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Duke University

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Address: Durham, NC
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Duke University

Beautiful campus. Chapel is amazing. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Buildings have so much history and are architectural beautiful! Easily accessible by car to various... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Evelyn Z
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful campus. Chapel is amazing. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Buildings have so much history and are architectural beautiful! Easily accessible by car to various locations on campus. Plenty of parking.

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Roslindale, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter wants to attend so we started college tours here. Beautiful campus. Excellent academic programs. She will be very lucky if she gets accepted!

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Mineral, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with a bus load of boys and teachers from Harlem. Exposed the students to division 1 sports and higher education. Duke is the best! Great host!

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice area. Go to old west ninth at for shopping and drinks. Nice area. We stayed at a hotel Next to 85 .... Makes it easy to get around

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the RDU area, this is a must see. Duke is a gorgeous campus with incredible history. The combination of historic buildings with some very modern upgrades. I would recommend parking near the visitors / welcome center. Parking is $2 an hour. I would recommend at least an hour here. Great picture spots. Great spot to each... More 

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Atlanta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Duke has a strong reputation as one of the top universities in the country. While the architecture and campus buildings bring forth images of Harry Potter and an older British school feel, there is also a slight undertone of attitude one could get when on a tour.The rating of "average" I am giving this review of Duke, is for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a campus that looks like Hogwarts in the US. The gothic sections are especially lovely. We took the school tour and probably got four reminders to be sure and be on time. There is very limited parking. Our tour guide was excellent. We would have discounted the tent adventure if there would not have been pictures.Students apparently sleep... More 

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Orange County California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came out from California. It's been our sons dream to attend Duke, so we came out to tour it. What an amazing campus. It was a perfect fit for him. We look forward to coming back.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely a place to see if you're in Durham. Truthfully, I'm a graduate of Carolina (UNC in nearby Chapel Hill), which to me is a much prettier campus (because I like the architecture better), but Duke is a pretty campus, too, and definitely worth a visit. Be sure to see the Sarah Duke Gardens where you're here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking the campus and shopping at the Duke bookstore. We hope our next visit will be with as parents to two new Duke students! The architecture is beautiful and I love the integration of old and new buildings.

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