StudentsReview - Duke University - Life at DUhttp://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html Life at DU - Comments en 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 StudentsReview: Neutral Review about DU for Chemistryhttp://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html While I have nothing to complain about academically (maybe the lack of development in humanities/arts), and all my professors have been friendly and helpful, I would choose a different school because ... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 05:27:52 GMT StudentsReview 803-92114 Copyright 2014 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. 803-92114 803 9 Chemistry Female Undergraduate Class 2016 1st Year Neutral While I have nothing to complain about academically (maybe the lack of development in humanities/arts), and all my professors have been friendly and helpful, I would choose a different school because of the social scene. There are students who are happy with just studying and schoolwork, but if you want a life, the social scene is very limited. It mostly consists of a hierarchy of frats/sororities. Exclusive cliques are apparent, usually formed by rich kids from prep schools who all come from the same area and knew each other beforehand. Either you fit into one category or the other, or you feel misplaced and lost. Better parties are exclusive to the select "popular" kids, and racial stereotypes are stronger in my opinion (but I'm from California). You should know what you're getting into before coming here--there is high social pressure and it's hard to simply not care about the social hierarchy. Sometimes, it does feel like high school all over again. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 05:27:52 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html StudentsReview: Positive Review about DU for Engineering Departmenthttp://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html Almost everyone at Duke is very athletic and loves sports. Students and faculties are willing to introduce themselves to others and get to know each other. The campus is gorgeous and the weather is ju... Sat, 14 Jul 2012 07:17:21 GMT StudentsReview 803-88382 Copyright 2014 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. 803-88382 803 61 Engineering Department Male Undergraduate Class 2015 1st Year Positive Almost everyone at Duke is very athletic and loves sports. Students and faculties are willing to introduce themselves to others and get to know each other. The campus is gorgeous and the weather is just awesome. Quite challenging academically (this is very true if you are in Pratt or PreMed) and the workload is often arduous; but Duke's amazing social life will compensate this. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 07:17:21 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html StudentsReview: Positive Review about DU for Anthropologyhttp://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html Just go to Duke. With a Duke degree, people listen to you.... Wed, 04 Jul 2012 07:04:15 GMT StudentsReview 803-88241 Copyright 2014 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. 803-88241 803 42 Anthropology Female Undergraduate Class 2013 3rd Year Positive Just go to Duke. With a Duke degree, people listen to you. Wed, 04 Jul 2012 07:04:15 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html