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Reviews 933 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The police do what they can but downtown Durham can be dangerous.

3 people found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Parking is only good in the summer

5 College Sophomore

Academics: one of the top rated for many years in the country for good reason

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Administration: 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 Area: 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

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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.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

3 College Freshman

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

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4 College Freshman

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

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: The academics are top notch. The only problem is some professors see teaching as a chore and would rather focus on their research

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: You can easily avoid things you don't want but its there. Duke has a work hard party harder mentality.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are good restaurants close by

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Its really easy to get involved in sports. There are awesome gyms/athletic areas available. Its easy to get involved in both varsity and intramural/club sports

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The walkways are well lit and it is always easy to find a Police officer if they are needed. There are well marked emergency alarm stations at regular intervals. The only thing that is a little sketchy is the communities off campus. There have been a few instances of assault and muggins on campus. I generally feel pretty safe on campus

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Be honest, and let them know everything about you.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: I love the sports scene here, all-around.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: You can't go wrong with Duke. Challenging.

1 person 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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