College Freshman 2013-12-13T00:08:35Z
It's really convenient, but you don't even need it. You're guaranteed housing all 4 years.
College Freshman 2013-12-13T00:07:58Z
Health & Safety:
We have a really awesome hospital, student health should be good too, although I've never used it.
College Freshman 2013-12-13T00:06:30Z
I never thought I would end up at Duke, and applied kind of a last minute "Why not?" type thing. Now I can't imagine going anywhere else. This school has the perfect balance of social and academic aspects, and amazing research opportunities. I'm a freshman, and I got the chance to work in a computational biology lab. I love Duke, and there has not been a day that I ever regretted coming here. It's easy to feel a connection with most everyone on campus, and I feel like I've already found a second family here.
College Freshman 2013-12-12T23:57:10Z
CarShare, Bull City Connector (which is free), and megabus are all cheap options from getting around. Also, a lot of places in Durham are within walking distance.
College Freshman 2013-12-12T23:56:04Z
There is a huge amount of diversity, and I feel like overall the campus is very accepting.
College Freshman 2013-12-12T23:54:37Z
Much better weather than up north.
College Freshman 2013-12-12T23:54:23Z
I live in the substance free dorm, so I haven't really seen people do drugs. Drinking is a huge thing though.
College Freshman 2013-12-12T23:52:54Z
I ain't about that Greek life.
College Freshman 2013-12-12T23:52:18Z
It's good, but you get sick of it. And the meal plan is very confusing at first, but you'll get the hang of it after a while.
College Freshman 2013-12-12T23:51:22Z
Guys & Girls:
I'm in a long-term long distance relationship with someone from high school, but I've seen a lot of relationships spring up within the first semester of my freshman year. There's a wide range of people, those who like casual hook-ups and those who like more committed and serious relationships. Guys are TALL here, and a lot of them are pretty attractive.
College Freshman 2013-12-12T23:48:42Z
Wifi is awesome, printing super convenient and FREE (it's totally unnecessary to bring your own printer), computer labs are usually free, and come with programs like Final Cut, garage band, and Photoshop.
College Freshman 2013-12-12T23:47:02Z
My parents didn't think I would get financial aid from anywhere, because we are upper middle class. I didn't even apply for it until way after the deadline passed, but we got a good amount of financial aid anyway.
College Freshman 2013-12-12T23:45:23Z
Durham has a lot of great food options (although not as many as they advertise in the admissions package they give you). I haven't spent a lot of time off campus, although I know there is plenty to do. The city is really accessible, because they have free buses going throughout Durham. There's a farmer's market every Saturday, where a lot of people in the community go to. It feels really southern and quaint. There's a stereotype that Duke is full of obnoxious, privileged kids, and basically everyone in North Carolina hates Duke because UNC is our huge rival. Knowing the people here, I wouldn't agree with that stereotype at all. Everyone's proud of going to Duke, but they don't really shove that in people's faces or flaunt it.
College Freshman 2013-12-12T23:40:43Z
At Duke, housing is guaranteed all 4 years (and required for the 1st three). That takes away a lot of the stress that my friends from other schools are facing from trying to find reasonably priced off campus housing. There is a wide range of housing options, from Central Campus apartment-style, to new, air-conditioned dorms, to dorms with classic Gothic architecture. Rooms tend to be quite spacious, or at least mine is. The freshman live on their own campus, which has its ups and downs. The positive part of that is that you get a great sense of community since you know everyone you're living with is going through the same adjustment to college period you're going through. The downside is location--you're further away from the West campus classes, but buses only take about 5-10 minutes to go back and forth between campuses, and buses come very regularly while class is in session (during the daytime). Plus, you're closer to 9th street, where there are restaurants and grocery stores.
College Freshman 2013-12-12T23:31:49Z
There is nothing quite like Duke basketball; just do a Google image search of "Cameron Crazies," and you'll get a taste of the spirit Duke students have. Sports give the campus a unified feeling, and create a really strong community (plus they're a nice break from the stress of academic life).
College Freshman 2013-12-12T23:25:20Z
As a freshman, it's difficult to find parties to go to on the weekends. Then again, if you know older students you'll have more connections to parties going on. Rush season hasn't really started, either, so maybe things will change then.
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-26T16:25:30Z
i live pretty far away
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-26T16:24:59Z
computer tech assistance in same building as my classes
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-26T16:23:26Z
not too much snow but very hot and humid in the summer
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-26T16:23:10Z
have always been able to reach someone when needed
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-26T16:21:49Z
i have not utilized on campus housing
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-26T16:20:30Z
i haven't seen any used
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-26T16:19:43Z
my program did a great job of keeping me informed and communicating with me
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-26T16:19:04Z
limited spots in a lot that i pay for-parking is horrible
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-26T16:18:20Z
I don't think I utilize on-campus transportation options as much as I could.
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