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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Town Surrounding – Newark is an interesting place to go to school. There are some places you can go on Main Street, typically to eat. However, to go shopping, it can be hard without a car. If you do have access to one, then there's a lot more to do- the mall is great, and only a ten minute or so drive.
The downside...public transportation isn't so hot, especially when you want to go to another major city, like Philadelphia, NY, or DC. There's a septa station, but only runs peak hours (aka not on the weekend). Amtrak comes, but it's expensive, and, from what I've heard, can be really unreliable. If you're determined, you'll find a way to get somewhere, it's just not easy

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Advisors Are Really Helpful – After my first semester, I switched majors. I only went from Biology into something a bit more specific, but it was still a difficult choice (you know, the rest of my life almost). But, my advisor, as well as some professors I talked to, were really helpful in making the decision. In the end, it was up to me of course, but by speaking to them I was able to make an informed decision.
My major is Quant. Biology, and it's hard, but the professors I've had have been great in class, too. Office hours are wonderful, and most of my profs are extremely patient when I go to them with things I don't understand. It's nice to be able to talk one-on-one, because sometimes I don't learn everything I need to in a lecture hall.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Looks Big, Feels Little – A great thing here is the ability to become involved. As a pretty big school, there are a lot of options of different groups to be involved in, as well as just other things to do (like club sports). So, if you're interested in something, chances are you can find someone else with the same idea. So, even though it's big, you can find a smaller niche to tailor the college experience to your liking.
Personally, I love being a part of the honors program. The unique class options available are great for me, and I'm able to meet a lot more people on a more personal basis because of smaller class sizes. It's like having a smaller school within the larger university.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Sticking Out? Overall, UD isn't particularly diverse. However, if you're willing to look, there is a place for everyone. A number of groups exist to cater to different minorities.These include Hillel, Hola, or Haven, which are religious, ethnic, and sexual orientation respectively. Additionally, many of these groups are very accepting to people who may not actually be part of that minority.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Main Street Options – Main Street is located basically right off campus. It provides a huge number of option for eating out, and is typically reasonably priced. Some places are a bit more expensive, but still affordable for a nice night or celebration.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There, but Not Over the Top – I know people that use add medicine, however I do not believe that it is used more here than other campuses. Same thing with alcohol, I do not think that the alcohol use is over the top, but it is there.

4 College Freshman

Technology: Accessible and Consistent – There are a enough computers in the library that I have always seen many available. I have not used the other computer labs, but there are many hidden ones in numerous buildings. The network is usually reliable, however I do not have wireless access in my room, where other rooms on my floor have good access. My dorm is only for freshman though and is not going to be used in the next coming years.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: They Exist? I know some people that have gotten scholarships, but it seems like they don't exist.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Best of Everything – Delaware experiences every season.. its hot, its cool, its cold, it freezing. You get to see every season at UD.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not Huge – Greek life is present but isn't a huge deal on campus. It is not something all people do, nor will it hurt your college experience if you do not join.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Permits Are Ridiculous – The cost to have a car on campus is ridiculous! And don't get caught without a permit because the police are always on the lookout to give tickets.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Variety With Some Monotony – There are different groups of people all around campus. You have athletes, science majors, art majors, performers, leaders, bilinguals, hipsters, preppy people and plenty of others that are in between. The one problem is that most of the girls only choose to look nice when it's time to go to a party. In the winter time for class all they wear is uggs, leggings and a north face; they have no sense of their own identity. The guys look okay; some of them try while others just roll out of bed.

3 College Junior

Parking: Too Expensive – They ticket everyone all the time. do not leave car without a pass anywhere for any period of time, they will get you and they do not forgive. It is nearly impossible to get parking near your dorm room. I pay $250 a semester for parking that is a 10 minute walk

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Too Expensive – you pay over $120 a week for food with their meal plan options for students who live on campus. Managers are jerks half the time and refuse to talk to you.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: I haven't received any financial aid and can only apply for loans. It's hard when you call the office because you always speak to someone different and they can give you different responses about things.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Sports Are Great – Sports are a big part of the University of Delaware. Everyone seems to be very committed to supporting the sports teams. Even if you can't play a sport there are still clubs where you can try them out.

3 College Junior

Technology: Labs Are Usually Available – The computer labs are usually available at the University of Delaware. This is a large campus so there are several places students can go to use the computers. Most people carry their own computers around to class, but you don't necessarily have to bring one to class.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love Delaware, it has the perfect balance of work hard and party hard. You are never out of things to do and everyone is really friendly. A great place to spend four years.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Great on a Clear Day – During the winter walking can get a bit cold, but walking around the campus is great when it's a nice day because of all the pretty buildings. You get a real college feel.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Fashion Merchandising – The faculty are great and always available for help. Also, they give you a four year plan for your years there so you can easily create your schedule. As well, they offer a great study abroad trip to Paris!

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Lots of Girls – There are many girls at this school, most of whom look the same in various trendy clothes of the season. The boys are okay for the most part.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: Not Very Diverse – The majority of the student body is white. While there are some other ethnicities, they are far outweighed by the Caucasian population.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Library Is Sufficient – Morris Library, at the University of Delaware, is a large facility with various resources for students. However, the seating space could be expanded further to accomodate more students, as it is hard to find a spot to sit on certain days. The study rooms are also only available on a first come, first serve basis, which makes it difficult for those who can't come to the library as early as others.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: UD nightlife is crazy. That's really all I can say. Come see for yourself.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Close to Everything – Off campus housing is close to everything. Finding it though may be your problem. It fills up fast.


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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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