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Reviews 2643 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Junior

Academics: Early Childhood Education – It is a wonderful opportunity and a blessing to be with the Education Program at the University of Delaware. This past semester I had the opportunity to serve as a temporary teacher in one of the schools on campus. I had the opportunity to work with the age group in which I am interested as well as children with special needs. I myself was overwhelmed with joy by the way the teachers handled the children and the encouragement and advice that was given to me as a prospect.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on-Campus Is Very Convenient. Upperclassmen dorms are definitely nicer than most freshman dorms. However, all students benefit from four great dining halls. Living in close proximity to the Morris Library, Trabant University Center, and the Perkins Student Center is awesome!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I initially wanted to go to Penn State because I love that big state feel. Delaware is a mini version and is perfect. There is a lot of school spirit and partying but it is also a very academic state school. Every single class is a challenge, but there are many resources given to students to insure success. The campus isn't too large, so you can walk or take a shuttle anywhere but there is also a large amount of students that attend. I love it!

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Mostly Alcohol, but Some Other Drugs – Most students at delaware drink every day of the week. If students get caught underage drinking then they have to pay pretty hefty fines and attend classes. Other popular drugs are marijuana. I have heard of some students doing things like ecstasy, however.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Most of the faculty at Delaware are eager to help whether they are professors, dean's assistants, or teaching assistants. There are many free resources available for studying and getting ready for the real world after college. Also, I cam to the University of Delaware for their excellent science and research programs. Their labs and materials are new and their is ample research opportunity for all students.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Newark, DE – There's a lot of stuff to do around campus but after 3 months it all kinda becomes routine. If you want to find other things to do you may have to do a little traveling. But it is expanding so it should be better.

2 College Sophomore

Academics: Communications Interest – In order to get into the communications major, you have to start out as an interest. In the interest major, you must be within the top 100 students in the major after completing the four interest courses in order to get into the major. If not than you have to start over or find a different major.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The Wheels on the Bus – Several buses go back and forth all day long to pick up students. There is also a train station nearby. Students are able to go to New York and other surrounding areas easily. Students are allowed to have cars. There is really no need for transportation off of campus since everything is right at our fingertips, but it's still there.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is a bit annoying at times. As a commuter, I have to park at the Bob Carpenter Center and catch the bus to main campus. That's not bad, but the parking permit is a bit pricey. Depending on where you want to part, the cost can range from approximately $120 to $300. If you park one spot away from the correct zone, you get a ticket. My first ticket was $30. However, you can get your first one waived. You can park on campus, but make sure you have coins to put into the meters. There's really no need for a car on campus. Main Street and the buses are all you need. However, if you're a commuter like me... it's a must.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: A Great School! The academics offered at the University of Delaware are both challenging and exciting. The professors are passionate about their area of expertise, and they really care about the students. I can't tell you how many times I have emailed a professor and received a reply almost instantly. The curriculum is engaging. The workload is extremely challenging but very helpful. Study abroad is a great option.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: All buildings on campus are in walking distance from one another. You can walk from one end of the campus to the other end in about 40 minutes at a relaxed pace.

There are a few small gyms students can workout in. People are fairly decent when it comes to sharing equipment and not hogging, etc. The smaller (dorm gyms) gyms are packed most of the time and are not open in the mornings, which is a bummer for a lot of people.

Student centers at UD are fantastic. Student centers include book stores, places to eat at (very expensive), and lounging places. The buildings are very clean. Also, people walk through them for a shortcut to class. The southern campus student center has Dunkin Donuts, open late, nice to have. Student centers have wifi.

Library is very nice, but not enough places to sit down and do work. Media room is very impressive, includes 3 sound/recording studios I believe. Lots of computers available, Macs and PCs. The computers at the library are up-to-date with hardware and software.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Finance Major and the Supporting Activities – I've only had 2 business classes as a freshmen, Micro and Macro-economics, so I'm not that familiar with the business department of the school as a whole.

I really like what I've seen so far. All the professors are absolutely willing to help students in anyway they can. Also, professors have impressive backgrounds. I like that the President of UD is a business professor.

Professors invite their friends in the field to come talk with us. In macro-econ this past semester, we had a director of a Fed Bank come in and discus the current economic situation we are in.

There are fantastic clubs available for students. I plan on joining the marketing club and real estate club this coming semester at least. I feel like I missed out on a lot my freshmen year by not joining business clubs.

4 College Junior

Academics: Big Mix of Excellent Programs – The University of Delaware has an extensive mix of different academic programs across 7 different colleges that even includes a rare undergraduate major in art conservation. While you can tell that the school stresses engineering and the physical sciences, there is no one "bad" department. The art and music programs are also excellent. The professors at UD are a mix ranging from extremely engaging and helpful outside of class to somewhat boring and apathetic, but I feel that is what you will find at any large university such as Delaware. I have enjoyed almost all of my classes taken here and I love the fact that the school encourages you to try something new.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Main Street Brings Flair to Campus – One of the many great things about the University of Delaware, Main St. runs straight through the campus. On Main Street, students are exposed to great restaurants, shops, and many other great things.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Blue Hens Dare to Be the Best – In my experience, the athletics at the University of Delaware play a huge role in campus life. UD constantly encourages students to attend football games, track meets, and so many more events. School spirit runs rampant and is quite evident when visiting the campus.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: A few got kicked off a couple years back, but the greek scene is coming back with dominance. You can see many people wearing letters around campus. Fraternity parties dominate the social scene. Those in greek life tend to love it and those who are not in greek life enjoy their college experience and are friends people in and out of greek life.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Pretty much everyone gets along regardless of your background. The only people who don't mesh are the hundreds of Chinese exchange students who socialize mainly with themselves. Besides that, everyone generally is friends with all types of races, economic backgrounds, sexual orientation etc.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Move Off at Least After Sophomore Year – Living off campus is much more fun than living on campus. There are plenty of different types of places to live ranging from cheap small apartments to houses that are pretty nice. Most people have moved off campus by junior year.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman Living – Freshman dorms, with the exception of George Reed, are very small but very social and fun. George Reed has very nice rooms but are not very social.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: blue hen pride – I love it here. I'm an in-state student, and originally planned on going Ivy for college, but I fell in love with UD and I really can't imagine going anywhere else. Yeah, there are hassles with aid and cliques, but there's no mold to fit here. Its a very liberating place to be, and students are proud to rep that blue and gold.

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3 College Student

Administration: Definite Party School – Some RAs take their jobs way too seriously and will write you up for anything. We like to call these RAs "no-lifers." There are always cops standing or driving around the avenues on weekends, but as long as you pass for sober when you walk by, they're not going to make a scene.

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3 College Student

Drug Safety: Glug Glug Glug – Its very common to see hoardes of drunk underclassmen stumbling around campus in huge packs. Upperclassmen tend to be more discreet, because they're used to the new freedom. Its not difficult to track down booze or drugs if you're interested.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: loved living on campus, although a delaware resident. wish i would have gotten more involved in student organizations my freshman year but i would still choose this school if i were able to return to undergrad

3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Guys at UD are from all groups from jocks to geeks. Most greek guys are pretty boys. Girls are slim and snitty. Out of state attendees have their own cliques

4 College Junior

Weather: The weather is pretty predictable. Cold and some snow in the winter, hot and humid in the Summer. The spring and fall can vary anywhere from breezy, rainy, to warm and sunny.


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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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