Duke University Visit Report by wannabazn88
Admissions Interview: No - I had already been accepted
Information Session: Yes - Very interesting and informative...how one should be I guess
Campus Tour: Yes - There is one available, but I didn't go on it, I decided to venture the campus myself
Classroom Visit: Yes - We went to see what a classroom looks like, but a class was not being taught at the time
Campus Visit Notes for Duke University
I applied to Duke on a whim, just to see if I could get in. Once I did, I figured I might as well check it out, and when I took my first step on campus, I just felt right at home. The whole campus is very welcoming, and extremly beautiful. I was just in awe that such a place existed. The students were so nice, and willing to talk about everything. I had lunch with some engineering students that were extremly honest about the pros/cons about Duke, and I even talked to some freshman about what they enjoyed about frosh life on the bus to east campus. I had heard some bad things about Duke students, but everyone I met was so helpful, I knew that the stereotypes were very false.
I also want to mention that if you decide to visit the campus, you must check out the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, the whole place is incredible
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
I stayed at the Millenium Hotel, which have decent rooms for a decent price. The hotel staff is very unhelpful, but that was my only complaint. They also offer a free shuttle to Duke, which is nice.
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
There are so many great places to eat. First there is ninth street, which has just about everything. There is also Brightleaf Square, which is great, and Fishmonger's, which has amazing seafood
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
If you are into shopping, you should check out the streets at southpointe. It's about 9 miles from the Duke campus, and is probably the nicest mall I had ever been to.