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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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