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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most students move into apartments after sophomore year and there are plenty of options all over the campus area for housing.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Main Street has so many options. Panera, Chipotle, Grotto's Pizza, Cheeburger Cheeburger, etc.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The administration does a good job. I have no complaints.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I'm here paying less out-of-state than I would at public universities in the state I'm from. UD is definitely generous with scholarships and many people have had a successful experience with financial aid.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not really into partying, but I know that there are always parties going on and people definitely seem to enjoy them.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are four dining halls on campus and they typically have different food options every night. I'm a very picky eater but there is usually at least one thing on the menu that I can eat. The staff at Russell and Kent are SO sweet. I've eaten much worse food at other colleges, so I'm pleased with what we're offered at UD.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are quite spacious compared to most. The old dorms (Rodney) are being knocked down and replaced with brand new dorms on Academy Street for freshman. Most buildings are new and have plenty of great amenities.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Lived in Dickinson, great social atmosphere but very old.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: dorms suck

not good school spirit

housing is difficult to get in contact with

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: not sure yet bc still live on campus

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: since dining hall food stinks, its a great option

4 College Freshman

Administration: drinking and drug use are strictly enforced

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: unless you are despondent, you get nothing

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: many parties are at frat houses

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: dining hall food is horrible

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: dorms are spacious, dorm is not close to campus, housing process easy

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Retreat seemed like a really good option, but I don't like how far it is from campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Good mix of typical chain restaurants and restaurants that aren't so common, but no real diversity or cultural differences in food. Main Street's really easy to get to from virtually anywhere, though.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Mostly, if you're not blatantly breaking too many rules, administration will let you be. Just don't be stupid and show some respect for authority or the people around you, and you'll be fine.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: One of the main things that got me to attend this school was the merit scholarships that I received from them. You just have to make sure to keep advocating for yourself, and to keep pushing for aid until you get what you need.

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College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't party, which I feel makes you somewhat of an outcast.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: dining hall has some quality food (i.e. chicken nugget day), but the food isn't very healthy and has way too many calories, with no real option to get anything better for you. the POD is nice, but is way too expensive and overpriced for what's in it. however, I really like the points system that allows us to eat in places other than the dining hall every once in a while.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: dorms vary, but mine is clean/spacious; not very social; housing process was fairly easy; expensive

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There is a range of people, many preppy girls and fratty guys, jocks, honors students, etc.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The sports teams aren't great so not that many people typically attend the games. I would prefer sporting events to be bigger here and the university does try and talk them up but the performance is just not there.

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By the end of their years here, most students look back and are happy with their choice. They've received a good education and generally met some people with whom they will keep in touch for many years in "real" life. This love of the school comes about gradually for many students. While some students love it automatically and fit in easily with the relatively homogenous campus, others take longer to find their place and truly start to enjoy themselves.

While many students have a slow start here at Delaware, they all report that once they decided to give it a chance, they found their experience rewarding both academically and socially. This University tends to provide a nice balance between a social life and an academic one. There is always plenty of time to hang out and get your work done, so no matter what you are interested in, you have a chance to get it all done. This is the major benefit of attending the University of Delaware.

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