Duke University Visit Report by collegedude

Visit to Duke University in August 2006 by collegedude
(Student, HS Class of 2008)
(Member since October 27 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Information Session: Yes - By far the best information session I have attended at any school. The admissions officer that led it was very insightful and knowledgeable and, at least for me, generated a feeling of excitement about the school.

Campus Tour: Yes - The campus tour was also the best I've ever had. It is amazing to see all of the newest technology and best facilities around Duke. I believe that in this enviornment students will flourish and become great scholars, as the school aspires for them


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Didn't really talk to the students that much, but the ones that I did talk to were both very friendly and courteous.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
I felt like I was an actual student at Duke when I was speaking to the admissions people, instead of being just one of the thousands that come every year to tour the school.



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The campus is amazing. Even though it is an open campus, Duke does a great job of keeping their campus clean and safe.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
Some of the most fantastic architectual works that I have ever seen. My favorite by far was the Chapel, which we got to go in and see. It is the "must see" building at duke. I also love how although the school is fairly young, it emits a feel



Dormitories:
3 - Good
3 - Good
They were under some sort of repair, cleanup, construction while i was there so I really didnt get to see much. Although they were in pretty poor condition when I was there, im sure they will be in much better condition during the fall. They are actuall



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
I can only guess at this but the tour guide said that the campus police did an excelent job at keeping Duke safe. Therefore I have no other choice than to give Duke a 5.



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Simply a 5 for being THE BEST EVER!!!!! WOO


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
I can't really say much about this because I didn't really spend much time around the perimiter of Duke, but it just seemed like regular old college surroudings. Very woodsy, some old houses.



City/Town/Community:
2 - Fair
2 - Fair
I loved Duke, but I hated Durham. Perhaps I drove through the wrong part of town, but I was amazed that such a poor town could be the home to such an excellent University such as Duke. That was just my first impression of the town and perhaps it will ch

Campus Visit Notes for Duke University


Visit Description:

Duke is really the best college that I have visited so far. Although Im only a rising junior I have visited 6 great colleges and Duke takes the cake. I can only hope that I will be accepted and I feel it would be a great honor to attend Duke. Maybe someday I will see you there =P