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  • 07/13/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 out of 25 people found this review useful. 1 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like to network and meet new people, Delaware is right for you. Also, if you like to work hard, and feel rewarded afterwards, Delaware is also right for you. Basically, it is a school suited for anyone. However, it is you're own personal college experience, and it is here for you to make what you want out of it. Nobody is going to force you to become something/someone, but everyone is here to help shape a great life experience. An open minded student with a positive attitude is welcome at Delaware on any given day.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Delaware is a very eye-catching institution. It boasts a beautiful campus that will hook you the minute you lay eyes on the main green. However, don't let it get to your head too much. Consider the majors you're interested in, as well as the social atmosphere of the school. It is a smaller state school than other Division I schools, but nonetheless just as competitive. Engineering, Business, and Chemistry are notoriously competitive majors here. Be ready to be up late for papers, studying, and socializing. You're best friends are your neighbors. The dorms contain a wealth of information helpful for surviving college. If you ever struggle in a class, do not be afraid to schedule an appointment with an advisor or professor. They are your best friends. If they can't find an answer to your problems, they will find someone that can answer to you.

    Bang for the buck

    Ranked on Princeton Review's 'Worst financial Aid' list, Delaware definitely isn't a place for someone looking for a full ride. With an out-of-state price tag of about 32,000 a year, one might find it hard to afford without some sort of financial aid or scholarships.

    Am enjoying being here

    Great social lifestyle. All the dorms are close to classes and people are generally welcoming and friendly. Partying is big here, so pick your social scene carefully.

    Am learning a lot

    Pulling an all nighter never seemed so exciting before. One computer science class, and I felt like I could tackle and computer programming question out there. Most classes are similar in the amount of learning that goes on. Everywhere you turn, you will see students seeking help or offering help. Don't be afraid to ask for help.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 2 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Music students, those who enjoy peer encouragement/feedback on their work, honors students. I just wanted to write a message for people who are concerned that Delaware is a party school...on any given weekend (probably weeknight, for that matter) lots of people will be interested in going out and drinking, and lots of parties are available nearby to cater to that. But really, if you're being true in your friendships, you'll find people who prefer watching a movie or playing board games, and you'll find school-sponsored activities or performances to enjoy. While I don't consider myself a partier and spend a lot of my weekends in, I do appreciate that if I do want to go out, I can easily find a party. And I feel no pressure to drink. It's just a matter of finding a group of friends who enjoy the same activities that you do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to the honors program; I'm currently in it and am enjoying the challenging and engaging classes. Honors students all live together, and it's really nice that on weeknights or Sundays, when we have to buckle down, we either sit in the hallway or the lounge and study together. We all might be stressed about classes and wanting to put off our work, but the fact that everyone around you is studying makes it easier. It's also nice to be able to knock on your neighbor's door and ask them to proofread a paper for you or answer a quick question. We lean on each other.

    Bang for the buck

    I got a pretty good scholarship so a lot of the financial burden has been taken off my family. But I definitely do see that tuition goes to good use, between classes, facilities, student programming, etc.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful, everyone is friendly, the staff and faculty are so helpful, the food's really pretty good, school spirit abounds. Literally every day I think of how lucky I am to be going to such a great school and studying in such a fantastic music department around such talented and encouraging Professors AND peers.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm a Music Education major here, and not only am I already finding myself improving (not even two months into classes!) with my piano and vocal studies, but my General Education classes are teaching me a great deal. I like that there is a large amount of breadth requirements for all majors. Although it is stressful at times, it allows for a well-rounded, exciting education. My Professors all love what they teach, and many are published experts in their field, making their knowledge that much more valuable.

  • 01/24/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 3 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UDel is well-known for the sciences around here, especially with all of the DuPont science centers and such in this state. We also have an excellent animal science and pre-veterinary program with some reserved seats in certain vet schools. I also know we have a lot fashion majors and business and communications is extremely competitive here. If you want to have a good time and get a good education, this is the place for you! Trust me, I'm living the experience right now and I wouldn't change a thing!

    Tips for prospective students

    Academically, work hard, don't be afraid to ask teachers for help because THEY LOVE IT, it shows you're interested in their class and are working hard. Study a little bit here and there and don't push off that paper until the night before. It's just like your teachers in high school are telling you. Socially, try out for a sports team or join a club. UD funds all sorts of clubs I've never heard of. Be it a' capella, the rubber chickens comedy group, swing dancing, environmental club, broom ball or other sports teams (intramural and club), there HAS to be something for you to do here. Plus, you make a lot of friends (there's a huge gathering of all the clubs your first day here).

    Bang for the buck

    Okay, so my tuition went up 9% this past year. The economy is stinking pretty badly right now, but as an out of state student I happen to think that less than 30,000 a year is pretty darn good. And for in staters, you've got it made even more. With plenty of financial aid to offer and various scholarships and grants, you don't need to worry about having too many loans when you graduate. I'd say for the education, entertainment, and beauty of the school, this is the best deal!

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely LOVE being here. The campus is so beautiful with multiple fountains throughout campus. We have a built-to-scale solar system spreading across campus which is pretty neat to explore. There is also the mentor's circle which has perfect acoustics. It's outside and students walking through it will clap once they get to the middle of the circle just to hear the perfect sound. Entertainment? OF COURSE! Free basketball and football games and you get a free t-shirt at each one. We have an outdoor pool with a sliding board (an inside pool too!), two ice skating rinks (free entry for students, hockey games $4, etc.), and so much more! We also have a special fund for students here that we get student events like outdoor movies, tye-dying parties, ice cream parties, etc. On any given day there is always SOMEWHERE to go or something to do with your friends. And yes, you will make lots of friends here on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    Since I have come to this school I have learned more than I could have imagined. The professors are all really nice and pull knowledge and information out of me that I never knew I had. All are very encouraging and personal. Yes, they learn your name and take time to make sure you understand the material properly. I haven't just learned from the school though, the other students attending have also helped me learn and grow here. We tend to stick together in rough classes, help each other out with problems, and build great friendships. And don't forget, we're living on our own here now, requiring newly learned ways of time management, meal coordination, etc. College will be one of the best learning experiences of your life, choose wisely.

  • 01/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 4 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    University of Delaware is not a huge state school, but its size is its advantage - students have more educational, research, club, sport, and recreational opportunities than those in other schools with over 10k students per class. Education and student support is exceptional. University of Delaware offers everything large schools do, except with a stronger focus on the individual student and his/her interests. For the amount of options available at the University, its tuition and experience is a major deal!

    Am enjoying being here

    The school has a beautiful campus, especially during the spring. There are so many easily accessible events and activities that many students can join - the university is not so immense that one feels intimidated to join clubs. Dorm life is extremely enjoyable, especially when the University takes great care to match up roommates with very similar interests and living habits.

    Am learning a lot

    University of Delaware finds the best teachers in their fields who are not only the most intelligent, but also the most eager and willing to spread their knowledge for the benefit of others. No matter which field you are majoring in, the teachers will always go above and beyond lecturing straight out of a book. They encourage questions, research, and new ideas.

  • 11/14/2009

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 5 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't lose your PDI card!! That sucker will cost you up to a hundred dollars to replace, and there's a high demand on the black market for them.

    Bang for the buck

    Being an in-state student, my fees weren't as high as some other students'. Financial aid isn't too great though.

    Did enjoy being here

    The new dorms are beautiful. Campus food leaves something to be desired, but the cereal bar is up and running. Main Street is open late and always good for a little entertainment.

    Did learn a lot

    Up at UD, you have bad teachers and good ones, just like anywhere else. Most of my experiences with professors here were excellent, and I enjoyed my classes even as I wrote three or four essays a week.

  • 12/29/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 6 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't bring a car unless you're sure you need one- parking is expensive, competitive, and far away. Also, Delaware is a great place, but you need to find a group of people you fit well with - - freshman housing is good because they try to match people with similar interests. And, as with any college, there's a lot of freedom to be yourself - but it's up to you to stay on track. And lastly, be prepared for every type of weather--it's quirky.

    Bang for the buck

    Out-of-state tuition is very high, and it's a bit crazy that they would raise tuition when we're in the middle of a recession. However, it is a great education, and the school does offer a huge amount of services. Still, you'd have to participate in a lot of different things to feel like you're getting your money's worth.

    Am enjoying being here

    This school has something for everyone. From its many majors to its hundreds of student organizations, there's plenty to do on campus. And its short distance to other large cities provides many options for additional things to do. Plus the campus is gorgeous, there's a great variety in food, and you'll get plenty of exercise by trying to get to class on time.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here really care about their students. A lot of the introductory classes are packed in terms of subject matter and students, so your best help comes from visiting during office hours. Every class I've taken has taught me a great amount of useful material. I'd recommend taking classes as honors though, if available, because when the honors classes are a separate section they go further into real-life applications and the smaller class sizes give more opportunities to ask the professors relevant questions.

  • 12/30/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UD is a great place for students who are not afraid to step outside of their comfort zone. everyone here is very friendly and willing to have a good time. UD has a great Physical therapy program, and a great business program as well. If you're up for a challange but a good time as well, UD is the place for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    i did really well in hs and i thought i'd have no problem in college, but i just finished my first semester as freshman here and my biggest tip is KEEP FOCUSED, you're in college for a reason. your friends live in the same dorm as you, so it's easy to get interupted and side traceked- BE STRONG! work first play later!.i promise, it's worth the hard work. classes here are not easy, it's not going to be a breeze so make sure you get ahead on your hw and study at least 3 to 4 days in advanced for a test. cram sessions aren't really that effective. of course you'll pull an all nighter or two for studying, but try not to make it a habit, you need your sleep. trust me!! eat right, do your work, hit the gym and get a good nights rest. you'll be happy you did when you get that 3.4 GPA if not better.

    Am enjoying being here

    UD has a beautiful campus, one of it's many great qualities. The campus is always clean, the dining hall has many food options and actually tastes pretty good. for holidays, they decorate the dorms and dining halls and have special dinners like thanksgiving and Christmas. There is a movie theatre where new movies not yet on DVD are played, concerts (maroon 5 this past novemeber) and 10 minutes from campus (an easy walk) there is main street where there are many stores, restaurants and coffee shops. There are many parties at UD, and for those who don't party, they have campus activities like clubs, so, go out and get involved!

    Am learning a lot

    The professors at UD know the material that they are teaching very well and have great teaching tactics, usually depending on the subject. Most teachers get you involved in lecture, while others (like chemistry, where not much involvement is possible) just talk. there are many opportunities for students, for instance, students majoring in exercise science (PT), can volunteer at the PT lab and get first year hands on experience! Every opportunity is there just take advantage and be open minded!

  • 01/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I know both liberal and conservative students. I am friends with both partiers and the type of people who stay in on Friday and Saturday nights. Because it is such a large school, the diversity that is present is very apparent while walking around campus. Although caucasians are the great majority, the University insists that it is diverse. I also know that gay/lesbian individuals are accepted AND respected on campus. The most important thing to consider when choosing any university is: can you see yourself living, learning, loving, and working here for the next four (or more) years?

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure the University understands your love of the school. While grades, GPA, and class rank are very important, the essay and recommendations are also highly considered in the decision process. I was actually wait-listed for the nursing program before writing Admissions a short e-mail explaining both my love of the University and my respect of its programs. Also remember to try and offer things other students can't. Display your talents, heritage, and interests as much as possible.

    Bang for the buck

    UD is expensive for out-of-state students. Generally, in-state students receive the most financial aid and scholarships. However, I definitely would not say the prices are unreasonable. You'll definitely receive a one-of-a-kind education attending this ACCREDITED university. Dining plans are optional for all students, and their prices are pretty reasonable. Russell and Pencader dining halls are the most popular, while Kent is open for continuous dining, and Rodney/Dickinson dining hall almost consistently receives poor reviews. Luckily, I was assigned to Russell and I can enjoy decent dining everyday. Also included in your bill is a health services fee. The health center provides 24/7 medical care for UD students. They have both nurses and physicians working to assist students with their medical needs. I've visited student health several times this past semester and I was pretty satisfied with my experience. Also available is parking, but the prices are pretty intimidating at first.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful. This is obvious to anyone who enters Newark. Plus, Main Street being 5 minutes away from most residence halls is an added plus. Main Street is home to various restaurants and food shops, shopping, tanning, and much more. I also love the convenience and ease of the locations of fitness centers on campus. I'll admit, UD is pretty much a party school, but that doesn't mean you have to party to enjoy yourself. There's always so much to do!

    Am learning a lot

    University of Delaware courses are not easy A's. I find them challenging, but not to the point where they are impossible. Most professors are really great when it comes to office hours, answering e-mails quickly, and keeping their SAKAI pages up-to-date (SAKAI is UD's way of allowing professors to post lecture slides, announcemets, and class syllabi). Most classes are large lecture halls, but professors are always available during their office hours so having 300 other students in your 10 AM class honestly is not a problem. The school is also very recognizable, which is very helpful when applying for jobs or explaining to relatives where you want to attend.

  • 01/21/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    U of D is great for a diverse group of students. The faculty is fantastic and are passionate about teaching. The students who will do best at U of D are students who can manage their time well and who truly want to learn and get a great education in their chosen major. If you are undecided on a major, the advisors are great and very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit U of D and experience a campus tour and orientation first hand. Achieve the highest GPA possible and best SAT scores when you are in high school. Apply for financial aid and fill the FAFSA out as early as possible. Be prepared to work hard your first year. Freshman year is new and exciting and you can easily get overwhelmed with course requirements. I'm a History Education major so there is a lot of reading involved with my courses and some essay writing. Exams carry a lot of weight in determining your grades. Don't let your social life take priority - have fun, but not too much fun- remember why you are at college and keep your long term goals in mind. What you get out of your education is equal to the effort you are willing to put into it. Get involved, live your life to the fullest, and enjoy your education and college experience. Make friends and network with people. These experiences will open doors for you and give you opportunities that otherwise wouldn't be available.

