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Reviews 2485 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Since Delaware is a public school they do not give much merit aid. It is not that easy to get a job on campus unless you have work study.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: A majority of Delaware does not participate in Greek life but the number of people involved is steadily inclining. Those in Greek life are very proud of their fraternity/sorority and wear letters frequently. Sororities have houses on campus but frats have houses off campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Delaware has nice facilities, there are 4 dining halls and 2 student centers with chain food places such as Dunkin Donuts and Quiznos. The gyms are usually crowded especially in the beginning of each semester. The library is large and has many different places to do work depending on your study style. The campus itself is gorgeous.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The campus is very diverse. There are clubs, fraternities, and sororities dedicated to diverse students.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Decent College Apartments – I currently live off-campus. Although it was easy finding a place to live, because of the many neighborhoods and apartment complexes for students, the houses are your typical dingy houses for college students. The cost varies greatly and the neighborhoods are close enough to the school that you feel safe. Most of the houses are within good walking distance from classes.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Pretty Decent – Although I have never had any problems with my own personal safety at UD, the "townies" are not friendly towards students. The campus police works hard and keeps students safe.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Parking Is a Nightmare – The school has buses that take you around. If you have a car, you are better off paying the semester parking fee.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Have Not Seen Any Drug Activity – Exposure to drugs or alcohol comsumption depends on the crowd. I have not seen any activities in the open.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Lots of Activities – UD has a lot of activities in the surrounding area. Everything is closed by.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: UD has many concerts, and clubs put on all kinds of events. There's always something going on on campus.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It took a while to get used to, but now that I have friends up there, it's a lot of fun and I love it.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are PLENTY of places to eat around campus that aren't the dining hall.

1 College Freshman

Administration: I know MANY kids who are underage, drink, and don't get caught. Visitors rules aren't forced well.

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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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