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Reviews 2627 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My Freshman year was horrible with living in Dickinson Hall, it was the worst dorm and they didn't even showcase my dorm during orientation day. No A/C and very far from my class but other than that all the other dorms are relatively new and nice.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Delaware is revolved around the University itself.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Day Drinks, how involved everyone is and UDance.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Some advisors are bad. Student Services is okay.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Dining is average, about what you would expect from a college. Nothing great but nothing horrible either.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: UD does have diversity undoubtedly, mainly due to the great international programs it has. However there still is work to do as the campus is very white.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties are the way to go until you turn 21. There are plenty of options on main street after you turn 21.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UD is an enormously underrated school across the college application world. It is the only school where I felt welcome touring the campus and the only one where I actually felt like they wanted me to come. The campus is beautiful (check out the green in the spring and fall) and is the perfect intermediate between a small and large school. Academically the professors are great (with the exception of a couple nuts, but you'll find that at any school) and there are many options to earn financial aid.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: Majority of the school is made up with white and asian people.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People smoke (marijuana) and drink on campus. Just don't get caught and you're good.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: If you're a minority, you will feel like one. The school is great but it could be a little more diverse.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: There isn't much to do in Delaware. The highlight of the state might be the schools it has.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Always people partying at UD. It just depends on who you associate yourself with.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The campus dining food staff is more concerned with the presentation of the food than the actual taste and quality of the food. You'll find that the meals they serve are not worth the amount of money that you pay for it. There are meals and foods that I have never even seen or heard of. From best dining hall to worst: Rodney Dining Hall < Kent Dining Hall < Russel Dining Hall < Pencader Dining Hall. Many will argue that Russel is better than Pencader but Pencader gives you a lot more options that Russel does.

College Freshman

Scholarships: I received grants from the school but I know a lot of people who were unsatisfied with their financial aid package and had take out loans.

1 College Freshman

Academics: My first semester as a biology major was hell. Chemistry is close to impossible and I could barely understand what my biology teacher was trying to say. The curves help but be prepared to stay up all night to study for tests you may still potentially fail.

5 College Freshman

Academics: There is a wide variety of majors available at UD. Depending on your professor and major is what determines your workload.

5 College Freshman

Administration: It's not that strict on campus if you know how to be sneaky. I know many people smoke/drink in their rooms. It's just a matter of not getting caught. But if you do, just know you will not get off easily. Especially for any drug use.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There's a variety of options when it comes to off-campus housing. It just depends on if you can afford it and how much you're willing to spend.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Megabus is right on north campus then Am trac is on south campus. There's a Dart bus that transports you to and from the mall. If you want to get around, you have options.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are cute guys but most of them are preppy which isn't naturally my style.

2 College Freshman

Weather: When it comes to the weather, it's hard to explain. Mother nature will have you in a north face one day then in a tank the next. The winters are pretty cold and the summers are extremely HOT. But regardless you will see girls in booty shorts and tank tops all year round on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. It can be 10 degrees, they'll still be out there. Me, I put a coat on so as far as weather goes, it'll vary from person to person considering half of the school population cannot tell the difference between hot and cold weather.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman year housing will probably be the worst experience you face if you aren't an honors student, handicapped, an athlete, or a biology major. Those students are placed in the best residence halls: George Read Hall and Redding. These residence halls are considered the best because they come with air conditioning which is a HUGE deal during the first and last months of classes. You will of course get used to living in the older residence halls if you're placed in them - Thompson Hall, Rodney or Dickinson but the first few weeks will suck. Rodney has air conditional also but it's not as spacious as George Read or Redding. Dickinson is apparently the worst residence hall to be placed in. West Campus (Rodney and Dickinson) < East Campus (Thompson and Redding) < North Campus (George Read Hall).

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The most, closest (and really the only) convenient off campus dining is located on Main Street where they have a variety of fast food restaurants and cultural restaurants. The only complaint I have about off campus food or food that isn't payed with through meal plan is that it's very expensive. To get a full meal including a drink, you pay a minimum of 7 dollars. That adds up.

College Freshman

Technology: I have my own computer so I don't use the computer labs but there are various printing stations around campus and I've seen a lot of computer labs within the one Library that we have. In addition, most people have their own laptops so crowding in a computer lab wouldn't become a problem


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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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