StudentsReview - Duke University - Life at Dukehttp://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html Life at Duke - Comments en StudentsReview: Positive Review about Duke for Mathhttp://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html 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 ot... Sun, 01 Feb 2015 07:27:28 GMT StudentsReview 803-156970 Copyright 2015 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. 803-156970 803 23 Math Male Undergraduate Alumnus Class 2000 Positive 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 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 07:27:28 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html StudentsReview: Neutral Review about Duke for Undecidedhttp://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html Duke is an amazing school. It will challenge you, but in a way that fosters intellectual growth. There is a great sense of community, and I wouldn't trade my Duke experience for anything.... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:31:11 GMT StudentsReview 803-152263 Copyright 2015 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. 803-152263 803 52 Undecided Male Undergraduate Class 2018 1st Year Neutral Duke is an amazing school. It will challenge you, but in a way that fosters intellectual growth. There is a great sense of community, and I wouldn't trade my Duke experience for anything. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:31:11 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html StudentsReview: Negative Review about Duke 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 10:12:26 GMT StudentsReview 803-113468 Copyright 2015 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 10:12:26 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html StudentsReview: Positive Review about Duke 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 11:08:39 GMT StudentsReview 803-110744 Copyright 2015 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 Duke 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 11:10:48 GMT StudentsReview 803-108797 Copyright 2015 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 11:10:48 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NC/DU_comments.html