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5.0 of 5 stars

March 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Duke was a fantastic experience for business school. The faculty is routinely ranked the best amongst business schools and your fellow students will come from a diverse range of business/industry backgrounds, which is a refreshing change from other top 10 programs such as Wharton where everyone is from Finance, or Kellogg where everyone is from marketing... Additionally, the school as a whole does a great job of integrating its grad schools and students into the overall campus experience so you really feel like you're a part of the larger Duke community, and not just the business school. Plus, hard to beat floor seats at Cameron!

Downers

If you're from a coastal city, Durham can feel a bit small and removed from the action, and its not the easiest place in the world for spouses to continue their careers, if you have one. The Triangle is continually getting better in this regard, but its still not Boston, Chicago, The Bay Area, etc. That said, its a nice change of pace from the big cities.

Comments

If you're expecting a "southern" experience, look elsewhere. Duke is located in the south, but not of the south - the majority of your peers will be from the north east or west coast, which mirrors the undergrad student body as well, which is over 90% out of state students.

Would You Recommend

Yes

5.0 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

The quality of the academic program is extraordinary, it mixes well case studies with theory and the professor are in the top notch. The first semester is very intensive and you really get stressed during this period. The students are very collaborative and not very competitive most of the time.

Quality of Life

The cost of living is great probably half of the price and double the space than living in a large city as Chicago or NY. The campus is one of the best of the top business schools, it has great labs, classroom, library and everything you would expect from one of the best BS of the world. The city is small and the life is really around school activities and events. I'm really happy with the quality of life here, weather, people, price and campus.

Admissions

The essays usually have a lot of overlap, so you really need to put a lot of time to figure out what to write in each one. The interview is pretty laid back, they want have a feel if you can handle the work and if you are a fit to the school. International student have a very good chance to get scholarship.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2011

4.8 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

collaborative environment, exceptional faculty members

Admissions

alumni interview, GMAT, essays.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2011

5.0 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

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.

Admissions

Essays, recommendations, interviews, high GMAT scores

Level

2

Graduation Year

2011

5.0 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

Very difficult classes. Good support from staff and peers. Faculty is fantastic.

Admissions

GMAT is very important. Interview is pretty easy -- done by a student. Application is very extensive.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2011

4.8 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

Top-notch and well-balanced.

Admissions

The essays had an element that dealt with more of the social impacts of business. The process, in summary, went very smoothly and I was even offered the opportunity to interview in LA, since the trip to Durham would be difficult for me.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2011

4.8 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

The program is competitive as a normal distribution is applied to determine grades. Academics are superior and the method of teaching is both through lecture and through case study. The faculty is extremely friendly and willing to help students succeed. The characteristic that separates Duke fom other schools is the focus on teamwork and leadership development. Although the program is very competitive the willingness of students to help one another is impressive.

Quality of Life

The quality of life is another aspect that sets Duke apart from other schools. It has a very friendly environment and is very friendly to partners.

Admissions

Comparatively high GMAT score. Required interview for addmissions. Must display qualities associated with teamwork and have demonstrated experience of leadership.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2011

5.0 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

class size: 450
study: combination of lecture and cases
study abroad: many opportunities across the globe

Quality of Life

low living cost but access to all resources

Admissions

unique question: understanding of leaders of consequence

Level

1

Graduation Year

2011

4.8 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

Great faculty. They really go after the intuition than just theory and formula. Duke interns have done much better than other BSchool interns as per my knowledge.

Admissions

Standard top tier B-School admission process. Essays and interview are most important.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2011

5.0 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

Extremely research oriented faculty, that melds its research with the coursework to give us insights onto what is going to come in Future. Classes are a right mix of Cases and Theory, and class participation is highly encouraged via class participation grades.

Admissions

High focus on ethical leadership in essays, highly selective when it comes to team work orientation and how amiable one is as a human being.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2011

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