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Reviews 2473 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The newer dorms are nicer than the old dorms.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is a ton of variety but a lot of the houses are older and could use repair, but it is definitely better than living on campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Main Street is a great place to hangout late night or during the day. There is so much variety that anyone can be satisfied.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Frats tend to be selective about who they let into their parties, which can be a real bummer if you don't get in.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The campus police can be real buzzkills. They just want to suck the fun out of everything, or so it seems.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: When I was accepted to the University of Delaware they offered me a scholarship. They only trick is that one must activate the scholarship for the money to be accepted.

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining hall food is horrible. There is very little variety, and the food is very fatty with a high calorie content.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Dickinson, which is a 50 year old dorm that is scheduled to be torn down this year. The social atmosphere is great, but the living space is not. It is also a 15 minute walk to class which can be annoying.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The university has an athletic presence, but definitely not like more southern schools. If you aren't into the sports teams here its not a big deal, but on game day there are games to go to and a lot of excitement and spirit.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Main street has a lot of food options and it is very convenient. There are a number of places that deliver till 2-3am on the weekend for college students that have the munchies or if they are drunk and hungry. There is a variety of restaurants on main street some cheap and some more expensive, which is nice if you want to have a more formal dinner or if you are trying to get something quick without spending a lot of money.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Delaware is known as a party school and it amazing. My recommendation to freshman, the first night here don't mess up. I don't really drink the beer at parties, but frats can be a lot of fun. A lot of the times they don't let in guys and those frats aren't fun at all because it ends up being a basement full of girls.

5 College Freshman

Administration: I would say there aren't too many complaints when it comes to the strictness of the administration. Obviously, there are rules about alcohol in dorms, especially freshman dorms, but it happens and as long is nothing is seen or heard, you can't really get in trouble. When it comes to noise in the dorms we have quiet hours that being at midnight on weekends. It isn't really enforced that strictly unless you are being excessively loud. Otherwise, its a courtesy thing.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: If you have any trouble with financial aid using FAFSA, just call the school and they will help you accordingly. I had no problems once I was in contact with the school they made everything I had to do clear and I was able to fix my issues.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: A lot of people complain about dining hall food and the food on campus. It can get old pretty quickly, but at home I was very used to eating the same kinds of food over and over, so seeing the same meals every now and then doesn't bother me that much. I do wish there were healthier options. The dining halls do have vegetables and fruit, but I always feel that those options aren't fresh, but the new dining hall they are building for 2016 is supposed to have a lot of fresh options.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: They are closing the worst buildings on campus and they built a new dorm building called Academy Street which is supposed to be really nice and have green space for the students. There are a lot of new buildings on campus too most of them are freshman dorms. Even the worst dorms are fine to live in because you suffer with the people you live with which is a fun time. I live in the Russell Dorm building, which has the 'Z' shaped dorm and I love my building.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: If you can afford it, or end up having things left over from your meal plan, off campus housing if for you. I forget to eat sometimes so I have a bunch of meals left over at the end of the semester. Most on campus housing doesn't have kitchens, so being able to cook on your terms is nice.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: off campus dining is pretty good, main street has a ton of places to eat if you have the money to do so.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The campus is pretty laid back. They know that this is college, and you're going to drink, party, etc. They just want you to do it safely

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Party scene is good. On any given night theres a party somewhere unless rush stuff is going on or its finals/midterm week. It's gets boring after a while though.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: The process itself wasn't terrible, but UD doesn't give out much money in the first place.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Dining hall food is decent, better than most colleges but not mouthwateringly good. Other places like perkins and trabant as good, but its super pricey.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is pretty good. There's a ton to do and the dorms are average. The housing process is kind of annoying and on campus housing is expensive.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are many students and a limited number of houses.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is so much variety for off campus dining. Most are fairly good and well priced.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The strictness is based on laws, no underage drinking, which is completely understandable. There are also noise rules because the walls are so thin and people are trying to sleep.

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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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