I made the best friends of my life at Duke. Because students hail from across the country and the globe, you have the opportunity to meet an unbelievably diverse group of people. I arrived from a small city in Texas, and was promptly overwhelmed (and thrilled) by how different the environment was to what I knew. We worked hard in class and achieved good grades, but we had so much fun too!
The competitiveness, which I understand has gotten much worse since I graduated. Duke naturally attracts a high achieving crowd, and in some cases that gets the best of students. This makes for an intense environment, especially around exams. You'll hear conversations with students trying to top each other for how few hours they've slept, how long it's been since they've taken a break to shower, when they ate their last meal, etc.
Yes, It was the some of the best years of my life. I learned in the classroom, but learned so much more out of it. I cheered on our basketball team with the dedication only a Cameron Crazy knows! I tried new foods, heard new music, saw new plays and learned new customs from my diverse group of friends. I led student tours and loved passing on my passion for the school to prospective students. I cried like a baby when I graduated. It couldn't have been much better!
Biggest influence when choosing this school Reputation
The financial aid process was a hassle, but I eventually received the aid I needed.
Professors are generally Challenging
The night life is Memorable
Every student at this school needs A fan. First few weeks of school are brutal.
Most students spend their Saturday nights Parties on campus.
Went to Vanguard High School
Favorite activity is Basketball games!
Another awesome thing is Great campus card system for meals, entrance to buildings, etc. Beautiful campus. Most students stay on campus, so it's intimate.
Study Hard? Pray? Donate Money? Work hard in high school. Get exceptional grades.
Time needed to find a job post-graduation 1-6 months