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Reviews 2839 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: average food, options if you are willing to walk to get there, can find something to eat in closest dining hall 85% of the time

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Diversity is pretty moderate on campus, there are many people of different races, religions, political beliefs, and sexual orientation. Everyone seems very easy-going and open-minded, so there's only that rare few who do not tolerate diversity as well.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Delaware has a pretty temperate climate. Fall and spring here are really nice, with comfortable temperatures. It's a bit cold in the winter, but It doesn't snow or rain much here so it typically isn't an issue with getting to classes. When the weather is nice, there are plenty of places around campus to hang out outside.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The University of Delaware is located in a little college town, so there are many houses around that students rent out for the school year. Many of them are old, so that's a downfall, but there are many options. There are some nice apartments located by the the university, but they are rather expensive.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene here at Delaware is not very big. Drinking is a popular activity, but that is pretty much it. If you are uncomfortable in a drug/alcohol situation, you have every right and will not be look down upon if you rid yourself of the situation.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports at the University of Delaware are pretty big. Everyone loves going to the football games at the beginning of the year. There are many credible workout facilities that will get you into shape in no time. Going to the sporting events are a lot of fun, especially with friends. Club sports are very intense at the University of Delaware, which is a good thing. Intramural sports are a fun and exciting way to stay active and have some fun.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are many different options to choose from. All of the dining halls have good hours and good food. The flex dollars and points are very convenient when you want a break from dining hall food. After freshman year, I suggest getting a smaller meal plan so you save money.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: I'm a delawarian so i suppose i know Delaware and the Delaware atmosphere is great it's like your in a little town compared to being outside or the campus limits

3 College Freshman

Weather: Unpredictable but usually turns out to be nice weather

4 College Freshman

Academics: Teachers are great most of my teachers were new teachers and i have no complaints about any of them. So i would say Delaware knows how to staff their school

5 College Freshman

Parking: There are a bunch of parking and you can upgrade your parking pass to get better parking or you can go to one of the pay as your park lots which usually have a bunch of spots open

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many restaurants right on Main Street that runs through campus and more near by. Price range, "fanciness" and kind of food is definitely unlimited, it's awesome.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are lots of opportunities for off campus housing near to campus and even some right "on-campus". The only thing is is that you have to apply very early so I wouldn't reccomend it until junior year.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Newark, DE is a great town. It's not a big city but it has what you need. Main Street runs right though campus with tons of shops and restaurants, there's a shuttle bus to a nearby (large) mall. Campus is great, partys on weekends or staying in with friends, there's always something going on at school. And, if you want to go further, you can take the Mega Bus to many nearby cities (i.e. Baltimore, MD, Washington DC, Philly, etc.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: When i first started it was a hassle to get the money from financial aid to my account. But i would have liked to received some scholarships.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: You don't need a car. Plenty of bus transportation. I walk all over campus. Parking is expensive and spaces are at a premium. You will be towed if you don't have a permit. I don't know the cost of a permit but i'm told it's over #500.00. a semester or a year.

1 College Junior

Local Area: I'm a fourth year student here. I've enjoyed a number of classes, but haven't been able to get much out of it because of the student culture, even though the professors here are often great. If you come to Delaware, you'll probably have a few good times, but this place has serious issues. It can be massively isolating for many of the students here. People are unfriendly and untrusting / cold, like there is a serious apathy / depression epidemic. The mental health overall is just bad. Someone shot themselves in the head on the library patio last year. The girls here are quite attractive, but that doesn't mean they're cool.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Campus shuttles are free but the only truly convenient shuttle is an express bus that runs through only the major parts of campus. The rest of the shuttles that go to other parts of campus run very little and generally only during the week. Another thing is that the express bus doesn't run on weekends which can be annoying. Driving anywhere locally or around campus can be a hassle because traffic around Newark is pretty congested during peak hours. As far as long distance traveling is concerned, there is a coach bus that goes to many major in within 3-4 hours drive for an extremely reasonable price. And there are also 3 airports within an hour and a half of campus and an Amtrak station south of campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Although there are a lot of places to choose from, very few places offer student discounts. Aside from this, there isn't much variety in the kind of food and there aren't particularly fantastic locations. The upside is that almost off campus dining options are relatively near campus and a handful of places offer delivery late at night. Overall, whether it may be a sit down dinner at Klondike Kates or Ali Baba's or something as quick and cheap as possible like Little Caesars, there's something for everyone.

2 College Junior

Diversity: UD is mixed on diversity. When it comes to the number of ethnic students on campus it is very low and I've heard the school has been failed on this by several publications and rankings. The student body and professors though are very accepting from what I have experienced. I have never witnessed racism in my 3 years at UD by anyone although like I said it is not very diverse in actuality so I couldn't give a definite answer.

On economic background there is definitely a split to some extent. In general the honors program is filled with a lot of middle class and lower while non-honors is generally wealthy (which would make sense with scholarships and such). I haven't noticed it that much though socially.

It is very diverse with political beliefs however the school is pretty apathetic when political problems are actually happening. For example no one really did anything when the 99% rallies were happening. You really have to seek out political things.

Religious groups are very available if you seek them out while also not being shoved in your face. Except of course for Kirkbride Jesus who preaches on the street outside of Kirkbride basically every day. It's actually kinda entertaining whether you are religious or not.

The school is very diverse when if comes to sexuality. There's a group on campus for LGBT students and friends that is from what I've seen the most active organization on campus. It is very welcoming and most people are pretty welcoming.

4 College Freshman

Technology: I haven't really had any classes that would require many computer labs, but the one time that I worked in one it was very helpful and the technology was easy to use.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene isn't too big at UD. Depending on who you hang out with, the most people do is smoke. Alcohol and parties are bigger at UD, however, whether you do or not is up to you. College is what you make it and you don't have to go to parties or anything to have fun.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Most of the parking is metered parking, or, in other words, you need to have a lot of quarters on hand in order to pay to park.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Pretty good. Shuttles to everywhere but longest walk is 30 minutes. To go to the mall you just have to take the DART bus which isnt too hard to figure out.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's not awful, not amazing. It's usually a hit or miss. Most dining halls serve UDairy for desert. Kent is the best because you can go there at any time of day. Trabant and Perkins are awesome when you have points.


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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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