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Reviews 2919 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Just because I gave it a 5/5 doesn't mean that it compares to the schools down south. However, I do believe that the contributions our greek community does to give back brings them up from the 4/5 zone (for parties, looks, and greek life importance) up to the 5/5 spot. Unfortunately, the administration here has a vendetta against greek life and have been suspending many chapters over the past 5 years. If they can loosen their grip a little (and give fraternities the right to put there letters on houses so everyone can see), this greek life scene could soar higher than it is now. And it's already known as a great party school.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: For the size my school is, you would've thought a "Rah-Rah" school spirit would be built in. Unfortunately, that's not the case. Years ago, the school took away tailgating, and ever since then, It was gone further downhill. Some of the tailgates of old were huge and brought in a large number of people to the games.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are parties basically tuesday-saturday, there is always something to do.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Usually the parties are always pretty big and people go to them no matter what day of the week.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: They are a challenge and it is easy to get behind.

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: It's not very diverse at all, mainly white wealthy people.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Everyone knows where to get them but no one is forcing you to do them.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is never really crime and I never feel unsafe no matter where I am.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school was the perfect fit for me and I have met so many new and exciting people.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are constantly career fairs and our career services center always sends out emails and wants to help.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I was lucky to get a newly renovated dorm so everything was much better than I anticipated.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: They have good parties and everyone who is in it enjoys it.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: No one really pays attention to varsity sports, none of them are that good. Our club sports often make it to nationals.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is a very stereotypical college campus and is very beautiful. There is always something to do.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus safety is great. If you need someone to walk you home you can call campus safety and they will send someone to walk you home if it's dark. The campus is generally safe, but it's always best to walk in groups. UD Alerts on your phone and email will let you know of any local crimes and areas to stay clear of.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most professors are great and accessible outside class. The classes are challenging but not too hard, and the homework load is average. The classrooms are a bit outdated, especially in the music building, and Loudis really needs to be renovated. Class size is usually around 20 for music classes, and it gets progressively smaller with the higher level courses.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Alumnae networking at Delaware is superb. Many alumni stay in touch with professors and it is easy to network as a result. There is a lot of job recruiting on campus in the form of job fairs and career fairs. Career services is helpful with resumes and interview skills.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing continues to improve, especially since they built the new Caesar Rodney dorms and dining hall. I didn't find the social atmosphere great in campus housing, but this had largely to do with the living arrangements in the old dorms with economy singles. The RA community is pretty unpredictable- I've heard of great RAs, but I've had experience with some that were barely around, and others that were rude to their residents.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is growing, but it isn't mandatory in order to have a social life. Lots of people aren't involved in Greek life on campus, and there are still social activities that don't involve sororities or fraternities. In general sororities have a much better reputation on campus than the social fraternities. Sororities are getting more competitive as the pledge classes grow. Fraternities are generally annoying and way too rowdy.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit is pretty high in general, but turnout for games is pretty low. Football isn't a huge deal, and most of the teams don't play that well. However, the athletic facilities are well kept and the gym is beautiful! It's great for the intramural and club sports, and for all students as well.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most programs at UD seem to be really strong. The music department has several excellent programs, but is largely focused on music education. Dining halls have improved a lot since my freshman year, as have the on-campus housing options. The town of Newark isn't great, but Main St does have pretty good options. The gym on campus is amazing. There are tons of extracurricular options and free on-campus activities for students.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There have been incidents regarding crime and safety issues here and around campus but the security and police do everything in their power to make Delaware and safe and comfortable place for its students. Its great that we have the blue lights all around to make students and staff feel at ease and knowing they can quickly get help when needed.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I was very hesitant at first when I came here not because I didn't like the school but because I wasn't sure if being away from home was for me. I immediately started to feel comfortable and felt like I belonged here because the community has such open arms with newcomers. There are so many things to get involved with whether it is academically or even just what you're interested in which is an even better way to make friends and evolve as a UD student.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is very important to do well and get a good degree because Delaware is a school that helps its graduates easily find jobs and internships as long as you do your part. Getting yourself involved in activities regarding your major and what you want to pursue in the future is a great step and is strongly encouraged by the university and staff here. Delaware associates itself with many big companies and employers that are willing to bring you under their wing and start out your career as well.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I personally was lucky enough to be placed in the newest dorm building here on campus so I'm loving my housing situation. Sure the rooms are a little cramped but the quality and atmosphere of my building is great. I couldn't have asked for a better location or community to be living around.

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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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