Duke University Reviews - Bachelor's in Biology
Duke University is one of the best places to get a solid education. The admissions committee does a great job recruiting the best and the brightest from all corners of the world. I have never been more challenged, but at the same time encouraged by the ambitions of my peers. Just by interacting with your peers, it broadens your world view. You will make life long friends at Duke and it is something that I cherish everyday. As a premed biology student I was amazed at how well the school prepared me to get into medical school. The classes are all taught by world class researchers who are experts in their respective subjects. The classes are relatively small so all the instructors were readily available during and after class. In addition, the school offers countless opportunities for students to be engaged in world class, cutting edge research. It is also nice to know that you can get college credits by engaging in these research. If you want to be involved in research that has the potential to change how we see the world, Duke is the place to be. As a premed, there were countless of opportunities for me to solidify my application. Though the medical school advisers were not all that informative, my peers and upperclassmen helped me through the process tremendously. Duke is a great place to prepare yourself, both academically and mentally, to be a competitive medical school applicant. Most people assume that premeds are cut throat at Duke, but I never had an issue. Everybody is very supportive of each other and I can not be more happy that I went to Duke to receive my undergraduate education.
Duke was a wonderful place for my undergraduate. The opportunities offered have guided me to my decision to pursue medicine. I am thankful for the rigor of its academics and for its ability to expand my mind and further my personal growth. Duke challenged me academically and provided ample opportunity for me to explore my interests.
The university has a vast array of opportunities, but you have to know where to find them. I am hoping with the advent of social media, etc. the communication of all the different educational activities, scholarships, networking opportunities has improved. I would still recommend this school, but I will say it needs to diversify the student body as well as the faculty.
Duke is a wonderful place to learn from the best, among the best. If you really take advantage of the opportunities it gives you, it's a fantastic investment in your future. If you're a loner and don't make connections, then it's not the place for you.
Duke is amazing, if you take advantages of the opportunities it offers. It's in a great area, with talented and caring faculty. It also has a fun culture, with basketball and football teams that are fun to watch. If you go to Duke, you have to tent in K-Ville at least once. It's the best time I ever had.
I started Duke under a pre-med route with the intentions to major in Biology and become a doctor after medical school. If you are interested in becoming a doctor, do not apply to Duke--go to UNC. If you are interested in becoming a researcher, then Duke is the perfect place for you. The pre-med and science curriculum at Duke does not center around hands-on experience but centers itself around lab experiments and scientific writing. As an undergraduate senior, I have now decided to switch over into Political Science in the hopes that I can work with people instead of lab equipment.