According to the Princeton Review, Duke University is home to one of the very best college libraries in the country (second only to Harvard).
The Princeton Review, a college-preparatory company, asked students at 373 top colleges to rate their schools on dozens of topics (from professor quality to athletic facilities) and report on their campus experiences. The rankings are based on surveys of 122,000 undergraduates (an average of 325 per campus) during the 2009-10 academic year. The results are published in The Best 373 Colleges: 2011 Edition
(Random House/Princeton Review), which hit the shelves in August.
"Although we don’t put too much emphasis on national rankings, we are pleased, especially as the rankings are based on what students think," said Deborah Jakubs, DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian & Vice Provost for Library Affairs.
The Duke University Libraries have consistently earned high marks in the Princeton Review's annual rankings. In 2009, the Libraries ranked fourth. The year before that, third.
To see how Duke stacked up in other areas, see the University's profile on the Princeton Review website