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Reviews 981 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Great professors, fascinating courses. Sometimes very difficult for no obvious reason, students are very stressed always.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Most students are hired for good jobs or accepted into grad school by graduation.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Health & Safety: A lot of security, but a couple people get robbed each year. Just like on most college campuses, there is a thriving sexual assault culture that many speak up about, but it is not enough. Many high profile assault cases, particularly those involving athletes. The school is being investigated by the federal government for their handling of sexual assault cases.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Campus Housing: A lot of dorms are far away from classes because of the different campuses, but generally they are nice and fairly spacious. Some used to not have air conditioning, but thats mostly been fixed.

2 College Senior

Greek Life: Housing for greeks is sad. They live in on campus apartments. Greek people tend to view themselves as superior and it shows, despite the fact that everyone is a nerdy Duke student and wasn't super cool in high school. Non-greeks are hostile towards greeks generally, and greeks tend to be snobby and rude towards non-greeks (especially those in "top" tiers)

5 College Senior

Athletics: Duke Basketball. Enough said. But there are also other great teams. Warning-the guys will use their status as athletes as an excuse to treat you poorly, but that's every school...

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I've had great academic experiences, and gotten the chance for incredible opportunities. I've learned a lot about a myriad of fascinating and pertinent subjects. However, the student body doesn't seem to care about each other very much, and many people feel lonely. There is a huge emphasis placed on greek life and athletics that can be divisive.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: I don't live on campus so I really can't answer this question.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the school because everyone is so nice so far.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Everyone is obsessed with Duke basketball.

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I haven't even started my accelerated bachelor's of science in nursing program yet, I will in a couple months, but I already feel like I have joined this Duke community. Especially in the medical majors, I feel like the professors are approachable, and genuinely care about your success. The only downside is it is very expensive.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Duke is an academically challenging school. Professors are usually leaders in their field. But sometimes they might be too concerned with their own research. Duke is also a very white space. Everyone seems to want to be the same. There are other school that are of the same caliber but probably offer more diversity and individualism within the student body.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: IF you start looking in your senior year, you are pretty likely to get a job after graduation. But of course, there are some people who dont. sometimes its hard because you have to had an internship, done research, or have done a million other things. That's really hard to accomplish in your four years.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Health & Safety: in terms of physical health we are set because we all get insurance and the Duke hospital is right on campus but people get obbed kind of often and sexual assault is always an issue because of panhel and IFC

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Campus Housing: We have a lot of great new places to live. But there are also some pretty bad places that are really small. Depending on where you live you might be far from your classes.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life for minorities in meaningful. There is NPHC consisting of historically black orgs and MGC for multicultural organizations. But Panhel and IFC (Greek life consisting mainly of white people) is toxic and abusive. Those orgs don't really do much for the community

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I started out hating this school because everyone here is so privileged and they don't care to realize their privilege. But it does have many resources and opportunities. I'm growing to like it. I'm graduating soon anyway

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Freshman year had its ups and downs but overall i really enjoy campus life and the things that my school has to offer.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Duke is one of the most prestigious schools in the country and world. A Duke degree can go a long way.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is mostly open to the public. The students are aware when things happen off campus and on campus. Sexual assault happens and victims don't feel safe telling.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some of the Housing is great and others are mediocre. It depends on where you are on campus and the building. Some are close to classes and others are far. The lottery is fair to all.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not too familiar with Greek life on the campus.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Duke is the home of the Blue Devils. basketball is the main sport on campus. I feel as an athlete myself that basketball is the #1 sport. Athletes support other athletes. The training facilities are good and are currently improving. The facilities for non-athletes are also of good quality.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Duke is full of professors who are passionate about their subjects and there are abundant resources of for the students. Most if not all professors are the top in their field and are very knowledgable on the subject.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I have a neutral outlook towards Greek Life at Duke because I am not involved with it. However, most of the stories I have heard from Greek friends deal with parties and drugs instead of philanthropy and brotherhood/sisterhood. There is a social hierarchy among the Greeks based on which group you are in, but thankfully they do not hold the opinion that all independent students are beneath them.

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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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