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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Two words; MAIN STREET. There are tons of restaurants on main street and they cover every type of food you could possibly imagine. There are chain restaurants and nice local ones too. Burgers, sushi, middle eastern food, frozen yogurt, pizza; anything you could want and it is all on campus. A little farther away are tons of other places to eat too, even a Wawa. Definitely recommend Newark Deli & bagels, Over Easy, Jimmy Johns.. and DP Dough for late nights. Basically anywhere on Main Street though. People make it a goal to eat everywhere on Main Street by the time they graduate; highly suggested.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: UD has a great business school, it was part of the reason why I chose this school. There are always employers on campus and tons of clubs and events that you can go to that are business school related. BUT I will say that a lot of people coming to campus are the big 4 accounting firms so a lot of stuff is focused on Accounting or MIS related majors. A ton of people major in marketing but as far as I know there aren't that many marketing companies that come to school. But the classes are a whole are great. Once you get part the general breadth requirements the professors are really cool and very helpful. Some are hard but that's because it is such a good school; just have to be willing to work hard.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am a sophomore so finding an internship in your field is extremely difficult but not impossible. You just have to figure out what companies you're interested and go to every event that they have on campus to get your face known so they remember you. The career services center website has a ton of positions for any major so it is definitely a good resource. Since I'm a business major most internships I would have or ones that my friends have had have been either full time during about 8-10 weeks in the summer or a sales internship where you choose your hours and work off commission. The key to getting an internship is all about putting yourself out there and setting yourself apart from every one else.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is always stuff to do if you know the right people. Whether it's St. Patty's Day or a random tuesday night, if you want to go out; I'm pretty sure you could. Warm weather means a ton of day drinks, cold weather means a much of night time off campus parties. There are also parties in trabant a few times a semester that mostly minorities go to that are pretty fun. Fake ID's don't really work here bar-wise so you have to be 21 when it comes to that but they close really early so you're not missing out on much unless it's a special day. You definitely don't have to be 21 to have a good time at this school.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diversity as whole is pretty decent when it comes to everything except for race. Definitely people of different backgrounds, political beliefs, economic statuses and all; but race is iffy. It is getting better in the fact that there are a lot of diverse people but when it comes to intermingling between racial groups, that's were the problem is. Most white students don't go to black/asia/latino/etc events. But I've barely heard of any really racist things going on here to that's always a good thing. People are very tolerant.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The Varsity sports are only good when one of our teams is going well. This year we made the NCAA tournament for men's basketball and had a really good season overall so basketball season was fun, but last year no one cared about them. That's basically the overall trend. The only games people really go to are football games when it's the first game or homecoming. School spirit is pretty decent overall, but mainly when we have a major team that is above average.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It all depends on where you live but every dorm as its perks. West Campus is awful but it's close to classes and Main Street, and its also very social. East campus is social, nice dorms, but pretty far from Main Street and some classes (even though there are always parties near East Campus). North Campus has the best dorms as a whole. They are mostly new except for the Towers but you get your own kitchen and a looot more space so it's still great. Central Campus dorms are all old and pretty subpar but they are right by classes and Main Street so they have a perfect location (not by a dining hall though). And dorms on the South Green.. I've never been but I know they're old but people rarely request those dorms so its likely you'll get a single. But Housing overall is pretty good, every dorm has its pros and cons.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The safety and security on campus has never been a major concern of mine, since I had never felt like I had been in danger in anyway. However things such as walking alone at night, and the amount of residents who do not attend the school and simply live around the campus that are around, I can be leery about at times. The major concern here for me is the amount of criminal activity that goes on near the campus. The surrounding area and city of the university can sometimes get a bit dangerous at night and it is not as built up as the campus is. There is a fear sometimes that this activity could go on somewhere on campus in the near future, but I trust the campus police will continue doing their job at keeping the student body safe.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: The local weather here in Delaware is very inconsistent. One day it can sunny and mild and then the very next day it can be cold and rainy. It does have somewhat of an impact on my campus experience because having to walk everywhere and having to deal with some very bad weather days, or never really knowing how to dress accordingly can be a challenge.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: The diversity at this school is not as much as the high school I came from, but I still come in contact with students from all racial and ethnic backgrounds on a daily basis. Our school provides many multicultural Greek organizations, and clubs to cater to minority students and they host a multicultural event for those students accepted who are high school seniors and allow them the experience to meet other students in the same position and learn how diverse this campus is becoming each year. Many students embrace their backgrounds and groups and do not in any way feel ostracized for not "fitting in". Everyone is welcoming and there is no discrimination. The clubs and organizations here make it easier for these students to come together and find those similar to them. It is definitely beneficial when transitioning to such a large student population.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking is a popular activity here, just as it is at any college campus. Fortunately the school does a good job at offering other things for students to take part in when this becomes prevalent at nighttime functions on campus. It is easily avoidable and not something students are forced into doing in order to enjoy themselves and have fun. Students who do drink do not make a huge effort conceal it. Yes, the parties thrown off-campus are usually in basements with little to no students congregating outside exposing their alcohol. However, the bars lining main street have outdoor tables where you can take your drinks outside amongst the public while on the patio. So if you are strolling by, you can come in contact with that crowd. There is an amnesty policy here at the university, and drinking or alcohol found in the dorms is punishable and will not be tolerated. Campus police do their best to control the underage drinking here.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I just finished applying for my off-campus apartment for next year. During the process and looking at the many options, I found that many already came furnished and they were all very much renovated. At first, the kind of apartment my friends and I had been prepared to move into had already been taken up in just a matter of days, and we had put our application in fairly early. We were fortunate enough to be able to settle for a different style apartment in the same complex, but some students were denied completely because the facility had been all full. Off-campus housing is very popular among upperclassmen here at the school even though we are guaranteed housing on-campus for all 4 years. So it is very important to get your application in far ahead of time. The cost is very much on the expensive side. Much more than if one were to live on campus with a meal plan! It is very intimidating to realize how much the monthly rent will be, and you will definitely be paying more no matter where off-campus you live than if you lived on-campus. Many of the off-campus complexes provide their own parking lot with spaces for you and all of your roommates to have a car. The safety is pretty tight and there are many liabilities and strict rules that are laid out when signing the leasing agreement. I cannot speak so much on how much help the school offers with off-campus housing since my friends and I reached out to this facility directly, but with some realtors with offices on Main Street, I believe the school makes it convenient for students to seek off-campus housing on their own.

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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.

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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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