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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Quality: Library Is Lacking – The library, also known as "Club Morris" by the students of the University of Delaware is out of date.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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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: A Little Tricky – The off-campus housing can be a little tricky. The landlords are great and have been working with college students since they've probably started renting. However, Newark government does not want college students living in houses that actual residents of Newark could live in. Having said that, people who want to live with 4 or more people have to be careful because most houses are zoned for only 3 people to live in. however, the landlords have been fighting this and are always willing to let as many people that can fit in the house, live in the house. As for price, you just have to look around, there are plenty of houses and some of them are typical college houses.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Main Street Food – There is a lot of variety of food to choose from off campus. Many of the favorites are Sliders on Main Street, D.P. Dough, and No. 1 chinese food. The latter two deliver and are open late which is very convenient for students trying to study/cram for an exam. Also the actual restaurants on Main Street are very good. They are nicer-quality, sit-down restaurants, but still affordable.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek or go home – Only about 20% of the student population is involved with the Greek system but it feels like wayyyyy more people are. It's getting bigger and bigger at UD and you don't have to be a part of it, but it's not a bad idea to join

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Its so hard finding convenient parking. You have to get there at least 30 min before your class to find anything remotely close to where classes are.

2 College Sophomore

Academics: Pharmacy Major – Being a Pharmacy major at University of Delaware is very complicated and stressful sometimes. Pharmacy cant be declared as a major because its a program at UD. Students such as myself spend the first 3 years at UD and then go on to compete the rest of our studies at Thomas Jefferson University in Pennsylvania. Its frustrating sometimes because id like to stay in Delaware. The workload is very strenuous. I work hard to try and accomplish what I can to get good grades and try and balance school work, and my personal life and my job. I take about 15-16 credits per semester and im a sophomore. Starting next semester ill be taking 18 credits and summer and winter courses to be able to complete my degree as quickly and efficiently as possible.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love UD so much!!! Being part of honors makes it amazing because its a great balance between school work and also being able to go out when I want to. I think its an amazing place that really inspires students to take interest in many things and explore through hands on work.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: White White Middle Class White – Almost everyone at UD is white and for the most part middle class. Students are all generally very nice and friendly, but there is little to no diversity. For the most part people come from Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Long Island. Even though diversity is low, you'll meet all different types of personalities and there are very very few people stuck up or rude. Drinking is also big at UD and a lot of students like to party.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Presence Should Be Seen More – Public safety is very quick to respond and very helpful when called which is great, but they're presence is almost never seen on or around campus. Some areas where dorms are or where students live are unsafe, especially when dark. The trail on West campus is widely called the rape trail because of how unlit and unguarded it is at night. Elkton road is also pretty unsafe and this past semester there have been several attacks on girls around these areas. I think campus safety and Newark police should be seen more, and not just on weekend nights where there is drinking.

3 College Freshman

Technology: You Should Bring Your Own – It's not hard to find computer labs on campus but they might be crowded during finals or taken by classes occasionally. Printing is good because every semester you're given $5 worth of printing which goes really far but I wish there were more places to print from, the only place i know of is the library. The network is reliable and pretty fast, only crashes during class registration when everyone uses it. Almost everywhere is wireless but some places like the turf field on East campus are not, and it would be nice if they were to do work outside on nice days. Its best to have your own laptop and use it in academic buildings or in the dorms for best service.

2 College Sophomore

Majors: Getting into the education program was difficult, but it's because I started late. Getting into some other majors I know is very hard to do though.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Everywhere but Nowhere – There are so many buses on campus, which is great, but a lot of them aren't following the schedule, so you can never catch them when you want to.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Rather Nice – For what you get, it's great. You can choose where you want to live and who you want to live with. The freshman dorms aren't terrible, but the upperclassman dorms are so much better

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Delaware is a very bipolar place when it comes to weather. One day in the winter it will be 30 outside, and then next it can be 60. It doesn't rain TOO often, but it'll snow in the winter occasionally.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Some days are good. Others are terrible. It's usually somewhere in between. There are definitely a lot of options, though. Salad bars are good, and there are a lot of dining plans.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Pretty Safe, but Be Careful – Generally, if you're on or near campus, you'll be fine. But crime does happen here sometimes, so travel in groups and have a cell phone. I've never felt unsafe in my dorms or on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: A Major Benefit – Professors are top class a lot come from Ivy leagues and have decades of world experience. Some are difficult to understand (especially grad students and TA's) but most are genuienly concerned with their students welfare. Being in the business college has countless opportunities as far as internships, programs, and career help.

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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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