The wealth inequality among Duke students is a well-documented phenomenon, from the voices of students to the New York Times income analysis. The Times study found that 19% of Duke students are from the top one percent, meaning the family income of these students are at least $630,000. On the other hand, about 17% of students are in the bottom 20%, with family incomes of under $65,000.
Money is an important factor to a student’s experience, and The Chronicle is interested in examining this wealth gap at Duke. Topics of consideration include spending habits, jobs, pressures, disparities, scholarship/loans, resources, etc. If you have any stories, thoughts or comments on this issue, please share them with us here. All voices are valid, regardless of background.
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