YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 2627 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

{{ error }}
close
4 College Sophomore

Local Area: A Fun Place – University of Delaware has an amazing social scene but that seems to take over when it comes to academics. The majority of professors are pretty amazing, but there are a few that just need to engage with their students a little bit more. Other than that, the university has a competitive academic course load.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process for UDEL was more of a let down for me instead of a hassle. After filling out the FAFSA, we received only loans and no grants. Since I'm from Mayland, which means I'm out of state, tuition is much more expensive. At 35,000 per year grants would have been very helpful at paying this off. Now all the money has to come out of my parents and I's wallet.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: University of delaware is unique because of the way the campus is set together. It is big enough to be its own town but its also small enouogh that you can get from each end of campus in a matter of 20-30 minutes. Also, the size sets UD apart from other schools. it ranges from 15,000-16,000 students which is the right size I wanted going in. Finally, me being a computer engineering major, UD is known for their good engineering program which then made me decide to attend this university,

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Most of the restaurants at University of Delaware are located on main street and the typical meal goes for about 8-15 dollars depending if your sitting in or your getting fast food. There are student discounts and at the beginning ofnthe school year students were givin a coupon book to most restaurants in the area. Restaurants I would recommend ar California Tortilla, Klondike Kates, and DP Dough

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Personally, my financial aid situation was a hassle. They did not give us an easy time with scholarships.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking on Campus – The drinking scene is big. Everyone typically drinks on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Hardcore drugs are not common.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Take the Bus – During peak class times (8-3) buses run constantly. They come every 8-12 minutes. If you live on Laird, you will want to take the bus in the winter, when it's raining, at night, or if you're like me, all the time! The bus here doesn't have the stigma that normal buses have, everyone takes them- it totally beats taking a 15 minute walk to campus from your dorm. At night, the bus becomes a party- There's even a sign stating that. The bus driver plays techno music and has strobe lights and a disco ball and it runs until like 4:00 on the weekends and it literally goes all over. If you want to go to a party somewhere that the bus doesn't go to, then you probably shouldn't be going to a party there. Just a suggestion :)

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Depends on the Sorority or Frat – I'm probably a little prejudiced because I'm in a sorority and I absolutely hate it, but I know that Greek Life at UD in general is really awesome, and if you get into the right sorority (pretty much any one except mine) or frat, you will be extremely happy and have a lot of fun. Don't get me wrong, you don't need to be in greek life to be happy or have fun on campus, but it definitely adds something to the college experience. There is no comparison to Greek Week, Homecoming, mixers, and formals. However, it's very time and money consuming as well.

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Scholarships: The only financial aid I got was a subsidized loan. I did my FAFSA and everything but I guess my parent's salaries didn't qualify for financial aid. However, that doesn't mean they can afford to pay for my tuition. I wish they at least gave me a small amount of financial aid.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: A Great College Overall – The academic programs at Delaware are wonderful. Especially the program I am in, nursing. The nursing curriculum prepares the nursing students very well for their future careers. Also from my friends in other majors, the engineering, teaching, music, and business programs are great as well. The social scene is amazing. There are a lot of things to do on campus and everyone is friendly.

4 College Freshman

Technology: There are several computer labs available to students on campus. If you don't own a laptop or a computer, you will definitely have access to one. Printing on campus is readily available to students as well. Lines do get long around finals, but other than that it's great. The network and wireless speed is occasionally slow but it is understandable considering the amount of students that use the internet at school.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It is very hard to obtain financial aid since there are so many students who apply.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is definitely a prominent part of the social scene, but you do not have to be greek to have a social life. I have lots of friends that are greek as well as non-greek, it just depends on what you want to do. It is fun but definitely not necessary.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Both guys and girls are very good-looking. Overall, students dress fairly preppy and trendy and everyone seems to care a lot about how they look.

3 College Junior

Parking: The parking on campus is decent, the permit you get depends on whether you live in a campus dorm or not and how quickly you hand in your permit application. Freshman dorms don't really have good parking but the campus set up doesn't require a car. The bus system is available to all students at no cost and hits just about everywhere on campus.

3 College Junior

Academics: I'm completely satified with my education so far, the professors for the psychology classes are extremely knowledgeable. The class sizes for most psych classes allow for personal interaction with the professors. The advising for this department could use some work based on what my friends say about their majors advising system.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Nice Dorms – The housing on campus is nice, but expensive, so move off campus early.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Good Eating – There are a lot of options for off campus dining and all are reasonably priced.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safe Town – There are always police officers and public safety around and there is little crime in newark.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Having a Blast! I have loved my time so far at delaware. It is a weird transition from high school but it is so much fun.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Dont Cheat – The school takes their academic honesty policy very seriously, do not cheat.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Good Housing, but Look Early – There are a lot of apartments and houses available, but you really need to look early. If you want to live off campus you should have something locked up by the end of october or early november, otherwise all of the good places will be taken and you will be left with something expensive and/or further from campus.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs definitely go around campus, but UD isnt a huge drug school. Basically if you want something and look for it, you'll find it. Marijuana is pretty huge here.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports at UD are pretty big, we have a great football team and tailgating is fun!

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Dining Halls – The dining halls are okay for freshman year...convient hours...wouldn't use it as a non freshman

{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Photos More photos . . .

Memorial Hall
Memorial Hall
Memorial Hall Memorial Hall Magnola Circle is also visible in the foreground

Overall ExperienceWhat's this?

View student contributors

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.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At University of Delaware

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!