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4 College Sophomore

Majors: My specific program is Finance and International Business and we have a growing business school that has great professors and a great curriculum.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The school does not give out a lot of financial aid and scholarships are hard to obtain.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Alot of students hookup because there is a big party culture. The frat boys are very attractive but have a reputation of not being the nicest.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are alot of transportation options such as Amtrak, Greyhound buses and the new MegaBus. We are near major cities so there is adequate transportation available.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: While I personally have never had issues with safety, we students are always receiving reports of robberies and muggings and it is very disconcerting when you get them. Also, security in the dorms could be stepped up; towards the end of this year there was a stranger in Smyth Hal (where I was living) and apparently he'd been on something. He was harmless, and he was escorted from the building by RA's, but still.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: At UD, the art department works in an interesting way. When applying, to the school, first you must apply to UD itself. If you get in, then you must submit a portfolio of 15 pieces to be considered for the art department. When you get in, you are in the BA program for Art. You spend Freshman year in the BA program receiving a solid foundations "boot camp" (which is very grueling, let me tell you). Then, in the Spring of your Freshman year, you create a new portfolio from all the projects you've worked on while at school and apply either to Visual Communications or Fine Arts, both of which are BFA programs. Or, you can choose to stay in the BA program.

College Sophomore

Majors: I am only a Freshman, soon to be Sophomore, so I haven't had a lot of experience with the internships for our program. I do know that all seniors in the program are involved in one, so that's a good thing. And I do know they do actual work, and are involved with projects at whatever company or office they are placed in.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm part of the College of Arts & Sciences, and while some people may complain about the breadth requirements, I think they're a wonderful idea. They are a great way to keep a balanced education and keep your schedule from being too lab-heavy or studio-heavy. The instructors for my major, Visual Communications, are wonderful and are active members in the art community. They know what they are talking about and the projects they design for us are interesting and non-restrictive.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid was a bit of a hassle, but I was able to receive some help. Not as much as I would have liked considering my SAT scores but still I was happy to have been acknowledged for the work I've done.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: There is no real process other than completing chem and bio

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Athletic Traning - Alot of work but rewarding if that is what you want to do

2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are a LOT of stuck-up boys from suburban NJ, NY, and PA who think that they're better than everyone else (...even though most of the ones I know tried for Ivy League and failed, so I don't know where they get that idea) and will only talk to other rich kids.
I know a guy whose roommate was failing out, so his parents paid a doctor to get him medical leave of absence to avoid academic probation. The rich kids here are THAT ridiculous.
However, in-state and out of state guys who don't come from rich suburbs are pretty nice and down to earth... and a lot easier to get along with.

The girls... I feel like the rich girls aren't as snobby as the boys, but they are really detached from reality. I heard a girl in the lounge tell her friend that "if [she] needed money, it will come [to her]" as if by magic. which is... well, not realistic at all.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs (alcohol included) are widespread and easy to find. Most partying occurs at frats or team houses, or in the dorms. That said, people are not pressured to use them, and drug/alcohol related injuries are infrequent. Most people are smart enough not to get caught or completely overdo it.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are campus buses that run every day, though not as frequently as one would like. Helpful for getting between north, south, and central campuses, but not for just getting around the main campus. Parking is available but expensive. Cabs and public buses exist, but are hard to find.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: locations close to campus but expensive. police patrol regularly.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Bus transportation is very good! Campus is large but everything is in walking distance. Plus the view on your walk is beautiful on sunny days!

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Faculty was outstanding! I have to attend graduate school so I do have another opportunity to go through it again. It was a very rewarding experience.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The campus is safe but as any campus has, there are concerns when alone late at night.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Quality is excellent ! I recommend La Pasta Costa!

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Houses and apartments available all over campus but expensive.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a huge amount of variety of things to eat on Main Street. There are no student discounts, but Main Street has a great selection of places to eat.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is huge at the University of Delaware, but that does not necesarily mean it is a good thing. If you are in a frat or sorority, it takes up a lot of your time, but you can get into parties and such on the weekends. If you are not in a fraternity or sorority, which many aren't due to other commitments, you might have trouble finding parties and things to do on the weekends.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: There are not many places to go off of campus unless you have a car. The only place to hangout off campus in walking distance is Main Street, but that might get old after a while. The campus has a good number of things to do though so it is not too bad.
Everyone that visits the campus or have stores by the campus are super friendly and it is a nice environment to be in.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Aside from the freshman dorms, the other campus housing is decently new. Most dorms are very close to other dorms, so there is always activities and people hanging out by the dorms. The cost is a little expensive, but in comparison to other options for housing, not too bad.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Cops mostly don't get anybody in too much trouble unless you're a complete idiot

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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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