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Reviews 2839 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol is much more prevalent than drugs, but i've found that no one cares if you do or don't drink, everyone at UD is pretty laid-back and accepting of all students, so do your own thing whatever that may be and you'll find your niche of friends.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: UD definitely treats its athletes good I must say! honestly I only went to one football game my freshmen year, and I left at half-time. I personally didn't participate but im sure other students did. I do know for a fact that our football team is d1 and the school does treat all athlete no matter what sport well.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: UD is all about parties! We find any excuse to have a party or dage ( day drink). sometimes it sucks if you are not apart of a club-sport or frat ( they usually throw the parties) if you are not a girl, but I like to think of getting into a party as an exact science! ratio helps, timing is everything, and money is a must ( if you are a guy). even if you are not a girl, or in a frat it is possible to go to parties and get in. the fact that UD has lots of parties I give it an A. However, it is a little tricky for guys who are not apart of greek like! then again all that changes once you hit 21, then everything is good.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There is a very long list of majors and minors, although there is no architecture major which I might have found interesting to explore.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most people are dressed nicely, especially the frat/sorority members. Almost everyone is very friendly and will make conversation with almost anyone.

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: There are several computer labs on campus with a good amount of iMacs, some with sunray terminals which are good for computer science classes, and some with dells that are good for all types of work.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is very big on campus. While sorority girls and frat guys are almost always annoying and have a reputation for being some of the less bright people on campus, if that's what you're looking for than University of Delaware is probably a very good place to look.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food in the dining halls is often badly prepared or low quality. I personally don't think it's the best value, but for someone who eats much more than me it might be worth it because they are all you can eat. The markets near each dining hall are very convenient for when you want a late night snack. The food court in Trabant is also one of my favorite places to eat on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: My specific program is Finance and International Business and we have a growing business school that has great professors and a great curriculum.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The school does not give out a lot of financial aid and scholarships are hard to obtain.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Alot of students hookup because there is a big party culture. The frat boys are very attractive but have a reputation of not being the nicest.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are alot of transportation options such as Amtrak, Greyhound buses and the new MegaBus. We are near major cities so there is adequate transportation available.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: While I personally have never had issues with safety, we students are always receiving reports of robberies and muggings and it is very disconcerting when you get them. Also, security in the dorms could be stepped up; towards the end of this year there was a stranger in Smyth Hal (where I was living) and apparently he'd been on something. He was harmless, and he was escorted from the building by RA's, but still.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: At UD, the art department works in an interesting way. When applying, to the school, first you must apply to UD itself. If you get in, then you must submit a portfolio of 15 pieces to be considered for the art department. When you get in, you are in the BA program for Art. You spend Freshman year in the BA program receiving a solid foundations "boot camp" (which is very grueling, let me tell you). Then, in the Spring of your Freshman year, you create a new portfolio from all the projects you've worked on while at school and apply either to Visual Communications or Fine Arts, both of which are BFA programs. Or, you can choose to stay in the BA program.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm part of the College of Arts & Sciences, and while some people may complain about the breadth requirements, I think they're a wonderful idea. They are a great way to keep a balanced education and keep your schedule from being too lab-heavy or studio-heavy. The instructors for my major, Visual Communications, are wonderful and are active members in the art community. They know what they are talking about and the projects they design for us are interesting and non-restrictive.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid was a bit of a hassle, but I was able to receive some help. Not as much as I would have liked considering my SAT scores but still I was happy to have been acknowledged for the work I've done.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: There is no real process other than completing chem and bio

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Athletic Traning - Alot of work but rewarding if that is what you want to do

2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are a LOT of stuck-up boys from suburban NJ, NY, and PA who think that they're better than everyone else (...even though most of the ones I know tried for Ivy League and failed, so I don't know where they get that idea) and will only talk to other rich kids.
I know a guy whose roommate was failing out, so his parents paid a doctor to get him medical leave of absence to avoid academic probation. The rich kids here are THAT ridiculous.
However, in-state and out of state guys who don't come from rich suburbs are pretty nice and down to earth... and a lot easier to get along with.

The girls... I feel like the rich girls aren't as snobby as the boys, but they are really detached from reality. I heard a girl in the lounge tell her friend that "if [she] needed money, it will come [to her]" as if by magic. which is... well, not realistic at all.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs (alcohol included) are widespread and easy to find. Most partying occurs at frats or team houses, or in the dorms. That said, people are not pressured to use them, and drug/alcohol related injuries are infrequent. Most people are smart enough not to get caught or completely overdo it.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are campus buses that run every day, though not as frequently as one would like. Helpful for getting between north, south, and central campuses, but not for just getting around the main campus. Parking is available but expensive. Cabs and public buses exist, but are hard to find.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: locations close to campus but expensive. police patrol regularly.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Bus transportation is very good! Campus is large but everything is in walking distance. Plus the view on your walk is beautiful on sunny days!

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Faculty was outstanding! I have to attend graduate school so I do have another opportunity to go through it again. It was a very rewarding experience.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The campus is safe but as any campus has, there are concerns when alone late at night.


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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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