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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The school is pretty notorious for being a large drinking school. Even minors find plenty of ways to get alcohol. It's all really down to what you decide you want to do. If you wish to partake, nobody is judging you but you need to understand that if you aren't careful, you could get in serious trouble. If you don't drink or do drugs, that's just fine too. Nobody discriminates if you don't, just find those who feel similarly as you do and you'll be happy. Frat parties and day drinks are huge and people get pretty intoxicated. Marijuana is present but no so much as alcohol is. Delaware has no tolerance pretty much if they catch you with alcohol. The first time is a 100 dollar fine and a class, the second offense is 150 dollars and probation and 2 classes/student wellness appointment. Don't get caught with bottles in your room, especially if you know you have a strict RA. Often times people get written up from RA's on other floors who do patrol, not necessarily their own RA's. If you drink responsibly its way more enjoyable then blacking out every weekend and not remembering if you even had fun or not.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking on campus is pretty bad. Most of the lots are a decent walk from the dorms, and parking permits are expensive. Parallel parking on Main Street is a nightmare.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Art Major - VC is my major. You start out as a general art major, then have to apply to get into the program you want. One piece of advice, DON'T let your grades drop, or else you can be kicked out before the program even starts and be in a sticky situation on where to go next. Teachers are very helpful, if you need more help they are very good in accommodating you. Don't ever be afraid to email, it shows more interest to professors anyway. If you know that your teacher is big on attendance, make an effort to be good at that. If they are big on participation, then participate more. Do whatever you can to show that you care. Your peers are your future competitors in the real world, so do whatever you can to put yourself ahead and really stand out. When projects are assigned, you have to think about it first before you just go out and do it. Ue your resources around you, be as creative as possible, go the extra mile if you want praise for your work and good feedback in critiques. Doing work the night before or last minute is always SO obvious, and sometimes just embarrassing. It's your work that you are presenting, so why make yourself look bad with sub-par work? Represent yourself well, put the time and effort, and your teachers will be able to read this if you really try. The art studios can be a fun environment if you let it be. Don't be worried if you have to pull all-nighters, because you most likely will.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is a big community of Greek Life on campus, but like I'm sure many have said before, if you aren't part of it, it's not a big deal in the slightest. I go to many frat parties but am not in any sororities myself and it makes no difference to me. I'm sincerely just not interested in it and nobody looks down upon you for that. However, were I a male attending this school I may consider joining a frat only because if you aren't, you have to pay to go to most parties and sometimes they just don't let you in if your a guy. Girls can really get in anywhere as long as they are a decent sized group and decently attractive. Non-greeks and greeks get along fine from what I know. Nobody judges if your not in one, and if they do then they clearly aren't someone you want to associate with anyway if they base your character on that. There are many other things besides greek life that you can join and be a part of and be happy.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: From my experience, the academics offered at this school are rigorous enough to keep you working, but not to make you suffer. My professors all showed a genuine interest to be there for you when they could and make the time to help you out. If you just go to class, and not skip this will honestly help you LOADS. Attendance is key in many classes simply to keep your grade at a good level. If you're already doing bad in a class don't even think about skipping. Odds are many other people are taking or have taken a class you are in, so if you truly are struggling, reach out to someone for help. If you're a Freshman, registering can be a little tricky. Make sure you plan out the classes you need to take/ want for electives BEFORE your assigned date to sign up or else you'll be screwed over. If you don't plan before, many classes can already be taken due to older students having superiority over you. If you didn't have any back up classes on hand you'll be stuck scrambling to find classes last minute that you aren't even interested in. Just be prepared. For every major I assume workloads are varying, but as an Art Major - a to be VC major, workloads are pretty heavy. You have at least 3 foundation classes that each assign work as if you only have time for their class. They do take into consideration the other classes you have, but still are rather strict with deadlines, so if you know going to that party is going to set you back, just don't go. It may be a difficult decision in the moment, but down the line it will really help you out to be responsible. IF you truly need to get studying done, go to your dorm lounge, or the library or a coffee shop like central perk.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Great academic programs that are nationally ranked and known. Such as all Engineering programs, Nursing, and Education. Great investments.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Great restauraunts and other small stores of interesting variety.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not the best, but has its fun times. Football hasn't been good in a little while. Women's Basketball used to be the biggest attraction,believe it or not. #TeamDelledonne

3 College Senior

Campus Food: Campus dining halls are boring and limiting. There is very little opportuity to personalize food choices and overall quality is poor. Menus cycle on a weekly basis so it is easy to get bored, and on campus convenience stores are extremely limited, even the campus grocery. On-campus quick service is extremely limited with very few healthy choices. A few aspects of the dining hall, however, are really great, such as the salad bar and occasional new menu items. Brunch is usually good, but other meals tend to not be very good, especially meats, which are always either over or undercooked.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Restaurant choices are varied, with options in pretty much every category. The food itself is about average at any given restaurant. Most sit-down restaurants are more expensive than they should be, but cheaper options such as more quick-service type establishments do exist and are plentiful. We also have a few good food carts

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I think housing is generally good. Dorms can be a bit small, but they are inconvenient locations for the most part and offer lots of options from suite style to apartments to traditional. Freshman housing, however, is not as good as upper classman housing

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3 College Senior

Transportation: While it has improved with the new Megabus service, it is generally very inconvenient and difficult to get off campus, especially on the weekends.

