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Probably the best life experience anyone could have.Super BrilliantMath
Probably the best life experience anyone could have. Great academics with a great social life. Alumni network is great and the school administration cares about undergraduate education. Went to two other top 10 rated universities (graduate work) but nothing compared to Duke in terms of teacher involvement and overall experience. Would not consider going anywhere else, AWESOME EXPERIENCE ALL AROUND
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Starting Job: Investment Banker; Preparedness: A+ Reputation: A+
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Turned down a lot of great schools forQuite BrightEngineering Department
Turned down a lot of great schools for the chance to come here, including Princeton, MIT, and Columbia, and it has not disappointed me. I fell in love with the people and campus when I visited after being accepted, and I love the university's commitment to becoming the best. Also, being a big fan of sports and good weather certainly helped!

It's not perfect however; I dislike the prevalent Greek Life and exclusivity at times, but the exclusivity and elitist sense is equivalent if not greater at Princeton and Columbia, so that was expected no matter which school I chose, save for MIT. Also, the lack of a nice city surrounding Duke creates a dearth of activities, compared to if I went to college in New York or Boston.

However, overall I'm more than happy with my choice, and would not trade it, even if Stanford had accepted me. Honestly, I feel that no matter which school you attend, you will find a way to be happy and make many friends once you get to know the school better!Best of luck to future Duke applicants!

1st Year Female -- Class 2017
Scholastic Success: A+, Surrounding City: C
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I couldn't have askedSuper BrilliantNeuroscience/Cognitive Science
I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I consider myself to be an intellectual, and I did not feel out of place at Duke. Duke's professors are phenomenal and my contemporaries are delightful. I would recommend Duke to any student fortunate enough to be admitted.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2015
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: B+
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