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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Food Frenzy – There are a variety of options for food on and off campus. There is meal plan which allow you points to use a miniature food establishments on campus. There a few food websites which offer deals for the students which helps on a college student's budget

4 College Junior

Technology: Easy Access – There is a computer and printer in every major student building in case you need to do last minute printing before class. There are various computer labs around campus. The campus, as well as the buses are WIFI enabled which is very helpful.

5 College Senior

Majors: Farm Internship – The internship program at U of D is excellent. It's a school requirement to take a discovery learning experiment. This typically includes an internship or a study abroad. Each major provides plenty of assistance in finding the right match for you. Last summer I did an internship on a pepper and pickle farm. I received this through outside connections, but my major accepted it pretty easily and worked well with me to accomplish my goals throughout the internship. I was required to perform at least 360 hours of work to complete the internship and was paid generously. Most internships through the school are paid, but according to the school that is something to be negotiated between you and your employer. My responsibilities on the farm were countless. It was such a fulfilling internship that by the end I could have effectively run the farm on my own.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: Main Street! One big thing that I love about U of D is its agriculture program. The faculty and students are some of the friendliest I have ever met and its considered one of the top in the country. The social scene is incredible. Seven major bars fill up campus (five of which line our top tier Main Street). Newark's Main Street has been rated top ten in the country! The facilities are kept pretty up to date. Campus life is top notch. There are numerous things to do around campus and tons of ways to get involved and build quite the social network. The major unique opportunity I'd like to mention is our study abroad program. It's the first study abroad program started in this country and it will take you anywhere around the world.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Great Securty Measures – Our campus security is very good. U of D has its own police force on top of the normal Newark police. "Blue lights" litter the campus. They are used to call public safety in the event you are walking back late at night and feel unsafe. Campus crime is very low. Occasionally a mugging may occur, but the police forces react quickly to such events and make sure they do not happen again in the near future. Parties are abundant around campus, but if they grow too out of control the University is quick to stamp them out. With all of these measures I feel very safe on campus and I feel anyone would as well as long as you keep your head on and don't do anything stupid.

4 College Junior

Weather: In fall and spring....could be 30 degrees...could be 80 degrees. Sometimes it rains/drizzles for weeks at a time. Not much snow, but it gets cold eventually in the winter. On nice days, when it's decent weather and dry out, many students will lounge/frisbee/picnic/relax on the green.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing Is Great, Requirements Not So Much. All the dorms I've lived in at UD have been overall great. Freshmen housing in Russell was updated, clean, bright, with uniquely shaped and decently spacious rooms. I've also lived in two different buildings on the Green, a little bit older buildings but very close to classes and Main Street. If you have the right floor dynamic you can really have a lot of good times living in that type of community housing. HOWEVER: Living on-campus comes with the requirement of buying a campus meal plan, which are expensive and restrictive. The food can be ok, but is often very bad, especially eating it day after day. Not just untasty, but downright unhealthy as well. Freedom from a meal plan is the main reason why I am moving off campus for my senior year.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The University of Delaware is a great college, and I'm so happy I decided to come here. It has a beautiful campus in a college town, and there's always something to do. Everybody is so nice here, so it's very easy to make friends. Almost any major in any field of study is offered. The classes are challenging, but not extremely difficult. There's a great nightlife scene, however there's also many activities to do on the weekend that don't involve drinking and partying. The University of Delaware is one of those schools where you get a lot for what you pay for. The professors and other staff who work here truly care for the students and want them to have the best college experience they can.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Most people describe the weather in Newark, Delaware as bipolar. A student can walk to a class freezing in the pouring rain, but walk to their next class in lots of sunshine and a sudden temperature rise. It's easy to get used to, most students just always carry around an umbrella or hoodie just in case.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There are multiple athletic centers on campus, all of which have staff that are well trained to help you achieve your workout goals. Also, one of the gyms even has a rock climbing wall in it. The two student centers on campus are absolutely fantastic. They both have multiple places to get food (Trabant has Chick-Fil-A and Perkins has Dunkin Donuts), designated areas to study, and there are also activities going on in both of them all the time. Both centers have a great atmosphere. There is one library on campus that is absolutely huge. The library has almost every resource a student could need. There's even a fully functioning media center in the basement where students can record music and/or vocals, use photoshop or illustrator, film video segments, and rent movies for free during a study break. Any given day of the week there is a couple campus activities going on. The University of Delaware has the best of both worlds in the sense that there are plenty of "old, classic college" looking buildings on campus, however as the University is expanding there are also "modern college" buildings popping up across campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the University of Delaware! I haven't gotten involved into any serious activities yet because I am just a freshman in my 1st term but I know what I am going to do. The only problem is there's so much around you, you can never get enough of it!

