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Reviews 2834 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Junior

Scholarships: Apply early, and don't be afraid to reach out and let admissions know about your accomplishments even throughout senior year. Also be sure to do FAFSA.

3 College Junior

Academics: Challenging and interesting coursework within classes applicable to my major. However, many gen eds require an excessive amount of work/effort and can be GPA killers.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: You can always count on it to be either extremely warm, or extremely cold. It stays warm until about December and then stays cold until the middle of March. Classes rarely get cancelled due to weather. The one thing you can count on is for it to rain almost every Tuesday. Since it is such a huge campus, it is sometimes a hassle walking around in the really bad weather.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The security on campus is pretty good. Students are sent updates via email or text if there is a safety concern that could affect them. Campus crime happens everywhere, the only true problem is that the school is integrated into the community so it is hard to differentiate between students and non-students. That makes crime a bit easier. There are blue lights everywhere and there are several numbers you can call if you feel unsafe or want to be escorted back to where you stay. I have never felt unsafe on the campus.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: There is a lot of parking available on the campus, but the problem is that they assign you a place to park. You have to pay for a parking space on campus and then they assign you a place to put your car, which may not necessarily be near your dorm.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Nightlife is not that great if you are not 21 in Delaware but overall it is pretty good.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are lots of options around UD from pizza to chipotle, it's pretty much up to the student to choose what they want that day. They also have pretty reasonable prices and run special some days for college kids.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drinking is the main focus at UD but there are plenty of students who do drugs. Mainly its just weed but there are a few groups that pop pills. Most of them don't make it past sophomore year though.

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3 College Junior

Local Area: There are a few good restaurants and bars in Newark but that's about it. The area around Newark isn't the safest and a lot of non students tend to hang out around the campus and cause problems.

3 College Junior

Diversity: The student body is mainly comprised of white students and Asian students. Not much diversity other than that.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Chemical engineers have lots of work, with tough teachers.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I wish the chemical engineering program wasn't terrible. It's competitive but not in a way that will help, it mostly hurts people

3 College Sophomore

Majors: It was fine for me to get into my major, Chemical engineering. Lots of business and communications majors everywhere

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors are okay, work is a lot, registration is the worst time of my life.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: RAs will call cops on you if they smell weed. They'll come and break up parties too

3 College Sophomore

Majors: CHEG has it rough. Super competitive, teachers curve everything in every class on every assignment.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are many options of off-campus housing and new projects are being built constantly. They are advertised through the university newspaper and are very easy to find at all price ranges. They are almost all up to date with appliances and features and are typically a very good community.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Student life is very good. There are large amounts of recreation for students from club sports, to intramurals, to student run games such as Humans vs Zombies. There are always students outside playing games or going for runs and the University offers a wide array of alternatives to partying on weekends such as movies every Wednesday and weekend. People are always looking for new additions to teams or pick up games around campus and there are more clubs than one can count.

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: There is a lot of construction going on to improve the school and its facilities to create the best possible atmosphere for students, however it is having a small negative impact on those who are currently attending in the midst of all the construction. They make an effort to make everything suitable to your needs and really engage the students asking for their opinions.

1 College Junior

Parking: Parking at UD is terrible. I commute to school and buying a parking pass is very expensive and the parking garage is not in a very great location. You can also pretty much be guaranteed to get a ticket anywhere you park. It is very difficult for me to get to class or to visit friends on campus.

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3 College Junior

Majors: I am a Cognitive Science major with a concentration in Speech Pathology. Most of my classes are really helpful with good teachers. However, the program is not set up all that well. This major is continuing to grow and the University is not accommodating the student. The classes sizes are very small and difficult to get into and most of the people in my major end up taking extra classes that are not needed.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of restaurants on Main Street, but they can get pretty pricey. There aren't many chain stores on Main Street, which is always nice. Homegrown Café has good vegetarian and vegan food. However, there are some really good restaurants in the area that you simply have to drive to.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options, but it can be quite expensive.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Main Street is the best. It has a lot of restaurants and shops.

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


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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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