    Bang for the buck

    Being an in-state, commuter student, my expenses are not as great as some of the other full time students who live on campus and are not from Delaware. However, U of D gave me a great financial aid package along with the exact major that I wanted and those two factors made it easy to choose U of D over the other colleges that accepted me.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being a Blue Hen and a Delta Gamma girl. It's very rewarding to do philanthropic work for the blind through sorority fundraisers and the sorority is very supportive if you need tutoring help. The DG's have the second highest GPA out of all the Greek sorority's on campus. Since I am a commuter student, belonging to a sorority has provided that connection to campus that I was seeking.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a History Education major in my sophomore year. Freshman year was exciting and new with so many choices of classes and clubs and organizations in which to participate. Of course it was a lot of work balancing classes, my 2 part time jobs, sorority membership and volunteer work, but it was definitely worth it. U of D is the one college that has my specific major, which I would have to self-design at other colleges.

  • 01/28/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who know how to manage their time! The friendlier the better, everyone is always happy and in the good mood. So many random people smile at me daily! It's heart warming. Also, school spirit is a must! UD is known for their Blue and Gold!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make use of all the resources on campus. Many students don't step foot into the writing center, academic enrichment center or career services until their senior year. These are places that are there to help you from the start! Good luck!

    Bang for the buck

    Although I love UD, I find myself dishing out more than my family can afford. As an out-of state student my tuition is paid by private student loans. That is about $24,000 in loans per years, so you do the math. By the time I graduate, find a good career and start paying off my loans this would probably be increased by some interest percentage. But, you do get a lot for your tuition price. Housing, resources, and a guaranteed job if you take all the necessary steps to make it happen!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love my school, dorm, friends. What more can I ask for? It is easily accessible to trains so I can head home when things get tough and my mom comes to visit often and stays at the campus hotel so I can get away for a few days! It is amazing. The dorm I live in is one of the newest build and I can control my heat and A/C. I also have my own bathroom, well I have suite mates but it's more convenient sharing with three people than a whole floor. Food isn't all that great but there is always a salad bar, pasta bar and vegetarian meals. Specialty nights are fun also! I mean, it was the perfect fit for me. I love the clean and welcoming environment our school maintains. Very little crime and I am always safe! Also, there is always something to do. I love the movie series, $3 to see movies that came out within the past year and aren't on DVD yet! That is a steal =]

    Am learning a lot

    Professors are very eager to help you succeed. They are willing to work with you. You have to READ. Many students think going to class will be enough to pass, but most of the exam questions are answered through readings. Also, it reinforces what you learned in class. Don't miss class, many teachers love pop quizzes because students don't feel the need to go to class. Remember you're paying for each lecture so you might as well attend the class session!

  • 12/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UD is great for everyone. If you are interested in music, there is a great music program. You always have access to many practice rooms, and have a chance to really improve and learn from a great musical staff. If you are very interested in academics, teachers are willing to help you and there are plenty of places for quite studying or help centers for tutoring. The sports are great, and the football games are always fun. If you like activities, there is a club for everything. If they don't have your club, you can create it. You will enjoy your college experience by attending UD!

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips would be never wait til the last day to write your essays. It is possible but with all the other work you have to accomplish, it makes life much more complicated. Also, by a lanyard for your access card and key for your dorm, because it costs a lot of money to replace them and change the locks. Lastly, don't be afraid to get involved. I wish I was more involved my freshman year.

    Bang for the buck

    University of Delaware is a bit pricey, but most students earn very nice scholarships. You won't regret spending the money by attending this school.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the campus and atmosphere of UD. Everyone is friendly and the campus is beautiful. You will discover when you take tours. It is very peaceful outside to study or just relax. There are so many clubs and organizations to be involved with. UD is such a nice school and great environment to further your education.

    Am learning a lot

    I am so glad I chose to attend UD. It is a fairly big campus, but most of the classes are small so it allows for individual attention. The teachers are very willing to help you in and outside of class. The workload is demanding, but very worth it.

  • 12/31/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students with reasonable academics and a strong appeal in social life and drinking.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're interested in business or engineering, this is supposedly a good school. Make sure your academics are on par so that you can get enough merit scholarship to support you.

    Bang for the buck

    Absolutely not. This university seems unnecessarily absorbed in profit by some of the things they charge you for, and I consider their financial aid sub-par at best. Even as an in-stater I'm paying more than I can really afford, and this is WITH a 7500 scholarship I got from merit AND with loans! I haven't heard many positive things about out-of-state financial aid, either.

    Am enjoying being here

    While it's good in terms of academics, I do not enjoy the student population. A lot of them can be blatantly stupid, even those in the honors program. Drinking is prevalent, yet despite how trashy the students can be, when they're sober a lot of them can be snobby.

    Am learning a lot

    The University of Delaware is actually a fair school in its academics despite being in such a small state. I took 11 AP classes in high school, yet I've still found some of the classes here to be a challenge.

  • 07/31/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone social. The key to fitting in at UD is to be social. Meet new people, go to parties, play sports. You'll find a new friend everywhere you look (I know that sounds cliche). Most of my friends at UD were well rounded students, and maintained many extracurriculars.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't think college is going to be easy. I was an honors student in HS with a 3.9 GPA and ended up on academic probation. Twice. I ended up graduating with a BS in engineering, and landed a great job, but be cognisant of the fact that the career services is only for business majors. They cater to no one else. You're going to have the time of your life at UD, just remember to study hard.

    Bang for the buck

    Though UD is less expensive than many of the schools I applied to, it is quite pricey and there are many hidden costs in attending (winter session).

    Did enjoy being here

    I am THRILLED that I chose UD. It was my safety school to begin with, but the students here are amazing and I couldn't have found a better school for me anywhere else. The vibe on campus is great. You really can do anything here.

    Did learn a lot

    The College of Engineering has some really great professors, and some ones who should get fired, like any other school. Overall, I learned a lot from my various requirements and felt very prepared for the FE exam, come senior year.

  • 01/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel extremely safe on campus at all times. I see a large police presence and it makes me feel very safe. They ride bikes around, patrol on foot and in their cars. You can always call campus safety to pick you up also any time of the night or day and they will come get you and bring you where you need to go on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am a member of the Equestrian Club Team. We have weekly meetings and compete in horse shows. I love the team so much and it was a great way to meet more people. I was hesitant to join at first but my mom pushed me to and I am so glad that I joined its amazing.

    What to do for fun

    During the week I spend most of my time just hanging out with friends and we study and do homework in the different lounges of the dorm. We make our fun just being with each other. On weekends we go out, there are lots of fun parties.

    Food and Dining

    I have only eaten at Pencader Dining Hall because that is the one closest to me. The food is pretty good, sometimes it gets a little old having the same thing over and over. But generally they offer a wide variety for everyone. And if you get tired of the dining hall, just go to Trabant Student Center where you can get Chic Fil A and other great food using points. Or just go downtown to one of the many restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I live in George Read North, one of the newer dorms on Laird Campus. My floor is so close and I love everyone on it, we are like one big family. I love my room also and the location of the building. It is so much fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely apply to the University of Delaware, it has a lot to offer and is amazing. I am in love with the school and so excited to spend the next four years there. I am most looking forward to the study aboard program which I plan to attend during winter session of my junior or senior year.

    In three sentences

    University of Delaware is amazing, it instantly became home to me. Residence living is fun and offers a lot, professors are approachable and easy to understand, and the campus is a perfect size. I love the look of the campus also, the long greens and classic brick buildings.

  • 01/05/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Even though Delaware does not seem all that interesting, University of Delaware was a better school than I expected it to be. Its only my freshman year, but so far many teachers and programs have been very helpful to help get through college. There is help for just about any subject but you just have to know where to go. Meeting with your teachers at office hours allows students to go to their teachers and ask help. If that is not enough the Academic Enrichment Center provides a list of tutors. University of Delaware is also big on undergraduate research, if you want to do research in many majors as an undergraduate University of Delaware is a good place to get started.

  • 01/18/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students that are majoring in Engineering, Business, Music, and many others. Also, this is a great place for students that like to study outside.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy a block meal plan. It gives you more maneuverability in your schedule. Also, make sure you take advantage of the free programs on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    This college is a little bit expensive, even for in-state students. However, they offer great free programs including: Student Health, multiple gyms, free tickets to games, and many other things.

    Am enjoying being here

    This is a BEAUTIFUL campus. When it's warm out, everyone is outside studying and playing frisbee. It's a great feeling of community when you walk around campus.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are very knowledgeable in the subject matter. Even the graduate students know what they are doing. I've learned a lot in my first two years here.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    anybody who wants to have fun and is very friendly yet still want a great education

    Tips for prospective students

    getting harder to get into each year. will look very good on resumes in the future

    Am enjoying being here

    udel is a lot of fun..so many people, and you always have something to do

    Am learning a lot

    So many different opportunities for majors and minors. You can take all different types of classes, from soccer and scuba diving to accounting and chemistry.

  • 01/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Work hard all day and expect to party all night... almost everyday of the week. If your social experience is an important factor this is a good place for you as well. And don't worry when you fall behind, professors are always willing to help during office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your priorities and habits into line earlier on in your first semester. There are going to be a lot of new things you are going to want to try and do, but remember classes come first and partying second. Sometimes you can't do it all!

    Bang for the buck

    Well, $32,000 isn't a cheap price tag, and I haven't really heard of anyone with a full ride. But it is definitely worth it. Some people were able to get some financial aid, but it mostly goes to the athletes.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love, love, love being here! The social scene is great, everyone is friendly, the students party hard, and the school spirit here is high, there never goes a day of a football game where you aren't surrounded by a sea of blue and yellow fans!

    Am learning a lot

    I've only been here a semester yet I already am getting the feeling of how UD likes to well round their students. The required University classes are just as tough as my health studies classes, but I feel like I have learned a lot.

  • 01/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to be challenged academically, and have fun getting involved in a variety of ways on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a club and get involved! Definitely visit campus when you are deciding where you want to go to school so that you can get a feel for if you belong there. Talk to a current student in your major to see what your classes are like.

    Bang for the buck

    I live outside of Delaware, so there is a bit of a price difference between what I pay and what people who live in Delaware pay. I feel like the money I am paying for tuition is not being wasted because I have already learned so much, and I have only taken a semester of classes.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the campus! It is beautiful and I go for walks whenever I need a break from homework. I absolutely love living on campus, there is so much to do and so many people to meet that you will never get bored. And one of the best things is that everyone else I've met there thinks the same as I do about it!

    Am learning a lot

    My classes have been great so far and I am looking forward to learning even more next semester. I remember many of the interesting things I learned and discussed in class. Professors are great and really know what they are talking about.

  • 01/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The size of UD makes it great for students that like being around people and meeting new friends.

    Bang for the buck

    The price may be a bit misleading, but when you consider the credentials of the school, it is clear to see that the cost of tuition is a great value. UD has a collection of professors with extinguished honors in their fields (even Nobel Prize winners!) and many programs that are nationally recognized. The prestige that accompanies a diploma from the University of Delaware makes it a great value!

    Am enjoying being here

    The traditional style of campus is beautiful during all times of the year and makes the walk to anywhere you have to go enjoyable. There are tons of events and activities, so there is always something to do and if you can't find something sponsored by the University that interests you, the town of Newark is very closely integrated with campus and always has things going on. The people are friendly, facilities are nice, and I love being on campus!

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are fantastic and know an incredible amount about their subject area, which makes class much more interesting, and in turn leads to a more educational experience. The classes are interesting and very informative.

  • 01/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UD is great for all types of students, if you have a particular interest in sports, there are several sports fields as well as athletic complexes available for student use. If you enjoy the outdoors, UD sports a marvelous campus with lots of green and shrubbery everywhere, and come spring and early fall you can spend time outside relaxing/playing in the sun.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you choose to go to UD, prepare for great experience. The university offers many opportunities to study abroad, do research under esteemed Professors, and even work for the university or in Newark (The town in which UD resides).

    Bang for the buck

    If you are from Delaware, UD is a great choice for a quality college experience that does not put you or your family in too much of a financial burden. I know many people that come from out of state and they all say the same thing 'that it is great!' UD does a lot to draw the attention of out of state students through lucrative scholarships making it more feasible to pay the tuition increase. On top of all that, Delaware being so small and close to surrounding major cities, you have the privilege to visit D.C. and Philadelphia on the weekends with limited costs.

    Am enjoying being here

    I currently to UD from my home in Bear, but that does not discount how great the campus is. The amount of effort to keep the campus aesthetically pleasing is insurmountable.

    Am learning a lot

    I have been attending University of Delaware for three semesters now and I feel I have learned more in those three semesters than I did in my entire high school curriculum.

  • 06/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Delaware is a very diverse school that has a little bit of everything for everyone. Whether you are looking for quality academics, a vibrant social life, or the whole package, The University of Delaware is the place for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking to apply to the University of Delaware, the best advice that I can give you is to make sure that you write an amazing entrance essay. Sure, it is also necessary to have good grades and SAT/ACT scores, but the entrance essay is a chance to really connect with the admissions board and show them who you really are.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of going to college is continuing to rise, and thus it is important that students get their bang for their buck. Therefore, I would highly recommend the University of Delaware for anyone wishing to continue with their education. At UD, you are not only paying for a degree with a name, but you are also paying for a rich once in a lifetime experience that you simply cannot find anywhere else.

    Am enjoying being here

    From the various shops and restaurants of the vibrant Main Street to the UD student filled cockpit at the football games, what isn't to like about the University of Delaware. The campus is always busy with students and activities and there is never a dull moment at UD. Personally, I am thrilled with my decision to go there and am enjoying every minute of it.

