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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Most of the school's off campus dining is on main street. There are a lot of restaurants and bars that you can attend. There is something for everyone.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in Louis Redding Hall which is one of the newer and more spacious dorms. From what I have heard, some dorms can be very small and they are not the best places to live in.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties are pretty frequent on campus. There is always some house party or frat party that you and your friends can attend. It is difficult for guys to get in to parties sometimes. Guys usually have to pay or come with a lot of girls or else they will probably not get in.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: I love the vibe the campus gives off. Walking down Main Street is always enjoyable and you can always find somewhere to go on there.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It is okay. I do not know much about it, as I am not a part of it nor do I intend to be.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a $9,000 yearly scholarship when I was accepted into the school. After enrolling, I had asked if there was any way I could get more money and the school ended up adding an additional $1,000 to my scholarship. We also received some financial aid with loans.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is pretty average, but the dining hall employees are super friendly, especially the staff at Russell Dining Hall.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: The School of Education tries to get students experience right away, but many of the students are white, upper middle class girls who are not accepting of students who aren't similar to them. This makes it hard for the department to teach the best kind of educational practices.

2 College Freshman

Academics: Registering for classes was a nightmare for many students, and on at least one of the days the system crashed and people were unable to register at all.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most upperclassmen move off campus sophomore year, but leases are due in November so students don't have a lot of time to decide whether they want to move off campus for the next year or not. Also, some of the off campus housing is really far from main campus.

2 College Freshman

Local Area: There's not much to do off campus unless you have a car. In that case Newark is close to Philly and Baltimore, and the Christiana Mall. There is also a train station near South Campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: East Campus is decent because it's closest to many of the buildings, but most of the dorms don't have air conditioning. North Campus is nicer, but it is a far walk from main campus. West Campus is very social, but the dorms are run down and dirty. Overall, a lot of people got put into forced triples (including myself), and the honors students and athletes definitely got the best dorms.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: It's pretty strict when it comes to attendance, since they use clickers in class. Also, the school's ban on tailgating has had a negative impact on athletics.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties aren't much to get excited about. I'm not a big partier to begin with, but the few times I've gone out I've been underwhelmed. The frat parties are pretty lame, and I've heard that the sports houses are okay. The best bet is to wait until you're an upperclassmen and can either go to the bars or smaller house parties, or even go to Baltimore or Philly since both of them are less than an hour away (or D.C. if you're up for a longer drive).

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Most of the restaurants in Newark are on Main Street, with a few of them by West Campus. There's a good mix of chain restaurants like Chipotle and Panera Bread, as well as local favorites like Klondike Kate's and Newark Deli and Bagel.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's pretty easy to spot someone who is in Greek life, and as far as I can tell, most of the fraternities and sororities (like ones at other schools) are cliquey and only want members who are like them. Greek life is pretty big (25% of students), but if you aren't in Greek life, you have to try really hard to find a social group.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: The teams are okay, but the student body is so focused on social life, Greek life, and partying, that athletics have taken a backseat. However, the students who do go to games have a lot of school spirit, and the Little Bob (the gym) is really nice.

3 College Freshman

Majors: It is generally easy to get into my major (education), but the school relies too much on faulty statistics, and not many of the professors or students are eager to broaden their experiences with education.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school is very homogenous, and if you don't fit in the mold of a UD student (from New Jersey or New York, attractive, partier), than the student body is not very welcoming. No one's been mean spirited, but it's not a friendly environment if you express different interests or come from a diverse background.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My dorm in particular, George Reed is a great dorm, we have our own heat and air conditioning systems in our rooms and personal bathrooms. The rooms are pretty spacious and the floor is coed so making all kinds of friends is not a problem

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is great, it has a wide variety of restaurants and fast food places such as sushi, chipotle, panera bread, jimmy johns etc. its great when its late night and the dining hall is closed

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housings are nice, they are a bit expensive so it would be recommended to stay on campus for at least freshman and sophomore year, its a bit far from on campus so that is the only negative

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I think considering that the school is extremely expensive to attend and my financial situations i should have received more money when i re-visited the financial office to ask if there was anyway they could possible increase my scholarship. the process wasn't difficult. i believe that if you do well enough inhigh school they will be open to giving aid

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is looked at as a very social atmosphere, they live off campus in houses that are pretty nice and they are viewed as genuine poeple

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are a lot of robberies on campus and i think that campus security and officers are more focused on shutting down parties when they should be more focused on the crime that happens at this school

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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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