What are some of the worst things about Duke?

<p>I want to know what all you UNCers hate about Duke and what makes Duke such a bad school.</p>

<p>I need some ammo to throw at my friend (who's obsessed with Duke).</p>

<p>im obsessed with Duke 2</p>

<p>duke is all (read: mostly) snotty rich kids from conneticut and long island who think they're the **** but arn't. the girls there are fugly (read: when one steps back and looks at the overall girl population, you realize that they are not good looking, no matter how much they try to hide it), and their idea of "partying" is hanging out in the quad on a friday night, while all the frat guys sit on their big ass benches with the frat letters painted on them (read: lame). They party in their dorm rooms and think its exciting. Nuff said. NOT a place i'd like to spend 4 years. infact, 1 friday night was more than enough.</p>

<p>Duke kids comes to Chapel Hill to party because they know Chapel Thrill is ten times better than Durham. This is no joke either- a good chunk of Blue Devils come over to Chapel Hill via the Robertson bus to party.</p>

<p>You guy are totally right.....there does seem to be alot of duke student partying at unc</p>

<p>Good grief, jags86. Get your facts straight. Most people here are from New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, or California. Not too many from CT. :rolleyes: How dare you diss our social scene?!?! Obviously you've never been to Bostock on a Friday night. Nothing like a party at the library, eh?</p>

<p>Seven Nights & mdakota- Ouch. I think everyone admits Chapel Hill is a much better college town than Durham; there's no need to bring it up. :) I admit that I've spent time over at Chapel Hill, but that's mostly because I (and other NC'ers) have close friends over there.</p>

<p>I just don't understand what a dook troll is doing in our forum. Durham is a town you just don't want to get near if you didn't have to goto a school there, period. </p>

<p>The main reason people hesitate to attend dook is because it's much more expensive than it's public counterpart - UNC. </p>

<p>People at dook are too arrogant for their own good. UNC students are mostly level headed and just as smart as students from dook. Also, you can afford UNC evenif you aren't from a rich family.</p>

<p>^
That post is a perfect example of why UNC sometimes annoys me. I don't like Duke (I didn't even apply), but from personal experience, I think that some of the people at UNC can be just as snobby. Reverse snobbery, if you will. "We're just as smart!" "Duke kids are so snobby!" "Duke is full of rich preps!" It gets ANNOYING. I have friends at both, and most of my friends are staying instate for college. I'm getting far away- Chicago, to be exact. ;)</p>

<p>To answer all4thesport's question, there's several bad things about Duke. I didn't like the social life (which seemed a bit too rambunctious for me). I didn't like the library, which was fairly old and crappy. I didn't like the campus, which I didn't think was that attractive. I didn't like the bus system. I didn't like the lack of an intellectual feel; Duke seemed very pre-professional. Last but not least, I didn't think the students were that friendly. No wonder I didn't apply! :eek:</p>

<p>rambuncious...never heard that discribe duke...was extremely lame if you ask me.</p>

<p>long island is in new york btw... and yes duke kids are snobby, arrogant, and condescending (atleast the ones I met). i never was talked down to so much by kids because i "only" go to uva. pfft. duke is highly over rated if you ask me - and the only reason why it is so popular (or competitive for that matter in admissions) is the same reason georgetown got so popular and competitive in the 80s, basketball.</p>

<p>Jags, you call us "snobby, arrogant, and condescending." I go to Duke...the only person in this thread that is "snobby, arrogant, and condescending" seems to be you.</p>

<p>I think the two Dukies here have conducted ourselves pretty well.</p>

<p>Myths about Duke...educate yourself:</p>

<p>We are all white people: We have less white people in our incoming class than UNC (at 50 percent or something like that. Go check it out.)</p>

<p>We are all rich: More than 40 percent of Duke students get financial aid. Out of all private schools, we have some of the best finaid in the nation. I'm from NC, and paying for UNC would have cost more than Duke. I go for free to Duke because my family makes less than 60,000 dollars a year.</p>

<p>We are all from NY: Really? Duke makes a commitment to get 15 percent of students from NC. Another 15 percent is from the South. Only 15 percent is from the northeast. The rest are from Texas, California, and international kids. Are you really scared of different people so much you can't bring yourself to talk to someone who is out-of-state?</p>

