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Reviews 2834 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Health Behavior Science – I recently declared my major and i'm really excited about it because it's one of the few if not only school that offers this specific major. It is just what I am interested in, and I'm so glad I have to opportunity to be in this program.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Close to Everything! I absolutely love the local atmosphere at UD. It is definitely a college town with a lot of hustle and bustle both during the week and on the weekends. Newark's main street is right in the middle of campus almost so there are a ton of stores and restaurants and UD's bookstore is located there. It is also very safe as Campus safety is very easily accessible.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Lots of Drinking – UD is known as a party school. So there's a lot of drinking going on. However, their drug safety policies and enforcement are absolutely fantastic. I almost never smelled drugs on campus and I was never pressured to drink or do drugs.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Pretty Good for Such a Large University – I have not used the computers or printing that much but when I really needed them it was very easy to get onto a computer and use the printer. The WiFi at UD was pretty good for such a large university. Sure, I had some problems but for such a large university it was pretty fast and easy to connect.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Amazing in Every Way – I have only stayed in the freshman dorms but boy is it an experience. The dorms are very nice and not too far from everything. And everyone is super friendly and willing to meet new people

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Tough but Worth It – WARNING: If you're not good at taking tests, do not come here. The classes are all lectures and tests, with a project thrown in occasionally. So, if you bomb the first two tests, you pretty much bomb the class. The first semester is definitely rough, but you get used to it eventually. I actually feel like I've learned a lot so far at UD.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: I have never had a car on campus, but I know that typically the lots are far away and spaces cost a small fortune. For visitors, there are two main parking garages. They're pretty convenient, but average about $1 per hour which gets expensive if they're staying for the weekend. There are ways to get around the parking though, like making frats at a frat or sorority house and parking there temporarily.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There's Plenty of Diversity – The diversity at UD is one of it's best qualities. There isn't really a stereotypical UD student. There are a ton of frat guys who are extremely preppy, and you can pick them out pretty easily. There are also a lot of jocks because of the university's d1 ranking. The girls are all pretty much all over the board. For the most part, everyone on campus looks "normal" and well kept.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Newark Is Awesome – The title explains everything! Main street has basically everything you need in terms of dorm items, and the bookstore. For leisurely shopping, the Christiana mall is only about 10 minutes away. There are plenty o restaurants nearby, and most stay open really late on weekends. Main street isn't technically on campus, but it's an extremely short walk, and the street is always full of UD students.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Sometimes Doesn't Run – Sometimes I have to wait a long time for a bus. especially when I had to park at the athletic field

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live on North Campus but would like to find off campus housing but it is so expensive unless you live with 10 people

3 College Senior

Party Scene: No Fun for Under 21 – In Delaware nightlife is nonexistent for those under 21, most places will kick you out after 9 or 10 if you are not the legal drinking age and there are not many other options for those under 21. Parties are usually a bad choice in the town of Newark because usually underage drinking is involved and the police are called. The best bet for good nightlife for those under 21 is joining a sorority or fraternity or at least associating with that crowd, since they throw the better parties.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Average Dining – Dining hall food is pretty average, good on some days and not so good on other days. They do have some good fast food places on campus including chick-fil-a.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks Volunteer – The different greek organizations actually participate in a lot of community service and volunteer activities. They arent as dominante here as other schools.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Main Street Rocks – Main street has the best restaurants and take out.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: Bars Are Bad – House parties are fun but they can get crowded. Bars are good but close too early.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Could Be So Much Better – I have a $12,000 scholarship, which is great. But that barely makes a dent in tuition. :(

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I Guess It's Alright – I'm not in Greek life so I'm not really in a position to grade it.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: A College Town – The surrounding area is definitely tailored toward students (and their tight budgets). The best is Main Street, which is packed with restaurants and stores, great places to study and the huge Barnes and Noble school bookstore.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Not the Best, but Better Than Average – It really isn't as bad as one would imagine. UDel works to have a lot of options whether in the dining hall or other places on campus. And I love the themed meals that they often have- it makes it more fun to go to the dining hall. As for food quality, like I said, it's not bad. There are some items that are tasteless, or that you wish were tasteless, but those types of foods are few in number. It's not your mother's home cooking, but it'll do.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Reasonable Prices, Decent Options. Most apartments will range from $400-$600 a month. Apartments on main street are the most desirable and therefore are harder to obtain, but there are plenty of other options.

1 College Senior

Administration: Huge Police Presence – Punishments are not too severe but it is an inconvenience.

4 College Junior

Weather: Average Mid-Atlantic – It has four seasons and winter is usually windy which adds to the cold. Do not walk on the red brick paths/ through Trabant in the rain or you will slip!

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Main Street Is Great – There are so many excellent restaurants to choose from that are mostly moderately priced and give value for that price.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Clean and State of the Art – Everything is constantly being renovated and updated, and the major buildings are generally clean. The student centers are very popular at all times of day and there is plenty to do.


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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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