Duke University Visit Report by warblersrule86

Visit to Duke University in August 2004 by warblersrule86
(Student, HS Class of 2005)
(Member since October 30 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Information Session: Yes - Bland. Little helpful info, but the flyers and course booklet are helpful.

Campus Tour: Yes - Whirlwind speed but good. Visitors should see East Campus, not on the tour.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
2 - Fair
2 - Fair




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




Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




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




Dormitories:
2 - Fair
2 - Fair




Security/Safety:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good




Overall Campus Impression:
3 - Good
3 - Good



Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
2 - Fair
2 - Fair




City/Town/Community:
1 - Poor
1 - Poor


Campus Visit Notes for Duke University


Visit Description:

The tour and information session are a bit overwhelming. The information session stresses the selectivity of admissions, and the tour is a whirlwind of library, chapel, quads, and main teaching facilities. After the tour, students are allowed to wander the campus, which gave a more favorable impression. Professors in the biology department were eager to talk to a prospective student, and students were (usually) willing to answer questions. Overall, the impression was one of busy activity- busy learning, working, and having fun.