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Reviews 2473 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Cops are everywhere and there are emergency call buttons all over campus in case you are in danger. UDPD is even willing to escort people across campus

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Most of the big name sports teams aren't that good but others like field hockey and soccer are top tier in the country

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: You will almost always see a police officer walking, driving or riding a bike around campus. On the weekends you will see a heavy population of police and public safety out at night making sure everyone is ok

3 College Senior

Scholarships: The financial aid is just a mess at point. If you want things done you have to call or go see them in person don't ever email them expecting an answer

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are always tons of parties Thursday- Saturday night. Most of them involve a long walk, especially from freshman housing but they are worth it, especially if you're a girl. Most parties are at frat houses but the parities that are most fun are the sport team parties. You won't be ridiculed if you don't want to participate in the party scene but you might feel a little left out because most people do participate. However, the school always provides fun things like movies on the green on weekend nights if you want to opt out of the partying.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe in my dorm, walking to class, and in my everyday routine. However, the school has been known to not take great strides to prevent sexual assault. There have been a few protests on campus since I've been here protesting the school's attitude toward assault.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: I love Newark, Main Street has tons of places to eat, and there is always something going on around campus for students to do.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Main Street has a huge variety of options as far as ethnic food. Newark Deli and Bagel is a very popular place on weekend mornings. A lot of places deliver to the dorms late at night and mostly everything is reasonably priced.

4 College Freshman

Majors: There is a wide variety of majors and it is not difficult to switch if you need to. Most majors are pretty easy to get into.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is generally cheaper than on campus housing, especially if you are living with more than 1 other person. It is also much nicer than the dorms or on campus apartments.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: I have only been at the school for a few months but as far as I can tell, there is very little involvement in varsity sports. Nobody goes to football games, there are just parties people go to instead. Club sports and intramurals are pretty popular and a great way to make friends.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Parties are super easy for girls to get in to, it doesn't matter if you participate in greek life or not. As for guys, its nearly impossible to get into parties unless you are in a frat. Other than the party aspect, it really doesn't matter if you are greek or not. It's just up to you and what you think is fun!

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: You may have to walk all around town, but there's always a party Thurs-Sat

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The football games aren't very popular

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Great variety of options! Wish they accepted student discounts/points though

5 College Junior

Athletics: LOVE UD ATHLETICS! GO BLUE HENS!

5 College Sophomore

Administration: I feel safer at the University of Delaware than almost any other college campus I've visited. The University invests in your safety, making sure that almost at all times you are safe and secure on campus. From offering a "LiveSafe" app to making sure that campus police/public safety can be reached at all times, UDel looks out for those who find themselves looking for general reassurance. We receive "UD Reports" to our emails and cell phones if suspicious characters find themselves lurking about near our school (such are armed robbers or general vigilantes), the school offers a Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) class that students can take, UDel has an Escort Service (totally free) for student who just wish to be able to get from one destination to another without ever having to walk by themselves, the campus department of Public Safety creates an environment in which everyone can feel safe to live, learn, and work.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am personally not a Greek student, but amongst the student body there is no prejudice if you are a member of the Greek Life or not. Generally, the only distinction that makes itself obvious is the monogrammed articles of clothing that you'll see on a few men or women on your walk to class. Typically, most of the Fraternities or Sororities offer events and parties for people who are non-members as well as members. The atmosphere of the University of Delaware for both of Greek and Non-Greek life find a harmony in living with each other, something that keeps the option of Greek Life completely voluntary and enjoyable on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Many of the options for off-campus housing, in my opinion, are too far away from campus and the social life that the University of Delaware offers. Not only is it too far away for my tastes, but the general standard of living in these buildings is very poor. Unless it is one of the more expensive and newer buildings, there are many complaints about general building deterioration or unsanitary living. However, the price generally reflects the standard of living and, so, if you are looking for a fairly cheap place to live off campus or someplace fairly nice that would be cheaper than the dorms, you will most certainly find something that meets your price point.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Newark, Delaware is charming in it's small town feel, offering the locals and the students a place to explore when not hanging out on campus. The main attraction of Newark is its local Main Street, where many students spend their free time wandering up and down the streets to find one of the local foods, shops, or activities that Main Street has to offer. It is incredibly easy to maneuver around on foot, but becomes much more difficult to enjoy when driving. However, being a college town, the closeness of everything makes having a car as a student much more unnecessary. There are all sorts of wonderful restaurants on Main Street at incredibly student-friendly prices, ranging everywhere from the ever-popular Grotto's Pizza to little hole-the-walls like Banh Mi Boy (an excellent place to pick up authentic Vietnamese sandwiches). The local area of the University of Delaware offers students an eclectic but endearing sort of Main Street that is always evolving and adapting to the students, making it a wonderful small town to be in.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football and basketball games are never sold out, except for parents weekend. Not a place for someone expecting tailgates.

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Very opinionated. They say they are friends with people not in their greek organization, but its just more people in another greek organization. Many sororities dirty rush.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Nothing too great compared to other schools. I don't know why we were rated the number one underrated party school.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Nothing new compared to anyone's home town. Panera, chipotle, starbucks,....

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life here is drunk girls and preppy guys

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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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