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Choosing a Darker Shade of Blue?

Ten graduates of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are among the 210 students who began classes August 30 at the Divinity School.

While the UNC students adjust to a darker shade of blue, their six classmates from Duke are no doubt offering support, including two who participated in Duke Chapel’s Pathways, a national Lilly Endowment-funded program that encourages gifted undergraduates to consider entering ministry.

Other schools represented by three or more new students included Appalachian State, Baylor, Belmont, Clemson, Florida Southern, Florida State, Mt. Olive, the University of Virginia, Wake Forest, and Wheaton College.

The median age for all new students remained the same as in 2009—23 for the master of divinity degree and 24 for all incoming students—as did the top reason for choosing Duke: academic reputation.