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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've gone through waves of liking and not liking this school. I haven't made up my mind yet, I think it has a lot to do with the type of person you are and the type of people you're surrounded by.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I don't think it's a very strict environment. Some of the RA's are chill and more lenient, I've heard of a few people getting written up for illegal activities in their rooms where the police have been involved. But overall, pretty lenient.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Main street has a bunch of interesting and yummy places to try, also a trip to the mall is a good place to eat.

3 College Freshman

Technology: I have never had a problem with wifi, and there are a few places you can go to print things if needed, but the printer I like to use has been broken for a couple weeks, so I found it convenient that a few people on my floor brought printers.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is average, we get snow and we get nice sunny days. I just think the weather was a little messed up this year, maybe global warming?

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am living in Dickinson this year and it is in my opinion the worst housing on campus. It is the farthest walk, and the building itself is awful and hideous. The rooms are tiny and there's no air conditioning so I could barely sleep for the first month of school. This building should be demolished.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is some diversity on campus, but it's not a very diverse school. Majority is white.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We get alerts to our phones whenever there is any trouble in the area, warning students to be careful. The police are always making rounds so it's easy to feel safe. Also, there is a blue light system just in case you don't feel comfortable at any time.

4 College Freshman

Majors: There are a lot of majors to choose from. I am very happy with my major, Spanish Education, and I look forward to the many study abroad opportunities.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I enrolled into the Business school when I first came to Delaware and after a semester I switched out and into Arts and Sciences. Switching was a bother, and it took several phone calls and a couple weeks of waiting to switch. This was something I had to figure out on my own.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I love the classes I am taking right now, the teachers are great and the material is interesting. There is a large workload though, and I study about 3 hours every night. The advisors can be helpful in choosing classes and planning your college route, but I switched majors which was an annoying process where the advisors were helpless to me.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It would have been nice to get some financial aid, but I was awarded a scholarship for merit without even applying for it.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I guess it's really good, I didn't rush this semester therefore, I'm not in greek life but, everyone who is loves it.

College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't really understand this question.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: I don't use the campus transportation because I would rather walk and I don't like waiting, or using the bus.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Any given night of the week there is somewhere to go, you do have to know some people in order to get access, but that isn't very difficult, just ask around.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am not living off campus so I don't know much about it, but my friends who are found places pretty easily and at relatively good prices.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I constantly see students walking around campus proudly wearing their sport's team apparel. The games have a great turnout, but it's hard to get to the games since the busses get crowded quickly. Our recreation gym, The little Bob, is amazing. It's new so everything is nice and beautiful inside, also the fitness classes they offer for students are great.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's not a necessity at all but if you do it you will definitely have a lot of friends and parties to go to. They don't really do much community wise except for participate in UDance. They're cool though, if you are worried about fitting in or not making friends, I would say join Greek Life.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I'm a minority and have a uncommon major and I was pretty involved in high school with a good GPA so I'm sure that helped me get my financial aid. If you're not a minority I suggest just getting active in high school and in the community because that will help them know you'll be active at UD as well.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The health center is just not near anything else on campus so it's annoying to go there if you're sick or hurt. The people there are pretty nice and semi-helpful, just like any general doctor's office. Safety wise, I have never felt unsafe on campus. We get UD alerts from time to time about people getting robbed or assaulted or something but you just have to be smart and aware of your surroundings. Just don't be stupid and walk by yourself at 3 am and you'll be fine. Campus police don't really do anything but give parking tickets and occasionally break up parties but I guess it's good that they never have anything to do.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: College town definitely. I found out that Main Street is "Downtown Newark" and I laughed because I'm used to a bigger city. But if you want a place where everything in the area is based on the college, this would be the place for you. There are restaurants and bars and a subpar club all in walking distance and a really nice mall and a decent movie theater nearby. There is also ice skating that is really cheap for UD students and a semi-sketchy movie theater and bowling alley on Main Street. There are always people who live in the area on Main Street, especially on the weekends but they understand it's a college campus and seem to like the college students. I like the atmosphere, definitely a nice place to be.

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2 College Sophomore

Weather: Delaware weather is so iffy. Just like any other Mid-Atlantic area weather. I'm from Maryland so I'm used to it. There will be a week where is it 65 and sunny one day and 20 degrees and snowing the next, then 40 and extremely windy. It changes a lot but it definitely isn't a deal breaker; those normally happen when the seasons are changing. Spring semester after spring break is beautiful and fall semester before thanksgiving is great too. It's just something you have to get used to.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most people more off campus for their junior year, some earlier some later. I know a lot of people either do it to avoid the housing process and not getting the dorm/roommate they requested, to have cheaper housing, or to just avoid the dorm rules. There is a lot of off campus housing but I would recommend looking as early as possible (like sept or early oct) to get the best prices and the best locations. The prices vary but are all cheaper than the dorms. There are a lot on Main Street so very convenient and close to campus. They building new townhouses and apartments every year so if you're really proactive about it you could definitely get newly built or renovated housing. I'm living off campus next year and the process was hard at first just deciding where I wanted to live but after you get past the initial stress there are a lot of resources that can help make it easier.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: We have a bunch of computer labs, most people bring their laptops so I've never really seen a lab full or not been able to find a computer. Some classes require you to use specific software that the average person may not have so you would have to go to the labs if you don't want to pay for it,but they're very available. Printing is good, you get 5 dollars of printing every semester and its like 5 cents a page so it's not bad at all. There are printers all over campus too so it's rarely an issue. Our wifi is iffy. It doesn't work on the shuttle buses even though they lie and brag about that all the time on tours. Some buildings have awful wifi but generally speaking it's pretty good. I rely on it all the time and it has rarely let me down.

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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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