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3 College Sophomore

Technology: Where Are They? The University of Delaware library is beautiful and helpful, yet is filled with only tables excluding the last floor (which is geared towards digital arts majors). Although there are computers in some academic buildings, the printing situation is terrible and it cannot be expected that absolutely every person has their own computer/every program required by teachers. If you do not own one, it would definitely cause an issue for you at UD.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Main Street Eats – The places to eat on main street are good, coffee shops from individual to starbucks, pizza from Peace of Pizza to Grottos to Seasons, Mexican from California Tortilla to Chipotle, there are a fair amount of decent places to eat in a manageable price point. It can get a little predictable but there are also some more upscale sit down resturants to break up the student monotony.

4 College Senior

Majors: Masters in Teaching – The program is intensive, but valuable. I got my application in in February. I was pretty sure I would get accepted because of my very high GPA and the fantastic essay I wrote. My advice would be to put a lot of effort, passion, and thought into the essay. When I accepted they enrolled me in the the classes for Summer and Fall: I didn't have to deal with registration at all!

2 College Senior

Greek Life: It's Definitely There – The frat house are mixed in with the rather spread out campus. Frat streets can get rather trashy and noisy.

3 College Senior

Weather: Normal Problems – There's 4 seasons and it's cold in the winter and hot in the summer. Rare chance of hurricane (Remember Irene?) and chance of flash floods. An umbrella is a must: walking between buildings can get you quite wet if its raining. Luckily the weather forecast is usually pretty accurate.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Other than maybe two dorms on campus, the housing is fairly reasonable and is in decent condition. With the new dorms being built, they will be even better within a year or two.

3 College Junior

Parking: Parking permits are extremely expensive, but is fairly convenient especially since it can be difficult to find off campus spots.

4 College Freshman

Academics: On the Rise – getting much tougher to get in, doing a lot of building and improvements, going to be a top school in 10 years

1 College Freshman

Parking: A Hassle – What is frustrating is that the parking enforcement seems more concerned about charging students for parking fines rather than the safety of the students. The prices for fines in the faculty parking lots are ridiculously overpriced. Shuttle buses pick up students from the student parking lot, but come at very erratic times: sometimes not for twenty minutes, and sometimes three buses at once.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: While in-state students pay much less for the tuition than out of state students, there seems to be overwhelmingly more scholarships available for out of state students. The highest amount of academic scholarships for in-state students that I know of is about $2,000, while I know many out of state students get as much as a $10,000 scholarship. Also, there seems to be much higher scholarship rewards for athletics rather than academics. I know a few people who have practically their entire tuition covered from athletic scholarships. Also, there is no way to apply for other school scholarships than the ones you are given.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Knowledgeable and Helpful Staff – I chose UDel for their Athletic Training/ Exercise Science programs. The staff is very well qualified and most professors and advisers are truly there for the students. Both of these programs (AT and ExSci) are very well developed and hands on here. There are many resources and the advisers help students figure out how to succeed and excel. There are many help centers and tutors available if needed.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of places other than the Dining Hall to get food. There is a website called hungryhens.com and it will be your savior throughout the semester.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Laird Campus. If you are going to live any where on campus, live on Laird Campus. Everything is new. If not, then get off campus housing because everything else kind of sucks.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: Most of the people here are white. I live in a building with 250 people, and only 3 of them are black, and there are a couple of asians here and there. If you're looking for diversity on campus, check out the sports teams. Other than that, its pretty racially similar.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most People Are Fairly Attractive – A lot of guys are frat boys. But, most guys are pretty hot.
Girls are average to hot.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It rains fairly frequently, but it's totally manageable. Doesn't snow that much (mostly because you're not here for so long during winter session). When it is hot, it isn't too unbearable, even with no air-conditioning.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Similar Skin Color, but Many Different Backgrounds – While the skin color doesn't vary much, there are many people from many different socioeconomic backgrounds and from all over the country and all over the world. I have lots of friends from all over!

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Wide Range – One reason I love UD is the wide range of people. Most people care about their appearance (and are attractive) and most people look nice for class; the gym is always packed with people working out so I would say we are an athletic campus. Everyone dresses the range of preppy, to sweats, to random.

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2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Convenient but the Actual Doctoring Needs Work – I was sick very frequently freshman year and continually at student health but they never managed to heal me. They are extremely convenient because it is located right next to most residence halls and they are open 24/7 with someone always on staff and overnight beds. They can do blood tests and x-rays there and there is also a gynecology clinic there.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of Options! There are so many options available from houses to apartments and a wide range of prices.Most are as close to classes as the residence halls. If you want the best deals start looking early!

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Honestly, it's not to big but not to small. Sometimes its good and sometimes its bad. From the outside looking in, I feel as if your paying for friends, many of which aren't your good buddies. There are many people who don't do it, so its not the status quo to join.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Campus is clean. Some people smoke weed, but then again who hasn't tried? And I don't categorize weed as dangerous. Drinking is by far more popular.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Ud Athletics are definitely on the rise and really this year are prevalent again. Men's Soccer, Volleyball, and Women's Basketball all won Conference Titles and made it to the NCAA Tournament. Men's Lacrosse is usually nationally recognized but having an off year. With that said, Football sucks and are always overrated. Students typically will just tailgate and leave.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The university of Delaware has free shuttle buses running at all times that travel everywhere you would need to go on campus as well as many of the off campus housing developments. There are also many different parking permits you can choose from if you live off campus and all of these lots have shuttle buses that will take you to campus but many are within walking distance. The DART bus also runs through campus and there is also a train station for easy transportaion for those who travel by trin to get back home.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Great Campus Safety and Help – The university of Delaware takes many measures to insure student health and safety. For starters all throughout the campus there are blue lights that can be pressed if you are every in trouble and at least one other light is always visible when standing by a light. Also, dorms need card keys to get in to. the university also has their own police force as well as always having the city of Newark police patrolling around. Very rarely does crime occur on campus most often it happens outside of campus somehwere else in the city of Newark. Akso if ever you are sick or just have health concerns we haev a student health service center that will be able to answer all of your questions and help you however you need.

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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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