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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

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: very clicky but not an essential part of having a social life at UD

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Main Street has a ton of great eating opportunities and places to meet up with friends besides parties, etc. However, crime can be bad off- campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There is always something to do. Whether its squirrel watching, running, knitting or what ever! As expected, there are parties and unfortunately many kids participate in drinking on campus but there are plenty of people that do not and plenty of activities to do!

4 College Junior

Party Scene: Great house party school. If your under 21 don't even think about going to the few bars we have. If you are 21, last call is at midnight which is a bummer. Cops can be jerks about underages sometimes, but other times they can be totally cool an djust tell you to keep the noise down.

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5 College Junior

Technology: Very reliable network access and speed. Easy to gain access, and works pretty much anywhere on campus, both inside and outside of classrooms. Printing is quick and easy.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Overall, the girls and guys at UD are very good looking and social life is big. What some people may not know is that Greek Life at UD is pretty big, including about 20% of people. If you would like to join a Fraternity or Sorority but do not want to go to far south where it becomes overly involved and expensieve, UD would be perfect for you! There are plenty of parties all of the time including week nights, but if you don't go to them all the time it's not a big deal. Common dress can range from sweat pants and gym clothes to very trendy and stylish outfits. I don't think it is easy to feel like you are under or overdresses. There are so many different groups of people at UD, so it is very easy to find people you have common interests with!

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2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The University of Delaware is located in Newark, DE which is not a city known to be overly safe. There are definitely crimes that occur on campus such as robberies, but they tend to occur late at night on poorly lit streets with little people on them. The main thing to remember is to be smart and have common sense when it comes to traveling when crime could be an issue. Students receive texts and emails when any crimes occur or when there is a potential danger on campus which is very nice. The campus has their own police force which works closely with the Newark Police station, and they are always driving around campus. Personally, I have never felt unsafe walking around campus because I am smart about where and when I walk. If you ever do feel unsafe, however, you can call public transportation and they will send an escort for you right away!

3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking passes are expensive, ranging about 100-700 dollars for resident students. A typical parking pass for a student who has their car on campus full time in a convenient place would be about 500 dollars. Having a car is nice for times when you need to go to the mall (Christiana) or a larger grocery store, but it is definitely not necessary. Main Street has everything that you would need in an emergency, and places to go during the weekends. Walking everywhere is common and you get very used to it. Overall, parking is okay. The lots are large so sometimes you have to walk pretty far to your car, but its better than not having one at all. People without cars are just fine and don't have any troubles doing what they want/need to do.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is usually okay. It rains at least once a week, and snows occasionally in the winter. Snow can become slushy and annoying. Classes rarely get cancelled due to weather. In the winter, the wind becomes very annoying and freezing, but once it becomes hot, the breeze feels great. Once the weather gets nice, it's fun to hang out on the green or anywhere outside!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: We're right on main street of newark and there are so many different restaurants. When the dining hall doesn't have anything you want you can always got to main street and find something! it's right in the middle of campus and there's anything you could think of.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: They make us take the alcohol edu survey during freshman year which gives people knowledge of drinking/partying. I haven't seen any hardcore drugs but I know people smoke weed, otherwise I think alcohol is the main drug of choice for most people.

3 College Freshman

Technology: There are plenty of computer labs on campus, along with a lot of computers in the library. At these labs you can use the printers but you do have to pay .05 cents a page, but each year you get $5.00 to print which is a lot more than you'd think. There's WIFI almost everywhere which is awesome because you can bring your computer to class to take notes, or sit outside and do work. I do think having a laptop is useful and a printer isn't necessary but is nice when you don't want to walk to the library.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: We have a lot of dining options on campus. Not only do we have a lot of dining halls and student centers, but if you actually want to go out to eat we have a TON of options on Main St. That's one of the great things about being located in downtown Newark.

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2 College Sophomore

Administration: I feel like Delaware is as strict as any other school.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The UD shuttle is completely free and is really convenient if you live on certain parts of campus. Yet, for football games they're rarely running and if they are, they're packed. Also, sometimes the walk from your location to the closest bus stop could be 10 minutes.
Amtrak is about a .8 mile walk and there are three megabuses that run daily. Amtrak is convenient yet expensive, and megabus is cheap yet inconvenient.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: the green is a gathering spot. lots of activities and clubs, 2 student centers,huge library, football is big here.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: take the bus, very convenient and cheap. I walk all over campus. Main street runs through campus, thats where all the shops and restaurants are. The train station is also very close.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone that I've gotten to know has been really nice and I've made some great friendships. Overall while walking around campus I can't help but notice that everyone looks pretty much the same. I'm used to more variety in style and appearance from my high school. I'm also not in to Greek life which is really big on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: I don't have my own car on campus but my friends that do and my parents always seem to be able to find spaces to park. I was surprised that one friend of mine even got a permit mid semester as a freshman. We usually have to walk a ways to the parking areas but that's to be expected on a big campus.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Typical mid atlantic weather. Always seems to rain on Tuesday! Not enough snow to cancel class.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: There are a lot of computer labs around campus. Sometimes they are crowded and sometimes they are not! If you can find a spot in one you can usually find space in another. WiFi is extremely accessible on campus. Most students have there own printer but also use the schools printers. Each semester $5 is allocated on your ID card for printing.

3 College Junior

Administration: They are fairly strict especially for drinking and drug use.

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: I really loved everything about University of Delaware. The small community and town atmosphere made it an easy transition for me. Everything became familiar in a matter of time. The staff is very helpful and the professors are wonderful. Everyone seems to have a great deal of pride associated with the school. The only thing I would add to make the school better is a more health science opportunities; which they have actually begun to do. They have started to build a brand new state of the art health science campus all devoted to students who are pursuing respective careers. The school also has amazing associations with world renowned institutions in Philadelphia to further help students pursuing a degree in health.

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Rainy winters (I prefer snow), and it gets unexpectedly humid in the summer. But the spring and fall are so beautiful!

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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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