    Am learning a lot

    The University of Delaware is constantly pushing its students to expand the classroom and learn about the world we live in. From the newest technologies, to top notch professors, to valuable hands on experience, The University of Delaware is an academic force to be reckoned with.

  • 07/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know what kind of school you want, especially size wise. Some like small schools, some like big, some like schools somewhere in the middle. UD is definitely a school leaning towards middle to big.

    Bang for the buck

    Speaking from an out-of-state student's perspective, UD can seem very pricey, but it's important to think about what you're getting for your money. You're getting a big, beautiful campus with top-notch security and safety precautions; you're getting faculty who are more than qualified, and are very passionate about their work; you're getting dining halls that actually serve good food; you're getting free bus service, student centers, special events, concerts. UD really is a bang for your buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at UD. It's not too big, and not too small - medium, I'd say! The classes are great, the campus is beautiful, and though you'd think that there's nothing to do in Newark, DE, Main Street will definitely prove you wrong with all of its shops and restaurants. Plus, UD offers plenty of on-campus activities and events, so trust me, you'll never be bored!

    Am learning a lot

    The quality of the classes at the University of Delaware depend on the professors, and I must say they certainly make it engaging and interesting to learn, whether you're in Child Development or Chemistry. The professors all seem very passionate about their subjects, and really work hard to pass that passion on to their students; not only that, but professors are also very open to meeting with students or discussing any issues (academic or not) as well, making it easier to go ask questions and the like.

  • 08/08/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self Motivated, hard workers who are excited to learn and can balance work and play.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before you make a decision, know how big of a school you are comfortable with. UDel has about 16,000 undergraduate students. That's a lot of foot traffic between classes and can make it difficult to meet people. It is also a school that tends to be big on partying, so if you need more structure and less temptation that's another thing to consider. Also since the school is so big, many classes are large.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a very expensive school for out of staters, somewhere in between $33,000 and $40,000 a year. For in state it is much more reasonable, and very much worth the expense. If you can afford it as out of state, go for it! Especially if you want to be an engineer, chemist, or are looking into pre med

    Did enjoy being here

    Once you figure out where your niche, this is an amazing school! The beautiful campus is wonderful to just walk around on, and main street right in the middle of the school provides plenty of entertainment and quite a few options to pick things up for studying, books, food, and even clothing. And nothing beats just sitting out on the turf and reading or playing frisbee on a nice fall or spring day.

    Did learn a lot

    Science majors here are very competitive, expect to work hard but get some great experiences that prepare you well and put you ahead of the crowd. As an exercise physiology student I even had the chance to exam and handle cadaver pieces, which my friends in similar majors at other schools had not had to chance to do.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a blue light system all over campus and I have never felt in danger when I am walking around late at night. However, I would expect the campus to have better lighting during the evening and night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is definitely a part of the University of Delaware's campus. However, it is not overpowering. I think they have found a good balance so that they attract both people interested and not interested in greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities that are available for students to get involved in! There is no excuse for not being apart of something. And if there is something you are interested in that does not currently have a club on campus, it is extremely easy to start your own!

    What to do for fun

    Their is a lot of stuff to do for fun around campus. On main street there are many shops and restaurants to explore. There is a train station within walking distance that can easily take you to Wilmington or Philadelphia.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is not horrible. I think most students just get tired of eating in the same dining halls, eating the same food. However, the University of Delaware tries to mix it up by having themed nights.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is really what you make it. I know I could not have asked for better people on my freshman floor. Most likely, the dorms will be very awkward the first few weeks, but just give it some time and I am sure you will all become good friends!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor truly depends on the major you choose. Although, I think all of the professors want to make sure you are walking away from their class with the proper knowledge of the material they covered in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you choose classes and a major that you are going to enjoy. College is different than high school..you are going to have to study in order to be successful. So selecting classes and a major that you are interested in makes studying a little less painful.

    In three sentences

    I had an amazing freshman year at the University of Delaware and I would not trade it for anything. The dorms, the professors, the friends I made, the classes were all unforgettable. It is relieving realize, after completing my first year, that I know I made the right decision by attending the University of Delaware.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lots of safety patrol officers and blue emergency lights. always lock your bike though

    Greek Life

    super popular, lots of fraternities and sororities, big party atmosphere but easy to have fun even if you don't want to take part in the partying

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of ways to get connected. Big activities fair to help you find clubs you might be interested in

    Great for these types of students

    Engineers and probably most others

    Bang for the buck

    Way better deal for in state students. Pretty good value for the quality of education you recieve

    What to do for fun

    Use the free on-campus gym facilites or hang out on the main greens for frisbee or vollyball

    Food and Dining

    Russell and Kent are the better of the four dining halls. many different food choices including vegetarian options

    Dorm Life

    Tons of new dorms are being made. Freshman dorms are a lot of fun and its easy to make new friends

    Academic Rigor

    Can be as challenging or easy as you want to make it. Apply to the Honors program for tougher courses

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't buy your books from campus book stores, better deals are online.

    In three sentences

    Great medium sized school with strong programs. Beautiful campus and fun neighboring town. Lots of groups/ clubs to join, something for everyone

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are emergency phones all over the campus, although I've never heard of anyone ever having to use one. There is public safety available to walk you home if you don't feel safe, and University of Delaware as well as Newark Police Department patrol the campus.

    Greek Life

    A lot of frats and sorority's, and a very big number of people participate in them.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs to be a part of, and a lot of them host a lot of events that you can go to even if you aren't a member

    Bang for the buck

    Very good value for your money. Excellent academics for less than a lot of other less academically-inclined schools.

    What to do for fun

    Go to main street, go to the movies, go to the movies in the trabant theater on campus, hang out or play sports on the green, go to the gym, hang around the dorm with friends, go to the mall.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are big enough to accommodate the amount of students that use them, and having 4 different dining halls on campus allows for a good amount of variety.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are much like other college dorms. The rooms are kind of small, but liveable. The atmosphere in the dorms are great, everyone becomes very close in no time at all.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is extremely challenging but with a good work ethic it is possible to excel.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come if you're looking for a bigger school and campus, and be prepared for a challenging work load but a lot of fun on campus.

    In three sentences

    The academics are very challenging and the professors teaching are well qualified. I think the school is a fair and competitive price, I know many schools of a lower academic caliber that cost much more. The campus is nice, very clean, and there is always something to do.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are blue lights everywhere and a student can call campus security to escort them somewhere if they feel uncomfortable going somewhere by themselves.

    Greek Life

    Greek life has a presence on campus, but it is not overwhelming.

    Clubs and Activities

    The amount of clubs seems infinite and there are constantly activities going on around campus.

    Great for these types of students

    UD is perfect for the student that wants a big school that they can feel at home at. A student who likes to be academically challenged but not in the cut-throat environment of a more competitive schools would love UD.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to the prices of other state schools for out of state students, it's very difficult to find a better deal than UD.

    What to do for fun

    I always felt that there was so much going on on campus. From concerts, to activities, to comedy nights and clubs, someone could always find something to do. UD also has many athletic teams so everyone can be a spectator. There are also club and intramural sports if one were to prefer to play a sport than to watch.

    Food and Dining

    I had few complaints about the dining halls. The food was pretty good and there were always lots of choices. The soup and salad bar was always there if I could not find something that appealed to me. Overall, the dining hall was an enjoyable experience.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely loved my freshman dorm. The location, the dining hall, and the people I lived with all were excellent. There were always events and activities going on in my area of campus and there were constantly opportunities to get involved. Dorm life was one of my favorite parts of my freshman year.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not easy and you definitely need to put the time and effort in them to well. Being in the honors program certainly makes classes more rigorous. Overall, the academic requirements are manageable but without question require dedication and commitment in order to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Potential Blue Hens should definitely look into their major's requirements. Many students are surprised by the rigor of their major's so I think it would be beneficial for prospective student's to be aware of what they are walking in to.

    In three sentences

    UD is the ultimate college. Its beautiful campus, countless activities and clubs, and impressive academic programs make it a great choice. It is very difficult to go wrong with UD.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are boxes set up all around campus where all you have to do is press a button and you can be escorted by Public Safety Officers. Also plenty of times you'll see Newark Police officers cruising around campus. I've never felt the need to be escorted or anything, I generally feel pretty safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    I'm not involved in Greek Life, however I have several friends who joined sororities. Delaware has multiple Fraternities and Sororities for students to look into. Most of the people and my friends who are involved love it, and always have something positive about their experience with Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is definitely plenty of different clubs and activities to do. There are so many club sports to choose from, also there are over 300 RSO's or registered student organizations. You can spend your time working out at Zumba to just about anything imaginable. There are a variety of activities to suit your interests.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Delaware is great for any type of student. It has so many programs and opportunities for such a wide variety of students. If you're not much of a social butterfly there are various places to go and study, like the Morris Library located in the central green. There is also the Perkins student center. If you like to be involved in many activities there are a wide variety of them to choose from. There are also intramural and club sports. You can find anything you want to do really.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the central green there are these arches, called the kissing arches. If I remember correctly from my tour, tradition says that if a couple kisses under these arches they will eventually get married. These arches used to separate the men's and women's colleges and this is where the lovers would meet to say goodnight.

    What to do for fun

    You'll never be bored on campus, that's for sure. There's always a student activity or organization going on. You can download the UD App for you phone and check out any student run events. They've had things from freshman formal, to homecoming weekend. There's always some type of dance going on at Trabant. Also on the weekends Trabant's theater will play popular new movies for 3 dollars. There's plenty to do on campus for fun.

    Food and Dining

    Like any other school, I'd have to say the dining hall isn't the best. It isn't the worst either. Premium days were always the best, they'd have excellent dinners and excellent deserts. They definitely give you a variety to choose from in the dining halls also. Some nights are better than others in terms of the food, some nights you might look at the menu and decide just to order in instead of going to the dining hall. I was generally pleased with the dining hall, it was mostly towards the end of the semester when it would start lacking any type of food that looked appealing to me. Usually they had at least one item on the menu I'd enjoy. But if the dining hall doesn't suit you you could always eat at Perkins Student center in the Scrounge or make a trip to Trabant for food. Also the Harry Mart and the Rodney Mart are like your own little grocery store, you could easily buy a frozen dinner or some type of canned food for dinner. Not only that, but there are a variety of food places right along Main Street, which you can easily walk to. You'll definitely never go hungry while on campus!

    Dorm Life

    I decided to stay on campus my freshman year despite living 20 minutes away. People always question me as to why I decided this. The answer is simple, I wanted the whole experience. I'm glad I chose to stay on campus because I got to discover what it was like to live in UD dorms. You'll never be bored, that's for sure. You get to learn what it's like to in a community, and you get to meet so many people. You can quickly see the friendships forming at the beginning of the school year, and it's interesting to see how they last throughout the semesters. I lived in East Campus and the dorms were actually pretty nice, they're kind of small but you can decorate them and make them into anything you want. The bathrooms in my dorm were surprisingly clean, I'd heard horror stories about disgusting dorms showers and bathrooms, but they really weren't. The custodian on our floor was very nice, and our bathroom was always in decent shape. I wasn't super involved with my floor activities, but I went to floor meetings and listened to what was going on. If you really wanted to be involved with the floor there were plenty of opportunities, there were floor sports teams that competed with other floors and other dorms, etc. We also had pizza parties and ice cream parties, and everyone was friendly. I definitely recommend staying in the dorms at least on year of your college career.

    Academic Rigor

    While UD is not an ivy league school the academics can be pretty rigorous. Students must really apply themselves to their academics if they wish to make the best of their college experience. The rigor of the class really depends on the professor, most of the professors I've had thus far have been fair in the grading, and most classes have required a decent amount of effort to pass. They aren't the hardest classes in the world, but you need a good amount of effort to be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    This might sound silly, but bring and umbrella and rain boots. Before I got to college I never imagined wearing rain boots but once you get to Newark you'll understand the necessity. Going to class with wet feet isn't fun. Another tip that I have for you is to get involved with at least one club or activity, you'll meet so many new people and learn so many new things. Lastly, make sure you study. I know you come out of high school thinking you already know how to study, or even thinking you barely have to study and you know stuff. However, once you get to college you'll find out that you don't have the fluff work, exam grades are a big portion of your grade and you'll have to study more so than in high school!

    In three sentences

    The university of Delaware is an excellent institute, there are a variety of campus run organizations and events and you'll never be bored. In terms of academics the classes are fair, I have yet to experience a bad professor and you have a variety of options for your future. One of the best things about the University of Delaware is the Blue Hen Pride, you can see it on any football weekend the air is charged with UD pride!

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is security and police at the school as well as buttons in case of emergency. I'm lucky that I never had a need for them.

    Clubs and Activities

    Come to the University during activities week, and there are over 300 clubs anyone can join from volleyball to chocolate eating.

    Great for these types of students

    Perfect for someone who wants variety, a challenge, and parties.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite place as a hangout is Main Street and Trabant, but when I'm winding down I just like to walk around the fields or sleep on the benches.

    Bang for the buck

    For all the resources, events, and friends you will meet, UD is an amazing college that ranks well against others.

    What to do for fun

    Just get some friends, ask where Main Street is, and you're set for the night. Even having conversations with random people can be pretty fun. Besides parties check out the clubs and try activities where you are bound to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    You can get meal plans to have a certain amount of meals based on money placed on an account. In terms of quality there are dozens of restaurants from Main Street or from the different campus locations such as Trabant. The food is top notch and there is always variety.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not living at the dorms but parties there are nights to remember.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm about to start computer science courses but I know that while the teachers will help, aid will only be given to those who ask. Try undergraduate studies and internships to have a place in a company of your choice. NEVER PROCRASTINATE if you want to survive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make yourself some friends. When you have even one friend, there will always be someone there to help you or just have fun with. Check out opportunities for clubs, jobs, and events because you are guaranteed to meet new people and improve or even learn new skills.

