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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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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Ihop was the best. But cheeburger and bings rock.

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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have never lived off campus

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football and basketball games are so much fun

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Newark is safe and there is always plenty to do!

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties at UD are very abundant and fun.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I moved off campus as a sophomore and although I miss making friends in the dorms, I would not have had it any other way.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: We are a college in a town that loves our college. There are communities not far from dorms and families who live not far away from campus, but there is something to find to get into off campus if you can find someone with a car. If you can't. the college does an okay job of offering things to get into.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I still need financial aid, but for the most part the financial services here are as helpful as they can be.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: We have a great party scene, there is always something going on!

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: If you're in a sorority or fraternity, it is great. If you aren't than you have to find something else to do. It is pretty much how you make it out to be

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are some older dorms, and then there are nicer dorms. But the university is working on building new ones for the incoming freshmen, most people move off campus after their freshman or sophomore year.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are many options to choose from. Main stream restaurants like Chipotle and Panera are on Main Street, pizza, mexican, and even chinese food is always accessible.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great for the first two years, bonding with your floor is one of the best memories from freshman year.

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5 College Junior

Majors: I came in Undecided and took a broad range of classes and eventually found my place! It was great because I never wasted any classes my advisor ensured that each class I took would fulfill a breadth requirement. It worked out great.

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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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