Tell Me About Duke University?

Does anyone out there go to Duke or has gone to Duke in the past few years? If so can you give me so advice as to how to get in and what its like there your input would really be helpful. And for people who are just going to tell me about the sports there and nothing else or just mostly sports please don't because I could really care less at this point in time. Thanks =)

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  • ?
    Lv 4
    9 years ago
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    Duke University's admission difficulty is considered very hard.

    Acceptance Rate: 22 %

    Average SAT Scores: 2000–2300

    Average ACT Scores: 29–34

    89% of applicants are in the top 10% of their graduating class.

    Best Things:

    1. Cameron Crazies! (college basketball)

    2. Caring professors

    3. Duke Chapel

    4. "Gothic Wonderland" (aka the beautiful campus)

    5. Social and smart student body

    6. The pleasant weather (especially the fall)

    7. DukeEngage

    8. Reputation and alumni base

    9. Lots of undergraduate research opportunities

    10. Wireless Internet everywhere

    Worst Things:

    1. Catching the bus

    2. Greek life with high school-style cliques

    3. Some bitter kids who didn't get into Harvard

    4. Loafers and pink shorts

    5. No air conditioning in some dorms

    6. Freshman meal plan

    7. Durham isn't a vibrant college town.

    8. Administration organizing spontaneity

    9. Academic pressure

    10. Better food/healthier food options

    Duke University is an EXCELLENT university. You need to have very high ACT/SAT scores, and you need to be in the top 10% of your high school class. While academics are crucial, more is needed to be accepted into such a great university. Extracurriculars are extremely important, so play sports and be involved in many clubs. Volunteer work is equally important, so make sure you have at least 200 service hours before you submit your application.

    Best of luck :)

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Duke University application filling and submitting along with the necessary requirements is the very common procedure to secure the admission within this university. But, definitely not that easy as the words in the sentences as every years thousands of applications received for each program admission. There is a great necessity for the student to follow special guidelines and format specifications for applying this university along with the requirements.

    Luckily, there is suitable online help for fulfilling these needs in right manner.

    Check the Duke University application deadline and apply before to it with all the necessary documents intact. Let us see the important requirements for this application below:

    Early decision application deadline with this university is November 1st and regular decision got the deadline as January 1st.

    You will be requiring teacher recommendations two numbers from your past college or school.

    You should submit all the past acquired qualification transcripts in right format without fail.

    There should be standardized test score from SAT or ACT.

    Your application should be accompanied with the well written statement of purpose and resume.

    There is prescribed application form should be accompanied along with your duly application form too.

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  • Karen
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    There are probably tons of reasons circulating around their website, but, among other things: 1. top 10 academic ranking 2. relaxed social atmosphere not seen at other elite colleges 3. sick sports teams 4. its in North Carolina- it never gets cold 5. sick study abroad programs

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  • leamy
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Duke University College Prowler

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  • 9 years ago

    Great school tough academics, but also valued education. Visited recently, beautiful campus.

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  • 9 years ago

    john wayne was a great man

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