based on 4 students ratings
Bright career opportunities and great work exposure attracted me to opt for studying in the USA. Upon researching for some colleges my score matched the requirements at Duke University. I applied through the Online Application with an additional application fee of $95.
My program was outstanding. It gave us the necessary skills to be gentle and kind with those going through painful circumstances in personal or other spheres of life. We had classroom lectures and ended our course with practicum and lab sessions which in turn gave us the much-needed exposure to real-world professional challenges.
I had heard from a cousin of mine that the college offers the best communal experience. That the culture of a close-knit community is what makes it a great option. Also practically its the best in terms of faculty support. The prestige that is attached is also a great factor for me. Along with all this, the application process was very simple and completely online. The application fee for the process was $225.
The best part of the program that I am enrolled in is that it's highly customizable. Around a dozen core, classes to build up and strengthen your basics and fundamentals with over 100 electives to expertise in the field of your interest is what Fuqua really wants, since it doesn't specialize in any particular field.
Good BME program with ample opportunities for research, networking, and professional development. The program is well established, well funded, and well organized by professional staff and faculty. It sets up students for post-graduate success in academia, industry, and the public sector.
The course curriculum is split into developing a strong engineering skillset toolbox during the first 2 years and classes honing those skills in specific areas in the latter 2 years. While intuitively this makes sense, it does prevent people from fully understanding the field they have chosen until the later part of their college career. It could be improved by integrating some of these higher-level topics earlier so that students have more time to explore other areas instead of committing blindly in their junior year.
I chose Duke mainly because of the academics and its social setting. Duke is ranked highly as an overall research university and in computer science so I knew that it would allow my curiosity to set sail and challenge me.
I do enjoy the curriculum. At first, I entered into the Pratt School of Engineering for Mechanical Engineering, where the curriculum was very set in place and you had very little flexibility to branch out into any other course outside of STEM. Now that I am pursuing a Computer Science major with a Math minor, I have more flexibility in other courses while still being able to graduate in 4 years. Overall, the curriculum is set well, so that any student pursuing any degree can meet the requirements to graduate in 4 years.