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Reviews 2709 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: The campus bus is free and makes regular stops around campus at scheduled times. Lots of students find it easier to ride a bike instead though. There will be a new bus system on campus soon that will take students to New York and Philly for some ridiculously low prices, like $1.

3 College Freshman

Technology: Delaware has plenty of computers in the library, but it's a good idea to have you own and a printer. Printing costs something like 10 cents a page. In terms of network reliability and speed, Delaware leaves something to be desired. The network was actually not available for most of this weekend, but it works most of the time.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports at Univ. of Del. are revered just like any other major college in the US. The students support the teams and players 100% for every game. The facilities for each sport are top of the line and accessible even for non-sport players. A majority of the teams have all had several championships, like football, baseball, volleyball, and hockey, to name a few. The teams are definitely worth watching during their season.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Town Is a Problem – Although there are many options to choose from, the Town of Newark and many of its landlords like to think of students as pests who can always pay higher fees and tickets.

5 College Junior

Local Area: Fun, Smart Town! Delaware has a beautiful campus, with colonial architecture and green gardens all over. Main street has all you can ask for; bars of all sorts (from Deer Park where Edgar Allan Poe used to drink to Homegrown, the local hipsters' spot), as well as food ranging from Indian to Delaware-favorite Grotto's Pizza. Live music and beer festivals are also common.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety First – I've never felt unsafe walking the streets on campus. Lights, people, and cops are everywhere. The blue lights are very convenient if anything were to happen.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Utilize the Blue Hen – The University of Delaware isn't the largest school, but I was shocked at how big the campus actually was. Walking is an option, but you limit yourself to your body's physical limitations. Hop on the shuttle every once in a while and watch where you'll go!

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Just to clarify one thing: People put down Dickinson and Rodney way too much (two of the freshman dorms infamous for being small, gross, out dated, etc.) First of all, the dorm sizes are PERFECT. In fact, Rodney doubles are TWICE the size of dickinson doubles. Literally. and Rodney has air conditioning, another plus for the hot days. The outsides of these dorms look a ton worse than what they are in the inside. My roomate and I put Rodney and Dickinson as our dead last choice on the housing forms, but I am so glad we got put in Dickinson. Other than it being a solid 20 minute walk from anything, you meet so many people and its like a little (well actually pretty big) community.

3 College Freshman

Academics: UD has so much to offer, its hard to pick what to take and what to pass up. I love all of the professors that I have had. Most of them seem to have alot of character, which is important when lecturing a class of 300 students. Of course, some professors you want to stay away from (ratemyprofessor is a great way to see whose who). If your not into lecture halls filled with 300 kids, this is not the place for you.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: So friendly. Honestly, everyone here is so friendly to the point where its weird. Even the frat guys are nice- doesn't matter if your a boy, girl, senior, or freshman. Because its such a big school, of course your going to get SOME creepy boys who want ass and the stuck up looking girls, but I havn't heard of anyone who has had a problem meeting people that they like. Also a pretty attractive campus.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Local Fun – There is many stores and food places to shop around. It's usually pretty crowded on weekends and the bars are as well. Everything is pretty close.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: UD is big on drinking but not so big on drugs. There is a little weed and some other things that aren't big, but no hardcore drugs.

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2 College Sophomore

Weather: I'm from the West Coast and weather sucks here. It rains during the summer and freezing in the winter. Its disgustingly humid ALL the time. There are little dips in the walk ways that puddle all the time. Rainboots are a necessity.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The big sports like football and basketball get the most attention for good reason; they're good. Students are very supportive at games and functions. There is alot of school pride here even on just Blue and Gold days. The club sports are pretty good too and I like how many different IM opportunities they have. Just serious enough to get a workout but not so much that you have a huge committment.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I was one of the lucky ones to get into Smyth Hall as a Freshman because the small communities and bigger rooms are really nice. Plus it was close to Kent Dining Hall and the location was so centralized. I live in Kent Hall this year and I love it here to but the rooms are a little smaller. However, the internet is great, the Dining Hall is right below me, the location is similar and there is even less girls on the floor which makes it a little more personal. As for furniture I love the chairs that rock and everything is pretty new. Sometimes the beds are slightly difficult to raise or lower but it's not like your doing that all the time.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The typical east coast dress is very preppy. The guys in the party scene seem to be more attractive but walking down the Green going to class I feel like I don't see many. There isn't a lot of diversity in the boys; most of them are white, which isn't really a problem, but sometimes they all start to look the same.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Roommate Needed – There are alot of nice off-campus housing but you would need a roommate inorder to afford it.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: If I could do it again, I would pick UD in a heart beat!

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I did not have any problems finding a job. Just having UD on my resume openned a lot of doors.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Great Instructors – The courses are tough and the teachers are great! You just need to study really hard to do well!

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: The Process Is Rough Here – There is a lot of financial aid available, especially for instate students, but there's a lot of hassle with paperwork. Making appointments can be challenging.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: ... and the newer dorms as an upperclassman. The dorms on Laird Campus intended for upperclassmen are beautiful and spacious. But as a freshman, it is much nicer being closer to the heart of campus, and it is much easier to make friends when everyone doesn't have their own suite and no reason to leave.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Easy, Hard for Signing up – my major was easy to get into, however, there is an unnecessary amount of extra breadth requirements i have to fulfill, which makes it difficult to choose a schedule

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Girls all wear the same thing for the most part. Yoga pants, uggs or rainboots and a northface jacket. Really annoying that everyone looks the same

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3 College Junior

Majors: Can Be Hard to Get in to – The Communications program is relatively hard to get in. It is one of the largest majors and UD. You initially go into the program as a communications interest major, you have to complete four introductory communications classes. Each year they take the top 100 students out of all the students whom have completed those four classes. Just because one is accepted as a communications interest major, it does not mean they are automatically accepted as a communications major.


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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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