Duke University - Security/Safety



Rating Posted By Comment
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
tropicalslushies
July 07 2012
They have their own police team, there are emergency stations throughout the campus, and students can easily be chauffeured places after dark. [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
Dungareedoll
January 28 2011
Leaving campus is a little bit unsettling. As a matter of fact we saw a young boy running for his life from someone. He almost was hit by oncoming traffic since he wasnt looking where he was going. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
keellota
May 04 2010
Lots of blue lights/buttons [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
slik nik
August 09 2009
I felt the campus could be more secure... the area surrounding Duke is not a very safe area. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
dancer13
April 11 2009
Didn't talk much about it but we saw "HELP" things everywhere. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
quantize
February 16 2009
I heard a policeman say "that van looks suspicious" as I was walking by. I guess good? haha [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
prepre
October 12 2008
looked secure [View Full Report]
2 - Fair
2 - Fair
darkknight101
June 15 2008
ITS DURHAM PEOPLE! USE YOUR COMMON SENSE AND YOU'LL BE FINE [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
IrunN2doorz
April 20 2008
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. [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
p_hp_fan
April 09 2008
Yellow pole things spread throughout campus. The areas immediately off both campuses, though, were kind of shady and not too great. I would have a mild safety concern alone at night. Not too bad. [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
chintzy
April 04 2008
Blue emergency lights, shuttle buses, emergency lockdown plan. [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
K9Leader
March 30 2008
Have concerns about the area between East and West campuses -- would not want my child walking it alone at any time of day and never at night even with a large group. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
nmehta4
March 28 2008
From my stand point, the safety of the campus was fine. I have heard conflicting beliefs, however. Durham really isn't that great of a town, but it is not as bad as everyone says it is. [View Full Report]
2 - Fair
2 - Fair
blackeyedsusan
March 21 2008
Of all the campuses we visited this was the only one that DIDN'T mention safety AT ALL! No mention of blue lights, police, etc. Strange in light of the recent murder of a Duke grad student! [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
arachnophobia12
August 27 2007
Duke is in a nice, small town without much crime, but just in case has many machines outside that can easily alert the police. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
pandraagon
April 17 2007
Call boxes everywhere if you are in trouble. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Amwidkle
March 21 2007
Felt extremely safe - most of the Duke campus is separated from Durham (which seemed pretty benign) and surrounded by forest. Safety poles arround campus allowed for quick response just in case. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Amwidkle
March 21 2007
Felt extremely safe - most of the Duke campus is separated from Durham (which seemed pretty benign) and surrounded by forest. Safety poles arround campus allowed for quick response just in case. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
duh
January 27 2007
i'd just say excellent. when you're in duke, you're in a bubble. it's that safe. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
we're_going_down_swinging
November 16 2006
At night, the campus was very-well lighted. It's hardly deserted at night- my host and I got back to her dorm at around 1:30 a.m., and there were still many people on the bus back to East. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
collegedude
August 09 2006
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. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
wannabazn88
August 08 2006
I was never scared for one second. The campus just gives off a very secure feeling [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
ssorman2003
August 07 2006
I never felt threatened on duke's campus. even walking alone at night. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
loveduke22
August 05 2006
As many already know, Durham itself has a reputation for being a dangerous city, but the campus itself feels incredibly safe and there definitely secu [View Full Report]