What are classes like at Duke?

<p>This is a question commonly asked, but rarely answered. Forgive me if I am asking too many questions, but I have done extensive research and have yet to encounter an answer.</p>

<p>In your opinion:</p>

<p>Can you describe a few of your favorite and least favorite classes, and why?
In those classes, how much work did your receive on various days?
In the end, how much did you work that semester and how much free time did you have?
What did you do with your free time?</p>

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<p>Is there some sort of article or journal with this type of information in it?</p>

<p>Thank you!</p>

<p>If you want to get more responses, you should make your question more directed. People will only respond if they think the information will actually help the OP.</p>

<p>This question should help everybody, not just me. Everyone is curious about this. I'm shocked nobody wants to voice their opinion :)</p>

<p>Your question is too open ended...there are engineering majors who don't have lives that resemble econ majors...
Are you aiming for arts and sciences? you might get more response from readers if you had some goals re majors.<br>
My son majored in Econ and in History. Econ classes are not touchy feely, so he enjoyed more intimate classes by taking a few classes in one foreign language and by going abroad both with FOCUS and with his language group. Some of his history seminars were very personal and initmate. He also continued with private music lessons on East campus and enjoyed that as leisure. He seems to have attended scores of sports events and to have had time to be in the Symphony where he made more friends in a different circle. He joined a frat as well. He did not have a good high school education and would say he was the "mean" at Duke re talent...everyone is focused and works very hard. There are a lot of people at Duke who enjoy life and the weather is great and the school does have a lot of school spirit. All those factors helped keep the grind of work offset.<br>
There are 1000 Dukes. It really depends on who you are and what your path was. He has friends now in med and law schools and serving in the Armed Forces and working for engineering firms. He greatly respected his peers and some of them saved his rear by tutoring him at times.
He would say level of difficulty was "constantly challenging" but he had a few friends who were so talented that they didn't have to work as hard as he worked to do well.</p>