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2 College Junior

Greek Life: Does Not Matter – Many of the students that I know that I found out were in Greek life I would have not known before it had come up. The Greeks throw a lot of parties but no one feels required to join the Greeks as part of attending the University of Delaware.

1 College Junior

Campus Housing: Not So Great Depending on What You Wnat – Some of the newly built dorms have a lot of space, look very nice, and have personal climate settings. The older dorms however are terrible, some do not have AC for the hot weather here and often the ones that do will have the students shivering all night. In the winter they turn the heaters up so high that you will find many of the windows open. About half of the dorms are close to central campus and thus the classrooms, but if you live in the other half you will have to walk about 15-20 minutes or wait 15-20 minutes for the bus. There does seem to be advantages to all of the dorms, for example the older dorms for upperclassmen are located on central campus but are small while the dorms further away are new but require a walk.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Big here – Greek life is big here. However, it is not so big that you have to join to fit in. Frats are the main source of parties, but also provide great philanthropy. As a member of Greek Life here i strongly recommend it, but understand that it is not right for everyone

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Love it so far – People should really take these posts with a grain of salt. Usually it seems like there are two type of people those who love the school they go to and praise it and those who hate it and have a vendetta against it however. I'll admit my love for this school may blind me some of it's flaws, but i truly can't comprehend why anyone wouldn't enjoy it here. So far, in my freshman year I have met great friends, taken classes with fantastic teachers and gone to amazing parties. I'm not saying this school is perfect and everyone should make the right college decision for themselves. Take the good reviews with the bad, but in my honest opinion this school is amazing

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties everywhere – There are always parties on campus. I have only been to two parties that have been busted and all that happened was that the students were asked to leave. Parties in the beginning of the year are more likely to get busted, but only because of the influx of new freshman roaming the street. This quickly changes. People who are 21 and older have plenty of bars to go to. Parties are easy for both girls and guys to get into

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Nice town close to big cities – Newark has everything you need in a college town. However, after a while many students crave a change of pace so the close cities of Baltimore and Philly provide a nice break

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2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Not So Great – I probably wouldn't choose to go to UD if I had to do it all over again. The university seems as though they are just trying to get kids in, run them through the process, and push them on out. They do not encourage one to actually think outside the box or promote change. To make it all worse the police run around campus busting every party and handing out tickets whenever they can.

1 College Sophomore

Administration: Very Unforgiving – The police at UD and the Newark PD just seem to be looking to arrest students and make money for the city. They give out jay-walking tickets left and right and it seems as though you can't even have a party anymore without the police coming to knock on your door and issue a violation. It is very annoying as students to have to deal with both the Newark PD and UD PD, as if one wasn't already bad enough.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Good sports – The sports here are really good, in particular football. At times there can be less fans than there used to be, but many students still come out to support the time. A issue with not letting students tailgate made some students not come, but the stadium was still packed with fans, both non-student and student. Fortunately, it does not seem like the tailgating thing will last long or be as strict in future years, so that will bring back fans. Either way sports are a great option here to either attend or be a part of. Many students partake in club sports as well

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safe but be smart – The campus itself is smart. UD isn't really in an urban area so the campus offers a lot more safety than a lot of other schools. Blue lights are all around campus and can be used whenever someone doesn't feel safe. Some incidents around town have raised some concern, but these are always in areas where students usually do not go to. You can be safe here just be smart, don't walk alone at night

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Good-looking people – Speaking on a superficial level the campus is known for having good looking people. There are more girls here than guys so it seems like guys have the advantage, however I never hear of girls having problems finding hook-ups or even boyfriends.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Beautiful School – The campus here is really pretty. Many of the buildings have an antique, old school quality to them. Also the gym has plenty to offer such as rock climbing and swimming. In addition the gym is getting a renovation so it will be even better in 2013. The student centers offer great food and are fun to hang out in

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus Is Safe – The overall campus is very safe. Blue lights are everywhere and the UD police are always present. There have been a couple of things such as robberies, but these have not been on campus. Some people say Newark is an unsafe town, but they are being overdramatic. The fact is this is a college town and people know that so some people attempt to take advantage of that. Just be smart and don't walk alone at night. Newark is still a nice town and offers a lot more safety than a lot of other schools

5 College Freshman

Majors: Delaware offers a variety of majors. Majors such as engineering, nursing or pre-vet are especially good here

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol and Pot – The original real "drugs" are alcohol and pot. Alcohol is pretty visible on campus in the dorms, especially during the weekend. Students who choose not to drink are respected on campus

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4 College Freshman

Administration: Not Too Bad – The school isn't really that strict on the important things. In terms of drinking its pretty easy to get away with. The campus police may be around, but i never really see them get anyone in trouble who wasn't acting obnoxious

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Nice College Town – Newark is a safe town that has a lot to offer. Main street is packed with restaurants and bars. Also Philly and Baltimore are close and offer great nightlife

4 College Freshman

Academics: Interesting Classes – UD is packed with knowledgeable professors and most classes are interesting. Breadth requirements have really expanded my horizons to learn abut different subjects

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Fans?? Where Are They? UD's sports teams are very competitive! The student fan support is lacking to say the least! The locals are crazy with their support!!

2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Not Enough Good Looking Guys!! You will find that the ratio of girls to guys is 60/40. Sad part is that the guys are not that great looking and the good looking ones are all taken.

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1 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Very Poor – Safety appears to be a major concern here at UD. There are so many crimes committed each day by the locals robbing and often assaulting the students. One would think with all the law enforcement officers that there would be better patrolling on the the campus and surronging areas. However they are quick to be there for a j-walking or music that can barely be heard from the outside.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: UD is actually very lenient. Campus police are pretty tolerant of drinking on weekends but if a student is clearly drunk and underage they will obviously get in trouble. The penalty for having alcohol in your room can be pretty severe, especially if it is the state police that catches you. A word to the wise: do not have parties in your room/house.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Melting Pot – The UD campus is home to a wide variety of cultures, ethnicities, religious affiliations, etc. People are typically very accepting of differences and there is not really one primary race, etc. Naturally there is a large caucasian population, but a large portion of students are black, asian, etc.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: College Town – The University of Delaware brings life to Newark, DE. It is the center of community life in the town and includes "Main St." (A very popular street full of fancy restaurant and adorable store fronts.) As a school-centered town, one can usually feel very safe walking around Newark. However, do not stray too far from campus because the outskirts of Newark are drastically different.

2 College Senior

Parking: plenty of parking but very expensive. much more cheaper to take the bus

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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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