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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many restaurants nearby that offer coupons at the beginning of the semester, they offer all different food options from fine dining down to grilled cheeses, and some of them even offer late night delivery which is nice. They are reasonably priced depending on the place you are going to and what you are expected to buy. Definitely the best part about UD.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are numerous houses that are available to rent nearby campus, they aren't all in the nicest conditions and won't be the best house you live in but they are decent for a college campus and moderately priced for a school as long as you have at least 3 other roommates. The nicest ones definitely fill up fast though.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: All the restaurants around Newark, DE and on Main Street, which runs right through the heart of campus, offers a wide variety of options that are all diverse in ethnicity as well as health. In addition to diversity there are many dining options that are easy on a college students wallet, as well as many establishments that hand out coupons and discounts to students. All in all, the dining options off campus can feed anyones taste buds and can fill any craving a student is having while still not breaking the banks

2 College Freshman

Weather: The fall semester is miserable. Summers in Delaware are hot and humid and the freshman dorms almost all do not have AC. If you're not from a hot and humid area, it'll definitely take some getting used to.
The weather in the spring/fall is kind of crazy. One day it'll be 50° and breezy, and the next it's 74° and humid.
The winters are fairly mild; it really only snows December-February and even then more than an inch and half the state'll shut down. We're usually too warm for snow when there's precipitation and there's never any precipitation when it's cold enough.
Springs are much the same as the fall, although classes let out in mid-May, so it's usually not as hot and you'll be back home before it's hot and humid for long.

College Freshman

Academics: I've only been a history/psych major for one semester, and as of yet I've been unable to take any required classes for either major, so I can't really speak of it as a whole.
However, the history program offers many different concentrations, which is lovely, as I'm not stuck studying an area that interests me.
One negative aspect, though, is that almost all of the history requirements are open to non-majors, so some of them fill up very quickly, and half of the people don't even show up to class, which can be infuriating.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: The process of getting into the Criminal Justice major was super easy. As a transfer student, you need about a 2.0... so if you're in high school and have above an 80 you should be okay. Once you get here you just register for the required classes!

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather in Delaware is quite moderate depending on the season. Fall season doesn't have any affect on the classes. Late November and December may cause a cancellation of classes if there is a snow storm but its rare that it happens. The spring semester is the same as fall. Nothing in the spring would cause a cancellation of classes.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus is semi-strict. They have cops that are constantly patrolling the UD campus and always watching for trouble. If a person gets charged with something, the punishment usually varies depending on the severity of the charge. A student that plagiarizes a report or essay can get in serious trouble. UD is very strict about plagiarism by students.

1 College Junior

Administration: The Newark Police seem to be more interested in writing jaywalking tickets and busting parties than fighting actual crime.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Girls here are generally attractive but don't have the best personalities.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Fake IDs will land you in jail in Newark. Nightlife is house parties til you are 21.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is there if you want to get involved, but if you choose not to join it's not really a big deal. UD is a big school, and it might seem like everyone is greek, but in reality its probably only a little over 10 percent of our school population. If you aren't greek, prepare to be scrutinized on a few occasions for not being involved with greek life. Even if you aren't going greek, you can still enjoy many of the parties and other events that they hold.

3 College Junior

Transportation: The transportation is very convenient for people who live on campus, but it is a lot less accessible to people who live off campus. They have buses running at all hours of the day, but the ones in the evening are more infrequent.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The food isn't exactly high quality, but there are good options, and they do have special meals where you can get a gourmet dinner for an extra cost. The food can get repetitive but there's a lot of options at each meal.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Considering alcohol a drug, it is very visible on campus. A student could find a party every night of the week if he or she wanted to. Police enforcement tries dilligently to control it but we are a large campus and it is difficult to keep to a minimum. Hard drugs are absolutely not an issue here. I've never seen them used. The school does offer over 300 Student Run Organizations so there are many alternative options with little peer pressure.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The University of Delaware allows its students to spend time on school work and socialization rather than worrying about campus safety. I have never felt unsafe on campus and that speaks volumes because we are in one of the largest cities in Delaware. We have campus and city police, health and service program and public safety program readily available to students. Leaving items unattended in public places will leave you susceptible to theft but overall I feel safe as long as I follow basic principals of "the buddy system" and stay out of extremely dangerous situations.

5 College Freshman

Technology: Computer labs with new apple computers many printing stations throughout campus

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety and security on campus is great. There's always public safety officials walking around and are always available for call if you do not want to walk by yourself late at night. There is also university police cars on patrol, the town is safe. They do keep a close eye on underage drinking, they enforce students safety and well being. In case of emergencies response time is extremely fast.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Usually either hot or rainy. Either way usually warm. Weather fluctuates frequently. Never snows, maybe a flurry here or there but nothing much.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Most of the dinig geared towards the residence of the area. One resturant offers the ability to use student card.

2 College Junior

Academics: The classes are very tough. Some require a certain grade to pass. If you need help the professors are the last to go to.

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4 College Junior

Technology: The library has many computers and printers that aren't too expensive. Class room buildings also have their own computer labs with printers too

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Food places are great and not too expensive. There are a variety of options in the middle of campus and also five minutes away.

1 College Junior

Parking: Parking is terrible. There are never open spots unless you are early. All parking is either at a meter or a pay to park lot.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: safety can be an issue but most of the living conditions are very nice and the competition for off-campus housing is always very stiff

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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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