    In three sentences

    It is amazing here especially for the value, but be ready to search for opportunities yourself. There may be tough times but the staff and students are willing to help as long as you ask. No matter how long you attend the school, there is always something new to discover.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 125

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    From inter murals, to clubs, to greek life, looking for fun should not be an issue.

    Tips for prospective students

    Let the campus make the choice for you. You will know whether you want to attend the university once you visit.

    In three sentences

    A comfortable environment that meets the needs of students that seek a school that is large and small simultaneously. Students get their work done, yet have time to adventure through the amazing opportunities the university has provided. The coined phrase, work hard, play hard, does justice in describing the university.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UD has its own police force that roams campus, as well as the Newark police department. There are blue lights, and neighborhood watch groups that walk around at night, as well as services that you can call to escort you back to your room if your out late working on homework or at a friends. There has never been a time where I or anyone I know hasn't felt completely comfortable walking around campus.

    Greek Life

    A good deal of students at UD are in a fraternity or sorority, and an even larger number of students frequent the activities they plan. Don't get the wrong idea though, these groups participate in so many community actives and functions.

    Clubs and Activities

    UD has over 300 clubs. Do I even need to say more? Theres clubs for dancing, gaming, singing, hiking, and even squirrel watching. Anything you want, Im sure they have or will have very soon. The school has about a million free activities planed every semester, and about a million more if you're willing to pay a bit so theres always something to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Delaware is a Public Ivy, so if you're willing to put in some effort than this is the school for you. The school has built its reputation on Science and technology disciplines and defiantly excels in those field but has also been recognized for business, hospitality management, education and public/media majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Delaware is very keen on the whole tradition thing. Many of the normal traditions such as homecoming, family weekends and sporting events are held. UD has a very large and open campus so there are a bunch of random tunnels, overpasses and bridges around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I'll be the first one to admit that Delaware is way too expensive for out-of-state students, but theres a bit of a disclaimer following that statement. I don't stay this because the school isn't up to par or lacking in any regions because it really isn't, Im just saying it because asking almost 40k a year for a public school is a bit ridiculous, especially when the economy sucks.

    What to do for fun

    UD is in a pretty awesome location. You can take SEPTA up to philly or jump on a bus or amtrak and head to DC if you're feeling adventurous. But you'll most likely spend most weekends on campus because there are a lot of activities to join in on. Theres ALWAYS some type of sporting even to go to, which are free to students, where they always give away awesome school spirited prizes at. Theres also movies every weekend, club meetings, school sponsored trips, concerts, events, and they even bring in bouncy castles to play on pretty often. Main street (which goes straight through campus) is filled with restaurants and areas to eat and hang out in, so theres never really nothing to do.

    Food and Dining

    Best food at any University, hands down. UD has four main dinning halls, 2 food courts, and a bunch of little convenience stores around campus so theres no way you'll ever go hungry. The dinning halls offer just about everything, and you're free to visit which ever one you'd like. They celebrate holidays and throw in random theme nights just to mix it up. But since you won't wanna eat at the dinning halls for 3 meals a day, every day the University has two food courts that you can spend your points (pretty much campus money that comes with your meal plan) at. If you don't wanna eat on campus Main Street has an over abundance of restaurant to choose from, and they're all pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms themselves at Delaware are hit and miss. North and Central campus dorms are pretty damn nice and they're building a brand new dorm on East Campus that looks so beautiful it may bring a tear to your eye, but theres still a few dorms that kinda suck and don't have AC. Once you do move in though, you probably won't care too much about where you're living because your neighbors will be your best friends. The RAs encourage everyone to keep their doors open and be really social so its super easy to make friends and have a fun in your down time. All in all, if it wasn't for the crappy dorms (which are getting knocked down soon anyways) Delaware definitely gets an A for the dormlife.

    Academic Rigor

    Im not going to lie, the classes are hard. Well, your major classes will be hard. There are also a lot of classes you can take for fun, that will be a good GPA booster for when you're barely scraping by in Chemistry. UD isn't the easiest school to get into so the Professors do expect quite a lot from the students but they are very welcoming and offer a huge amount of help to keep you from failing. The school has a bunch of tutoring centers and help groups that are free, plus some one-on-one that isn't crazy expensive so as long as you put in some effort you won't be heading back to Community College.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply Early, and Visit many times! While UD may not be a huge school, its definitely big enough so when you come into an orientation or even you freshman year be friendly with people in your major, or even join a club right away, its nice to not feel like a minnow swimming around in a huge ocean. You will also most likely feel overwhelmed with the workload (college is a huge step up from HS) so take advantage of the relaxation events that the school offers, plus its free food! And lastly, don't have too much fun your first weekend in Delaware (We all know the rep. that the school has for fun) because your class work will hit you hard on monday.

    In three sentences

    The University of Delaware is the most energetic and home-y feeling school I have ever been to. What really makes Delaware great is the inviting atmosphere that the entire campus and all the students (and even the faculty) have. UD has everything a person could ever expect or want from a University, plus a lot more.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 125

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe walking around campus. We have the blue light system and if you need an escort because you don't want to walk alone they have those too.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is absolutely huge here, if you're into it here is a place to go. I however am not and can not attest to how it is in anyway.

    Bang for the buck

    In terms of a Delawarean, go to this school. I honestly don't care what you say about hating Delaware if you're a Delawarean and your major is offered here, go here. It only makes sense monetarily. No other school in Delaware has as good of a reputation and so many opportunities. You'll be wasting your money at other schools.

    What to do for fun

    It all depends what you like to do for fun, party? Well, there is definitely a party scene. Not a drinker? Go to some school clubs that are fun and enjoy yourself and find your niche that way. Tons of things you can find to do at UD, if you look for them and involve yourself.

    Food and Dining

    While some of my friends who go here may disagree I think the food is pretty decent and the staff at UD Dining is absolutely wonderful and so nice. It's a joy to wake up in the morning and get a cheerful hello and nice talk from the staff. They may not love their job but they definitely make me feel welcome. The only food I complain about often in dining is the desserts!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make of it at any campus. UD is currently adding new freshman dorms, maybe you can be one of the first to get into them! However, freshman year dorms are what you make of it. They make not be the best (I lived in an old dorm) but if you make a few good friends that makes all the difference.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor is hard to say. It really depends on what major. As a language education major the first two years at least have been pretty easy on me. However, as an engineering or science major expect it to be quite a rigorous 4 years. Good luck.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students, if you live in Delaware the commitment to Delawareans is no joke, follow it and you should have no problems getting in. If not a Delawarean and even if you are, be involved. Show leadership in school and do well in school. You shouldn't have a problem.

    In three sentences

    UD is a beautiful campus with many different opportunities. We have small classes and large ones (most first years will have larger classes). UD is dedicated to helping you succeed IF you know how to ask for help.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 125

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    Bang for the buck

    Great university, worth every penny!

    What to do for fun

    Football and lacrosse games are a lot of fun to attend along with events that are hosted by the university on the green.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are decent and have a lot of options.

    Dorm Life

    I had an amazing dorm experience in George Read my freshman year. I met all my best friends right on my floor.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging and the +/- GPA system really makes you stay on track.

    Tips for prospective students

    When visiting campus take a walk down main street to get a feel for what the campus is about.

    In three sentences

    The University of Delaware is a great school. It has so many opportunities to get involved and make new friends. The campus is beautiful and the people are so welcoming.

  • 08/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Blue light emergency system all throughout Newark.

    Greek Life

    Very popular here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural and club sports as well as hundreds of unique student lead clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes, Frats, Sorority, Engineers, Sciences, and the average college student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Greek life is very popular around campus. Everyone is very friendly and outgoing. White Clay Creek State Park is a sight for all runners and outdoor type people.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a resident of Delaware, it is by far the best choice for me.

    What to do for fun

    Football games are FREE and very exciting. Plenty of fields and courts for all of the athletes. Thousands of clubs for those with unique interests. Intramural sports and Large gym.

    Food and Dining

    Depending on the day, dining can be hit or miss. All meals are available for display prior to when they are served. Plan accordingly! Blue Hen chicken bowl is awesome!

    Dorm Life

    Amazing. I will be a junior and some of my best friends were met in the dorms here. Very sociable, but there are places to go if you need to focus.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging. Everything you look for in a college.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is no joke. Get organized, prepared, and focused in order to succeed. The University of Delaware will challenge and it is up to you to make it or break it.

    In three sentences

    I would rate the overall quality of education here a ten out of ten. There is a helping hand everywhere you turn. For the tuition, the University of Delaware is worth every penny.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are blue light buttons on campus, police driving around and there aren't any regular stories of people getting mugged or anything bad. However there is a nudist that is always on south campus that has had multiple calls but nothing has really been done about him.

    Greek Life

    I think that the population is 15% or so Greek Life so it isn't over populating, but it keeps campus life interesting and they help with a lot of different service opportunities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of different things to do on campus through clubs, weekend trips, concerts, speakers and much more.

    Great for these types of students

    Any students that wants a college that has a successful reputation and has plenty of things to keep you occupied than they would like it here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none really

    Bang for the buck

    It's an expensive school, but the education is good. I think that it is pretty even for value.

    What to do for fun

    They have cheap movies every weekend, free movies on Wednesdays, shopping on Main Street, food on Main Street, lots of student clubs, weekend trips to New York or water rafting, and cable in the dorms if you're really bored.

    Food and Dining

    I love the Kent Dining hall. It's open most of the day but only during the week. The workers are usually the same people so there is some consistency and the food is pretty good. The other places aren't bad either, but I'm a Kent girl. They like doing burgers a lot, but they also do themed meals which are sometimes fun.

    Dorm Life

    It's very social and close quarters for freshman, but it helps with getting to know people and getting used to living with someone else. Some of the freshman dorms are really small and awkwardly shaped, but others are really nice. The rooms are usually around 11X13 and they all come with 2 dressers, 2 desks, 2 beds and 2 chairs and they are semi new and they match so I can't complain.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major and the classes you have will change the difficulty of the classes. Most of the teachers I have had (probably 80%) have been great and helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make as many friends in your classes as possible, because it's really hard to go through classes without knowing anyone. Also when you move into your dorms leave your dorm open and be social. You might not be best friends with those people in a few years, but it helps to know people. Go join as many clubs as possible and decide what you want to do because that will help you meet people too. Lastly, don't buy your books right away because some teachers don't use them and when you do, you can save a lot of money on Amazon, Chegg, Zapified, half.com etc. and sometimes free shipping.

    In three sentences

    University of Delaware is a beautiful campus with a plethora of different majors and types of people. It's a great place to meet people and most of my teachers are fun and energetic. It costs an average amount comparative to other colleges. but the value is worth it.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Cameras and security everywhere. I don't go out alone at night, but do feel safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many, many clubs available. With my schedule, I don't have a lot of extra time.

    Great for these types of students

    In my opinion, Delaware is Great for all Students. No special type.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Have not ever gotten involved with these activities.

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent programs, however, a little too pricey for out of state students.

    What to do for fun

    There are many trips planned for the students. Always a volleyball game taking place.

    Food and Dining

    Above average for dorm food.

    Dorm Life

    I have met wonderful new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    I love being academically challenged. I feel great at the end of the day looking back over everything I have learned.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take one day and come to Delaware. See all the wonderful opportunities it has to offer.

    In three sentences

    Absolutely awesome College. Professors and campus are wonderful. Would not go anywhere else.

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 125

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus there is bound to be one that interests you. From the chocolate club, to American sign language, to major specific clubs, there are so many options it may be hard to choose.

    Bang for the buck

    I think the money I am investing in my education is well spent here because I am being taught the things I need to succeed in my future career. You also will not be introduced to many different courses outside of your major which help not only to male sure the path you are on is the right one for you but also to created more well-rounded individuals.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do here you just have to look around. There are always games of Frisbee, soccer, and beach volleyball going on at the Harrington turf. Volunteer and group activities with the many great organizations and clubs found on campus. Walking on main street or going to the Christiana Mall to do some shopping or get a bite to eat. There are endless opportunities for fun if you just look around.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is pretty good. There are always many options to choose from whether you want to eat healthy or gain the freshman fifteen. The staff in the dining halls are all very friendly and the facilities are always kept very clean. It may not be a home-cooked meal but you are guaranteed to find something that you like.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live in Smyth Hall which is about a ten minute walk to main street, a two minute walk to the gym, and a less than five minute walk to three dining halls. The rooms are spacious and there is lots of room for storage under the beds and in the closets. There are a few lounges which are good for playing board games, studying, and just hanging out. The only down side is there is no air conditioning so it is a little hot in the beginning of the year. But overall it is a great place to live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses offered here are meant to challenge you and make you think. The level of time and effort the staff put into these courses is without equal. The professors genuinely care for there students and want them to succeed but also hold each student to a high standard. The education you will receive in your time here will be well worth your money.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) get your application in as early as possible so if something goes wrong with your application there will be plenty of time to fix it before the deadline. 2) If you can, visit more than once so you can get a feel for the area. Walk on main street, tour the dorms, and go to a football game. The more time you spend on campus the more you will fall in love with it. 3) Explore all of the options available to you on campus; classes, jobs, clubs, sports, concerts, academic support, etc. 4) Try the food! You will after all be eating here for the next four years so get a little taste of what college life will be like. But do not base your decision of schools off of food. (Delaware also offers food for students with dietary restrictions: vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free, etc) 5) Find the school that fits YOU the best! Even if all your family members or all your friends go here does not mean it is the right fit for you.

