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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.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus Safety at U of D – I can conclude that the overall safety of the University of Delaware is relatively safe given its location. The campus itself is like a haven compared to crime in the surrounding city of Newark, DE. There is special Public safety officials and lighting designated to promote a secure environment for all students living on campus. However, this is not always effective, beings that the public can intrude onto campus property. When this occurs, of course there can be crime and or violence on campus grounds. Fortunately, crime is put to a minimum due to the many officers, safety precautions and University transportation given to the students. Overall, I feel mostly safe while on campus and am confident in the Universities security. Although, no matter how protected a student feels, it is still necessary to take precaution and not make assumptions.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Expensive to pay for a parking permit that allows you to park far away from central campus. I use to pay around $90, but they upped the price to $150 for an annual red permit, which I'd have to park in south campus and catch a shuttle bus to central campus. You have to have a sticker on the back window AND hang a permit on your rear-view mirror. If you forget to hang the one on the rear-view mirror, you get a ticket despite having the sticker. THAT is ridiculous.

4 College Junior

Academics: Nutrition and Dietetics – The teachers are all very intelligent and want all of us to succeed. They are hard on you and try to teach you how to do things right and specific so when you get into the workplace you know what you are doing. I think the professors need to tell students how much GPA really matters, and give us options if students don't get Dietetic Internships.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Process Could Be Better – I received some aid from school but not as much as i needed. Seeing as Delaware is a public school, there is less money for them to give out. Appealing after you get in to school will also help you possibly get more funds,

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: House and Frat Parties – Nightlife is basically for anyone who wants to go out. There is just about always something going on and you can usually get in to most places. Girls are very attractive and overall its a good time.

4 College Freshman

Technology: There are computer labs spread out throughout the campus to help students do work if they do not have their laptops with them. There is also an IT center to help you with any issues you may have. In the student center there are computers for people to access freely and wireless is now up in the dorms.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There is a variety of food places all around the campus that offer good food. Its a little pricey but satisfying.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are plenty of options for experiencing the nightlife at the University of Delaware. Main Street has a couple different bars to each accomodate to certain groups at school. For example a lot of the Greek Life members typically go to Klondike Kates or Kildares while many artistic and hip students choose Home Grown for their late night destination. For the frugal student, there are house parties on every corner. The price is typically three dollars for a cup. For the underage audience, Delaware offers plenty of activities that are just as fun. You can watch a movie at Traubant or hang out in the Hen House at the Perkins student center. Delaware accomodates to all of its students so that no one feels out of place. It is easy for a student to find their niche and grow with it.

3 College Student

Campus Quality: Unknown Experience Opportunities – They get a B- for bad advertising. I am currently a Senior and just found out that you can have an RA internship here if you're interested in becoming an RA. I am currently a Curatorial Apprentice with the University Museum, which I only discovered because I was looking at the Museum's website. Most people don't know we have University Museums, let alone you can be an Apprentice and not have to get a museum internship off campus!

4 College Student

Campus Quality: Nifty Places – The athletic centers are usually crowded and besides the fact that places like the Independence Hall gym has giant windows where people can see you exercising, they've got pretty good equipment. All the student centers, although crowded, have good seating and some good food. UD loses points for taking Taco Bell out of Trabant and replacing it with crappy Aramark Burger Studio. The library is best on the East Coast - my best friend's private school in Maryland took field trips to the library so the students could get books for research and take notes. Campus activities are nice, when you find out about them, it's best to check the website. Campus aesthetics- campus buildings are Gregorian and a LOT of people come here just because "it looks pretty" so aesthetics are not a problem.

1 College Student

Local Area: Boring After a Week – Newark, Delaware doesn't have much to offer. Sure, there's a sketchy bowling alley and a movie theatre with cheap movies but Main Street gets old after about a week of being on campus. However, new additions have recently come to Main Street, so hopefully it will liven up for now.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: RA's are very strict about noise violations and about alcohol. The university is interested in the grades of the students.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The students are for the most part friendly and interested in their studies which makes it a lot easier to focus on school. They are very active in the social aspect of college life which also allows it to be easier to join into events.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: College Life – The dorm living is nicer when upper classmen. The dining arrangements are good considering it is a college.

3 College Student

Weather: Nothing Too Extreme – The weather usually isn't too extreme but depending on where from originally from, you may notice that it does tend to rain here a bit more than one would like.

3 College Student

Campus Food: Only as Good as You Make It – The dining halls at UD, for the most part, are good enough to offer just about anyone something that they'd like. If, however, one were to rely solely the university-provided meal plan for an entire semester, this is where a good amount of planning would go a long way. Maintaining a steady budget between actual meals and "points" spent each week can become a bit tedious, but if you know your own schedule well (not just classes), you should be able to plan for and sustain a good balance in eating vs. studying.

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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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