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Reviews 2820 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Although some of the outskirts aren't the best, Newark is a great college town. Main St is always flooded with students and its so accessible

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The football team isn't great, but I've made it to a few games and they're fun. Basketball games are fun

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing experience can go either way. As a freshman I lived on east campus which is a thousand times nicer than West campus (rodney and dickinson) but apparently they're knocking those down anyway

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: From what I have noticed, the most academic scholarship they give out is 9,000 a year making tuition about 32,000 without other financial aid

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of choices for apartments, townhouses, and actual houses off campus. Some of the apartments are pretty run down as well as the houses on the streets where a lot of day drinks are but reasonably priced

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Thursday-Saturday there is ALWAYS something going on.. I even went out on a tuesday one week because there was a themed party. It's a blast here, but the party scene is also easy to avoid if its not for you

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Delaware is great. There is a big sense of community, fun night life, challenging academics, and a beautiful campus.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are several late night places open that are affordable, and almost everywhere delivers. There are sandwich shops, mexican food, middle eastern, pizza, breakfast, several pubs/bars. While several of the restaurants offer vegetarian options, there is one restaurant in particular who really focuses on vegetarian/vegan options.

4 College Junior

Majors: There are a wide variety of majors. From what I've seen, the science-related majors are the most rigorous and highly rated. We have one of the best and most selective Marine studies programs in the country. The Engineering programs are also very rigorous and highly respected in the professional world.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Right now, off campus housing is great. There are houses, apartments, townhouses, duplexes, etc. Recently, there has been a shift toward much newer housing being built. I've seen many old houses get knocked down and replaced with large apartment buildings or townhouses. In my opinion, this is not better. It will raise the cost of living, and I personally prefer a stand alone house to a row of townhouses or apartments. That being said, off campus housing is becoming very abundant because of it. And even though the rent is increasing because of this, it is still cheaper than living in a dorm on campus.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: It is very rare to hear about a sexual assault on campus. Although it has happened in the past, it is very uncommon, and there are counseling centers for students to go to for support.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Some of the varsity sports teams are very good, while others aren't. Football games have been very popular in the past, although this past season wasn't the greatest. There are a lot of intramural sports to participate in and many people say that they are a lot of fun.

3 College Junior

Local Area: Once off campus, there are some locals around that don't interact with students very much. The cost of living on campus is extremely high, while the cost of living off campus is a bit more reasonable, but still a little high (but definitely do-able).

4 College Junior

Party Scene: If you know where to go, parties are great. Greek parties aren't great about letting guys in, but if you have friends in off-campus housing throwing a party it's sure to be a good time. The bars on main street are always a good time, too.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Some of the houses are a little run down, but most are nice. The price is a little high, but not outrageous. Houses are all over campus and near bus stops. Usually parking passes are given or driveways have 3-4 spots. Landlords can be somewhat hard to contact but are easy to work with

3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Many of the campus police seem to just be out to bust people, they write people up for any jaywalking and will stop you on weekends if they think you have any alcohol in backpacks or in a bottle/can you're holding. Otherwise, some teachers take attendance, others don't care. Most things are lenient though

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life is very popular here. Lots of various frats or sororities to chose from. Positive impact on the community, some are viewed as snobs while most are respected by non-greeks

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Lots of parties from Thursday to Saturday. Mostly frats or sport teams house parties. UD students work hard during the week so we can party hard on the weekends. Helps meet a lot of new people and unwind from a long week

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Main Street is the way to go if you want good food at UD. From the well know Chipotle to small places like meltdown grilled cheese. Lots of student discount coupons and cards are offered. Klondike Kates is a great place to get almost any type of food and great atmosphere. Located near the center of campus so its not far, and decent pricing for broke college kids.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Professors are great, very intelligent and experienced. Hundreds of various classes. Classes vary from small to large, lecture to interactive, and easy to hard.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Lots of experienced professors, most of my classes put you in real life situations and give insight to the real world and help actually apply what is being taught. Somewhat heavy workload, but not unbearable. Lots of opportunities to intern with professors since they are always doing research.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Worst dorms are dickison and rodney but they are being torn down and replaced by really dorms so the university understands when to upgrade. Most upperclass men in dorms live on north campus in the apartment style towers. Pretty social in the dorms, floors usually do activities with one another. Housing is based off who has most "housing Points" which is based off credits and other things.

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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


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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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