2 College Senior

Diversity: The University of Delaware is diverse in that, as a state institution, it brings a broad range of both in-state and out-of-state applicants. The sheer volume of students means that the "stereotypical Delaware student" is hard to define. At smaller liberal arts schools, there can often be an identifiable mindset amongst the students, but this is not so at Delaware. In this way, I believe the University of Delaware to be diverse. However, Delaware is sorely lacking in racial and ethnic diversity. The student demographic does not reflect the applicant pool. What's more, an overwhelming amount of students come live within a 2 hour drive of the school, usually NJ or Long Island. This makes for a generally unvaried way of thinking. I would like to see more diversity at the University of Delaware.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: If you're a freshmen, you have plenty of options. I am a transfer student, and the University provides absolutely no merit aid for transfer students, not even after their first year/when they come back as a returning student. Additionally the financial aid process involves submitting only a FAFSA, not even a personal statement, and because my parents' taxes reflect a much higher income than reality, we are paying a huge price ticket; if it weren't for the fact that I was left with no other schools to go to, I probably wouldn't be going here simply because of the price tag and the lack of financial consideration for transfer students.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I am not much of a nightlife participator, but as an observer it seems like there is a lot going on. There are always parties, a fact that is obvious even to non-students who live in the area (while I am a student now I grew up in a neighboring town and have visited the University very often for my whole life). I am underage so I have no experience with the bars but I can attest that there is a great variety of them, although there aren't any night clubs that I am aware of. Transportation is simple--there are no cabs around town but the University itself provides a bus system around campus until the morning hours, I believe 2am on weeknights and 4am on weekends. Concerning underage nightlife there is not a lot except for parties, and as far as I have been told fake IDs simply won't work so underage students are pretty much out of luck.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The restaurants around Newark are fabulous! There are options for everyone, from pizza to Italian to Mexican to traditional American to Thai to Chinese... you name it! There are also a variety of vegetarian restaurants which is something I have not found much of elsewhere; my personal favorite is a traditional restaurant which serves all foods with real meat but provides a vegetarian option for all menu items and a vegan option for most. Anything you want for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert can be found around town and you'll never get tired of having to eat at the same place because there are too many options for that.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I have not yet held an internship while at the University of Delaware, but I do plan to. Their Discovery Learning requirement can be fulfilled by internships so they have a strong program to help you find one that is suitable for you and your career path.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: This will be my first year at the University of Delaware as I am a transfer student coming in as a sophomore but thus far I am pleased with what I have encountered. The Linguistics program is strong with varied classes and excellent guidance. I know that career options for linguistics majors are varied so I am not worried about finding a career and I am under the impression that the University has an excellent career services center. My only grief with the program/the University so far into my experience there is that I was given only one option for an orientation date, and it was the second-to-last day of their month-long orientation program which includes transfer and freshmen students, and since my date was last I was given no seniority despite my second-semester sophomore status in choosing courses so my initial schedule didn't work out as well as I had hoped.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I applied directly to the major I desired, although it is possible to apply as undeclared and choose later. There was no special process to be admitted to my particular major, Linguistics, just the common application.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is present here at the University of Delaware but doesn't dominate it. Greeks and Non-Greeks do interact with each other. Also, Greeks have their separate housing locations and they look pretty nice.

2 College Senior

Weather: Delaware weather is pretty unpredictable. It can be 70 degrees one week then 50 degrees the next. I would suggest you pack both summer and winter clothes with you during both semesters so you'll always be prepared.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Student life on campus is active, especially in the Fall and the Spring. There is always somewhere outside of your dorm room to study or hang out. The campus is beautiful, not too large and not too small. The main library is quite large and does get crowded around finals, but you will always find a nice quiet spot. Not to mention there are literally a BILLION other places to study on campus if you need a change in scenery.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Generally speaking, the dining halls and other places on campus offer a nice and variety of foods. I personally love Russell Dining Hall and Perkins. Having Dunkin Donuts stay open throughout the day is very convenient. However, on weekends, the dining hall food isn't good, when compared to the weekdays. I would suggest getting a meal plan with lots of points since points cannot be used in Dining halls but only in Student centers like Perkins since those places offer the best food.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I plan on getting a Marketing internship because I want to gain experience and knowledge by applying Marketing beyond the textbooks. I am a little apprehensive if I will find the right kind of internship for me due to the competition that exists everywhere today.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It gets very, very windy in Delaware making it hard to walk at a good pace to class especially if your long hair is flying everywhere making you barely see anything. It also rains a lot but classes never get cancelled, leaving you to splash your way to class. Be careful not to walk on the side of the sidewalk where cars drive by because they can easily splash you while driving through the puddles. When it rains and is windy at the same time, it's more awful. You try very hard to keep your umbrella open but the wind fights against it leaving you to ultimately close your umbrella and walk in the pouring rain. But when it's sunny, everyone is tanning outside and enjoying their ice tea from Dunkin Donuts.

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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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