Duke University Visit Report by ssorman2003

Visit to Duke University in October 2020 by ssorman2003
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(Member since October 27 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Information Session: Yes - I found the Info session to be very helpful. there was a lot of information and a great speaker. it was the best info session of all the schools i visited.

Campus Tour: Yes - Long tour but interesting. the tour guide wasn't great but the campus speaks for itself. it's beautiful.

Classroom Visit: Yes


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Every person i talked to seemed like they loved duke and was willing to spend hours convincing you that duke is the best place on earth. the student body was very happy and talkative.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Not as outgoing as the students but still very nice and informative.



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
For my money, the most beautiful college campus in America.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Some buildings are getting old but they're all kept clean and in good working order. there is a ton of construction on campus. buildings are going up by the handful.



Dormitories:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
many are old but they have some character. they seem to be a bit larger than most other colleges.



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
I never felt threatened on duke's campus. even walking alone at night.



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
My favorite.


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
3 - Good
3 - Good
the IMMEDIATE area around the campus is ok. if you venture beyond that, remember to move in packs, like wolves.



City/Town/Community:
2 - Fair
2 - Fair
not such a great place. but if you go to duke, you don't really need Durham. duke is great on it's own.

Campus Visit Notes for Duke University


Visit Description:

By far the nicest student body and campus i've visted. it's an incredible place. if you're consitering duke as your college of choice you should definetaly go visit and stay with a student. it was a great experience for me. i fell in love with Duke at first sight. i can't imagine it being any other way for someone else.

Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:

I stayed in a dorm with my friend. slept on his futon. it was great.

Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

Plenty of on-campus eateries and many off-campus restaurants. you can find pretty much whatever you want.
Magnolia Grill is located on 9th street and is widely regarded as one of the best restaurant

Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):

Bus between East and West campus is fast and easy. i do not see it as detracting from duke's attractiveness at all.