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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Printing is annoying, the media center is good however and you can rent tons of useful equipment from the library. The library is old and their database isn't overly user-friendly. The student centers are great and often used. The gyms are nice however the main gym, Big Bob, is far. There are many satellite gyms on campus. The buildings, though some are bulky, they all are either new or have a quaint colonialesque appeal.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The Campus Is Safe but Can Improve. Health Resources Have Their Pros and Cons – The campus is very safe but there are robberies which occur and there could be more blue light systems installed in really shady (desolated) areas. I can leave my laptop in the lounge though without worrying (the people here are good-hearted).

The health resources are satisfactory and I have not needed to use them. However, I have heard many horror stories with the health services.

The police, despite the increase in robberies on and around campus (and the lack of action taken), have been cracking down on parties like they've never before.

3 College Freshman

Technology: Technology, No Problem – Wireless access is available where I need it. I have a laptop and printer, but was able to easily print on campus when I ran out of ink.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus. I'm a cautious person so I'm not about to roam around by myself but the locked dorms and campus police make me feel secure.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Small State Probz – Regardless of the 16,000+ student count, Delaware is super small, and it seems even tinier if you're in-state. It's hard to avoid people you know, even if you're only stepping out to the Harry Mart at midnight. Sometimes that's a good thing though, everyone knows friends of friends and connections are everywhere.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are a lot of people who walk around campus sporting their greek letters, but it's definitely not the end-all be-all of social life. Definitely doesn't rule the scene by any means.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Repeated Menus – I used to be a big meat-eater while living at home, but sometimes the beef here is questionable, to say the least. Cereal and soda are a big part of my diet. The dining halls are pretty good at offering up at least one or two good-looking entrees per meal. Using points at Trabant and Perkins is the BEST. Burgers, Chick-Fil-A, Dunkin Donuts... If it wasn't for all the walking to get there, Freshman 15 would rage!

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Would Have Been Better – Recently, local and campus cops struck down on student tailgates at football games. This has caused sport games to become much less popular with students, as the sporting events are no longer as social and spirited. If student tailgates were still prominent, the games would be much more popular and more fun.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Gorgeous Campus – There are a ton of good looking people here. Both guys and girls seem to put a lot of effort and attention into their appearance. Girls dress in brand/designer names and carry expensive bags. Many girls go tanning throughout the school year and put a lot of attention into their hair and makeup. There are a lot of cute guys around campus too, however there are less of them than there are pretty girls. Many boys here wear preppy/fratty clothes and care about their general appearance more than you would expect. Overall, it is a very attractive campus, however there is a lack of diversity in appearance.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Good Variety, but Poor Quality – The University of Delaware offers four all-you-can-eat style dining halls where students use "meals". The dining halls are conveniently located in close proximity to the most populated dorms. They offer a wide range of options every day so there is a lot of variety. However, the quality of the food is lacking and leaves much to be desired. The fruits and vegetables are not the freshest, and the meat is of poor, cheap quality. However, there are some entrees and desserts that everyone sees to love. Another convenient option are the two food courts in the student centers, Perkins and Trabant. Both are extremely popular and offer many options such as sushi, mexican food, custom burgers, salads and sandwhiches. There are also a ton of convenient markets around campus where students can buy snacks and staples for their dorm. Dining is very convenient here, however the quality is not as high as it could be.

4 College Freshman

Majors: So far love my classes and my teachers. It is hard but I am learning a lot.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Hang With Friends – always something to do. Everyone so nice and friendly
On or off campus always fell safe and have fun

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The Campus – The Campus here is beautiful. I love the academic buildings along the green. It makes the walk to class so much more enjoyable. There are some building not on the green that aren't as nice but overall I really love how nice the campus is.

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Weather is pretty standard around here. You get to experience every season

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Variety of Options – Main street is packed with options to satisfy any students needs. Ranging from italian to indian to Japanese, Newark offers a variety of cuisine. Also since the school is located so close to Wilmington, Philly and Baltimore a student can venture to some of these cities to expand their food options even further.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Alcohol Is the Drug of Choice – In my experience, alcohol seems to be what is abused more.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Beautiful Campus in the Heart of Newark – This is a beautiful walking campus. Main st. in newark feels a bit like "Mayberry". There are many shops and restarants that cater to students.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: U of D does a really good job of maintaining facilities. Considering the large student population things are kept clean, attractive and in good working order. If I want to be critical, I guess it would be in the area of athletic centers (gyms)on campus for general student use. Although there are several located on campus they see to be overcrowded at any given time on any given day. The University needs to expand on what is available in this area. All in allthe U of D is a beautiful campus located in Newark. It has an "old time" feel to it, yet is state of the art.

3 College Junior

Weather: It rains ALOT at UD. And every where is paved with bricks. so slippery. Bring Rain Booots.

4 College Junior

Diversity: The asian Student population at Delaware is pretty big

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4 College Junior

Technology: I like that at UD you get 5$ to print anywhere on campus (and page cost is .5 Cents) so if I forget to print something out its easy.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments Are Easily Availale – Apartments are easy to find, and are generally less expensive than the dorms.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Main Street has great options, many of which are very affordable. In addition, there are many places nearby that will deliver to the area, including the dorms

3 College Junior

Technology: There are lots of computers on campus. Not all of them print, and sometimes computer areas get crowded particularly at the end of the semester

4 College Senior

Party Scene: It's Here, and It's Good – Newark's Main Street has plenty of great bars if you're over 21. Many of them have a pretty decent club atmosphere, but there are also quieter options nearby. UD's Fraternity/Sorority scene is pretty big, and they usually throw pretty decent parties that are fairly easy to get into - except around rush or homecoming. Even if you're not 21, the University offers plenty of activities on-campus, and parties abound.

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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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