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DUKE vs. STANFORD?!

pezcore8pezcore8 Posts: 6Registered User New Member
edited April 2005 in College Search & Selection
Ok so i know this is really hard.....but opinions/advice would be greatly appreciated (if you're up to the challenge hahah)
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Replies to: DUKE vs. STANFORD?!

  • taurustorustaurustorus Posts: 389Registered User Member
    what are you planning to major in? if you care about diversity and lack (or less of) cliques, norcal weather, and the occassional trip to SF, then def. stanford (i think it's campus is prettier too).
  • ohnoesohnoes Posts: 1,130. Senior Member
    I hate to break this to you, but Stanford and Duke are fairly similar in terms of social life (other than Duke has more frats). Stanford and Duke are much, much more similar than, say, Stanford and Princeton.
  • pezcore8pezcore8 Posts: 6Registered User New Member
    taurustorus: the plan is to major in psychology/cognitive science/psychiatry (still not sure whether to go phd or md route--though theres the program where you can get both in 6 years ,but yeah thats off topic).
  • collegeparentcollegeparent Posts: 891Registered User Member
    Stanford, especially for psychology. They're building a new SEQ (science & eng. quad) which will make Stanford the premier university in America. The psych dept is to be a part of it, as I understand it. It'll be completed while you're there. As terrific as Duke is, it's still not Stanford.
  • jedipsohnjedipsohn Posts: 221Registered User Junior Member
    Wouldn't it be nice if every college could build a new science building and become the premier university in America? Sorry, I'm getting sarcastic, but...that seemed a little ambitious of a statement.
  • rooster08rooster08 Posts: 518Registered User Member
    Stanford is already the premier university in America.
  • par72par72 Posts: 3,777Registered User Senior Member
    Disagree, Duke has spent big money on new science/engineering buildings. A Duke alum also gave big money for a science building at Stanford. Duke also has more school pride-higher alumni giving rate. Both are great schools.
  • collegeparentcollegeparent Posts: 891Registered User Member
    Jedipsohn, it was not an ambitious statement, but factual. Stanford's not building one building, but creating a new quad with at least six buildings. And rooster08, you do have a point.

    And Par72, yes both Duke & Stanford are great schools. However, to repeat, as terrific as Duke is, it's still not Stanford.
  • Sdma89Sdma89 Posts: 558Registered User Member
    Go with Stanford.
  • ThomYorkeThomYorke Posts: 297- Junior Member
    well, stanford has 25 % asians, while duke has like 12.5% asians.

    If asians bother you, than go to Duke
  • shrek2004shrek2004 Posts: 3,460Registered User Senior Member
    duke cant touch stanford
  • GreenShirtGreenShirt Posts: 268Registered User Junior Member
    Stanford is by all accounts more prestigious, so are you torn because you feel you should want to go to Stanford but you really want to go to Duke? If so, go to Duke.
  • kfc4ukfc4u Posts: 3,415Registered User Senior Member
    i dont know if stanford will become the premier university in america (certainly not just with science alone... if it does, i think its location on the west coast/closer to china can play a big role, just like its location near the silicon valley did earlier)... anyway, stanford psychology is exceptional.
  • pezcore8pezcore8 Posts: 6Registered User New Member
    greenshirt:

    i don't know if i'd agree with you entirely. they are both highly exceptionalschools...i honestly don't know whether stanford is more prestigious. i have heard that duke's med program is truly formidable, as is stanfords undergrad (to be specific). the resources, staff, campus and reputations are both class A....i just can't decide...agh
  • slipper1234slipper1234 Posts: 9,085Registered User Senior Member
    Stanford for sure. Similar quality of life and its in Cali!
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