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So I got into Duke RD, and I went to this thing called the BSAi weekend, where it was basically a Black/African American look into Duke. While there though, I couldn't help noticing that some groups, particularly the black and the white students, kind of hung in different circles. That's not to say I noticed animosity, everyone, regardless of race, was really friendly to each other, but there was definitely division.
I got into Rice and 5 other schools as well, and Rice is about just as diverse on paper as Duke, but I feel the diversity there is a lot better because everyone seems to mix with everyone. So the only thing stopping me from saying yes to Duke is this fear of a lack of integrated diversity.
People kept telling me "oh you can make other friends, but you just have to reach out and not be so closed off". I understand that, but at the school I go to now and Rice it just seemed like making friends just happens. There's no active looking at race and color or active seeking out for "diverse" friends. I need that I think.
I was also planning on going to Duke Blue Devil Days to see if I saw a difference but is it even worth my time if I'm going to find the same thing?
Is this really the case? Or was it just because of the weekend I went to?