    In three sentences

    Delaware is an amazing place to live and learn everyday. There are so many resources available to make sure every student succeeds and is ready for life after college. They do not simply train you to do a job, they teach you to have a career, doing something that you love.

  • 10/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 125

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    What to do for fun

    There are always things to do for fun. There are planned activities that you can participate in, too numerous to mention. And there are turf fields that you can play a pickup game of football or soccer etc on, as well as sand volleyball courts. In addition there are intramural leagues for sports as well as you can try your luck with a club sport.

    Food and Dining

    The dining is usually pretty good. There are different options for everyone with healthy choices available. If you want to get into specifics, Pencader and Russell dining halls have great food with UDairy Ice cream at meals. In case you didn't know UDairy is made on campus at the dairy farm here. If dining halls are not what you want for that meal, just a short walk away is Main Street, with many many restaurants and fast food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is well, dorm life. You get to meet new people and keep meeting them as you go in and out of your building each day. It always seems to be interesting in the dorms anyways.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard, there's no getting around that. Keep up with the work, study and make smart decisions regarding academic schedule and time and there shouldn't be a problem.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend coming to visit a college tour, as soon as you see the campus you will fall in love. Try and apply ahead of time to make sure you get considered for scholarships because not having to pay for the entirety of your education is very relieving.

    In three sentences

    This college is amazing. University of Delaware has a beautiful campus with many, many different activities to keep you occupied at all times. Everyone at University of Delaware is very friendly.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 40 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek life is increasingly popular at UD.

    Clubs and Activities

    You can find a club for just about any interest you could possibly have.

    Bang for the buck

    UD offers a wide range of resources for its students, if you are willing to seek them out. The cost of the University has increased a great deal over the years, which is even more reason to seek out all of the opportunities that the university has.

    What to do for fun

    Any sports games, club activities, club sports, intramural sports, going to Philadelphia or Washington DC, bars on Main Street, and plenty of campus activities

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are a lot of fun, especially freshman year. Many people become very close with the people they live with, and maintain those relationships throughout their college career.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes you take can be as hard or as easy as you want. There are a great number of teachers who are very qualified for their jobs and are excellent professors. If you are only looking to take easy classes, depending on your major, you can find them. However, if you are willing to challenge yourself, there are many classes here that are tougher but very rewarding.

    In three sentences

    The University of Delaware is the complete classic American college. It is a large school with great sports programs, as well as a lot of school spirit. This school has a lot to offer if you are willing to get involved.

  • 02/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 41 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safety is really good at this university. There is there own police force as well as the Newark police force, abundance near by, and their is a fire company about a minute away. Then, there are blue lights all over campus that you can hit if you need help and someone will be able to come find you. Even, if you have a late class and you do not want to walk to your dorm alone, public safety can send someone to walk with you. I really like the safety here.

    Greek Life

    I do not know much about the greek life because I am not interested in greek life, but rushing is going on right and people seem to enjoy it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities that you are going to find one that you are interested in and that you'll want to join. Every club is different and have their own style.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is not really any unusual traditions

    Bang for the buck

    University of Delaware was not as popular as everyone talked about back in my high school. Yes everything is nice here and the classes are great. I just think it is a little big in my opinion and they keep building more and more building causing it to be bigger.

    What to do for fun

    There is so many things to do for fun. There are many club that you can sign up and they hold events. Then you can attend the sports games with many people. There is a theater here where you pay 3 dollars to see the latest movies. Then there is Main Street, many places to eat and shop and there is a mall about 20 minutes away that people seem to love. There are gyms on campus where people can work out and one has rock climbing and there is an ice rink where you can go ice staking on Saturdays. The university of Delaware had many activates through out the semesters have are fun to do and anyone is able to go.

    Food and Dining

    The dinning halls are good. They serve different meals every night and give you a vary of meals, so you have more than one choice. There just tends to be many students there at once because there is certain times the dinning halls are open, so they tend to get loud. But they are very good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very typical in college. Students staying up til 1, 2 or ever 4 in the morning. Students running through the halls and screaming. Everything that you think can happen in a dorm, can and probably will happen.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is very good. The the class you tend to think you'll struggle with you, you will. But there are so many resources around you that you can use and that are willing to help you out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students would have to get to the size difference, this school is really big and the walking in great, but taking a bus does help sometimes. Someone is always going to cross your path. Then, students would have to get use to the fact that their in college now and students tend to stay up later at night and be loud, they just have to go and ask the people to be quiet. Their going to have to learn to stand up for themselves and not be afraid, they can make new friends that they could have forever.

    In three sentences

    University of Delaware is a good school, I do like attending here. The classes are nice and organized. The teachers are helpful and are there to see you success.

  • 05/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 42 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    While we have the occasional robbing, the campus is generally safe. Newark police are everywhere, and we have many students working for Public Safety roaming around at night to make sure everything is okay. Also, there are blue lights and emergency boxes scattered around campus for anyone who may find themselves in any kind of trouble.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is big on campus. Many freshman join sororities and fraternities their second semester. Multicultural Greek life is small, but it does exist. Also, if Greek life is not for you, it will not affect your social life at all. Although many people happen to be in sororities, everyone is generally so nice that you'll make friends in classes, in dorms, in dining halls, on the walk to class, in clubs, in activities, and basically everywhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are literally clubs for everything. Seriously, everything. There's the chocolate club where you make and eat chocolate for free, and there's even a grilling club where a bunch of guys buy steaks and grill them for fun. As a freshman, you are bombarded with pamphlets and clubs trying to get you to join. They aren't time consuming at all and are a great way to do what you love in your free time. Also, if a club doesn't exist, they are super easy to start up and the university will give you money to help fund your activities.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Delaware is great for pretty much anyone. We have a broad array of students. We have both introverts and extroverts. We have cynics and people who are so positive they literally glow. If you're shy, people will either try to help you come out of your shell or let you be while still being your friend. If you're super outgoing, that's perfect for any leadership positions around campus. If you're into school pride, this is definitely the place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Students at the University of Delaware love to lay out on the grass. If there is grass anywhere and it is a nice day, there is probably a student sitting and studying there. We also have people who do Live Action Role Play, people who hula hoop, twirl batons, drum, or sit out and play the guitar and sing. Students may even tie hammocks to the trees to sit in, or tie ropes on them to tightrope across. It's a very social and laid back atmosphere. Seniors have their traditions such as streaking across campus, dorm bar crawls, and swimming in the school fountain. The student center also gives out a University of Delaware Bucket List for students to do odd traditions during their four years in college.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Delaware is an amazing deal for both in state students and out of state. Tuition is lower than most universities and the amount of help the students centers provide is amazing. Also, there are merit scholarships for those in leadership positions or students with a GPA higher than a 3.0.

    What to do for fun

    Many students hang out in the grassy areas of campus (there are many). Playing Frisbee, soccer, hula hooping, tightroping, and many other sports are extremely common. There are also a lot of artists and musicians on campus who sing publicly, bands who play, and students who paint out in the open. In addition, there is a party scene at night or bars nearby for upperclassmen. For younger students, Main Street is right in the middle of campus and there are restaurants and shopping areas here to kill time in.

    Food and Dining

    While there are many restaurants nearby, the dining hall food is actually great. Although it may have its bad days or leftover days, generally the food is pretty good. There are also spice racks conveniently located in the dining halls just in case anything isn't flavored enough.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms can be pretty rundown. However, this is where you will meet many of your best friends and spend the most of your year. I definitely recommend dorming at least one year of your college career. It is definitely an experience. There are the old, beat up dorms around campus, but they honestly make you appreciate what you have. The bathrooms can be messy, but it honestly depends on the students you live with. The Resident Assistants working for dorm life are amazing people who will definitely make you year worth while.

    Academic Rigor

    The atmosphere at UD can be pretty competitive. Science and math classes are ridiculously hard, but again, teachers only want you to succeed. Office hours are a great help. I definitely recommend forming a relationship with your teachers. They will not only push you to do your best, but will also guide you onto the right path. I haven't taken any liberal arts classes so I can't speak for them, but my friends who do love their teachers and love their classes. You will definitely need to study every night in order to get A's as a University of Delaware student. Classes may not be easy, and you may not understand everything, but help is always offered and is easily available. In addition, people will always encourage you to get involved. Your life cannot be just classes. You will need to become extremely good at time management and join clubs, activities, club sports, or anything else because if you don't, I can guarantee you will regret it.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely visit the University of Delaware before enrolling. There are many overnight programs available to high school students so they can get a feel of the school before making any decisions. Also, shadowing classes is definitely recommended, especially if they pertain to your major. This will help you figure out if teaching styles are right for you. Many classes are lecture hall styled, and the campus is huge. This may not be great for some students. However, everyone is always upbeat and if they are going to the University of Delaware, it's most likely because they just love the school. There is a lot of school pride on campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of Delaware has a very college atmosphere. The campus is absolutely gorgeous, but also huge, thus forcing students to be more responsible and adopt time management skills in order to make it to classes and/or meetings in a timely fashion. Staff and students would like to see you succeed and while classes can be competitive, teamwork is key.

  • 10/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 125

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    Campus Safety

    Cops everywhere.

    Great for these types of students

    Your typical college students that you would think of when referring to movies Frat bros and typical sorority girls There isn't a lot of variety within the student body. It's disappointing but you learn to deal with it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Newark Deli & Bagels (NDB)

    Bang for the buck

    I do believe that UD is a great school that will challenge you academically. If you're in-state, UD is a great option. But if you're out of state, I really don't think 44K is worth it for a school that's around 78 in ranking.

    What to do for fun

    Go out on the weekends with your friends. Hangout on the green. Go to school sponsored events.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall food will make you gain the freshman 15. There isn't a great variety in food and if you're a vegetarian, well there's not much for you. I will admit that the dining hall does have its good days. But those days are rare and slim.

    Dorm Life

    Personally, I was placed in Rodney which made my experience bad. Most rooms are singles and it's hard to make friends unless you walk into other people's rooms. Plus, the building is being taken down after this year, so that should say something about Rodney itself. I don't think it is worth paying this much money to live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are challenging and the professors are knowledgable within their subject. Yet, many of them will grade harshly and some call their job a hobby. You'll find yourself questioning why certain people had been hired.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate it'll screw you over in the end Try to branch out

    In three sentences

    Challenging academics Decent school with high tuition Lacks diversity among students

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 44 of 125

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UD is great for people who are already living in Delaware, because, no matter where they turn, they'll see someone they know.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go here unless you have to (or really really want to); you'll never leave, and your kids will hate you for it.

    Bang for the buck

    The financial aid is not as good as it seems. There are restrictions on scholarships, and they give you less aid each year. However, it is a good education.

    Am enjoying being here

    All kinds of people attend UD and all of them make friends. There's never much to do, though it is Delaware, so you're signing up for that, but, when you're with a good group of people, that usually doesn't matter.

    Am learning a lot

    Your background, the subject, and the teacher all have influence on the classes, and there can be a lot of work. Take interesting classes at your skill level, not easy classes, because then you won't care and you'll fail anyway.

  • 06/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 45 of 125

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    Great for these types of students

    anytype of student basically

    Tips for prospective students

    study but also have fun

    Bang for the buck

    concerts for 5-20 dollars

    Am enjoying being here

    lots of things to do.

    Am learning a lot

    very helpful

  • 07/08/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    THINKING BOUT GOING HERE FOR MASTERS,

    Will learn a lot

    YEAH I GUESS I WILL

  • 09/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you like to party, this is definitely the school for you. If you're more on the quiet side, it is still a great school, but you have to look a little harder to find things to do and people to hang out with. Its a large school though, so there are people here! You just have to find them.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're not sure exactly what you are looking to major in, want to meet lots of people, always want something to do, are really into school spirit, and like free stuff, I would definitely recommend going to a large school. There are a ton of options! Also, most people come to this campus on tours and think its huge, but I and most other people that I've talked to agree that it seems much smaller when you get here. Your classes tend to be in the same academic area and it gets easy to find your way around. It may be overwhelming for a few days, but thats it. Just keep an open mind about everything and try to come in with a positive attitude!

    Bang for the buck

    Out-of-state tuition is extremely high. It's a great school and all, but that just makes tuition jump that much more every year. As for housing, it generally costs less to live in a house than it does to live in an off-campus apartment and the houses are also typically closer to campus. Also, study abroad programs have pretty large program fees, but they offer lots of scholarships if you apply early.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are a ton of clubs and other things to get involved in around campus! We have a Chocolate Club... (It's the largest club on campus!) How many other schools can say that?! There are clubs for networking, volunteering, and Harry Potter. They play Quidditch out on the Green a lot! There are also lots of intermural sports, club sports, and varsity ones. Football games are the big thing in the fall. As for the weekends, there are always parties going on. Most are pretty average, but there are always about 5 absolutley fantastic ones that make up for it each semester! If you're not into drinking, it's definitely possible to go out and dance at them or to find other people to hang out with instead of going out as well!

    Am learning a lot

    The College of Business & Economics has a very well-rounded curriculum to make sure that students learn all aspects of the business. There are some absolutely fantastic teachers and some below average ones. I've done a few internships so far and I've actually seen an overlap of what I've learned in the classroom with what I've seen in the real world. There are a lot of opportunities and networking possibilities with teachers, but you have to take advantage of it. Most are really willing to help during office hours and sometimes they ask you to just come and chat or catch up if they were a previous professor. Overall though, if you check Rate-My-Professor and there are a significant number of reviews, it tends to be pretty accurate.

  • 10/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Social, outgoing, hardworking, driven, motivated, ready for new challenges.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take advantage of all the opportunities you are offered on campus! Attend Campus Breakout at the beginning of the fall semester, hang out with your floormates, go to clubs, and attend all of your classes. Even learning becomes less of a chore at Delaware, and that's a rare characteristic for any university!

