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Duke University Reviews

Durham, North Carolina

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80% of respondents would recommend this school to a friend

Duke is an amazing school, academically. Professors are experts in their fields, but advising isn't the best and workload is hard. 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.

Seema F., Current Student

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I loved Duke, pretty much everything about it. It is a highly rigorous academic institution, but it also provides plenty of opportunities for growth socially, professionally, and even spiritually should people be seeking that. I could not be more thankful to be a student here!

Dorine W., Current Student

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I like the atmosphere at Duke, especially the professors. My only real complaint is that the social environment can be pretty toxic, with students tending to judge based on status and wealth, and a fragmented housing system. But in terms of classes and opportunities, it's absolutely incredible. Definitely worth the investment.

Clay K., Alumni

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The most amazing school. One of the best things about Duke is the amazing campus and the student-body atmosphere. Especially before big games (basketball of course), everyone comes together in support!

Jacinda S., Current Student

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The atmosphere of the basketball craze is very fun and I really have enjoyed my first year. I wish the dorms were bigger and that there were not communal bathrooms. Surrounding area is nice but there's not much to it.

Jacques O., Current Student

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The campus is absolutely stunning, and the opportunities for academic engagement are great. They have a lot of specialty programs for getting more real-world/hands-on experience in one's career/major interests, including Data+, Huang Fellows, Bass Connections, and DukeEngage.

Lyn S., Current Student

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It's an incredible college in which students are engaged and challenged. Duke's campus life is on like any other University I've ever toured before. This is one of my favorite colleges to attend.

Helen M., Current Student

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Best college i went there for 4 years. My whole family has went there. They love it so much. Food is cheap. Lots of entertainment. Definitely recommend considering and looking into Duke University and their programs.

Tenesha L., Current Student

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I chose Duke over Stanford because of the focus on the humanities and incredible vibe. Duke has a wonderfully beautiful campus. Historic buildings give the presence of importance and stature. There is a very professional feel among student population. Graduate students account for more than half of their 14,000 students.

Buster A., Current Student

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I liked the engagement, resources, and opportunities available to students of all disciplines. Be prepared to work hard, as this is not an easy school. But you will enjoy it.

Johnny P., Current Student

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