Duke university is one of the most popular in the USA and it is a college which has a long history of high class education. The most common majors at the university are computer science and economics, but what about campus life, what does that look like? If you are thinking about heading to Duke university or perhaps you are interested in sending your child to Duke university then you need to know as much as you can about both the educational options here, and the verdict on campus life.
To give you some more information on what life is actually like for a student, we spoke to Carter Boyle Duke alumni and friend of the site to give us the low down on what life is like at Duke for the student population.
Sports is a vital part of almost every student’s life at Duke university and when the basketball or football team are playing pretty much everything stops. Duke has produced some outstanding sporting stars over the years who have gone on to play pro, and because the standard is so high it is easy to see why. There are also a big focus on soccer, fencing, gymnastics and athletics at Duke, which also gain a huge amount of interest.
If there is a party to be had then Duke students know exactly how to do it right and there have been some wild parties on this campus which have become the stuff of legend. Something which Duke does very well however is that it only parties when there is a need to. At Duke you’ll find places to go out and drink through the week, but nobody is going crazy until either the weekend or until a great event that is worth celebrating.
There are so many brilliant clubs on campus for students to join up to from debate societies to movie clubs, photography groups and even wildlife groups. In my experience all of these groups were very open to new members and they actively encouraged people to join in and see what they were all about. Personally I was a member of the astronomy club and it really helped me to make some new friends and to do something different with my time on campus.
The Greek Scene
There are certainly some sororities and some fraternities at Duke uni which you can join if you want but they are quite quiet and they very much keep things away from campus. I would say that there were far more sororities than fraternities at the university and they do some good work in the community and enjoy quite a bit of freedom on campus too.
If Duke is somewhere that you are considering then it would be a great choice, I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and I am sure that every other student would say the same.