    Bang for the buck

    The beautiful campus alone could make the tuition worth paying, but in conjunction with the faculty and the people you meet here, it's worth it for sure. The amount that you learn and the amount of amazing experiences you are offered make the university seem almost priceless.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is so much to do on campus! You have the Trabant Student Center where you can go to eat, or meet with any of the hundreds of clubs offered. There's the Perkins Student Center, which has the Scrounge and a Dunkin Donuts. Of course, there's Main Street which always has something to do, but there's also the college itself. The beautiful facilities make it easy to simply enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the grass with friends.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning more about Music Education than I ever thought possible. The professors are enthusiastic about their subjects and are always willing to help you understand the material. They are encouraging and ultimately want to see you succeed.

  • 11/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All kinds! The University is very diverse and there is all kinds of opportunity for every person who attends.

    Tips for prospective students

    If money is an issue, the University's Associates of Arts program is a great option for students who are looking to graduate from a more liberal program as opposed to the sciences. The first two years of the program is completed at Delaware Technical Community College. The courses offered are mainly introductory and for that reasons I would say its a great option for students interested in liberal studies. Upon the completion of the program, students then transfer to main to finish their bachelors degree.

    Bang for the buck

    Being an in-state students definitely helps out in this area. As an Associate in Arts (A.A.) student, the S.E.E.D. scholarship pays for your first two years of college, which pays for all tuition and fees. Granted, you won't be taking classes on main campus, you still are an University of Delaware students, taking University of Delaware classes taught by University of Delaware professors with other University of Delaware students. And it's free! Also being an in-state student, UD has a program called Commitment to Delawareans wherein the University pledges to meet the full demonstrated financial need of Delaware residents who complete the FASFA, which in my opinion is awesome!

    Am enjoying being here

    Great environment! Tons of activities to join, many ways to become involved on campus, a lot of positive people who love learning

    Am learning a lot

    Plenty of challenging courses available to students in a variety of subjects, professors as well as advisers are 100% committed to seeing their students succeed in their classes - I feel like I've learned more in the first two years of college than in the four years of high school!

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All types...

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take Chemistry on a full load, consider it two or three classes not as one class and NEVER for your first semester!

    Bang for the buck

    At times. I wish that they had more opportunities and resources for funding adult students but for regular students it is well worth every penny!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it here! Its nice, the campus and beautiful small town feel. Everyone can bike or walk to classes within a short time. Not to mention that UD has some wonderful resources that students can use!

    Am learning a lot

    I really believe that it depends on the class and the professor. I have had some really tough teachers with some really easy classes and vice a verse. It definitely can be challenging but once you've found the good teacher, you'll know it!

  • 01/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who work well independently and in groups, love to expand their knowledge through extra work, take initiative, and love to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention to your grades if you want to enter into any engineering major, participate in activities either in or out of school that demonstrates a passion for science/technology, and have a couple activities that you love doing for yourself.

  • 01/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    main street has endless opportunity for fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    take advantage of all the wonderful resources here at ud!

    In three sentences

    the university of delaware provides a priceless college experience. from our top notch academics to the fun main street atmosphere, you can't go wrong at ud. if i got to do it all over, i wouldn't change a thing!

  • 01/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    pre-professional students. in-state students.

    What to do for fun

    main street

    Food and Dining

    dining halls promote quantity, not necessarily quality. i like it more than most though.

    Dorm Life

    good for freshmen, not great for upperclassmen. housing selection process is annoying and unpredictable.

    Academic Rigor

    i haven't had any absolute joke classes but i haven't had too many insanely difficult classes either.

    In three sentences

    it's a great education for the price, especially for in-state students. they do a really good job of creating connections to different companies, with lots of internships and research opportunities for students. definitely a big-school vibe, with a largely apathetic atmosphere.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    any type of student really, but mostly the students are outgoing and friendly. it is an environment for any type of individual.

    Bang for the buck

    i live less than an hour away, but because i live in md and not de i pay twice as much for tuition, which does not seem fair. the price supposedly goes up every year so make sure you can afford the hefty price tag.

    What to do for fun

    it is good to get involved in a club or even greek life on campus, which seems to be growing. there are plenty of parties to attend, but even if that is not your scene there is definitely something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    i eat at pencader and it is easily the best dining hall on campus. there are plenty of different meals to choose from and everything always tastes very good.

    Dorm Life

    some dorms are friendlier than others and the rules are easy enough to follow. however, try to get to know your roommate before you come and be entirely honest so you don't get any surprises.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes can be tough, but are manageable as long as you use your time wisely and can focus on your studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    before you come, try to get to know your roommate and print out a map of the academic building to mark where your classes are located. also, it wouldn't be a bad idea to purchase a bike because it will be easier to navigate the campus.

    In three sentences

    the university of delaware is great for anybody looking for a spirit-filled environment. also, the campus is kept very well and everybody is friendly. it is easy to get involved and there is something that everyone can do.

  • 02/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Yoga,

    What to do for fun

    lots!

    Food and Dining

    good! flexabilty is dining plans and locations.

    Dorm Life

    freshmen must room together which is a good introduction to dorm life. most dorms are updated with amenities and quite comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    took honors and ap in high school, prepared me well but i am still challenged academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't get lost in the shuffle if you want a choice class schedule , register early as classes fill up quickly..

    In three sentences

    u of d is a large university with a small town feel. there are a lot of opportunities to explore outside interests. the student body is quite diverse.

  • 02/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there is always something going on, and main st is very close by with every type of shopping and food

    Dorm Life

    wonderful dorm life freshman year, have been off campus since

    In three sentences

    beautiful campus many activities excellent curriculum

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    the food wasn't awesome, but there definitely were a lot of choices in the dining hall and there were always options at the pod or the rodney mart. it could've been a lot worse but i did not hate it under any circumstances.

    Dorm Life

    i lived in rodney my freshman year which was a lot of fun. don't get discouraged if you somehow get a single and are rooming by yourself. that's what i had and it was the best situation because i became great friends with other people on my floor and still hang out with them today. you're not pressured to go out and drink if you don't want to, and with a single you can come and go as you please. it was nice because everyone else on the floor also had a single with the exception of a few so everyone was very social.

    Academic Rigor

    there is definitely a lot of pressure to do well in this school but it's good because everyone else is on the same page as you and everyone wants to do well in their classes. i think highly of the student body and their studying efforts across campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    focus on keeping up with your gpa because once you start out with a good one, it is easier to keep it up. but at the same time, don't spend your life in the library. get out and have some fun and meet new people! there are a ton of activities and clubs on campus with a variety of interests and main street is always fun too. i haven't met anyone that doesn't like ud.

    In three sentences

    ud is a great school with a high priority in their academics. my professors are always willing to reach out and help you if needed and for the most part, they keep classes interesting. there are also a lot of things to do on campus everyday; it is a great school.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get involved on campus. Join student organizations that meet throughout the week. You'll make lots of new friends and get to do really fun things together.

    Food and Dining

    Food in the dining hall really isn't too bad. There are four dining halls, and if you go to them often enough, you'll notice that they all rotate their menus every couple of weeks. Some days are definitely better than others, but you get used to it. UD also has a couple of buildings with burger places, salad bars, a Quizno's, and a Chik-FIl-A, where you can pick up a quick meal in between classes or you can go to if you don't feel like going to the dining hall, which is nice. Also, close to campus is Main Street, which lined with dozens of both local and well-known chain restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are fairly new, spacious, and clean; others are not. But really, the physical conditions of the dorm are no big deal. No matter which complex you live in, your floor mates will be generally friendly and, especially freshman year, everyone will be open to getting to know everyone else. Your experience in the dorms is really what you make of it. If you want to be really social, hang out with your floor mates, spend time out in the hallway, and get involved in floor/building events. If you'd rather have time to yourself, that's cool too.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficulty level definitely varies from class to class and really depends on the professor, but overall, the learning experience at UD can be pretty challenging. I think for any student at UD, you really just need to manage your time well. Go to lectures, pay attention in class, take notes, study hard, do your work, talk to the professor, and you'll do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    UD's campus is beautiful and with its unlimited opportunities to meet and socialize with others, you'll be sure to have a unforgettable college experience here. But if you're thinking about coming to UD, make sure you really consider what major(s) you're interested in and what kind of environment you want to surround yourself with for four years. UD is well-known for its Engineering school, and its business school is pretty competitive. Once you're at UD, really take advantage of all the resources the school provides you with. If you ever have any questions about anything school related, don't hesitate to talk to your RA, your professors, or your advisors. Go to your professor's or TA's office hours if you need extra help. Go to the Career Fairs to talk to possible future employers. Go to the Academic Counseling Center if you're confused about your major or career goals. All these people are here to help you, so talk to them!

    In three sentences

    The University of Delaware is a great school filled with opportunities to learn and grow both academically and personally. UD offers a wide variety of majors, courses, and programs that encourage students to challenge themselves. The school's hundreds of student organizations allow students to explore as many interests and experience as many things as they wish.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Students feel safe at all times and students are notified well in advance with even the slightest of incidence. Campus police does a great job.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs are available for any student background and/or interests.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs, sports, arts, concerts, free yoga classes and many more student related activities.

    Food and Dining

    The foods are awesome at UD and students have good flexibility with meal plan options.

    Dorm Life

    Friendly roommates and nights with various activities initiated by the RA.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are well taught and require lots of studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the vast available resources on campus and manage time well.

    In three sentences

    UD is the best! With a diverse campus environment, great professors and student organizations, UD is the best thing one can invest in. The enriching and vibrant campus is attractively beautiful and welcoming.

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is superb. There are campus safety officers all over campus and are very accessible.

    Greek Life

    Greek life makes the campus so much bigger, and is extremely rewarding.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to have a great education as well as a fun social life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone loves NDB (Newark Deli and Bagels) and is where most students go to for breakfast and lunch.

    Bang for the buck

    For in state students the tuition is extremely reasonable, however for out of state students the tuition is pricey.

    What to do for fun

    There are intramural sports, greek life, and a variety of other clubs on campus. There are free comedy shows and movie viewings as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is alright. There are plenty of dining halls to go to if one dining hall is not offering the greatest meal plan one day. There are a variety of meal menus throughout the week.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is absolutely fantastic, and great for meeting new people and building friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging, but not impossible. You learn a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your advisor, and take advantage of the free writing and tutoring classes. Also take advantage of the blue hen website if you are interested in finding a job or internship.

    In three sentences

    The University of Delaware is a 9 on a scale of 1-10. This university has so much to offer it students, and offer a lot of great opportunities for free. The university also has a beautiful campus.

  • 04/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs at UD! I'm in two clubs for my major, a club for my culture, a club for my political background, a club for volunteering, and so much more!

    Great for these types of students

    Honors students and any student with a fun personality. Also, for those worrying that UD is a party school, I have so many friends who don't party and drink. If your worried about finding people who don't party all the time. don't be: it is easy to find people just like you.

    Bang for the buck

    UD really gave nice scholarships totaling in the amount needed to cover the entire bill for an in-state student. Unfortunately, I am an out-of-state student, but even with the additional financial aid, UD made the cost extremely lower than any in-state NJ school.

    What to do for fun

    Two words: Main Street. Everything you could imagine is on that street (food, shopping, sports bars, etc.). And if you don't feel like venturing onto Main street (but why wouldn't you) there are so many things to do on campus, from shows to plays and movies to games, there is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty good, considering it was from a campus dining hall. Different types of food to satisfy even the pickiest of taste buds.

    Dorm Life

    The Honors dorms (which are in Russell Hall) are gorgeous! The dorms are Z-shaped, so it's like having a single inside a double. Biggest dorms I've every seen. And the bathrooms...SPOTLESS!

    Academic Rigor

    UD already is known for their academic rigor, but especially in the Honors program. That's the program I'm in, and I'm loving the challenge!

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely visit: it allows you to emerge yourself in the campus and feel if this is the school for you. Also, do an overnight visit if you can: they are super fun and can give you a real sense of how the campus and student body is without them having the fake I love my school smile on their face that you would see on a regular tour. If they still have the smile on their face at 2 am, then they really love this school.

    In three sentences

    B-E-A-U-TIFUL campus!! Great sense of welcoming for every student. Everyone is very friendly.

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    we have our own police department as well as the police of Newark watch over us. We have an escort system here so if you get scared about walking around at night UDPD will get you to where you have to be. Plus, one time I came in on a train, which is right down the road from campus, at like 1030pm and I called UDPD to bring my back to my dorm because I was too tired and didnt want to walk home alone.

    Greek Life

    AWESOME. So proud to be apart of it and my sisters are my family.

    Clubs and Activities

    we have over 300.

    Great for these types of students

    To be challenged and meet a bunch of new unique people. We literally have everything here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Main street, trabant, the cart guy, kirkbride jesus.

    Bang for the buck

    So, heres the thing about UD. Alum put a lot of money into the school for delawareans.. and thats why its so dirt cheap for instate. Out of state, not so much. But our school is technically private. It only get like 15% of its funding from the state. Plus, the money we spend goes to all the amazing renovations, the activities constantly going on campus, cleaning up, residential life, basically everything that runs a university. So , like private schools its a little pricy but its the public school feel at better quality than a public school. Yes, im a little bothered they arent doing more to help finance students but at the same time, i know my money is going to run this amazing campus, i just wish I saw a list of things for example... you learn about the writing center as a freshman but thats apart of tuition... just the little things need to be pointed out.

    What to do for fun

    We have over 300 clubs and organizations. Im in ROTC, greek life, did some dance class, as well as I work in admissions and dont miss a chocolate club meeting!

