Duke University Visit Report by IrunN2doorz

Visit to Duke University in April 2008 by IrunN2doorz
(Student, HS Class of 2008)
(Member since October 30 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Campus Tour: No - My guide was nice and funny. She answered all questions that I or anyone else had. The campus was GORGEOUS! And there are so many neat things about Duke that no other college has.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Everyone was busy doing their own thing but if you spoke to them they responded really nicely. No one seemed snobby at all.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
I had multiple ditz moments and got lost and came back to the same faculty at a table and they were still nice to me even though I seemed like a girl who can't follow a map. :)



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Beautiful. Part Hogwarts, part buildings where you know lots of hard thinking gets done.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Very clean. But I'm not the dirt police so if it was dirty, I didn't notice.



Dormitories:
3 - Good
3 - Good
Never got to see the inside. But they looked really nice on the outside except for the two older buildings. But those 2 buildings were the only two that didn't make me say "Wow! How pretty.&



Security/Safety:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
I saw cops. I would be walking around and then tada! - a random police man and/or woman. I felt secluded in the Duke area and safe too.



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
I feel like I'm going to have an AMAZING time here.


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
3 - Good
3 - Good
Nicely kept. Pretty trees. It seemed okay. That's all I noticed...Oh there was this bridge with graffiti on it but half of it was Duke oriented stuff. I really don't know much about Durham.



City/Town/Community:
3 - Good
3 - Good
My mom went to some mall in Durham about 3 exits away from the Duke campus exit. The mall was nice. The people were nice. Friendly people.

Campus Visit Notes for Duke University


Visit Description:

It was great. I feel that the people at Duke helped me to become very informed about the campus and the people that walk it everyday. I have to admit I wish that they had a few more signs of where to go for the "Blue Devil Days" events on campus for the oblivious people (me). Other that that my visit was fabulous.
I read a lot about race relations there before I went: some said it's "pretty self-segregated" and some said "everyone hangs out with everyone". It's both.
I saw black people with black people, black people with white people, white people with Asians, Asians with Hispanics...etc. Everyone of every color was chatting with everyone else of every color, the same or different. I sensed no racial tension AND I was lucky enough to come on a day where they had their celebration of international cultures. EVERYONE was there mixing and mingling.
Also, no one acted snobby toward me or any other visitors. I could tell that some people came from families with money (this one girl had the cutest Juicy Couture bag - I wanted it so bad!) and they were rocking their designer wear. Yet, overall everyone dressed for the weather in shorts and t-shirts and tank tops.
I got the vibe of friendship and community among the people as they went to class or stopped to see what culture was performing. It was so exciting. I can't wait to become a Blue Devil. Go class of 2012!