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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot to choose from on Main St from quick lunches to fancy dinners. There are many options for every occasion

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is so much to do if you are 21 but not much to do if you are underaged except drink at Frats or Rugby house.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: There aren't many Greek houses but that's where a majority of underage drinking occurs so they tend to be popular.

3 College Freshman

Administration: It depends on your RA how much you can get away with. Some RAs will write you up for noise violations while others will just ask you to not smoke pot inside when caught

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most people drink and smoke pot but you get that almost anywhere you go to school. A majority people do it in excess and are unsafe about it but most tend to be younger students schools freshmen. People get underages all the time when they aren't smart with things

4 College Freshman

Technology: There are many computer labs in the school with very nice computers. They are usually never fully crowded unless it is near the end of a semester. There are many useful and expensive programs on a lot of te computers such MAPLE and MatLab

4 College Freshman

Local Area: There are a wide variety of restraunts on main st. which is where a majority of people spend their nights locals included. Very fun atmosphere

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am currently living in Rodney which is one of the older complexes. My room is the size of a small walk in closet with only 2 electrical outlets. The communal bathroom is a little small compared to the amount of people but the newer dorms on east campus or really nice and a lot more spacious

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Football games are always packed same with basketball. Most other sports I am unfamiliar with but assume that most people don't watch them because they are rarely talked about

4 College Freshman

Academics: I am a Mechanical Engineer and most of the classes are challenging and time consuming but still manageable. In every engineering field you will most likely do about twice the amount of work as most majors. My schedule is filled with a great balance of lectures, discussions, and labs which all keep me very busy but also help in my success in classes. If you put the time into most classes you'll get a B or higher

3 College Senior

Diversity: I am sure that their are other colleges that are more diverse than ours, but I think there is a good amount of diversity. It is always interesting coming in contact with people from different cultures, which happens quite a bit. It always amazes me when I meet someone from somewhere like Spain. I wonder why they choose to come to Delaware. Of all the places they come to they come to Delaware. There is always an opportunity to learn about different cultures and backgrounds. I think it is really cool. As far as economic background I never really ask people about that, unless they are forth coming with the information themselves. On campus they have clubs and groups for different religions which is good. That way you can be among people that have some of the same beliefs as you do. You are free to express and practice it.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: For me I have never seen anyone abusing drugs on campus. Most people probably stick to doing that kind of stuff in their houses or apartments. As far as drinking goes it is more noticeable to me. When you go to main street mostly on weekends or when Saint Patrick's Day comes, you can see many students at Grottos at the bar. The bar will be full. Or if you happen to walk down farther there are apartments that are above certain stores. People will be yelling out of the windows, for some you can see the alcohol in their hands. When homecoming comes a lot of people drink then too. There are certain times when you go on main street and see a couple of girls slumped on a bench from being intoxicated. For me peer pressure isn't an issue. The people I hang around want to try and get me drunk. At the same time they know that I don't drink at all due to my beliefs, and they know that I am not going to go against that for anyone. I have never been pressured by anyone that I normally do not hang around with. At our school you are allowed to have alcohol in your room as long as you are 21. At the same time you can cause a scene or trouble because your intoxicated. Whether you are 21 or not you will get in trouble. Especially if you are being disruptive or possibly harming someone.

3 College Senior

Majors: I enjoy it because I have always loved to take English courses. I love to read as well. With me major I have a concentration of Creative Writing. It is cool because there are workshops where you can learn to write short stories, scripts, and poetry. The work sometimes gets tiring because you have to do papers, but it makes you better. A lot of times it is difficult for me because you are not always going to like the stories they have you reading. Or when you do have to write papers it is not always going to be something you want to write about. Especially with me since I want to write my own books. Most of the times I like having a topic given to me just for the fact that I know what I have to write about. When they don't give you one it makes me nervous because then I feel like I don't know what they are looking for. With my program you have opportunities to get internships. You can even write for the school paper, and magazine. You could also gain the opportunities to help others by interning at the writing center. For the Animal Science side, even though it is no longer my major is a good program. The workload is difficult. There is just a lot you have to do, especially when it comes to the actual science classes. The great thing about it is that you could get into a vets office when it's time for you to do your discovery learning.

4 College Senior

Majors: I didn't encounter any problems when getting into my major. I did the SEED program so I started taking UD classes and the Del Tech campus in Georgetown Delaware. My advisor there did a good job at helping me with my major. When I first left I declared an Animal Science major. All I had to do was go into my UDSIS and fill out the little form that told them I wanted to become an Animal Science major, and what year I was expecting to graduate. Then I ended up declaring an English major, and all I had to do was go back to the website and change my course of study. For both majors when I declared them all I had to do was wait for them to accept me. I think you were guaranteed as long as you had at least a 2.5 GPA. I didn't have to do anything special to get into either one of these majors.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Last year there just seemed like you heard of some robberies. Especially when someone was walking one Main Street late and by themselves. I even heard that someone got jumped in one of the dorm buildings bathrooms. For me I see the police mostly on the weekends. I live on North Campus in the Independence Complex, you see them a lot at the end of our bridge on the weekends. Every now and then you will see a couple of them walking around during the week. We have blue lights on various parts of the campus, so if something happens you can get to the light and push the button. Hopefully help would be on the way. I have never had to use them, but I think someone said they were a little slow when it came to someone pushing the blue light. For the most part I feel safe on campus. My biggest worry going up there was dorm safety. You never know what the people in your building will be like. Especially when the weekend comes, that was what I was mostly nervous about. You don't know what people will do or how they will act after they have come from a party, and have had some drinks. So far there hasn't really been anything that has happened. For the most part I feel safe on campus. I always traveling with a group. When you are on Main Street you will see police officers there too, but mostly at night and on the weekends. So if you wanted to go out especially on the weekends, it seems like there is always one somewhere just incase you needed help. Since I have been there nothing has ever happened in any of my class buildings while I was there, so I feel safe going to class. The only thing about the class buildings is that they are so easily assessable, since so many students have to go there and have to get in a one time. It would be able for someone that had intentions to harm to get in.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I mostly go to dining places on Main Street which is part of campus. When I don't it is with family. It is not as convenient as I would want it to be because I do not have a car up there. Also I wouldn't want to ride a bus especially by myself, since I am not use to riding buses up there. Unless the bus is the UD shuttle buses for your classes. Unless you like to walk far distances I feel like it in inconvenient. So far the places that I have gone to have good food.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Your housing experience depends on the dorm you are put in. Freshman year some dorms are very spacious while others are very, very small. Getting a spot in the Towers is hard too.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: UD has every season. Summer, fall, winter, and spring. The first few weeks of first semester are unbearably hot and before and after winter break it is really cold which makes walking to class hard. Campus is beautiful all year round!

4 College Sophomore

Technology: The wifi is great! Tech support is not.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Main street has a lot of different options. There is also a website called hungryhens.com where you can order takeout from which has almost every kind of food you can imagine.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The campus shuttle is great, and they extend shuttle hours during finals week.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The new gym is AMAZING!

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Night life is great! Parties on and off campus and bars on main street for those 21 and over

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus is a safe place however sometimes very unsafe things happen. The school will always alert you if something on campus or in the surrounding area has occurred.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is little diversity among UD students.

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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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