StudentsReview - Duke University - Life at DUhttp://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html Life at DU - Comments en StudentsReview: Negative Review about DU for Unknownhttp://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html Spent a year here and transferred out. Best decision I've ever made. The academics were top-notch -- professors were hands-on and engaged with students. The social scene was abysmal - very dependent o... Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:12:26 GMT StudentsReview 803-113468 Copyright 2014 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. 803-113468 803 0 Unknown Female Undergraduate Class 2012 1st Year Negative Spent a year here and transferred out. Best decision I've ever made. The academics were top-notch -- professors were hands-on and engaged with students. The social scene was abysmal - very dependent on fraternities/sororities and selective living groups (co-ed social groups). Social events after first semester are closed off to people not affiliated with these groups. I've spoken with independent friends who remained at Duke and many of them expressed similar sentiments. On the whole, a great experience academically, but the lack of social programming for independents was disappointing. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:12:26 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html StudentsReview: Positive Review about DU for Engineering Departmenthttp://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html 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 b... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 10:08:39 GMT StudentsReview 803-110744 Copyright 2014 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. 803-110744 803 61 Engineering Department Female Undergraduate Class 2017 1st Year Positive 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!
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StudentsReview: Positive Review about DU for Neuroscience/Cognitive Sciencehttp://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html 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. ... Sun, 18 May 2014 10:10:48 GMT StudentsReview 803-108797 Copyright 2014 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. 803-108797 803 69 Neuroscience/Cognitive Science Male Undergraduate Class 2015 3rd Year Positive 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. Sun, 18 May 2014 10:10:48 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html StudentsReview: Neutral Review about DU for Englishhttp://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html I have a love-hate relationship with Duke. I did not like the campus atmosphere when I was there (early to mid-1990s). Most students were wealthy, arrogant, and not at all focused on academics. Since ... Tue, 07 May 2013 05:30:23 GMT StudentsReview 803-93722 Copyright 2014 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. 803-93722 803 17 English Female Undergraduate Alumna Class 2000 Neutral I have a love-hate relationship with Duke. I did not like the campus atmosphere when I was there (early to mid-1990s). Most students were wealthy, arrogant, and not at all focused on academics. Since then, I have come to look back on my time there with a certain degree of fondness, particularly for the friends that I made and the fun that I had with them. I contribute to the Annual Fund every year, and have volunteered as an alumni admissions interviewer, but every once in awhile I will encounter another alum or a current student who reminds me of all the reasons why I hated going to school there. Tue, 07 May 2013 05:30:23 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html StudentsReview: Positive Review about DU for Mathhttp://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html Duke was an amazing overall experience. People work very hard and play very hard. Students are inclined to help each other out rather than stab them in the back. Duke was the perfect blend of top-notc... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 05:04:45 GMT StudentsReview 803-93524 Copyright 2014 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. 803-93524 803 23 Math Male Undergraduate Alumnus Class 2000 Positive Duke was an amazing overall experience. People work very hard and play very hard. Students are inclined to help each other out rather than stab them in the back. Duke was the perfect blend of top-notch academics with a fantastic social life. I could not imagine having to go anywhere else. AWESOME! Sun, 28 Apr 2013 05:04:45 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html