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Reviews 2509 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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1 College Junior

Campus Food: I got sick from the dining hall 3 times last year alone. They undercook meat a lot. The offerings are nothing to write home about. They have a lot of ethnic food that nobody likes. Also, the people working there are pretty snippy. That having been said, the Scrounge in Perkins isn't bad. They also put a Starbucks in Smith recently.

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: The Newark Police seem to like to harass students at Delaware by giving out a lot jaywalking tickets and busting parties. Meanwhile, Newark is not a very safe place, so maybe they should focus on actual crime. The UD Police are very professional and competent.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: You will likely not enjoy the social scene at Delaware if you don't drink. Some people smoke pot or use harder drugs, but there is no pressure to partake and people respect your decision not to.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Little room for sitting and waiting for next class when in the same building

4 College Freshman

Weather: The weather isn't that bad if you look at the forecasts for the week and plan accordingly. However, since the campus is big, if you get caught in the rain or snow, you better have an umbrella in your backpack.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: You have your choice to any kind of housing. Five choices for Freshman all over campus and most have air conditioning. If you want a more quiet environment, there is housing on south campus with a substance free dorm, international dorm or an all women's Overall, housing is great.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is a range of boys on campus at Delaware but it is clear that Delaware does not produce boyfriend material. The girls will all look the same, leggings, uggs, tall boots, scarfs. Same things, different girl.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Varsity sports at Delaware are not well supported by students and I wish that there was more fan support from the students.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The guys are all pretty laid back and all keep decent appearances. The girls are all nice and make campus life entertaining and balanced. Social lives are all well-balanced and not brought to the entire college level such as relationships.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you dont want to be involved in drinking then you will never see it. You do see some kids doing some smoking and they dont really get caught. If you want to drink and party, you can easily find it, but its also incredible easy to avoid and people really do not peer pressure you at UD nor do they make you feel uncomfertable that you dont drink

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots and lots of options! Prices are very reasonable and very delcious foods! Love going to main street for dinner some nights!

5 College Freshman

Transportation: There are constantly buses running all around the campus. Even on the weekends to the football games. They are all free. And then you have DART buses and those are really cheap. You can go to the mall for $1.25

5 College Freshman

Technology: You get plenty of money for printing at the beginning. The computers in the library are very nice, although maybe slightly slow. The internet is amazing at delaware and i never have a problem with it. It is very easy to have internet access when on campus. I use it on my phone and computer all the time.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of places to eat around campus such as pubs, food chains, and individual restaurants that are widely diverse in choices. Prices are fair at most places

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial Aid went smoothly...just make sure you really call over and over again. Do not be shy. If you are a strong student and express your need they will give you some money they originally didnt.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Delaware is HUGE on athletics. When it comes to sports like football and basketball, it gets tons of support. There is so much pride on campus. Other than those there is also club and intramural sports. There are different levels in each whether you just want to practice once a week or every single day. There is almost every sport you can think of or if it's not available, you can start one. I've never even heard of ultimate frisbee until i got to the university.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The campus food is okay. There are some really great options outside of the dining halls and sometimes the dining hall food is good. Its college food so i wouldn't expect it to be 4 stars but you have to make it work. There are four dining halls that you can go to : rodney, kent, pencader and russell. Those take swipes/meal points. Outside of those four there are other places you can eat and those are trabant, perkins and the pod. In these locations you would use points or flex.

5 College Freshman

Technology: Most of the high quality and new computers are in the library. Not sure how long the wait is during "rush hour", however.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Was difficult for me to understand how to get things done, but I was a freshman and that is only to be expected.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The large majority of dorms are beautiful. But, that does not mean if you don't get a beautiful one you can't have a good time in the "lesser" ones. I would know, I live in one of the "lessers".

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is so many excellent choices in dining right near many of the dorm residences. Many if not all cultures are addressed on Main Street as well as in the near vicinity of the rest of Newark. Just depends what your taste is ;)

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Express route is good. On weekdays the buses dont run very late, or the routes are ridiculously long.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Frats get old after freshman year. Theres plenty of good bars though once you turn 21.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: George Read is the best. Dickinson and Rodney are the worst.

5 College Junior

Academics: The academics are very challenging but extremely relateable to the real world.


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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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