The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

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    Cameron Crazies! (college basketball)
  2. 2
    Caring professors
  3. 3
    Duke Chapel
  4. 4
    "Gothic Wonderland" (aka the beautiful campus)
  5. 5
    Social and smart student body
  6. 6
    The pleasant weather (especially the fall)
  7. 7
  8. 8
    Reputation and alumni base
  9. 9
    Lots of undergraduate research opportunities
  10. 10
    Wireless Internet everywhere

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
97% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 7 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
95% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
100% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
51% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
70% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Highly Satisfied Students
80% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
74% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
78% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Vibrant Social Scene
57% of students surveyed agreed that there are lots of popular activities around campus every day.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 48/52 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Learn from the Best
96% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 71% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-52% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

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    Catching the bus
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    Greek life with high school-style cliques
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    Some bitter kids who didn't get into Harvard
  4. 4
    Loafers and pink shorts
  5. 5
    No air conditioning in some dorms
  6. 6
    Freshman meal plan
  7. 7
    Durham isn't a vibrant college town.
  8. 8
    Administration organizing spontaneity
  9. 9
    Academic pressure
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    Better food/healthier food options

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $43,623, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $6,983.
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