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Reviews 911 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Some great dorms. Some okay dorms.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Greek Life: Didn't rush, but didn't feel like I needed to to belong.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Every college campus is going to have politics and Duke is certainly not immune. If you stay out of the politics and entitlement spreading around campus you'll see it's one of the best places to learn.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Athletics: Cameron indoor...need I say more?

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Basketball is the most important sport and is the one where matches are most attended. I personally do not care much for sports, but the sporting life is important to most students on campus.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Overall, the quality of education has been superb. I wish the professors were a little more individualized in their instruction and more supportive of students overall. It is a quality school, but lacks some of the attributes that attract students to smaller schools, such as personalization.

17 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I haven't yet utilized the career center, but my hope is that the degree from a prestigious school like Duke will offer some unique job opportunities to me after graduation.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel it is a safe area, although we have our share of violence. I'm not sure how it compares to other schools but it seems like we receive a notice about a violent action somewhat regularly.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Overall Experience: The quality of education is superb. I don't always think the professors care about a student's individual success and this shows in the workload particularly at the graduate level. I've been told you just have to "suck it up" like they did to get through the program.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Athletics: Duke has some of the best varsity sports in the nation. It's great to be involved!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Women's center posters are plastered everywhere.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Even if a teacher's style is not something you agree with, there is always another teacher willing to help. But even the original teacher is willing to meet outside of class to help you too.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Depends on the house you get. Blackwell is by far the worse in every way.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Better rush quick, fast, and in a hurry. Go to every meeting or you're out... apparently.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Can't complain. Gyms are nice, and everyone loves their basketball team.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The classes seem to be above average, but for the price, I'm skeptical. Financial aid here is supposed to be great but, I'm not seeing the money. If you have scholarships and aid, come here, it's fantastic. Otherwise, stay away or face the wrath of death by debt.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I generally feel safe on campus, with few exceptions. That being said, I know that sexual assault occurs and, unfortunately, can be quite common. Walking in groups is necessary.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Classes are average sized - can range from 6 to 200. Professors are brilliant and challenging. Big lectures and small seminars are common class styles.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Having a duke degree basically guarantees you a job, just because of the prestige that surrounds it. Lots of opportunities for internships and the career center is very helpful.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are located on East, West, and Central. Not the best quality, especially considering tuition, but it works.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Some of the best academics that can be found. Most of the professors have such a genuine passion for what they teach. Don't get me wrong, it's extremely challenging. But, in the end, it's extremely worth it.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a part of Duke, but it doesn't define it. You can enjoy the social scene without the cliques.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: At Duke, your pushed beyond your limits, but it fosters so much growth in you. The changes are astounding.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus police are always on the job, which is wonderful. However, there have been race crimes and even arson occurring on the freshman campus that have not been addressed, and because of that, I do not feel very safe. Students can get away with anything, even drug abuse, and that should not be acceptable.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The courses offered are amazing. Duke Math, however, has a nasty reputation because it can be pretty difficult. Duke Math is centered around conceptual questions and focuses more on proofs than actual solving to find a number answer, and that can be very challenging. That doesn't mean it's bad though. You will always come out of class learning something new and valuable, even if it seems insignificant. Your professors love their discipline and get so excited when you show your enthusiasm for the topics covered. They truly live to teach. There is a large variety of classes, going from core to phys ed, arts to engineering! Class sizes are small, which makes learning much easier and it also makes your distraction decrease.

2 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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