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3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Parking is average. It costs a lot to buy a parking permit, but there is a lot of space to park. The parking lots are fairly close to class

3 College Junior

Weather: the weather varies extremely in delaware. You will find differences of 10 to 20 degrees occuring in 2 days.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Many of my friends live off campus, most opt to. It is definitely way cheaper than living in the dorm and a lot of the available apartments are actually closer to the green (where the lecture hall's are) which makes for a nice short walk to class. Landlords are usually mellow and understand what its like being a college student and don't try to rip you off. Parking is usually the biggest issue because it is almost non existent and the cops love to hand out parking tickets. As long as you pick an apartment/house that is centrally located there is no issue of safety. It becomes a bit more of an issue when you live on the outskirts of campus.

5 College Junior

Local Area: Delaware is a small state with a lot of heart. The university is a medium sized school which at first seems really big. Once you get involved the school becomes much smaller and it is easy to make friends. Their are lots of really cute locally owned shops where the locals are always really nice. I haven't had a bad experience yet and fall in love with the place more and more everyday. You can walk just about anywhere and there is always something cool going on.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: diverse population,all sorts of different personalities.

5 College Junior

Academics: If you take advantage of all the help at the university and truly apply yourself you will do well. It will not come easy, because the professors want to test you and make you think outside the box, but this is a good thing. You are getting your money's worth with the education they provide. And walking down the green (where most of the lecture halls are) anytime of year is absolutely beautiful which only aids to the college atmosphere.

5 College Junior

Academics: I love my major. The MLS community is small which provides a nice opportunity to get to know your professors & advisors. They are always willing to give advice or to work with you one on one when you ask for help. There are many conferences and interning opportunities. The curriculum is also up to date and most the professors have true experience with what they are teaching which makes the learning experience even better. The workload is intense but it is expected when in a pre-med/medical laboratory science field.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Throughout the school year, there was very little crime on campus. However, on campus housing (especially near the freshman dorms), there were quite a few burglaries. Even so, I always felt safe on campus and the police there are always friendly and never out to get students.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks can be viewed very well, okay, or very poorly. Depends on reputation, campus involvement and sometimes race.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Most parties are just drink fest. No one is really dancing, places are small, cramped, and sweaty. But hey that's college, right?

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The police respond relatively well to alcohol and drug use. Most students don't pay attention to the rules only because they are not very mature.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Hardly anywhere convenient to park. If you find a spot you are lucky and unlucky at the same time. Meters are expensively ridiculous. Parking Police are everywhere and never sleep.

1 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are people from different races on campus. But almost all are International Students and don't attend classes at the University just on the University. Majority of students are from two states only.

3 College Junior

Majors: Coming into the University of Delaware, I was a Biology major pursuing to become a Pharmacist. After a semester, I realized being a Pharmacist isn't what I want to be in life but what my parents want me to be. I decided to change my major to Exercise Science and it was the best decision I made. There are so many career opportunities I can pursue with an Exercise Science degree. My career goals are to become an Orthodontist and start my own practice. I do not have any concerns what so ever with finding a job with my career path.

4 College Junior

Majors: As an Exercise Science major internships give you a boost to your application to graduate schools. Doing internships give you an insight on the career you may or may not want to pursue. Internships for Exercise Science Majors are in such large amount since there is an unlimited amount of career pathways with a degree in Exercise Science.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid. I did receive a scholarship based on merit, though. It was not as much as I would have hoped for, but it definitely still helped. I suggest finding out as much as you can about scholarship opportunities from you college counselor.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I have had one brief fashion internship for a vintage clothing company. I did not get paid in money, but rather in experience, which can be just as beneficial. I had to help out a photo shoots which involved dressing models, choosing clothes, organizing stock, and taking inventory. This was on the weekend usually and did not take up a large amount of time. I also work as a receptionist for a marketing company now about three days a week for 9 hours each day. I get paid about $8.50 an hour plus bonuses. I also worked with a wedding and event coordinator to set up an extravagant wedding celebration.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I became interested in Fashion Merchandising because I've always loved designing my own clothes, do-it-yourself projects, sewing, and shopping. My program specifically did not have an abnormal application process because I did not apply for Fashion and Apparel Design. When I applied, a great decision that I made was to discuss my love of fashion in my essay. I talked about how all of the aspects of myself and my personality mirror all the aspects of an outfit that I would put together. A challenge I encountered was taking the math placement test. Math is not my best subject so I was worried I would not measure up to the expected standards. I ended up doing well after some review and that challenge has been curbed.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I changed my major 5 times throughout freshman year, but the best thing about UD is how many different majors and programs there are available--over 120 i believe? my advisor was very helpful and now i'm confidently going down the B.S. in Accounting path still with possibility of law school in the future. I would advise new students to consider all their options and ask for advice from other older students and professors/advisors so you can really find out what you are interested in before making a decision about a major. one thing i hear about UD is that after sophomore year it can be tricky to change your major and still graduate on time.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial Aid is tough for out of state students at UD. I've just accepted the fact that I'm going to have student loans. ..for best results have your parents move to Delaware so you can claim residency ha ha

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Majority of UD's population is from the East Coast, but you'll find all types of students, the school is big enough where there are groups and clubs for everyone and although you might walk around and see lots of preppy white kids, the school is diverse enough and there's a significant international student population. i made friends with a girl from Trinidad in one of my classes. basically everyone at UD is nice and in just one year i've made so many amazing friends. The guys: either preppy/fratty, sporty, long-boarders, etc. The girls: preppy/sorority, smart, nice, party girls, sporty

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol is much more prevalent than drugs, but i've found that no one cares if you do or don't drink, everyone at UD is pretty laid-back and accepting of all students, so do your own thing whatever that may be and you'll find your niche of friends.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: UD definitely treats its athletes good I must say! honestly I only went to one football game my freshmen year, and I left at half-time. I personally didn't participate but im sure other students did. I do know for a fact that our football team is d1 and the school does treat all athlete no matter what sport well.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: UD is all about parties! We find any excuse to have a party or dage ( day drink). sometimes it sucks if you are not apart of a club-sport or frat ( they usually throw the parties) if you are not a girl, but I like to think of getting into a party as an exact science! ratio helps, timing is everything, and money is a must ( if you are a guy). even if you are not a girl, or in a frat it is possible to go to parties and get in. the fact that UD has lots of parties I give it an A. However, it is a little tricky for guys who are not apart of greek like! then again all that changes once you hit 21, then everything is good.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There is a very long list of majors and minors, although there is no architecture major which I might have found interesting to explore.

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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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