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3 College Freshman

Athletics: A lot of people enjoy going to the football games in the fall, and sometimes the basketball games, but not much else.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The megabus to large cities is pretty nice and very affordable.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: The fall and the spring are absolutely gorgeous and it's amazing to walk around campus. The winter, as in any place in the north, is quite rough, especially for students doing winter session.

3 College Freshman

Academics: I'm an International Relations major and it's truly hit or miss. I have had some wonderful professors and some who are pretty bad and are not knowledgable whatsoever. I have a decent amount of work but nothing that's completely unmanageable.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: I am bi-racial and while the campus has over 250 student organizations to choose from, the student body is still not very diverse. I became very aware of the way I looked in comparison to my peers because the student body is overwhelmingly white and I identify as mixed. There aren't many students like me. The student body didn't feel totally unified. It felt like the majority of white students were not concerned with and/or ignorant to the importance of diversity. Overall it was frustrating feeling like a minority all the time. On the other hand, there are great organizations on campus for students of color such as the Black Student Union, HOLA, Campus Alliance de La Raza, UD Kamaal, Cultural Programming Advisory Board, Indian Student Association, and Multicultural Greek Organizations. These organizations transformed my experience as an Undergrad at UD. I almost transferred out of UD before becoming involved with Campus Alliance de La Raza and HOLA. It is there where I met some of my best friends from college.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Main Street was my favorite part of Newark. Located right off the campus green, it is lined with coffee shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, clothing boutiques, and convenience stores. If I had lived off campus, I would've wanted an apartment on Main Street. Newark itself is not an incredibly culturally diverse area. Coming from the DC metropolitan area, I was used to being able to find any type of cuisine within 20 minutes of me and that is certainly not the case in Newark. Newark is generally a safe town. The Christiana Mall is about 20-30 minutes from campus, however Main Street provides pretty good options and is on campus. The nearest professional sports teams are in Philly and Baltimore.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I lived on campus all four years and was a Resident Assistant for one and a half years out of four. I had friends who lived off campus and were satisfied with it, however I don't know anything about cost, landlords, or how much the school helps you find off-campus housing. There are many options though ranging from houses, townhouses, and apartments.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Academics are UD are strong. Our Study Abroad program was the first in the nation in 1923. There are over 70 programs to choose from each year. However, I was a Psychology major and didn't like my program. I wanted to switch majors but that would've required me to graduate at least a year later and I didn't want to do that. I felt the Psychology major was too vast and didn't allow students to choose more specialized areas of psychology to focus on, with the exception of neuroscience. It was very frustrating. Looking back, this issue I had with my academic program made me wish I had gone to a smaller liberal arts college.

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Typical Mid-Atlantic seasons. I recall when it snowed, sometimes the sidewalks weren't cleared as well as they should have been, and that was irritating since most students are on foot.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: The majority of students drink and many smoke marijuana. I don't know about other drugs. They weren't as noticeable.

4 Recent Alumnus

Technology: Computers weren't an issue for me because I normally used my laptop. If I needed to use a computer in the library, I normally didn't have an issue finding one.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I received federal aid which I am now paying off. I mainly say "it's okay" because I wish I could afford to pay off more of my debt each month.

4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: The campus is very reasonable when it comes to enforcing policies. I was a Resident Assistance while at UD and safety was my number one concern. It's college and students are going to drink. You can't stop that. However, the school does a very good job of making sure students are staying safe. Students trust RA's and other campus safety officers.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Sororities never grabbed much of my attention, but I remember a few of my floor mates going through the stressful rushing process! They were so excited it almost got me interested -- almost.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: There are plenty of activities you can find on campus, but it's nice to have the mall fifteen minutes away when you feel like heading off campus for a little while!

5 College Freshman

Academics: I love my wildlife classes! My brain doesn't necessarily know how to work when it comes to molecules and chemistry, but I definitely enjoy the classes that have to do with my major specifically. The faculty are always willing to help, no matter if it's about academics, internships, job opportunities, etc.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Personally, I know people, both of age and underage, who drink alcohol quite frequently. However, I've only heard marijuana mentioned a handful of times.

5 College Freshman

Majors: For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to major in Wildlife Conservation. I definitely don't think I could have chosen a better place! The faculty are friendly, resourceful, and always willing to help. Though I'm not entirely sure what I want to do with my degree yet, I'm enjoying my time as a student.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Probably the most difficult part about getting into any program is the essay you're required to write. For me, I found it easy because I wrote my paper on Steve Irwin; the one person who inspired me more than anything to become a Wildlife Conservationist.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Though I prefer to walk our beautiful campus, the shuttle buses are more than convenient, especially on cold or rainy days!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: So far, I've only attended one Blue Hen basketball game, but the school spirit was definitely overwhelming.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Aside from a few people having clothes stolen from the laundry rooms, I haven't heard of any thefts or other types of crimes on campus.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't know much about the financial aid process and so I think I may have better luck my second time around. However, I think getting financial aid may be easier if you are doing well with your academics.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty popular around campus. They are always doing fundraisers and you will always see a lot of people sporting their chapters letters.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: You don't need it. Everything is basically walking distance and if you need to take a bus they come very quickly and they're free.

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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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