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Reviews 2927 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: This will be my first year at the University of Delaware as I am a transfer student coming in as a sophomore but thus far I am pleased with what I have encountered. The Linguistics program is strong with varied classes and excellent guidance. I know that career options for linguistics majors are varied so I am not worried about finding a career and I am under the impression that the University has an excellent career services center. My only grief with the program/the University so far into my experience there is that I was given only one option for an orientation date, and it was the second-to-last day of their month-long orientation program which includes transfer and freshmen students, and since my date was last I was given no seniority despite my second-semester sophomore status in choosing courses so my initial schedule didn't work out as well as I had hoped.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I applied directly to the major I desired, although it is possible to apply as undeclared and choose later. There was no special process to be admitted to my particular major, Linguistics, just the common application.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is present here at the University of Delaware but doesn't dominate it. Greeks and Non-Greeks do interact with each other. Also, Greeks have their separate housing locations and they look pretty nice.

2 College Senior

Weather: Delaware weather is pretty unpredictable. It can be 70 degrees one week then 50 degrees the next. I would suggest you pack both summer and winter clothes with you during both semesters so you'll always be prepared.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Student life on campus is active, especially in the Fall and the Spring. There is always somewhere outside of your dorm room to study or hang out. The campus is beautiful, not too large and not too small. The main library is quite large and does get crowded around finals, but you will always find a nice quiet spot. Not to mention there are literally a BILLION other places to study on campus if you need a change in scenery.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Generally speaking, the dining halls and other places on campus offer a nice and variety of foods. I personally love Russell Dining Hall and Perkins. Having Dunkin Donuts stay open throughout the day is very convenient. However, on weekends, the dining hall food isn't good, when compared to the weekdays. I would suggest getting a meal plan with lots of points since points cannot be used in Dining halls but only in Student centers like Perkins since those places offer the best food.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I plan on getting a Marketing internship because I want to gain experience and knowledge by applying Marketing beyond the textbooks. I am a little apprehensive if I will find the right kind of internship for me due to the competition that exists everywhere today.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It gets very, very windy in Delaware making it hard to walk at a good pace to class especially if your long hair is flying everywhere making you barely see anything. It also rains a lot but classes never get cancelled, leaving you to splash your way to class. Be careful not to walk on the side of the sidewalk where cars drive by because they can easily splash you while driving through the puddles. When it rains and is windy at the same time, it's more awful. You try very hard to keep your umbrella open but the wind fights against it leaving you to ultimately close your umbrella and walk in the pouring rain. But when it's sunny, everyone is tanning outside and enjoying their ice tea from Dunkin Donuts.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The process of getting into Marketing was easy. I didn't have to add anything to the general application requirements. However, getting into the Honors Program was a bit challenging because an additional essay was required and only a small percentage of the students who applied were admitted. The most important criteria for admission was high school GPA, rank, quality of courses taken during high school, and the additional essay. No, my program does not have an abnormal application process.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Underage students do drink on the weekends and sometimes cause noises in the hallways, making it hard for others to sleep. However, the RAs are very good at handling drunk students and do write them down if they cause trouble.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The facilities at UD range from extremely nice and new to fair, but I definitely wouldn't say any facilities are in poor condition. The university staff and officers keep campus and facilities in good shape.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather at UD is pretty fair. We are lucky enough to get a long fall that tends to feel as if its still summer and a long spring with high temperatures. The downfall is we return to campus for the second semester, "Spring" semester, in the dead of winter so it is hard getting back in to the swing of things after 7 weeks off when it is so cold out. Also, when it starts to get nicer out, I constantly find myself saying, it would be so much warmer without this wind. Campus is very windy.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The campus housing can really vary at UD. There are some very nice dorm locations and there are some that are not so nice. Out of the freshman dorms, the majority are older and falling apart, apart from the George Read Hall which is much newer and situated with upperclassmen housing. However, the university is working to improve and renovate all freshman housing with the opening of an enormous new facility in Fall 2013, with plans to continue renovations on others.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am a marketing major and I couldn't have picked a better program. I was torn between choosing a marketing major or a communications major and am glad that I chose marketing. Being in the business school is a great experience because the professors are very intelligent and approachable. The classes that I have to take are, for the most part, all interesting to me. Being in the business school allows me to take classes that relate to all the different majors helping me to realize that marketing was the right choice.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Varsity sports are a big deal at Delaware. We tend to be the under dogs in most of our sports but it is always so much fun to go out to the games, get dressed up, sit in the cockpit (our student section), and cheer as loud as you can! The varsity facilities are really nice, which also is the same for our non-varsity athletics. Intramural is a huge deal because everyone likes to play them and there are really great options. Additionally, our non-varsity gym is getting expanded and will be SO nice this fall (2013).

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I have not had an internship yet but am currently looking for one for the winter. University of Delaware has an excellent career services center that is extremely helpful with matching you with internships and helping you along the path of achieving that internship. Being at Delaware, we are close to Philadelphia, Wilmington, New York, and Washington D.C., therefore there are many nearby opportunities that can be found with the help of our career services.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: When I applied to the University of Delaware I did not have to fill out any extra application sections in order to apply to the business school. I merely chose that as the school I wanted to get into and when admissions reviewed my application they judged whether or not my grades matched those of the acceptable standard for the school of business.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm in the business school and I can truthfully say that I find all of my classes interesting and intellectually challenging. The workload depends on the class you are taking, there will be some easier classes that have a smaller work load and some classes that are more difficult with a heavier work load. All in all, the business school at UD is great and they always e-mail me about internship/job opportunities. It is clear that the business school really wants me to succeed.

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.


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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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