<p>So here is what I have noticed from 18 years in NC and 2 years at Duke. UNC students hate us a lot more than we hate them. Sad but true. We see it as a sports rivalry. They have legit reasons to hate us for the most part.</p>

<p>Sad. I go to UNC for fun sometimes because I have tons of friends there who come here. They haven't been infected with this weird hate-virus that seems to infect everyone else though.</p>

<p>Duke is like a private school version of UNC, in my opinion. This comes from someone who got into both Duke and UNC as well as many other schools and has lived in NC all my life.</p>

<p>PEACE is much better to be in your heart than HATE. Anger really isn't good for the soul, especially at 6,000 people who you don't even know just because they go to "Dook." So many of the problems in this world come about because humans are stupid enough to label each other and then apply those labels. </p>

<p>Meh.</p>

<p>The kids from my high school who went to Duke just weren't really my kind of people - I definitely got the snobby, uptight vibe. I actually only know one or two white kids who went to Duke - everybody else was Indian, Asian, etc. Duke does have the uppity private school vibe going on. One of my classes at UNC took a field trip to Duke to hear some speaker, and the second we got off the Robertson and on to one of Duke's campus buses, the divide was obvious. Everyone in my class was having a blast, and all the Duke kids just stared at us like we were from another planet. SO unfriendly. It was weird. I've also heard there is a lot of drinking that goes on at Duke (in dorms, etc). Obviously people drink at UNC too, but I've never noticed an excessive amount of drinking in the dorms. All in all, Duke and UNC are two different schools and people go where they're best suited.</p>

<p>Don't mind me, I'm just here for t3h lulz</p>

<p>worst thing about Duke?</p>

<p>It's Duke</p>

<p>-A Terps fan</p>

<p>If the OP is honestly wondering about things that aren't so great about Duke, a Carolina forum isn't a great place to ask. The only place where you might get a legitimate answer is in a Duke forum. You know why? Because Carolina students (unless they transferred) have not gone to Duke. It follows that Dookies don't have a real picture of what Carolina is like, either. Not that I said that people were doing that.</p>

<p>I'm not even saying that we're overly biased, though I'm sure we are, but it's just that we know just a little bit better than an average high schooler what Duke is like, if even. I went over there one day for a field trip in one of my classes and that's it. I spent more time there in high school for camp than in college so these days just don't have an opinion about things.</p>

<p>Cloying is right. If you want to get an honest picture of Duke you would do well to ask ANYWHERE but the UNC forums. If you want to get an honest picture of UNC, you should ask ANYWHERE except for the Duke forums.</p>

<p>The fact is, Duke and UNC have a sports rivalry, some people take it way out of context on both sides, and you will not get honest answers from either side simply because for the most part many of these people are extremely biased (again, on both sides!).</p>

<p>I will tell you that at Duke you have the goths, the new englanders, the rich, the poor, the blacks, the whites, the christians, the muslims, all mixing in various activities. At UNC you have the same. In the end, people are people, and Duke does not define a Duke student wholly any more than UNC defines a UNC student wholly.</p>

<p>As a Kentucky native, a parent, and thus an "old fogey", my hate for Duke is older than most of the posters on this site. It goes back to the 1992 NCAA East Regional where Christian Laettner, who should have been ejected from the game earlier for stomping on an opponent's chest, hit a jump shot in the final seconds to beat Kentucky.</p>

<p>I love to cheer for sports and it makes it even more fun when you really love or hate a team...thus I've had a lot of fun cheering against Duke in the last 18 years.</p>

<p>Now that I live in NC, I decided to put aside my hate if my daughter decided to go to Duke (as I do recognize that it's a really good school). In fact, I would probably have to start cheering FOR them. Luckily, she chose UNC so the fun is still on. :-)</p>

