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Reviews 2458 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Not Much to Worry About – Newark has some problems with crime, but students should not feel unsafe on campus. Most crimes are thefts so students should watch out and keep a close eye on their things. Small thefts and robberies happen here occasionally, but I have never meet anyone who was a victim of a more serious crime.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Rain, Rain, Go Away! It rains at LEAST 3 times a week in Delaware. BRING AN UMBRELLA! You will need it.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Some people LOVE the dining halls here.... I am not one of them. Coming from New England, I am accustomed to healthy eating. UD offers some pretty bad on-campus dining hall options, filled with tasteless soups and lukewarm, bland southern-style cooking (bathed in grease.. usually topped with HAM). Some exceptions - namely the Trabant Student Center and the Scrounge in Perkins - are actually decent, but expensive.
Main Street has a wide variety of restaurants, from fast food joints like Cosi and D.P. Dough to sit down dining at places like Klondike Kate's and Cucina di Napoli.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Main Street = the ONLY Street! The UD campus is beautiful, but once you step off the green there's only one street to visit. Appropriately titled "Main St," this strip contains every bar, restaurant, and shop within walking distance of the campus... Everything else is residential! Main Street has about 4-5 bars for the older students, such as Iron Hill, Kate's, Grottos, and Deer Park. Younger students make due at the plethora of house parties in the suburbs until they turn 21.

3 College Senior

Technology: Computer Labs – There are multiple computer labs all over campus at UD. The smart student knows to never attempt to get a seat in the over crowded labs in the library. Instead, head for the lesser known labs in the basement of Purnell and Smith or on the first floor of Pearson.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: The diversity comes mostly from the significant presence of Jewish students on campus and the extreme prevalence international students from China. There are definitely a variety of people here though. You don't have to look hard to find someone just like you no matter who you are.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Buses and Trains Are Very Accessible – Udel has a great campus busing system. Although most students will opt to walk or ride there bikes to class, the school does have buses that run on consistent schedules. Also, these schedules can be easily tracked using mobile apps/twitter. The campus bus can also take students to the DART bus station if they wish to go places off campus such as the Christiana Mall. A train station is located right inside Newark is affordable and efficient. Students who live in nearby states such as New Jersey or New York can use this train to get home

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Parties are definietly a big part of the Udel nightlife. There is never a weekend where parties aren't going on. These parties are usually always thrown by a frat, sport or club. Rarely, do people ever get rejected from parties, sometimes guys will have to pay to get in, but its usually just a couple of dollars ($3). The bar scene is great for students who are 21 and students who have cars have the option of driving to nearby cities (Philly, Baltimore, D.C, New York) to go to bigger night clubs. For students who don't like to party there are usually coffee houses and other non-drinking events on the weekends as well as the weekdays. Transportation is accessible here, however since parties are in close proximity to dorms most students just walk. House parties are bigger here than bars/clubs, but the school does offer both. Students who wish to drink during the week will generally not find it hard to find a place to go. Nightlife is a huge part to this campus

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The school makes sure to provide classes that help you gain knowledge in your major. In addition, breadth requirements enable students to take courses outside of there majors in order to become more well-rounded students and people in general. The professors at this school are very knowledgable, well-educated and generally willing to help any student.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Dorms Are Good Overall – Upperclassmen dorms such as the Towers are great. They are clean, spacious and everything a college student could ask for. Freshman dorms are not necessarily as nice. The best freshman dorms in terms of accommodations are in George Reed; George Reed houses a lot of housing for athletes and has nice suite style rooms. Rodney and Dickenson are usually said to be the worst dorms. However, both these dorms are very social and are good for breaking Freshman out of their shells. In addition, Rodney has air conditioning which is a huge plus, people who don't live in Rodney say it sucks, but those who do generally love it. Overall, the university provides many options for housing that are convenient, social and clean

3 Recent Alumnus

Technology: The school always has computers open for students, but internet access can be unpredictable. Also, it can be hard to print papers out. Overall, the computers are good, but not great

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Great College Town – The town of Newark is the perfect college town. A lot of schools are completely barren with no shops or restaurants, but Udel doesn't have that problem. There are a lot of great restaurants and bars around campus that give the town a lively feel. Sometimes festivals and food fairs are held around campus also. Whether you want to get something to eat, walk around or just get some fresh air Newark has something to interest you.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Drinking Is Basically It – The drug scene on campus is pretty typical. The most popular forms of drugs are alcohol and pot, but thats basically all that is used

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The dining halls on campus are very good. I was very surprised when I came here to find out that the food was not crappy dining hall food. Russell is great for desserts and they serve the UDcreamery ice cream. Rodney is also very convenient and always has a variety of options. Point and flex can be used at Trabant and the Scrounge at places like Chick fil A and Burger Studio. Also point/flex can be used at football games and concerts which is very convenient

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life definitely has a presence on campus. While it is big on campus students should not feel pressure into join a fraternity/sorority. Many parties are thrown by frats and generally speaking anyone can get into them providing they have girls and are willing to pay a couple bucks. Greek life gets bigger every year here. Greek life is something that really adds to the college experience but it is not vital to take part in it. A student can still have fun without taking part in Greek life. Frats and sororities are not stereotypical here, they have higher gap's than the school average and provide great philanthropy. Greek life here has both the partying and philanthropic aspects.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Athletics are pretty big at this college. Our football team is very good and games are very fun to go to. Club sports are big here and many students choose to take part in them. For those who don't make club teams or don't have time to commit to them there are also intramural sport teams. From crew to basketball there is a sport for everyone to participate in

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: The facilities are very good on campus. The gym has great hours and always offers many classes to choose from. Around campus there are always different events going on sponsored by different clubs. Many famous speakers come to this school also (Joe Biden, Bill Cosby, etc). Overall, the facilities are accessible and fun

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: North Campus Is Great – The freshman dorms suck. The dorms on north campus are new and are great.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Crazy Night Life – there is always a party at UD. Just walk down the streets and you are bound to one.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Newark Is Awesome – newark is a college town and there is so much do in this place

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Very Good food! The food at UD is very good! I come from a family that eats well and has home cooked meals and I do not miss the food. Very surprised at how good the food selection is.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Definitely overrated – I was extremely excited to attend UD only to find out that it certainly did not live up to its hype. Cops bust every party, the dining hall sucks, and half the nights end up with you and your friends wandering the streets drunk with nothing to do. There's only frats or house parties, which would be fine if 300 people weren't packed together. Other than that there is not much for the under 21 crowd because fakes never work. I came here for great academics (which exist) as well as the crazy night like (not prominent). However, the night life is truly not good if you were the kind of kid that partied hard in high school and are expecting more from here, because you won't get it. Kids are nice but over all not worth it.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I've Heard Good Things – I've had friends who have had internships, and I am going to lok for one during the summer. I heard they are really time consuming, especially on top of school work and they take up a lot of time. Everyone I've talked to has had really nice experiences with it.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: There are many parking garages and everywhere you go has meters. Having your car on campus is very costly.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: There are three locations for computer labs and there are certain centers, especially in the library for printing, copying, and scanning purposes. The whole multimedia center is really awesome and a cool place to hang out. The people are so nice and are always there to help you with whatever you need.

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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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