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4 College Freshman

Technology: Having a computer as a student here is very crucial. Whether it be taking it to class to take more efficient notes, or using it to type reports, it is very much an essential. In terms of having your own, I would recommend it because you cannot always rely on finding an available computer at the library. The various studying locations around campus do not supply computers for students use, just tables and couches for students to use their own devices. The amount of study spaces and lounges are sufficient, but the school does lack in the number of labs and free computer access they can give to students. If you do not have a printer of your own, you can print on campus at the library and the student centers, and the price is not too bad, just a few cents. Plus, you are loaded with a credit of $5.00 on your student ID to use for printing on campus. The entire campus is wireless including the dorms, classrooms, student centers and Main Street locations. The speed is reliable, and I can even find a wireless connection in the undermost basements that I have I lab in. I can always rely on being able to access the internet.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Not yet being of age to attend any bars, I can only speak on the off-campus parties and those events catering to all students at night.

Going to an off-campus house is the most popular place for students of all ages to go to on a Friday night or on the weekend. These however are almost always ended by campus police at some point in the night. If the party scene is not among one of your interests with how to spend your night, there is movie theater in the Trabant students center that plays recent releases on Friday and Saturday nights. Sporting events such as basketball and football games can sometimes be attended if they happen to be at night, and the best part is that students can all get in free with a valid ID. All in all, I can always find something to do on these nights at the end of the week even if it is just watching a movie with my floormates at my dorm.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: The University of Delaware conveniently has a buzzing street running through the campus called Main St. Here is where the majority of the students go to grab a bite to eat, for entertainment on the weekends, and to run many errands. With more than enough restaurants to choose from ranging from quick, inexpensive chain places, to nicer sit-down places you can always find the right place to eat. There are many convenient stores that help college students do some small grocery trips as well as get any other amenities they may need. And the nightlife is alive here on the weekends, allowing the campus to come together and all congregate together. This street is also a popular place for locals. You can see them dining in restaurants and shopping at the many boutiques among the student population here, and they are very respectful and have a positive attitude towards being on a college campus. To attend a professional sporting event or go into a larger, major city, you will have to drive a little bit to get to to Philadelphia, PA or Wilmington, DE, but they also offer taxi services, and there is a bus service that also is able to take students to the mall and larger shopping area.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Coming into my freshman year here at the University of Delaware I had applied for a plethora of scholarships in addition to filling out the FAFSA to obtain any amount of money towards my tuition as possible. After receiving close to no money from the scholarships I had found and applied for, and just a minimal amount from the school, my tuition has not had the assistance of outside money that my family and I would've liked. We are constantly trying to obtain more each year, and I have worked hard this first year to earn a GPA that will be acknowledged by the school and rewarded with extra tuition money. I believe I had been eligible for more money coming into this first year, but the school does not seem to give too many scholarships to students unless under crucial circumstances.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Being a dietetics major at my school has been nothing but a great experience so far. The school offers very interactive nutrition courses that are hands-on and intriguing. They offer a student-run, nutrition and dietetics club here on campus for those in the major, and by participating in this myself, it has opened so many opportunities for me to improve my resume for the dietetics internship I will be applying to in just a couple of years. I've gone on Food Bank trips with this club and have established a closer relationship with local facilities at the many health fairs we get the chance to work at through the club. The workload is average most of the time, however each of the assignments I've done up to this point, have been interesting rather than being considered just annoying homework. Food logs and creating recipes have made me realize that I am definitely studying in the right field because of how much I've enjoyed doing them. With a new Health Sciences building being constructed at the university, the facilities will be expanded because of the high popularity that this college has for Health Science majors like my own. The internships for Dietetics students that are required to become a registered dietician are very easy to come by in just the surrounding area here in Delaware. There are plenty of outlets with health care partners and the percentage of individuals that come out with a job through their internship is quite large. So many doors will open for me by studying dietetics here at the University of Delaware and I am very much satisfied with how things have been going so far in this field.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The strictness at my school is pretty average. The honor code prevents any forms of cheating and the administration makes sure that it is obeyed by all students.

The campus police is very active around the university and crack down on any drug use or alcohol use in the dorms, as well as any parties being thrown on campus. They are sure to break up anything causing chaos on the weekends.

3 College Freshman

Technology: They do not supply you with a computer, and the wireless tends to disconnect randomly on campus.

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1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: They should have torn down the oldest dorms when they originally intended to. Unless you are placed in the new dorms, you will likely find bugs and dirt everywhere as well as tiny rooms. The lack of air conditioning is the least of your problems.

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: Newark is definitely a college town, but there is not much to do in the area.

2 College Freshman

Administration: There is too much focus on attendance as opposed to actual learning. The parking violations are excessive and unnecessary.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are not many options for off campus housing, and in order to live off campus, students must make arrangements very far in advance. Parking is a big issue on and off campus.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather tends to be very average. There is a lot of rain, but the winters are not typically that bad.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: I do not think there is much school spirit when it comes to athletics. The attendance at football games is mediocre, and there is little funding for the club sports. The gyms are too small for the number of students.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The off campus dining options are very diverse and overall good quality.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is fairly dominant on campus. Although you will not be criticized for being non-greek, it is a big part of the social scene. It is very competitive to join, which makes it a stressful process.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: I would say the university makes an attempt to encourage diversity. The student population, however, is very homogenous and not very diverse.

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most of the students drink and do so multiple times a week. It can be difficult to study in the dorms during these times. There are many emergency calls for students who have ended up with alcohol poisoning. If you do not drink, there is not much to do on the weekends.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety isn't the greatest here. The student themselves don't seem to be involved in dangerous activities. I had my dorm unlocked all last year and never a thing was stolen. The concern is more robberies and assaults on campus. Non-students seem to rob students, especially grad students. At least once a month we are notified that there was an armed robbery or assault on some student by two non students. Just don't walk alone off the beaten trail and you should be fine. Although I walk alone often.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are very many places to choose from. We have many mexican food place, diners, coffee shops, bagel shops, fancy restaurants, pizza places, Italian food, and much more.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: I don't have much to say here. Every student has a laptop. The only place to print is the library or your dorm. Bring your own printer.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: If you are a high need based student then you will have luck but if you are only merit based, you better apply for scholarships in highschool. I have a friend who was valedictorian in highschool and UD gave her nothing. I have several friends with a similar story.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The only way you will know if somebody is in a sorority of frat is if you see them out in their greek letters or ask. Most of the people on campus come from a decent standard of living and most people are very sociable and friendly. They may come off as snobby but they are generally very nice.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Main street is great, it has a lot of places to eat. The mall is very close and is very popular on the weekends. On nice days practically everyone is outside on the turf or on the green. There are a lot of runners. The football games are very popular. There is a lot of fun to be had.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Depending on your major you can have a really tough workload. I have friends in engineering or biology or nursing that might have 5 tests in one week. I am in hotel and restaurant management and have a very easy workload.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: I really have only taken the bus around campus and it's free. Its pretty great for the towers because it will take you right to your classes.

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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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