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Reviews 2834 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I just finished my first semester at UD so I'm not exactly that exposed to Greek Life to be able to say a lot; but what I can say is that exposure Greek Life varies from chapter to chapter and based on what the chapter's focus is on, i.e. partying vs community service. The chapters that I was exposed to didn't make partying the center of their focus. While they threw a few of them, their main focus was on ways to bettering youth and the community. You can still participate in greek life without worrying about having to always dress preppy or party 24/7.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: Some classes will push you to your limit

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3 College Freshman

Academics: There is a wide variety so you don't have to settle

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Some people but not all use alcohol or other

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Everything is in walking distance pretty much

2 College Freshman

Diversity: There isn't a lot of diversity here. Mainly whites

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Some of the Greek housing is very nice, but mostly the houses are a little bit shabby. Also, the percentage of Greeks on campus is not the majority of the students, so it is not totally imperative to rush. The dues one has to pay to be involved are a little steep, but for some, that is worth it.

4 College Freshman

Technology: The internet connection on campus can be fickle/slow but that is rarely the case. Also there is a phone number you can call for tech support during certain hours and they help you with anything you are having issues with. Printing in the library is annoying because each page costs 5 cents and you only have 5 dollars to start with on your card for printing and you will likely finding yourself needing to print things often.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: They have so many restaurants to choose from right on Main Street. You could go have a fancy meal with the family or a quick snack with friends. There are some organic choices and many different cuisines. There are always discounts for students and I regularly get emails with a list of discounts for the week. Also, many of the pizza places are open very late.

2 College Freshman

Parking: It is very difficult to find a spot with a meter and parking enforcement is a little bit unreasonable because they give tickets left and right.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Not worth the high price

5 College Junior

Transportation: The busses are so convenient especially if you live far from classes! They come every 5 min and are FREE

4 College Junior

Technology: The wi-fi sometimes goes on and off but when it works it's really fast. Plus who doesn't have their own laptop nowadays...

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Typical white college girls basically

3 College Junior

Weather: I think in general the weather all around the country has been very bipolar.... typical East Coast weather with random hot days and random freezing days

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Everything's new and new things are constantly being built

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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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