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Reviews 1061 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I think over all the school enforces safety rules but is open to things such as expanding clubs and interest groups

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Diversity: pretty diverse school and community

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: this area actually has a lot to offer culturally and in the restaurant scene

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: several options and people are pretty supportive in helping you find something for your needs

2 people found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Campus Housing: i do not use the campus housing

3 College Sophomore

Weather: lately it has been very back and forth, it's not typical, but I am over the snow!

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't experience any issues with people using drugs around campus

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know too much about this being off campus and in grad school

5 College Sophomore

Majors: some of the most competitive programs in the country

5 College Sophomore

Majors: One of the top in the country and they really go above and beyond to make us the best professionals we can be

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There just aren't many scholarship opportunities in my field, therefore, it is nearly impossible to get one.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Its pretty diverse. Rich white kids are the majority

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: Large list of majors each with their own advising group.

College Freshman

Majors: I have not declared my major yet

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather can change dramatically. It could be snowing one day and be 65 and sunny the next.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Computers: You are always connected at Duke. You don't need a laptop but it makes everything easier

1 person found this useful Report

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Duke students are generally very happy with their experience, but it’s not impossible to find students who imagine they’d be happier somewhere else. Great academics, a vibrant social life, and the beauty of campus make this school an easy choice for many. However, a lot of students are peeved by the top-down social programming they see coming from Duke’s administration to counter the fraternity- and sorority-dominated student programming. Students and the administration are still trying to find the right balance of power and a unified direction, but the friendships students have forged with peers and professors easily make up for whatever shortcomings they might perceive.

Duke is one of the top academic schools in the country, but that’s not its only hook. You’ll never see Harvard’s basketball team in the Final Four, or Yale students camping out for weeks to get sports tickets. Obviously, basketball shouldn’t be your major concern in choosing a college, but it is often used as an example because it typifies the difference between Duke and so many other top universities. There’s an emphasis on friends and fun here, and it’s important to consider these aspects as well as academics when you’re choosing a school. Remember, you’re choosing the place you’ll spend the next four years of your life, not just the name that shows up on your degree at the end.

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