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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are slightly more girls than guys on our campus. There are about 25% of students involved in Greek life, so if your interested its definitely there and if your not there again are another 75% not involved. The school as a whole has wide range of personalities of guys and girls.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is so much diversity at the University, diversity to me is really represented by the color of the skin but by the story and past of everyone on the campus. We have students from all over the US and even all over the world. Its fascinating the different types of people you meet if you were just to walk across campus. The school is really accepting of all different types of diversity which is why i feel its such a great sschool.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The environment is what makes UD special, the people comprised of the students & faculty and its location. The school is so big that you can find your niche of people to hang out with but can also reach out and make new friends all the time. The teachers are great and are always lending a helping hand. Lastly, the campus for me is just beautiful and embodies what I wanted my college to look like.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I wish we got more points to use as part of the meal plan because I constantly want to eat at Einstein Bagels and the Trabant food court, two places that have the best food in my opinion.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is definitely the best! There are so many options whether cheap or expensive. Lots of different styles of cuisine and unique restaurants that offer vegan or vegetarian meals. There are also lots of iconic restaurants on Main Street that every student must try. Popular places are Klondike Kate's, California Tortilla, Chipotle, Newark Deli and Bagel ( affectionately called NDB), Deer Park and many more!

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I personally am not involved in Greek life because I am not into that scene. As a girl you can still get into tons of parties being non-Greek but it is much harder for guys. There is some on campus houses for sororities but fraternity houses are all of campus and are just rental houses that get trashed on the weekends. There are nice people in Greek life and then there are the people that think that being Greek makes them entitled and elite. I have roommates in Greek life and my boyfriend is in a fraternity so there is certainly plenty of mingling between Greeks and non Greeks.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I was fortunate to get a nice merit scholarship to attend UD but barely got any financial aid at all. I would recommend that students apply to a lot of outside scholarships and get good grades to secure a merit scholarship instead of relying on financial aid.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Meal plans are expensive and the food is average. If you live in the towers or off campus sophomore year or higher you can just cook for yourself (if you are willing to put in the extra effort). I decided not to have a meal plan sophomore year and won't for junior or senior year as well. I just use points to eat at the student center or library if I don't want to cook for that meal.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: UD definitely offers some beautiful architecture all over campus. They are constantly building on and improving the campus as well. Our student gym was renovated prior to the 2013/2014 year for millions of dollars and it is beautiful. In addition, there are new academic buildings I have had class in that have state of the art labs and really cool technology. There are plenty of places to study but the library is definitely the go-to place and is usually pretty full. The library is receiving renovations currently to update the look on the inside and I'm sure it will come out great. The gardens and green spaces on campus are beautifully kept and always mowed and trimmed to perfection, which is why students love to lay on the green on nice days.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: I love UD and I think that there is plenty here for students to become involved in during their spare time whether or not drinking is involved. There are always parties on the weekends and its not too hard to find stuff going on on Thursdays as well. There are fun events on campus to go to like cheap movies in a nice on campus theater, talent shows, fashion shows, drag shows, musicians, comedians, pretty much anything you can think of. The surrounding city of Newark also provides students with plenty to do whether its going out to eat, shop, go bowling etc. One thing I love about my school is that there are always kids outside playing sports or laying on the green talking and listening to music. I can say that I am definitely never bored at UD!

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: UD students overall are very fit looking and are an active student body. Kids work out and run very often and a majority of the students are thin. The students are attractive and dress pretty nicely overall. There are a lot of very pretty girls at UD and I think what makes certain girls stand out is personality. I think there are a lot of attractive guys on campus as well and you can find ones who look preppy, hipster, athletic, guido, whatever your taste.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus at pretty much any time of night. There are areas off campus where I would not be comfortable walking alone at night, however that is easy to avoid. In my limited experience with needing public safety they were responsive, and I can say that the campus police officers I have met seem reasonable and understanding.

4 College Senior

Academics: The professors are very diverse and can sometimes be hit or miss in terms of being able to mesh well with their teaching style. It takes a lot of organization to do well all around. Each professor will have their own teaching style and grading system. The curriculum is challenging but nothing that is unbearable. Reading is constant and expected but it is mostly up to the students to review on their own. Professors mostly only offer review sessions right before exams and by then it is too late. All dorms have quiet study areas but it is truly best to find your own quiet spot in the library or student centers. Final exams can be a really stressful time but help is usually available and study spaces are numerous.

