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Duke University

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at Duke

By Gender
By Major
Art & Design DepartmentA
Business - Management and AdministrationA
Civil EngineeringC+
Computer EngineeringC
Computer ScienceB
Electrical EngineeringC+
Engineering DepartmentC
Geography and GeosciencesD
History/Histories (art history/etc.)C-
Mechanical EngineeringB
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceB-
Political ScienceC+
PreMed and MedicalC+
Public HealthC+
Public PolicyB-

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Surrounding City

... In general, if you have to be in the city don't come to Duke ...Read full comment
... It's easy to find other people with similar interests and, while Durham is not the greatest city, there's plenty enough to find to do ...Read full comment
... Durham as a city is just getting better and better ...Read full comment
... Sure, it's not New York City or Boston ...Read full comment
... 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 ...Read full comment
... Fifth, complaints about the city of Durham -- it isn't Boston (but at least it's better than New Haven ...Read full comment
... All in all, the sports are great, you can find "Hogwarts" in many areas on campus, readers will fall in love with Perkins Library, the Duke ...Read full comment
... Good academics; fair social; surrounding city is difficult ...Read full comment
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