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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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1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: UD does not give out a lot of money at all

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: UD has an awesome main street, but that is about it. Once you leave the UD campus area there is nothing for college students to do however, this is what makes UD so great! It's a great college town where you will always see someone you know.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Main street is a great place to socialize, and there are other attractions such as the Christiana Mall and White Clay Creek State Park. Most of the places are easily accessible with the transportation provided, so students are never bored.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Campus strictness is pretty much average. The staff focuses most on the things that will keep us safe.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most students live off-campus in their last two years of schooling. The options are pretty vast, but the homes go quickly. Sometimes it's hard to get a house close to campus, but it's not impossible. All of the homes are within walking distance, though.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Newark's Main Street runs right through the center of campus, so there are many places to dine and the food is very good and not too expensive.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I seem to find that out campus is very diverse. I've met students from many different states and countries, as well as different ethnicities and backgrounds. There isn't one specific type of person that attends the University of Delaware, but a slue of different kinds of people.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life doesn't play a large roll on campus, and students aren't too concerned with whether or not you participate in Greek life. However, it's a great way to get involved and meet new people.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe when I'm walking around campus, even when I'm by myself. There are always other students around so I never feel alone, and I trust my peers. Although there are always people on campus that aren't students at UD, they never bother me or cause any harm.

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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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