Duke University Visit Report by phonyreal98

Visit to Duke University in August 2007 by phonyreal98
(Student, HS Class of 2008)
(Member since October 27 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Information Session: Yes - Started out with a cool video thing. Then a very friendly adcom came and gave a presentation and answered questions.

Campus Tour: Yes - Loved what I saw of the campus (only visited West Campus). The student guide was also very helpful, although there was this stereotypical overachiever parent that was kinda annoying...lol oh well.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good




Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Loved the architecture, especially the campus.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good




Dormitories:
Didn't get to go into the dorms....



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent



Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
3 - Good
3 - Good
Went through the Duke Forest on the way there to get there, but Durham itself is kind of slummy (I live in NC and have been to Durham on several occasions)



City/Town/Community:
2 - Fair
2 - Fair


Campus Visit Notes for Duke University


Visit Description:

I loved it, although the security officers weren't exactly the most amiable people, they were friendly and helpful (which is their job). First I went into the admissions office auditorium area, where I was greeted by a very friendly and helpful admissions officer. I was able to find all the information I was looking for. Then I went into the auditorium for the information session (explained above), and was very relieved that Duke does not look at the writing section. Then several tour guides came in and handed out water bottles before we started the campus tour. I liked the overall feel of the campus, and absolutely loved the gothic architecture. I think our tour guide mentioned that when they built West Campus and redid East Campus in 1924, they wanted the school to feel like an Ivy campus, and the architecture was ed after either Princeton or Yale (I can't remember which one). Overall, I was very impressed with the campus and the admissions officers and tour guide.