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2 College Senior

Greek Life: Not Dominate – Greek life isn't the dominate college student life at UD. Even though,they do offer plenty of frats and sorority's to choose from and housing is provided.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Both the guys and girls are filled with a diversity of cultures. So you have plenty of beautiful people to pick from.

4 College Junior

Local Area: University has many oppurtunities to go out and have fun... most entertainment/dining are on Main St. anywhere from asian, italian, indian, mexican, to regular burger places are available from cheap to higher class..as for the night life the town is fitted nice for college students with many bars offered and are popular

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: A great ratio of girls to guys at UD. If you want to go home with someone, you can. Greek life has so many females

4 College Freshman

Majors: Nutritional Science – I'm in nutritional science and all of my teachers are phenomenal and I cannot believe how willing they are to help! I love all of my classes and am doing really well, thanks to my teachers.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: LOVE IT – UD is the best school I have seen. I transferred here and absolutely love the spirit and friendliness. I easily made friends and it is even easier to find your personal niche and where you fit in on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: Profs Can Be Challenging – Alot of teachers have trick questions. No matter how much you study you can still fail. Many classes are quite difficult.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses or Bikes – The bus system at UD is always convenient in safe especially if the weather is poor. However, if it is a nice day out you will see plenty of students riding bikes around the campus. I have one and it is very nice because I don't have to wait for a bus or leave the dorm as early to get to my classes.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Go to Pencader – I have only eaten at one dining all on campus: Pencader. If you have the option go to Pencader because it has great food, the newest facilities, and there are always plenty of options.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Definitely Safe – I have never actually felt unsafe on the UD campus. It might be large and spaced out, but everything is in walking distance. If it is dark out try to travel with at least one friend and always remember to lock your door. Campus Security is honestly very nice and friendly, even in regards to drinking. As long as you don't let yourself get too bad you will be fine.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: The University of Delaware is trying to make the school less known as a party school. If you get caught under age drinking, being drunk or acting dumb, you can get written up. If you get written up two times, you are considered for the possibility of being kicked off campus.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The University of Delaware has a very poor reputation as being known as a party school. The school is really trying to crack down on their rules and make it less about partying. During the weeks days, the campus night life is pretty low, but on the weekends sitting in your dorm room is not the way to go. There are always a ton of parties to go to and they are even fun to go to if you are not drinking. UD always has a bus running after ten. It is called the "Hen Ten." Public Safety is also always around if anyone would ever need them!

5 College Freshman

Technology: The internet service at the University of Delaware is in and out. Some days it is better than others. But the Morris Library also at the University of Delaware has huge screen Apple computers in the basement. Some of the Apple computers are even touch screen. You are able to print papers pretty much any where that there is a computer, but it costs about $.10 a page. I would say that the computer compatible technology at the University of Delaware is pretty up to par.

3 College Junior

Weather: Generally the weather is pretty nice however there are periods when it rains for a full week. Rain boots, rain jackets, umbrellas and warm clothes are absolutely necessary!

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3 College Junior

Administration: Campus strictness is not so bad. However there are a number of policies restricting underage drinking, drug usage, lateness to classes, skipped classes etc.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: What a Variety! There are so many different dining halls that you can go to if you have a meal plan. Having "points" enables you to eat at different and more modern places on campus and main street offers a large variety of different restaurants that one can eat at.

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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.

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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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