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Reviews 2839 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Local Area: Newark, Delaware is much different than I pictured. I thought it would be a relatively dull and very small town. I was wrong! Some say it's like a suburb of Philadelphia, and I can understand why. The surrounding community contains a Main St. that is filled with an impressive array of dining for students and locals, as well as shops and necessary conveniences like a bookstore, cleaners, yoga studio and the like. A few miles in the other direction and you'll find co-ops, farmers markets, a beautiful mall and even more bars and places to hang out. Coming from California I am pleasantly surprised by what Newark, DE has to offer.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I am from the West Coast and was able to find a place within my budget in a community that is safe and friendly. I live about 5 miles from campus and have a car, which is handy for trips to the market. However, I have the option to walk, as there are grocery stores and dining close by. I also have the option of taking the bus, either to the University or to the mall nearby. I really enjoy the freedom of living off-campus, and as a graduate student it makes me feel more independent but sometimes I feel disconnected. However, as a graduate student I realize that I am not an undergrad, and that I don't necessarily need to be in the midst of student life. I have a nice 300 sq. ft. studio apartment, and I pay less than $650/ mos. This works well for me given I have a car note and other bills to pay with my stipend. You can find comparable apartments in the area, it all depends on what you're looking for. I found my place online and through the help of friends who lived in the area. The school can facilitate you speaking with other students to gather suggestions and do further research online. Be sure to ask about parking. I am fortunate to live in a place with adequate outside parking, and I don't have to worry about parking on the street or in a scary enclosed garage.

4 College Junior

Parking: The university has made vast improvements to the availability of parking, particularly for graduate students. They've come up with a number of comprehensive packages to fit the different needs of students, and at reasonable rates. I'm really happy with the options they have and feel they really do listen to the student community when implementing changes. I was able to get an annual night and weekend parking pass for $83! It doesn't get better than that.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: The night life is ok. There are bars and restaurants on the main st. But that's about it. However, bars close early, and some of the bouncers at the bars can he jerks.

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5 College Senior

Athletics: Football is a big deal considering Joe Flacco (Baltimore ravens quarter back) is a UD Alumni and won the Super Bowl. So UD is very proud of their blue hens.

4 College Junior

Diversity: The campus is very diverse, and I regularly have peers from my different areas of the country and even the world. While many students are from the Northeast, I will frequently meet others from throughout the country.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: All residence halls are very clean and nice, and new ones are constantly being built, even for freshman!

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5 College Junior

Transportation: Travel at Delaware is extremely easy, and probably one of the biggest perks of this school. It is extremely centrally located, about equally distant from New York and Washington (~2 hours) and Philadelphia and Baltimore (~1 hour). Amtrak, Megabus and Greyhound stop on campus multiple times a day in addition to SEPTA. Zip cars can be rented as well. Getting around on campus is just as easy with the UD Bus system that always has routes running and can be tracked online. It even tells you what percent full each bus is at any given time. That being said, the campus is extremely walkable and taking a bus is not always necessary.

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Drinking is much more the scene at UD. Although student take drugs to go to events, most just smoke which UD seems to crack down on.

4 College Senior

Technology: You have a $5 limit on free printing, but I always seem to run out. The computes are fast and work well, but they fill up quickly.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are many places to live but it is expensive.

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4 College Junior

Technology: The computer labs can be crowded but the equipment is up to date. The school has wifi all throughout the campus making it easy to study just about anywhere.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: There are quite a few dining options at UD. There are flew points that can be used throughout the campus and even some of the restaurants on main street. Dining halls run on dining plans that can be specialized to meet the students needs.

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: Our Ag field is quite large and they have there own farms and creamery. The ice cream is delicious and affordable.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: UD's campus is aesthetically pleasing and makes it great to study and be active outdoors. The facilities are kept clean and well maintained. The main library is large and there are several other libraries scattered throughout that are substantial. There is a big drive for athletic centers and many of those buildings are sustained mostly through green energy. Overall an excellent school for study and living.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The academics at University of Delaware vary depending on the course. Some classes can be very challenging, while others are easier. It depends on the professor, as well. Professors are usually available to talk with students after class or during their office hours.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I'm in the physical therapy graduate program, and the professors are extremely intelligent and helpful. They want each student to do well. The courses are totally useful. It's a top notch program.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: The school has its own charm that makes you feel welcome and everything is there for you. There is not many attractions but the town makes it more comfy for the lifestyle of the students.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Newark is a college town. There is always so much going on. people are super friendly and the choices of where to go or what to do are windless. Parking isn't even always to bad because most people walk. Its great :)

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: UD has many choices of foods and things right on mainstreet. the christiana mall is not too far away either which makes shopping easy and frequent. I love UDs location

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Housing is moderately expensive about 8000 $ a semester. there are very few choices that are nice safe places to live and the few choices there are are hard to find. also the campus is so large off campus housing is night super close

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Every time I went to the health services I had an easy experience. Safety is good as well when you need it.

4 College Junior

Weather: Basic eastern weather. All seasons , no extremes in either season.

4 College Junior

Academics: Academics are great. Huge alumni base and great name backing it up.

3 College Junior

Parking: Average parking. Some close to where you want to be and others no where close.


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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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