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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

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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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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