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Reviews 2498 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: There are usually a lot of parties on the weekends, especially at frat houses. They're okay, sometimes they're not too fun. And they are impossible to get into if you are a guy who is not in the frat. The bar scene is decent. There are a good number of bars on mainstreet, in walking distance from campus and the dorms. There is no cover charge for students if you show your student ID. They often have theme nights like karaoke, live music, djs, etc..

1 College Junior

Parking: Parking is ridiculous. The cost of parking permits are way too high, especially considering the location of the lots. Many of the lots are far away from the dorms. I had to purchase an expensive pass for a lot that is one mile from my dorm. It is not convenient at all. Also, you cant park anywhere without a permit, or in a lot not covered by your permit, or else you're almost guaranteed to get a ticket.

2 College Junior

Administration: The campus is extremely strict with parking, its a bit ridiculous. You must purchase an expensive parking pass if you would like to have your car on campus, and the lot that you must park it in could be very far from your dorm. I had to park my car a mile from my dorm, even though I was paying so much. One time I parked my car in front of my dorm to pack some things into my car, and my pass had fallen down and I immediately got a parking ticket. Attendance really depends on your class; for some, attendance is essential to pass the class, and in others it doesn't matter at all.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drinking is a huge thing at the University of Delaware. Many students take part, and there are parties going on a lot of the time, especially at frat houses. There are always cops around that break up parties and to try to catch you doing something stupid. Also, there are a good number of students that smoke marijuana at UD, as you hear many people talking about it. I've also heard a good number of students talking about them using adderall, especially during finals week.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: I love the dining halls. Always a good variety of choices available. There could be more vegetarian/vegan options (there are usually only four things out for these students). Sometimes it gets a little crowded and the staff can be rude on occasion, but the value is great, and I'm patient so I don't mind the lines.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: There are lots of educational posters and videos available to students. Campus knows that parties and alcohol happen, thus they set up teams of security and police on weekend nights to make sure everyone is safe and no one is doing anything stupid. The visibility of drugs are abundant. I would say 75% of students here use alcohol or drugs on the weekends.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The price is a little high, but I had some great times. I have met a large diversity of people and a large amount of people I now know I despise. I have gotten to see some good concerts at school too for prices that were crazy cheap. The staff there is great, and the english department is awesome. That would be my main reason for going back.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Its the best if that is for you. They are everywhere, always asking for money for a charity and throw the biggest parties. Though if you are not a greek, good luck getting into the parties because they are very exclusive about who gets in, and have a list of rules (such as if you are a guy you have to bring 3 "attractive" girls with you or you can't get in).

2 College Junior

Academics: English majors don't get anything. All of our classes are offered as breadth classes, which means, anyone can take them. This makes it difficult to get into classes that we need for our degrees because someone is taking them just because. There also aren't very many sections of our classes offered which again, makes it difficult to get into classes with very limited seats.

4 College Junior

Academics: Professors are knowledgeable and excited about their fields. The work is a bit much and challenging, but you really take away a lot from every class you take. Grading systems fluctuate per professor which I think should be changed. Things may be easier if there was a standard grading scale.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The housing is nice, but it is really expensive. Most of the people living in these houses are having it paid for by their parents or come from richer families. many of the houses get broken into and crime is a big problem.

2 College Junior

Parking: Parking is terrible. The permits go up and up every single year and most residence students have to get waitlisted for spots in lots that are closest to their dorms. I think there needs to be some kind of screening process for these lots though. Students like me need their car there to go to work everyday. Instead I have to park in a lot at midnight after work that is a 15 minute walk back to the room. That doesn't sound like much, but it is a long time to be walking in the middle of the night when it is freezing cold outside. There is no free public parking around campus at all. the lots that do exist are small, and their rates continuously increase. Meters are crazy. A quarter only gives you 10 minutes where it use to give you 15...

3 College Junior

Technology: while there are plenty of computers to use on campus, printing is a huge issue. many professors have turned to having the students print out all their packets to bring to class which add up. The University only gives you $5.00 for the entire semester for printing, other than that you are on your own. I do have to say, the wireless network has expanded greatly and is very reliable.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Dining hall food is not mom's home cooked meal, but I honestly don't think any college has amazing food. It's decent and the dining hall staff are really nice.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love my school and wouldn't change schools ever. Of course it's not perfect here, but it's pretty close. The campus vibe has so much energy, the student body is full of interesting and vibrant people, faculty are smart and helpful, and you'll have a lot of fun. The nightlife scene is awesome. Delaware honestly has given me such a great overall college experience. I couldn't imagine having this much fun and being this happy anywhere else.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There's no peer pressure ever. People just do what they want and no one judges. I've never seen anyone doing hard drugs either.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Main Street has SO many different places to eat. You can find almost every kind of food here. It's a very diverse place when it comes to food.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: I love the vibe of the school. Everything about Delaware is so "college." It's a great place to be when you're in your late teens/early twenties. Although we aren't located in a big city, there's so much to do especially on Main Street. It has literally everything your heart could ever desire. Love, love, love the college atmosphere.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Campus strictness? Honestly, the school is strict about parking tickets and noise violations in the dorm, but that's about it. Nobody is ever on the hunt to get people in trouble. Just don't be stupid and you'll be fine.

3 College Freshman

Technology: The internet connection isn't the best, but it reaches you no matter where you are on campus.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: As a girl, I've never felt unsafe on campus. As long as you're smart about things, you have nothing to worry about. It's a really safe campus and you'll almost always see police or campus public safety around. They're always around trying to give someone a parking or jaywalking ticket, so you know if that's their biggest concern that the campus is a safe place.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Better than North Jersey weather, which is where I'm from. There's supposedly a lot of rain, but so far I have only experienced a small amount of rain. Otherwise, I think the weather is decent.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid was so difficult. The school didn't give me enough money, but I eventually was able to work things out. It was worth it in the end too. I love this school.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not the most school spirit when it comes to sports, but the sports teams that are really good do get recognized and get a lot of support from the student body. People do go to games though; it's not weird to go at all.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are generally nice and caring. Expect a lot of classtime and classes in general. I have friends that go to other schools that don't have as many classes as we do.


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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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