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4 College Senior

Academics: As a student in the business school, there are numerous opportunities to take advantage of. The advisors for my program are very helpful, however the way classes are chosen is somewhat stressful and difficult. Classes fill up fast and there are no guarantees. The curriculum is well-rounded but some of the requirements seem a little extraneous. Classes that really have no use are sometimes required for all business majors. I like the fact that there is a discovery learning requirement which involves getting hands on experience in a certain subject. The facilities are mostly state of the art with a few exceptions.

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3 College Senior

Local Area: The town the college is situated in is a nice college town with close proximity to Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Maryland. There are very few attractions in Newark besides Main Street so students can find entertainment in going to nearby schools in New Jersey, Maryland or Pennsylvania. There is a nice mall nearby but that is about it.

3 College Senior

Administration: Parking policies are probably the most strict but they are also the most frustrating. Swift action is usually taken. Alcohol and other violations are taken seriously when they are discovered but for the most part they are average. Attendance is average because it varies by different professors in terms of its effect on grades but for the most part it is uniformly enforced. One thing that I like is that it is fairly easy to start a new resident student organization.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: During my time here there have mostly been thefts of on-campus residents by local criminals for petty items such as laptops, phones and other property. The campus itself is mostly safe.

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3 College Senior

Campus Food: You can find most of what you are looking for. Just know that you will most likely have to wait in line during lunch time at Trabant because it is the central student center and the layout is not well designed for drive-thru like speed or ordering. Dining halls are the best bet for variety and healthier options.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: It seems the majority of the student body are involved in Greek Life. There are tons of fraternity and sorority members that all wear their lettered sweatshirts or tees. Those involved in Greek Life also seem to all dress alike as well. The guys will wear snapback hats and colorful shorts with boat shoes and the girls will typically wear oversized shirts/sweatshirts with their letters or their letters with leggings. Outside of Greek Life, you hardly see any guys wearing jeans anymore. Many guys wear sweatpants or athletic clothing and Delaware garb. Girls are a little more varied in looks.

4 College Senior

Transportation: The shuttle bus is free and reliable and there is a smart phone app for added convenience. Multiple pick up locations and routes make it a lot easier than walking. For out-of-state students or for weekend excursions there is a recently added bus stop to take students to major cites nearby. Although there are no taxis, there are zip-cars but I am unsure exactly how the policy for them is. In addition, there are several local bus stops and train stations.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: From what I have seen and experienced, the drug situation on campus is not that bad. For the most part students will use marijuana or alcohol with the latter being much more visible. The campus has somewhat of a reputation for being a drinking and partying school but I feel it is kept in check not only by local law enforcement but by professors and faculty who advocate for making the right decisions. This is college after all, and experimenting will happen while we all transition into adulthood.

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3 College Senior

Scholarships: As a freshman you will be immediately considered for any form of financial aid through the university. I advise all entering students to take advantage of it and make the most of it. I had financial aid for my first semester only but was not able to keep the required GPA in my adjustment to college and it was quickly discontinued. Try anything and everything! I also had scholarships from private organizations that I applied for. It is very much worth the time and energy to apply instead of having to work a job or whatever may be the case while at school and trying to focus on doing well in classes. Many friends of mine, in addition to the aid they receive, still end up working part time to help mitigate costs. It is THAT important.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is available but a little on the expensive side. It is advisable to have several roommates to share the cost of living. Transportation is close enough for the most part to take the free shuttle offered by the university. Parking is average for the most part depending on the location. There are a variety of options and many are recently built or are opening soon so that is a plus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: After having the freshman dining experience, I would have to say that I left less than impressed. Brunch in the dining halls is great on the weekends, and lunch is usually okay. But the dinner options although pretty varied, are not always the best. Lets just say I probably ate more pizza my first year than I did in my whole life before UD. But the school is so great you just deal with it. And it is definitely better than alot of others schools.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: UD has pretty great wifi and computer access throughout campus. I've never had an issue with it, but professors arealso usually pretty understanding if tech issues do arise (even though it is very rare). But having your own laptop on campus is really important.

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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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