    Food and Dining

    Maybe because my mom cant boil water, i love our food so much. The menus are online, you can eat at any of our four dinning halls, theres themes and always a salad bar, cereal station, vegetarian station and the main course. Its awesome. at my friends schools, they have to cook their own food and its half the quality of ours.

    Dorm Life

    My only complaint is choosing my roommate. Not that I dont like her, shes awesome! But at the same time, it gave me expectation and when you start your new chapter of college you shouldnt have ANY expectations. the unknown is awesome and because i had expected my roomie and I to have a better/different relationship, i was let down when she got close with everyone on the floor and i had to venture out for my friends. We all came together but of course, its better to just not have any expectations at all. I love my dorm, my community, how much this school gives students the opportunity to be involved and help us with involvement.

    Academic Rigor

    Nursing is pretty tough here. Not because they want us to be 4.0 students and not have lives, but because our science class-load as well as our professors whom encourage us to be involved in other things than nursing tends to be challenging because it is a big responsibility. I have friends who are in other majors who dont have to put in half the effort I do to get the grades that I work for and yes sometimes its frustrating but those who are nurses like me totally understand and are the greatest support system. Of course because we're stuck together for four years and our program is a pretty small community, we do tend to be super involved in other things to meet other people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Our programs here are awesome. First year experiences for those that are in specific programs are great, they get you started in your field as well as being a freshman. Plus there is literally so much to do here. Not a suitcase school by any means. Because it is a campus you may find some people you just dont care for but those who are in your major and in your classes will be some of the greatest people you meet because they have the same interests as you.

    In three sentences

    My second home. A place where I am so involved yet so challenged in classes.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Blue lights EVERYWHERE.

    Greek Life

    RUSH PHI MU ALPHA SINFONIA

    Clubs and Activities

    THINK OF ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES POSSIBLE....WE HAVE THEM.

    Great for these types of students

    Music, Engineers, People with a lot of interests.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Saxbys is the coffee to go place.

    Bang for the buck

    Dont buy too many meals.

    What to do for fun

    Movies at Trabant. Food on Main Street. Music all the time, everywhere. Anything you want.

    Food and Dining

    Get ALL OF THE points. now.

    Dorm Life

    The life one lives as a freshman sets nothing up for later years.

    Academic Rigor

    Be prepared for challenging yet rewarding classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find an adviser that knows the school and its schedule; find a group of friends in and outside your dorm; and save money!

    In three sentences

    An institution true to its word in academics and activities. Made for young, old, dark, and light; diversity at its finest. A place to learn, love, and live.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is equipped with over 100 outdoor emergency telephones and “blue lights” where you can just press a button to call for help or if you need an assistant to walk you back to your dorm. If you are in trouble and need to run, they can trace the button and will see the blue lights go off. Also, if there is an emergency on campus, everyone will be notified via text, phone calls or email alerts. Another safety benefit is that to enter into any residence hall you would need a security card and the doors have alarms if they are not closed properly.

    Clubs and Activities

    I would have to say that I think UD is an amazing university with its’ amazing campus. It’s beautiful; it has many sorority clubs, a very good reputation, and football games with students showing off their school pride, plenty of resources for students, and plenty of fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Any students who would like to have a great education and have fun at the same time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This campus is located right off of Main Street where there are lots of restaurants and stores. If you are willing to meet lots of new people, break out of your shell and try new things you will love this campus. Don’t just stay in your dorm room, get out and explore all of the other activities.

    Bang for the buck

    In my opinion, University of Delaware should be any student’s first choice of college. This university is a great school; the faculty, professors and students are very friendly and helpful, there are parties that are open to everyone, the location is Newark which is a charming little town, they offer a variety of activities to do, there are many clubs you can join, and most important you will get a great education at the University of Delaware.

    What to do for fun

    football games, sorority involvement groups, plays, dance lessons, art lessons, and movie theatres

    Food and Dining

    Great food but beware of the freshman 15.

    Dorm Life

    Don't plan on getting your first choice.

    Academic Rigor

    Great classes for any one who would like to major in the Computer Science and Mathematics field.

    Tips for prospective students

    One of the great advantages of this campus is that you don’t have to walk very far to get to places. Its’ like a little college town. This campus is located right off of Main Street where there are lots of restaurants and stores. If you are willing to meet lots of new people, break out of your shell and try new things you will love this campus. Don’t just stay in your dorm room, get out and explore all of the other activities such as: sports, sorority involvement groups, plays, dance lessons, art lessons, and even their movie theatres. If you are an animal lover, they offer a club named “Seeing Eye Puppy Club”. You get to help raise and care for the puppies until they are ready for their foster homes.

    In three sentences

    I think University of Delaware is a great choice to attend classes for my major. I think University of Delaware is a very safe school. I think University of Delaware is a fun, exciting school and has lots of nice professors and students.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It seems like the entire Newark police force is protecting our campus.

    Greek Life

    Lots.. Check it out.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots...My favorites humans vs zombies, fencing, gamer club, dagger club.

    Great for these types of students

    If your looking for science, this is a great college with on going research being done. Lots of labs,

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is home to the political debates for Delaware. It is also VP Biden's college.

    Bang for the buck

    Next year my friends and I have registered to share rooms in a dorm. I am looking forward to my second year.

    What to do for fun

    Centrally located in a college town, everything is close. Great public transit system too. My friends and I are broke, so we usually do cheap, such as stream movies, humans vs zombies, weight room, jogging and student centers.

    Food and Dining

    Many dining halls, a couple are better than others. Great time for socializing,planing and catching up.

    Dorm Life

    I lucked out and got a private closet. I like my privacy for studying. No distractions but myself. My friends and I usually gather together for meals and down time. It is a very old building and my bed is uncontfortable. Also. it is either too hot or cold.

    Academic Rigor

    Before a chemistry exam or Biology, I usually try to study on an off consistently for a week.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for the academic waves throughout the semister. It starts out slow but builds and peaks with exams. suddenly all assignments are due and taking exams. You must juggle it all. Tip: read the chapter before the lecture is given.

    In three sentences

    Academically,it is very challenging in the sciences. It is a research college. I work very hard for good grades. The professors are very helpful. Most science professors teach and do research work.Students attend from around the world. It is a large college.

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Blue safety light are all over campus and the near by neighborhoods that students tend to live in. Also campus safety walks campus every night and will walk you home if you don't feel comfortable walking home alone at night. The town is pretty small so there is a low crime rate.

    Greek Life

    I don't personally take part in Greek life however the Fraternity rushing is much more natural than Sorority rush. It's a big part of student life but if you don't want to do it you don't have to and you will by no means feel left out if you never have anything to do with Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many awesome clubs. Everybody can find a club that they feel like they belong.

    Great for these types of students

    UD is great for all types of students. Anybody that wants to work hard can do well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming is a big tradition on campus. It is a weekend of students and alumni coming together to cheer on our football team and celebrate. We are named the Blue Hens after Delawares state bird.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a really great deal if you are in-state, however it is very pricey for those who are out of state.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club or a team! There are so many Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) that you should be able to find one or more that you will want to join, if not create one with a group of friends. Go to the activity nights in the fall and spring so find new activities that you want to do.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are pretty good. They all have salad bars everyday so you always have a healthy option and offer very good vegetarian meal options as well. Some times the food options are not as healthy as perhaps they should be but there is always the option to eat well. However fresh fruit is lacking except at brunch, they tend to have bananas and apples only every other day.

    Dorm Life

    It is a really interesting experience that's totally worth doing. You will meet a lot of people that you would not normally have gotten the opportunity to. The resident halls are really into community and giving a helping had through weekly service initiatives. These are a great way to help the greater community we live in and to meet awesome new people.

    Academic Rigor

    It varies a lot by teacher, but in general the classes are interesting and hard enough that you have to study to get an A but not so hard that you feel like you are drowning in work to get a C-. Getting to know you professor will help a lot and will allow you to understand their teaching style.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to try new things, you will make friends. If you are struggling talk to your professor early on in the semester, this way you can implement changes so you can succeed.

    In three sentences

    People at the University of Delaware are really happy, nice, accepting people. There is a large variety of classes and programs offered so you will be able to find something yo want to learn about. There are lots of activities and clubs on campus so it's really easy to get involved and stay active.

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is big- if you're not in it, you're at greek parties on the weekends.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of groups here to join. Athletics are the most popular, but there's any other group you could want too.

    Great for these types of students

    It's a great school for students that loved high school, especially if you're into sports. There are studious and artsy people here, but they're definitely not the majority.

    What to do for fun

    Most students find UD very fun, since there's a big greek life- and lots of parties. If partying isn't your thing, though, it's a little harder to find a niche.

    In three sentences

    UD can be a great school if you're looking for a very collegiate atmosphere with a football team and lots of students. There's something here for everyone, but it's easy to feel lost in the crowd. There are tons of clubs and groups to choose from, but night life is limited to house parties.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Self-sufficient ones.

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive, but it will be worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not easy to complete, but they want you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    This university is definitely worth looking into.

    In three sentences

    The staff is helpful. The application process was easy. The system is very organized.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police everywhere. Some view this is as a bad thing, but I love it. I have never felt scared in the least. Just make sure you keep any activities under the radar.

    Greek Life

    I don't participate in Greek life, but the frat parties are great. I've never heard any hazing horror stories, although I know at least one frat is banned from campus. Only attend Pike parties as a last resort.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's something for everyone. I've attended meetings of the Philosophy Club (and met a really great professor, Richard Hanley), the video game club, and the Linux Users Group.

    Great for these types of students

    I can honestly say that this university has a place for everyone. I had to revise my idea of who I thought should be attending here constantly because I kept meeting people that didn't match my idea. Now I know not to be surprised by anyone, because you find all types here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are some really great stores on Main Street, small stores that you won't find anywhere else. If you're the adventurous type, North Campus is a great place to wander around, and you can even do some hiking. The campus is bigger than it first appears, and taking a walk around, exploring, can take the whole day. I guarantee if you do this, you'll discover things you didn't know were here.

    Bang for the buck

    There's a lot to do here, in fact, there's more to do than you will actually be able to do. It's the right mix between a small and large school, and the cost is kind of in the middle as well. If you're in-state, definitely consider the University of Delaware.

    What to do for fun

    There are several hundred student organizations here, and the process to start your own is really easy. As you may know, UDel is a big party school, and really into football. I haven't attended one of the football games, but I have been to the parties, and I always enjoy myself a lot. Drinking seems a lot more ubiquitous than it actually is, and if that's not your thing, there are PLENTY of other activities to enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    It's college food - don't set your expectations too high. It's better than a lot of other colleges, but that doesn't mean it's great. There are four dining halls on campus, and some are definitely nicer than others. Personally, I like eating in Pencader, but there are different options at each one and their schedules aren't identical, so you'll end up switching it up a bit.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely love the dorm life here. I would recommend living with a roommate for at least your first year. The experience is unforgettable. I've made friends here that I hope will become life-long friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The college is surprisingly tough for a public university. The difficulty level of some courses kind of sneaks up on you, so don't let yourself fall behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get caught up in the look of the place. The campus is gorgeous, but you're not going to college to look at a nice area for four years. Whatever reason you ARE going to college, whether it be for the education or the experience, I would give UDel a consideration.

    In three sentences

    I can't complain about the University of Delaware. It's a bit expensive if you're out of state, but either way, I think it's worth the price. I have really enjoyed my time here so far.

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus seems pretty safe. There are campus security patrolling and there does not seem to be that many incidents where someone gets hurt or an outside comes onto campus to cause mischief.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have seen people practicing Capoeira, an African/Brazilian form of martial art when I was visiting campus one time. I am hoping that this program/club is still up and running as I would love to get involved in that.

    Great for these types of students

    International students. Students that appreciate diversity. Students who want to excel in their academic endeavors. People who appreciate different cultures. Those who want to get involved in various programs and activities.

    What to do for fun

    Get in shape by working out. Walk around campus and tour nearby cities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn about the campus and all the opportunities the school has to offer. Get involved in different programs of your interest. Get to know other people outside of your race/ethnicity, and become adventurous in finding out the different cultures in attendance. Enjoy yourself.

    In three sentences

    The University of Delaware is a prestigious school. It has a diverse and friendly atmosphere. The campus is clean and conveniently located.

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I love to cook, and prefer healthy and nutricial foods, the food is fine, but just love fresh and homemade cooking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know the type of school that you are interested in. Do more than 1 visit. Research all the school has, and make sure that you willl be a good fit.

    In three sentences

    I feel this University has an excellent opportunity for Nutrition. It is close to New York City, and near my home town in New Jersey. I also love the school spirit and all Delaware and all it has to offer.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on and around campus at anytime of day or night. There is very little crime in Newark.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very prevalent, but it is not something that anyone has to be involved in to fit in.

    Clubs and Activities

    Theres over 30 clubs with something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Anybody can fit in at UD! Theres something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The green is a great place to relax after class.

    Bang for the buck

    In-state UD offers great bang for the buck. Out of state can be a little expensive with no financial aid.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs to get involved with that do many activities or you could always just hang out with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall food is pretty good (especially at Russell). Main Street also has a ton of great places to eat at.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms are pretty nice. Some do not have air conditioning, but it's only a problem at the beginning/end of the year.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the course of study. The sciences tend to be pretty tough while other classes such as English are not too bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and fill out the honors application to increase your chance of receiving a scholarship.