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Lots of Things! There's Carpenter building, the Bluehen's fieldhouse, tonnes of places for sports! The student centers are excellent, as for campus activities there's so much going on that it's hard to keep track. There are tonnes of clubs to join, but the experience of creating your own club is the best!

4 College Freshman

Academics: Biotechnology Major – The misconceptions regarding this major are staggering to be honest. Anyone is biotechnology is either considered a nerd(outsiders) or genius(peers). But the truth is, just like any other major, it requires hard work but is not overwhelming provided you are passionate enough to persevere. And you would be surprised how well rounded some of us can be!

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The transportation by bus to classes are pretty convenient. They are usually always on time but you still have to make sure you leave yourself enough time to get to your class on time because sometimses they can run late or get stuck in traffic. The transportation to off campus places like the grocery stores are very poor, I don't know of any.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: It's hard to get around to the stores if you're in need of things without a car and the parking permits to have a car on campus are very expensive. The parking permits also only allow you to park in certain lots and in most cases the lots are far from where you live so they aren't convenient. The university also just started charging for guest parking passes which to me is just ridiculous.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Freshmen 15 – The dinning halls around the campus are filled with delicious food. However, there aren't many healthy options for students. It's tough to make the right choices when there are ice cream machines and pizza places within arms reach. No wonder why the "freshmen fifteen" is such a popular phase for college students. All in all the food is good and convenient for students but there's not much nutritional value to the foods that are served.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Library Is Lacking – The library, also known as "Club Morris" by the students of the University of Delaware is out of date. Although the library is huge and filled with tons of resources for students, its old and becomes quite crowded during finals week. It's almost impossible to find a spot to study! Libraries are supposed to be a spot where students can concentrate and get work done, however its impossible to do so when one cant find a seat! Regardless, there are plenty of books, articles, magazines and computers for students and the hours are very convenient.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Main Street – On Main Street students can feel free and comfortable to find any type of store they like and a myriad of different cultural foods. You can feel safe traveling at night whether you are using the buddy system or not. Nearby residents that are not college students embrace the positive atmosphere and have great times with local students.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Decent Dorms and Food – The dining hall food gets old after a while and isn't like home cooking, but it's okay. The dorms are alright but nothing special. The social activities and making friends in the dorm are what make everyone say they miss their freshman dorm. Very social dorms all around campus. Most people move off campus by junior or senior year as there are a lot of houses and apartments to rent in walking distance

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Main street goes right through campus and has a lot of variety. A lot of places deliver if you don't want to walk down main street. Lots of places are open or deliver pretty late and are really convenient

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Studying abroad during the 1 month "winter session" in January is very popular. A month is long enough to have a great trip and take a couple classes abroad, without missing a whole semester back home. They have a lot of programs and about half the school studies abroad

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received a lot more aid than I expected and a lot more from UDel than all the other schools I got accepted to

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Nice Campus to Be on – I love the campus at UDel. The gym can be crowded but has all the equipment I like. The student centers are great spots to eat or study between classes. My favorite spot is the south green by the fountain, it's a great study spot on nice days.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Nice Campus to Be on – I love the campus at UDel. The gym can be crowded but has all the equipment I like. The student centers are great spots to eat or study between classes. My favorite spot is the south green by the fountain, it's a great study spot on nice days.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: during normal semesters you can find a house party anywhere. the cops are cool unless your being disruptive or a danger to yourself. they don't want to have to arrest you for underage drinking. just be smart about it. and around homecoming and other special events theres usually at least 3 day drinking parties. and tailgating happens every home football game.

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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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