Fuqua has many departments that are fantastic (versus just one rock star department). Class sizes range from 10 - 75 students. Core classes are on the larger end (75) that students complete with their (assigned) section. Specialty courses are typically smaller. The Health Sector Management program is unique to Duke, and not many other programs offer it. Because of that, recruiters come to Fuqua specifically to target these students, because they have clearly demonstrated their commitment to health care.
Quality of Life
Duke is inward facing of Durham, and creates its own biosphere. While the school actively engages with the community through clubs and organizations and attracts global thought leaders/faculty, the school is not particularly well liked within North Carolina, especially compared to the local hero, UNC.
Dining is mostly places to take your parents or BBQ. Cost of living is lower compared to the northeast, especially for housing. Most housing is brand new, and most of the Fuqua students live at Station 9 or Alexan Place. There are definitely shadier areas of Durham that are crime ridden and have gang issues. In general, the Duke campus is an easy target for armed robberies, and the school tries to encourage students not to walk home late at night. Safety is a concern.