector's Conference.

Best

School of Humanities and Sciences

643

4.alumni network

3076

An alumni association is an association of graduates or, more broadly, of former students (alumni). In the United Kingdom and the United States, alumni of universities, colleges, schools (especially independent schools), fraternities, and sororities often form groups with alumni from the same organization. Source: university's official website, 2019.

Best

Harvard Kennedy School

46981

5.year established

1991

The university's long history can indicate excellent traditions and more resources. Source: university's official website, 2019.

Best

Barnard College

1889

6.highly cited researchers

2

The number of highly cited researchers in 21 subject categories. These individuals are the most cited within each category. Thomson Reuters, which did the data crunching for THE, combed through 6 million journal articles published over a five-year period, and then calculated how many times those articles were cited by other scholars. Source: Thomson Reuters, 2019.

Best

MIT Whitaker College

11

Admissions

1.percentage of female students

50% (Duke University)

Percentages of female and male students show how balanced the university is regarding gender. Source: university's official statistics, 2019.

Best

Mandel School

86%

2.number of applicants

140

A high number of applicants can indicate that a university is in high demand and has a good overall image and reputation.

Best

Barnard College

5440

3.percentage of white students

47% (Duke University)

Source: university's official statistics, 2019.

Best

Walter Cronkite School

87%

4.average composite ACT score

32 (Duke University)

The ACT (American College Testing) is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States. The ACT score indicates how hard it is to get into a univeristy and can also indicate the level of educational requirements. Source: university's official statistics, 2019.

Best

Harvard Kennedy School

33.5

5.average admission SAT score

1440 (Duke University)

The SAT is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. SAT scores indicate how hard it is to get in to a university and can also indicate the level of educational requirements. Source: university's official statistics, 2019.

Best

Harvard Kennedy School

1500

6.average SAT score in critical reading

705 (Duke University)

The SAT is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. SAT scores indicate how hard it is to get in to a university and can also indicate the level of educational requirements. Source: university's official statistics, 2019.

Best

School of Computer Science

760

Facilities

1.cost of room and board

11770$ (Duke University)

The approximate cost of room and board per academic year. Source: university's official statistics, 2019.

Best

Walter Cronkite School

11436$

2.campus size

34.8km² (Duke University)

Campus size in square kilometers. Source: university's official website, 2019.

Best

Nicholas School

34.8km²

3.sports facilities

15 (Duke University)

Source: university's official website, 2019.

Best

Harvard Kennedy School

19

4.library collection

6340456 (Duke University)

With a bigger library collection, the university can offer more books, magazines, online resources, etc. to its students. Source: university's official website, 2019.

Best

School of Humanities and Sciences

18075000

5.medical facilities

7 (Duke University)

Source: university's official website, 2019.

Best

Harvard Kennedy School

17

6.number of museums

2 (Duke University)

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

Best

Johns Hopkins School of Education

4

Honors

1.Nobel laureats staff

4 (Duke University)

Source: Nobel Prize's website, 2019.

Best

Harvard Kennedy School

66

2.Turing Award winners

3 (Duke University)

The ACM A.M. Turing Award is an annual prize given by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community. The Turing Award is recognized as the highest distinction in Computer science and Nobel Prize of computing. Source: ACM A.M. Turing's website, 2019.

Best

School of Humanities and Sciences

28

3.Rhodes scholars

40 (Duke University)

The Rhodes Scholarship, named after Cecil John Rhodes, is an international postgraduate award for selected foreign students to study at the University of Oxford.[1] It was the first large-scale programme of international scholarships, and is widely considered the world's most prestigious scholarship. Source: university's official website, 2019.

Best

Harvard Kennedy School

332

4.Nobel laureats alumni

3 (Duke University)

The total number of the alumni of an institution winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals. Alumni are defined as those who obtain bachelor, Master's or doctoral degrees from the institution. Source: Nobel Prize's website, 2019.

Best

Harvard Kennedy School

67

5.Is a member of the Ivy League
Nicholas School

The Ivy League is an athletic conference composed of sports teams from eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States. The conference name is also commonly used to refer to those eight schools as a group. The term Ivy League also has connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, and social elitism. Source: university's official website, 2019.

6.Pulitzer Prize winners

5 (Duke University)

The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition. Source: http://www.pulitzer.org/, 2019.

Best

Harvard Kennedy School

47

Tuition & Aid

1.tuition fees per year

32900$

Tuition payments, known primarily as tuition, refer to the annual fee charged for educational instruction during higher education. Source: university's official statistics, 2019.

Best

Walter Cronkite School

9720$

2.tuition fees per year for international students

32900$

Tuition payments, known primarily as tuition, refer to a fee charged for educational instruction during higher education. Source: university's official statistics, 2019.

Best

Walter Cronkite School

22319$

3.grants per year per student

37400$ (Duke University)

The average amount of funding that is available for a student per academic year (grants, scholarships and/or financial aid given to eligible students). Source: university's official statistics, 2019.

Best

Harvard Kennedy School

40000$

4.tuition fee growth rate

3% (Duke University)

A lower growth rate for tuition fees indicates that the cost of studying at the university is not increasing too quickly year on year. Source: university's official statistics, 2019.

Best

School of Computer Science

1.79%

5.average financial aid

30.4$ million (Duke University)

A general amount of financial aid for students in millions of dollars. Source: university's official statistics, 2019.

Best

Harvard Kennedy School

182$ million

Miscellaneous

1.U.S. News rank

20 (Duke University)

The U.S. News World's Best Universities rankings, based on the QS World University Rankings, evaluated schools in countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, China, and more, and identified these to be the world's top universities. Source: U.S. News, 2019.

Best

MIT Whitaker College

1

2.ARWU rank

31 (Duke University)

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Scientific, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance with respect to the size of an institution. Source: ARWU, 2019.

Best

Harvard Kennedy School

1

3.Forbes rank

15 (Duke University)

According to the Forbes' annual list of America’s 650 Top Colleges. The rankings focus on the things that matter the most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, high graduation rates and low-levels of debt. Source: Forbes, 2019.

Best

School of Humanities and Sciences

1

4.number of partner universities

300 (Duke University)

Number of partner universities and research institutions shows how big are students' opportunities for exchanges and conducting research abroad. Source: university's official website, 2019.

Best

Nicholas School

300

5.position on Times Higher Education ranking

23 (Duke University)

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings is an annual ranking published by the British magazine “Times Higher Education”. Information is supplied by Thomson Reuters and provides performance based data. Main ranking indicators are based on the universities' core missions- teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Best

School of Humanities and Sciences

2

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