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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.

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.

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.

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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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My favorite part about Duke is the relationships I have formed, with students, faculty, staff, and other local people. I also just enjoy the Triangle area (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill) in general. It is a great setup for research and academic collaboration (and also sports rivalries). I could see myself settling down nearby after I graduate.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: To me, the value of a Duke degree comes from the people you meet while you are a student here. Research positions are relatively easy to find, even if you have to travel 10 minutes off campus to Research Triangle Park. Also, since there are so many positions in research and academia around Durham, several alumni stay in the area, and they are willing to hire Duke students to help them.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Duke plants security officers throughout campus all day and night. Since the campus is so spread out, they can easily miss spots though. They also have a free van service to transport students across campus at night if they cannot access a bus, or would feel unsafe waiting for a bus for a long period of time.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: There is a definite hierarchy to which dorms students prefer. Some living spaces are brand new and look like a spaceship, while others have been around since the 1950s, and look like it. I would prefer it if housing selection was more about the people you are with, and the building you are in did not matter as much.

3 College Junior

Athletics: People care about the basketball team too much.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Duke is a great place to form connections.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I feel happy with my choice to attend this school.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: I do an online program so I don't go to sporting events at the school.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Duke is an excellent nursing school. I haven't even started the DNP program yet (1 more month to go) and I feel very supported and have already spoken with a number of faculty members concerning various questions that have come up. I am excited to be a part of this well know University w/ an excellent reputation.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I LOVE the classes at Duke. all of my professors have been amazing, and they really do care about their students. That's the reason why I've stayed at Duke.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I do alumni fundraising and it seems like almost all the alumni I call are doing really well. The degree definitely has great value, particularly for finance/econ type careers

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't have much to say about health and safety except that I have never felt unsafe as a woman on campus, or off.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Really nice facilities and dorm rooms. Housing process is a huge pain.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: They say that it's only 1/3 of students who do greek life--- but it feels like a LOT more.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit is VERY high! I've actually never gone to an athletic event so far, but I think I'm the only person who hasn't. Duke is the only elite university that you can have this type of athletic experience, as far as I know.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Duke is an amazing school, academically. Every professor I've had has taken a personal interest in me and has helped me learn so much. I highly recommend Duke for its classes and opportunities.

The students are often very power-hungry and competitive, and drink almost constantly.

Some of them are also great!

Because of the resumes of a lot of the students, it can be hard to get those big opportunities you hear about on the tours-- I got rejected from a LOT of things my freshman year, despite having a 4.00 GPA. But, it all works out. I'm not transferring because I truly believe that the academics are worth it.

1 person found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Professors are experts in their fields, but advising isn't the best and workload is hard.

3 people found this useful Report
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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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