<p>Here are 88 of the worst things about Duke:</p>

<p>Abe, Stan (Art, Art History, and Visual Studies)
Albers, Benjamin (University Writing Program)
Allison, Anne (Cultural Anthropology)
Aravamudan, Srinivas (English)
Baker, Houston A. (English and African & African American Studies)
Baker, Lee (Cultural Anthropology)
Beaule, Christine D. (University Writing Program)
Beckwith, Sarah (English)
Berliner, Paul (Music)
Blackmore, Connie (African &; African American Studies)
Boa, Jessica (Religion & University Writing Program)
Boatwright, Mary T. (Classical Studies)
Boero, Silvia (Romance Studies)
Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo (Sociology)
Brim, Matthew (University Writing Program)
Chafe, William (History)
Ching, Leo (Asian &; African Languages)
Coles, Rom (Political Science)
Cooke, Miriam (Asian & African Languages)
Crichlow, Michaeline (African & African American Studies)
Curtis, Kim (Political Science)
Damasceno, Leslie (Romance Studies)
Davidson, Cathy (English)
Deutsch, Sarah (History)
Dorfman, Ariel (Literature & Latin American Stds.)
Edwards, Laura (History)
Farred, Grant (Literature)
Fellin, Luciana (Romance Studies)
Fulkerson, Mary McClintock (Divinity School)
Gabara, Esther (Romance Studies)
Gavins, Raymond (History)
Greer, Meg (Romance Studies)
Glymph, Thavolia (History)
Hardt, Michael (Literature)
Harris, Joseph (University Writing Program)
Holloway, Karla (English)
Holsey, Bayo (African & African American Studies)
Hovsepian, Mary (Sociology)
James, Sherman (Public Policy)
Kaplan, Alice (Literature)
Khalsa, Keval Kaur (Dance Program)
Khanna, Ranjana (English)
King, Ashley (Romance Studies)
Koonz, Claudia (History)
Lasch, Peter (Art, Art History)
Lee, Dan A. (Math)
Leighten, Pat (Art, Art History, and Visual Studies)
Lentricchia, Frank (Literature)
Light, Caroline (Inst. for Crit. U.S. Stds.)
Litle, Marcy (Comparative Area Studies)
Litzinger, Ralph (Cultural Anthropology)
Longino, Michele (Romance Studies)
Lubiano, Wahneema (African & African American Studies and Literature)
Maffitt, Kenneth(History)
Mahn, Jason (University Writing Program)
Makhulu, Anne-Maria (African & African American Studies)
Mason, Lisa (Surgical Unit-2100)
McClain, Paula (Political Science)
Meintjes, Louise (Music)
Mignolo, Walter (Literature and Romance Studies)
Moreiras, Alberto (Romance Studies)
Neal, Mark Anthony (African & African American Studies)
Nelson, Diane (Cultural Anthropology)
Olcott, Jolie (History)
Parades, Liliana (Romance Studies)
Payne, Charles (African & African American Studies and History)
Pierce-Baker, Charlotte (Women’s Studies)
Peebles-Wilkins, Wilma (visiting scholar from Boston Univ.)
Plesser, Ronen (Physics)
Radway, Jan (Literature)
Rankin, Tom (Center for Documentary Studies)
Rego, Marcia (University Writing Program)
Reisinger, Deborah S. (Romance Studies)
Rosenberg, Alex (Philosophy)
Rudy, Kathy (Women’s Studies)
Schachter, Marc (English)
Shannon, Laurie (English)
Sigal, Pete (History)
Silverblatt, Irene (Cultural Anthropology)
Somerset, Fiona (English)
Stein, Rebecca (Cultural Anthropology)
Thorne, Susan (History)
Viego, Antonio (Literature)
Vilaros, Teresa (Romance Studies)
Wald, Priscilla (English)
Wallace, Maurice (English and African & African American Studies)
Wong, David (Philosophy)</p>

<p>^OK, what the heck was that? Was that a shot at their faculty?</p>

<p>That was uncalled for....</p>

<p>But really you only need one reason to hate dook, and that's Mike Krzyzewski</p>

<p>The Duke "Gang of 88" who took out a full-page ad in the Duke Chronicle condemning the lacrosse players after they'd been falsely accused of rape and applauding the mob who had demonstrated against them.</p>

<p>The</a> Johnsville News: Duke Case: The 'listening' statement</p>

<p>The worst thing about Duke is that it has a huge cohort of uber-politically-correct faculty who despise those of their students who don't come from their favored societal groups or share their PC biases.</p>

<p>What is the worst thing about Duke? Well, if you are looking at it from a Duke student perspective, it would probably be a tie between its location and Duke's lack of a football team.</p>

<p>Dookies aren't too bad though; you just have to keep reminding them that they still only have the second-best basketball program in their own state. :)</p>