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4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm in nursing which is a very challenging major and sometimes the work load is a lot to handle. That being said, I like the focus having a specific major gives me and it makes it easy to make new friends because you already have something in common with 200+ students.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Haven't had one yet, but older nursing students say the work experience gained in the program through clinical is amazing.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: very active in getting messages out to students

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life definitely provides the best social atmosphere for students and is becoming more popular every year.

4 College Freshman

Administration: You have a lot of freedom they aren't on your back about everything

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Consistently cheaper than on campus housing and apartments are a lot more spacious than dorm rooms.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Main street has the best food

4 College Freshman

Athletics: We have lots of varsity sports for people to attend if you're into that. Also, many club and intramural teams for people to participate in.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: On average they give out about 9,000 or 10,000 in scholarships for out of state students which is good for state school but still not a lot.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties every night first month back and then consistently wednesday though saturday the rest of the semester. You always have multiple options of where to go.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: A lot of good bars for when you turn 21 but not much else to do in Newark off campus

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Russel has fairly large rooms which fit a double perfectly

2 College Freshman

Majors: Nursing is an extremely competitive major to get into and then a challenging one to remain in.

4 College Freshman

Academics: As a freshman, I am content with my major and my department. I enjoy the classes that I take that are directly related to my major, and I look forward to applying for internships in a few years. I definitely chose the right school as far as this program goes.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The academic opportunities are endless at UD. If you work hard, there are endless opportunities available to you. Be friendly and kind to everyone you meet, and stay in contact with people. Networking is crucial in college. As far as difficulty levels of classes, it depends on what you take. There are plenty of easy, no-effort classes. There are also plenty of courses that will make you want to drop out of school. It really depends on your major, and how you fare in each subject.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: This campus is not as diverse as it brags to be. Yes, every minority and subgroup is represented on campus. However, most of the students look alike, and come from similar backgrounds. The straight, white, upper-middle class students cover about two-thirds of the student body. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, if diversity isn't a big deal to you. There are some closed-minded individuals on campus, but there are also a lot of open-minded, tolerant people.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The administration knows this is a party school. They pretend they don't know, but they do. The cops know as well. Parties get busted from time to time, but it's nothing to worry about. Be careful with parking; the meter fairies are out to get you, and you will get parking tickets the minute your meter runs out. As far as dorm violations go, it depends on your RA. Most RA's are pretty laid back as long as you keep quiet and don't cause a lot of trouble.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: I personally don't party, but if you're looking to party, the opportunity is there and prevalent. For freshmen, it's mostly frat parties, which get old. I've only ever been to where I knew the host/off-campus parties (which are all within walking distance), but I've had a good time every time I did go out. If partying isn't your thing, make friends with people who also don't party. Chances are you won't be the only one on your floor who doesn't want to go out every weekend. You'll have floor meetings in the beginning of the year; talk to people and get to know everyone, and you'll have a good time.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: If you're planning on living off-campus, you need to plan ahead. Literally, get that worked out almost a year in advance. There are places to live off-campus, but they fill up fast. The on-campus housing is a little pricey, and so is off-campus housing, but the appeal of off-campus housing is 1. no RA's and 2. no pricey required dining plan. There are decent apartment complexes surrounding campus, and there are some houses around too, but the houses I've been to for parties aren't in stellar condition. The houses are older, and so are some of the apartment complexes. Make sure you tour where ever you're looking into and actually check out the place before you sign the lease.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everyone at UD is aware of the value of the degree. This isn't Yale, but it isn't your typical state school either. There are plenty of opportunities available for a hard-working student from UD who is looking for a job. College is what you make of it; network wisely. Make connections early and stay in touch with people; you never know who might be able to get you a job later on.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Newark is a college town. Main Street runs through campus, and it's nice to have for a wide variety of off-campus dining selections. However, Main Street is also the hub of Newark, so it's not just college kids walking around. It's definitely safe though, and nothing to be concerned about.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Rodney, one of the older/"not as nice" complexes, but I honestly do enjoy living there. I live in a single dorm, which is what I requested, so I'm thoroughly content with it. Both Rodney & Dickinson complexes are being closed at the end of the Spring 2015 semester though to put all complaints to rest. There are some VERY nice dorm buildings on campus, and there are some average ones as well. In comparison to the dorms I've seen at other schools, UD definitely has some of the nicest dorm buildings around.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel fairly safe walking around campus at night by myself. I had an evening lab section this semester and regularly found myself walking back to my dorm alone after dark. The school has UD Alerts, which is a text message/email system that sends out a message when a crime is reported on campus, so students know to avoid certain areas when need be. Most of the UD Alerts sent out are about robberies, and nothing more.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The students don't care about the football team nearly as much as the administration does. Varsity sports are great for those involved, but they don't really effect the rest of the student body.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Dining hall food is generally good. Some days are way better than others. There is decent variety as well. Also, they are in the process of constructing the biggest dining hall on the east coast for next year.

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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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