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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Big but Not Overwhelming – As a freshman it seems like a lot of stuff revolves around Greek life simply because that's when most people rush and start getting involved. Furthermore, freshman tend to go to a lot of frat parties on weekends for lack of other options. After freshman year, Greek life is still a good part of campus but you don't have to be involved in order to have friends or have fun.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: UD has been actively trying to increase the level of diversity, but as far as I can see the campus is made up of primarily white students. There do seem to be a relatively good amount of Asian students here, but besides that UD is a very white school.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Tail-Gates Then Ya Get Ya Tail Out – Everyone who's anyone pregames and/or tailgates, but hardly anyone goes to games, aside from opening day and homecoming.

1 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Recent Crimes – Several alerts were issued about an alleged attempted rape/strangulation case with the suspect still at large for several weeks...'nuff said

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Beg for Money – The problem with financial aid is that the University meets all the financial needs of in-state students leaving very little for the out-of-state students. Merit scholarships are very important and where the money is, so if you have good grades from high school you can get some money. Don't plan on a full ride though.

5 College Junior

Transportation: Go Everywhere on Foot – Everything on campus is accessible by foot and Main Street runs directly through campus. During peak class hours buses run from the dorm areas to main class areas every 15 or so minutes. Very convenient.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: it's not necessary but it's definitely there. there are definitely plenty of other things to do if you're not in greek life but sometimes the greek life scene becomes overbearing

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Awesome Dining Options for All – the choices are many and the local restaurants have great quality food. very student friendly and you can find anything at any time...breakfast, lunch, dinner, and especially late night.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Variety in Quality of Dorms – I was lucky and got assigned to the nicest dorm building my freshman year - our dorm resembled a castle or hotel. The rooms were brand new, huge, suite style (2 rooms/4 people to a bathroom), and carpeted hallways with 2 lounges on every floor. Great view since I was on the 5th floor. This year my on campus apartment is a lot older than my freshman year dorm, but the view from the top 16th floor is amazing. plus our living room is very spacious which I love. Some of the older freshman dorms don't have air conditioning and get very hot and are small, but the University is working on renovations for those dorms. The social atmosphere is wonderful. Any freshman dorm you will find great people, the people at Delaware are all so great.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The Most Gorgeous Campus! The campus was a huge factor in my decision to attend UD. The campus is absolutely beautiful, I have yet to see a campus whose aesthetics top that of UD. The student centers are beautiful, as are the dorms at Delaware. The library is massive and located in a prime spot right in the center of campus. The campus is beautiful and every day I think of how lucky I am to have a beautiful campus since we spent months at a time here without getting to leave much! Athletic centers are packed with great equipment, rooms, and variety in what is available to for student use. There really is something for everyone on this campus which is what I love about Delaware.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Safe, Home-Like Environment – While Newark, Delaware is not a city quite as interesting as New York City, the city of Newark is a very safe and beautiful place. The local shops, bars, and restaurants are very easy to love and the Main street running through the center of campus is definitely something that makes this school wonderful. I work at a childrens school off campus so I interact with a lot of the children and families living very close to the campus and I truly enjoy them all and sometimes I will run into them on campus or on Main street which I love. I feel very safe in Newark, I will go for runs off campus behind my aparment in the developments and the homes remind me of my own hometown of Yorktown Heights, New York. It's also a great campus to not have a car since everything is fairly accessible and within walking distance. Grocery shopping, going to a restaurant for dinner, or even getting to a post office is very easy on this campus.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: At the University of Delaware, many students are committed to their schoolwork and do not partake in any substance abuse. Alcohol is the only prominent substance used at Delaware. However, you will find that at any major university or college; thus it is not surprising. People largely do not smoke or do any other harmful drugs; which I believe is great.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: From the crowded football stands, to the intense Women's Basketball games, the University of Delaware is a prominent school for NCAA Sports. Just this year, the Men's Soccer Team, Volleyball Team, and Women's Basketball Team all won the Colonial Athletic Association Conference and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Spring has just begun and many expect the Bluehens Baseball Team and Lacrosse Team to do very well.

4 College Freshman

Technology: State-Of-The-Art Technology Aids Education – I cannot express how advanced the University of Delaware's technology department is. In the Morris Library, there is a computer lab available during all hours of operation with quick printing access, internet, and database searches. Rarely overcrowded, the labs are very helpful with any academic assignment.

3 College Freshman

Administration: University of Delaware takes most things very strict. One time getting in trouble with alcohol or drugs makes you go to a class.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Well our girls basketball team made it farther than ever before this year but besides that our athletics are not anything like the pros.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Mostly Safe – For the most part I would say University of Delaware is safe. The only problem I would point out is there should be security walking around "the green" at night because it can get pretty dark.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: the dorms are pretty average. there is food close no matter where you live. there are study lounges in every dorm so you do not need to go to the library all the time. everyone is very social. UD is very expensive

3 College Sophomore

Weather: the only inconvenience of the weather is that it rains often and can get decently humid. other wise it is pretty average. not too hot not too cold

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Night Life – so many things to do at night. bars all on main street, house parties on many different streets and part of campus, movies , hookah bar, clubs, buses on campus and shuttles to take you to philly

4 College Sophomore

Technology: we have computers everywhere. lab , libraries, even places with food in them.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I get a sufficient amount of financial aid awarded by the FASFA process. I would like more, but the school did the best they could and gave an additional need based grant. If you need more ask, it does not hurt.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: many of the fraternities and sororities have houses but not all members need to live in them. It is by choice. Greek life is very big, and continuing to grow. Greek life tries to take part in other curricular activities and attend events. we are a greek community and try to do things as a whole.Greek life makes the school more interesting and offers many events.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: the dining food at the dining halls is hit or miss. Sometimes it is horrible, and sometimes it is decent. You can also eat in Trabant which is like a food court (use flex or points) and perkins where you can also use flex or points. Those are open late as well and are good places to study

5 College Senior

Majors: The UD music department was a perfect fit for what I need in my undergraduate career. I am graduating this May with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, and I feel that my four years here have properly prepared me for my next step as a graduate student at CU Boulder. The music department is constantly growing and although we are accepting more graduate students and expanding the program, the professors always have time to meet one-on-one with students and they all truly care about our success as musicians and educators. The music education program is incredible. Our ensembles are also top-notch. The UD Chorale has traveled all over the world and has won first prize at international chorale festivals. The UD Opera Theatre and the performance program has also gone through drastic and incredibly growth in the past few years, thanks to a wonderful director. With the nurturing and friendly atmosphere, small classes and excellent faculty, it is a perfect setting for an undergraduate music major. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else for my undergraduate career.

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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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