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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I had to send a medical request in to housing before I came to Duke because I have severe allergies and asthma. They approved my requests and made the accommodations to my room by the time I'd gotten here. On top of that, the rooms here at Duke are spacious compared to the rooms at some other colleges.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Duke basketball is a HUGE commodity. I don't get into sports much, so I don't know much bout the athletic life at Duke; I've attended just one bball game the entire season (much to the displeasure of my friends). All I know is that the Duke students have a ton of spirit surrounding varsity sports, especially football and basketball, but mostly basketball (i.e. Cameron Crazies).

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Duke is unique for having top tier academics as well as a lively social and campus life; there are so many ways to get involved in the community. Duke possesses such a wide variety of resources that allows almost anyone to not only achieve their ambitions in life but make a difference in the world and others lives while doing so. It's an indescribable, to be honest. I tried my best to put the Duke experience in words.

1 person found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I was in a smaller department so I felt like I got a lot of attention from some extremely passionate individuals. I felt like I could explore multiple interests and get support when I needed it.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The prestige definitely helps a lot. I was able to get a job immediately after graduation and have now been accepted to multiple master's and doctoral programs for the next step in my career. The career center also helps match students with internships, fellowships, jobs, etc.

2 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I felt safe on campus, but I also surrounded myself with extremely supportive and progressive individuals.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: The campus is gorgeous. The dorms vary but there are also options to live in apartments which is fantastic.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I think Greek life represents another realm of stratification at a university that already deals with issues of classism.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The school has allowed me to become upwardly mobile. The opportunities available will enable me to have a very different life than my parents had. Although the school is expensive, the available experiences have broadened my world view in ways that a public school might not have.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The school spirit is a big perk. It's fun to participate in it. However, the reputation of the schools based on sports rather than academics is frustrating.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There have been muggings on outskirts of campus, and one fatal shooting nearby, but there's ample security and plenty of bussing so the danger can be mostly avoided.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Professors will talk to you for as long as you want to talk to them -- all of them want to teach.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Though it hasn't happened to me yet (ugh), people seem successful in getting what they're after, or at least figuring it out.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: There is a good number of singles, and every one I've seen has been very sizable.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't have a good perspective, but independent students generally don't like most frats.

3 College Junior

Athletics: It's Duke, there's plenty to get excited over. Still, no one will physically drag you to sporting events.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: If the student atmosphere doesn't piss you off, this is a great place to be. Students are extremely liable to exaggerate their homework struggles, which happens everywhere, but is especially insufferable here.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Duke athletics is one of the most important part of duke experience. Almost one third students are athletes. It is also very easy to involved with athletics. Cameron craziness is one of the least experience you want to miss here. Simply be there and you will be touched by duke students's school spirit.

7 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Duke is the best school top at both academics and sports. The culture of support helps me survive and prosper. Boundless opportunities like research assistant positions, summer intern, duke engage and go abroad study make me feel overwhelmed but certainly in a good way. It is the best school that I can dream of going to.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Interesting classes with extremely intelligent professors.

9 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Everyone I've interviewed with wants Duke grads. Makes the job search process easy.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Always feel safe. Durham is a little sketchy though.

5 people found this useful Report
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
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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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