    In three sentences

    A great school located in a small college town. It has a beautiful campus centered around the green. The size of the student body is neither too big nor too small.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Most students are willing to walk with you after hours if you need a buddy. They have surveillance cameras all over campus. There are these things called Blue Light phones that are all over campus so if you think someone is following you, you can call the University's safety department and they will tell you what to do or contact the police. You can always see the next blue light phone from the blue light phone you are at. Also when you use the phone, an alarm will sound so that if you are being followed, they might run away.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs, they fill up an entire page. If you don't find a club that you like then you can apply to set one up. There are clubs from sororities and fraternities to the grill club where they grill steaks and have cook outs.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, involved

    Bang for the buck

    I am a Delaware resident so this was the best option for me financially and it is also a really good school.

    What to do for fun

    There is shopping on Main Street. You can also take the Bus to the Christiana Mall. The student life committee sets up activities such as cheap movies at the theater in the Trabant Center.

    Food and Dining

    You have access to all of the dining halls. They serve a variety of food such as: sushi, salad, burgers, pizza, and Chick Fil' A. You can also visit Main Street which has many different restaurants from Iron Hill Brewery and Cafe Gelato to Saladworks and Panera Bread

    Dorm Life

    I will not be living on campus my first year however, I have heard that the dorms are nicer than most and that the people you meet in your dorm are people that you will get to know very well and hang out with a lot. A student told me that her and her dorm-mates would all go to the UD football games together.

    Academic Rigor

    I have taken a genetics class in high school that was offered by the University of Delaware and it was somewhat challenging. However, there were many resources that could help me with the material such as: online lectures, online textbook and practice questions, student discussion board, as well as visiting hours to see the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get Involved. Don't procrastinate. Manage your time wisely. Take advantage of the Bus service.

    In three sentences

    The University Of Delaware seems to have an accepting student body as well as teachers who are willing to help. I think highly of this school, that is why I am attending it this fall.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Newark Police are always around, and if you're even just not feeling good, they will give you a ride to the Student Health Center. There's yellow boxes on every floor if there's an emergency, and blue light boxes located throughout campus. Don't walk around alone at night for reasons of common sense, but if you find yourself without someone, you can even call at any hour of the night to have someone escort you home.

    Clubs and Activities

    Again, there's too many clubs and activities to count. The second day that the freshmen are on campus, all the groups and organizations set up tables on the green for everyone to find what they want to join and if they want to be part of something they didn't even knew existed!

    Great for these types of students

    Every type. There's something here for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mentor's Circle is wonderful, and there's an amazing statue right in the center. A lot of random social events happen at the Circle, such as the Farmer's Market. It reminds us of the roots of the University and that we are here to learn alongside others, and help each other out.

    Bang for the buck

    Being an in-state student, I am getting a better deal than some, but UD is quite generous with academic scholarships. I haven't met many people that haven't gotten money in one way or another from the University. And for all that they offer, it's not too bad.

    What to do for fun

    UD has a group for everything. Like chocolate? There's a group for that. Part of a youth group? They're all around campus. Like singing? You'll definitely have somewhere to go. Want to joust on the green? Do yoga in the mornings? Watch Pretty Little Liars? If there's something you want to do, there's people doing it.

    Food and Dining

    It is meal plan/campus food, so I won't lie and say that food is wonderful, but there are a lot of options on where and when to eat, and some pretty good food. The only downfall is that on the weekends brunch doesn't start until 11, so either sleep in or sit around hungry!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at UD is amazing. Everyone is friendly and out in the hallways socializing, but at the same time you can sit in your room and study if you need to.

    Academic Rigor

    As soon as we started syllabus week, the teachers were showing that there is room for fun, but no room for slacking. This is not 13th grade, and it's time to grow up and be responsible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore all that UD has to offer. It's amazing how many majors, minors, sports, groups, recreational activities, and social events are always happening. If you have a different interest, UD probably caters to it.

    In three sentences

    Being an in-state resident, I always under-valued what a great school was sitting in my back yard. However, the UD Honors program is an amazing experience full of new people and overflowing with knowledgable professors just waiting to help. If you want a good experience and a great education, UD is the right place to go.

  • 09/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Attend any Division 1 sporting event, especially football on Saturdays during the Fall. Nothing beats the Fighting Blue Hens on a Saturday evening!

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall food is better than most colleges, and plus Main Street has tons of variety!

    Dorm Life

    Depending on which dorm you room in, life can either be great or a pain. Even if you end up living on West campus, you'll end up having fun and will have easy access to Rodney dining hall. Most of the dorms have been renovated recently, and that makes living here that much better.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm an engineer. Classes are hard. Professors expect you to work for your grades, but are there when you need help.

    In three sentences

    UD is by far the best school I visited, and I feel lucky enough that I get to attend this amazing school! While some may see it as a party school, UDel is one of the most professional schools among the other schools I looked at and applied to. This place is a perfect fit for me and I feel like I've become part of a family.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe and local police are always found in the area.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is not extremely popular at UD, and only 13% of the student body are involved.

    Bang for the buck

    In-state tuition for UD is very doable and it is definitely worth it. Out of state tuition is very expensive, but the experience UD has to offer is amazing.

    What to do for fun

    There is over 300 clubs and sports for students to get involved! Football games at UD are very fun as well. UD is definitely a party school. Many students go out to parties on the weekends, and if you're 21, the bars on Main Street are very popular. Also, nearby is the Christiana Mall and many shops on Kirkwood Highway. There is even a nearby train that takes you into Philadelphia.

    Food and Dining

    There are several dining hall options located on campus. I recommend getting an off-campus meal plan as well since many students choose to eat on Main Street often. Main Street is located right next to campus and has many shops and restaurants!

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms are nearly new and very nice inside! There are a few old dorms that are currently being remodeled and should be finished by the summer of 2013.

    Academic Rigor

    I have found that some classes have been more challenging then others, therefore I recommend using www.ratemyprofessors.com to see the reviews of professors and what to expect in the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    UD is a large school, so I definitely recommend visiting before deciding whether it is right for you. Also, get involved! It is a great way to make new friends and have the time of your life!

    In three sentences

    UD is an profound school in an amazing suburb community located in Newark, DE. Known as one of the top academic institutions in the United States, UD also offers over 300 student organizations and sports clubs. School spirit in this elite university is not hard to find, especially with a student body of over 19,000 students.

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Where do I begin? Outside of each dorm building, there are some kind of athletic field or court - basketball, tennis, volleyball, roller-hockey/soccer, etc. If you don't have enough people for a pick-up game, you can go to the Little Bob to workout or use their athletic facilities. Also, on the weekend there are plenty of varsity sports' games ranging from football to girl's field hockey. Swimming pools, rock climbing walls, and ice skating rinks have restricted times open to the student population. If you're not into sports, you can walk Main Street with your friends and grab some frozen yogurt, coffee, or pick up a new outfit from a boutique. There are hundreds of clubs that anyone can join, so choose something that you may be interested in, whether it's a new interest or a continuing hobby. There's not a single weekend where nothing is happening on campus. Every week, students receive an email that sends out the list of things happening around campus, so read up on your options and choose something to do! There's weekly movies, community service programs, and even trips to cities that UD hosts.

    Food and Dining

    Dining halls are located within close proximity to every resident hall, and they each hold their own personalities. Some food is greater than the other, but if you're not feeling dining food, there's plenty of great restaurants located all throughout campus, especially on Main Street. Between classes, Trabant is the hotspot on campus. Students can grab a coffee on their way to class, or some lunch with friends from one of the many options - pizza, burgers, subs/sandwiches, and even Chik-Fil-A.

    Dorm Life

    There are dorms located all over campus in many different locations. North (Laird) Campus is the most renovated edition to UD and has the most spacious, air conditioned, suite-styled dorms. As of right now, new dorms are in the process of being built by the Harrington and Russell complexes. Most dorms are co-ed by floor, and each have their own RAs. Dorm activities are hosted by Residence Life such as competitions against other floors or dorms. There's a lot to do, and you're even given the chance to become an RA after your first year living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the introduction classes in the first two years are going to be pretty large because of the amount of enrollment. Because of this, professors will usually only hold 2-3 tests the semester and maybe one paper. This requires a lot of reading, studying, and time management.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to walk a lot, study a lot, meet a lot of people, and most of all - to have fun!

    In three sentences

    This university has one of the most captivating and breathtaking campuses you will ever have the chance to walk through as a student. The professors, town, and atmosphere, in general, help students to feel comfortable and right at home, even if you're commuting like I do. You will not be disappointed in choosing this perfect college town!

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Since this is a big university there is always a party if you're interested but theres always a lot of extra events going on all over campus that the school does a really good job of making the students aware of.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright, if you don't like the dining hall there are a lot of different options, there are two different food courts with restaurants like chic fil a and Quiznos and then there are also little food marts by most of the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Class is what you make it, unlike high school you actually have to do the work or you wont understand whats going on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, don't be afraid to meet new people you wouldn't have been friends with in high school.

    In three sentences

    Delaware has beautiful campus that's full of lots and lots of students. There's lots of different types of people so it's all about finding who you fit in with and where your niche is. The freshman dorms are not so bad especially if you get one with AC.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are a lot of Newark cops and University cops. And we have these Blue Lights all around campus that you can push and someone will come to you. We have UDAlertNow texts, voice mails, and emails.

    Greek Life

    there are a lot of sororities and fraternities but as a freshman I don't know much about them yet because you don't bid until the spring but I see sorority girls with their letters on their bag or jacket and they really are a family.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs for everything, And you can start your own if it isn't already invented. There's common clubs and not so common like the chocolate club.

    Great for these types of students

    Social people will strive at UD. And people who like a challenge.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know about unusual but there are many options to do anything you want within walking distance.

    What to do for fun

    There are buses and trains that you can get almost anywhere. There are free movies every weekend, SCPAB throws events monthly, different groups throw events like carnivals, hayrides, trips, dances, and concerts. Then different shops have things like poetry nights, live local music, and comedy shows.

    Food and Dining

    There is always a wide variety , buffet-style food, three meals a day. And you have the Trabant student center and other food markets and restaurants on Main Street.

    Dorm Life

    It depends on what dorms you are placed in but I've seen much smaller and bigger dorms at other colleges. I think there is enough room for everything and you will only be in there to sleep anyway.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm an art major and I know I am constantly working hard. Many people are in Engineering, they always seem to be studying for chemistry. It really depends on your major but I think overall it is an academically rigorous school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Delaware is a great place to go to college. It is highly ranked and within two hours of the city, the beach, amusement parks, etc.

    In three sentences

    University of Delaware is a beautiful campus with a wide range of majors. It has hundreds of registered student organizations and it is never boring. There is a place for everyone.

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    They include many things in the tuition that are not needed. For example they charged over 800.00 for services at the medical center. I don't live on campus and already have health insurance. This was a waste of money for me, but it was automatically added to my tuition even though I did not need it.

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat much meat so there is not much of a selection for me. Fortunately there are many independent restaurants in the area. Many offer discounts to college students.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, but have seen the rooms that my friends are staying in. They are like sardine cans.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you get to the early orientations. They don't tell you this, but you choose your classes at the orientation. If you don't come to the early orientations, all of the classes you want will be gone.

    In three sentences

    It is a greate school. All my classes are close together. It is very easy for commuters to get to classes.

  • 11/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University of Delaware actually started the blue light system, which you may see on other campuses. This system has blue lights with alarm buttons positioned around campus so that at every light you are able to see at least two others. Additionally, there is Campus Public Safety which can be called at any time a student is not feeling safe and needs a ride or walk home.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are SO many clubs on this campus! And like I said before, it is really easy to start your own club and receive school funding if you having a great idea for a new club. We also have a wide range of sports teams as well as club sports at different levels so that any interested students can participate.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs on campus you can join for fun, and if there aren't any you like (which I doubt will be the case) it is really easy to make one. Main Street is also a fun hang out for a lot of students due to the range of shops as well as dining places it offers at a very short distance from the center of campus. The sporting games are also really fun to attend, although slightly difficult to get to if you are unable to catch a bus or do not have a car on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food was good, but could have been better. The dining halls and other eating areas, such as Trabant, are also fairly crowded making it difficult to find seating sometimes. However, they do offer a range of dining plans that should allow you to cater to your needs.

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in the dorms when I lived on campus. The RAs always tried to set up a lot of activities for the residents and the staff was good at keeping the dorms clean. UD is also currently building a brand new complex on East campus, modeled after the very highly ranked dorms on North campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Delaware is a highly accredited institution with very knowledgeable professors and does not take classes lightly. If you attend this University, expect to work hard to achieve high grades. When you complete your degree and graduate you will definitely be well-prepared for your field.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're thinking about UD definitely try to visit it in order to get a better feel for the campus. UD's campus is really beautiful and has a great Main Street that runs through it that is really popular among students. So visit and see if you can picture yourself there. If you can, I'm sure UD has the major you're looking for.

    In three sentences

    University of Delaware is a great mid-sized mid-Atlantic school set in the middle of Newark, a small city with a student-friendly Main Street. UD offers a wide range of majors allowing for a very diverse student body. Over the years, I have found UD is constantly trying to improve itself and keep up with environmentally healthy trends.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Im sure the food is great

    Dorm Life

    I dont want to live in dorms, i would rather live with my family/friends. am i able to do that?

    Academic Rigor

    Are the academics really good?

    Tips for prospective students

    im not even a student

    In three sentences

    I love Deleware, i think its beautiful there!

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police are always on patrol, emergency stations all over the campus, and although this is a downtown area, I feel extremely safe walking at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities at UD that piratically everyone can find at least one club/activity to join.

    What to do for fun

    UD is located in downtown Newark so there is always something fun to do. main street has many restaurants or many kinds, cultures, and origins. Many UD students' goal is to eat at least once at each restaurant on main street before graduating. Also the Christiana Mall is located just 0 minutes away and has many well known stores and delicious food.

    Food and Dining

    Some times the dining halls don't provide the best tasting food and other days the food is out of this world.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun and everyone gets along very well.

    Academic Rigor

    The level of hardness entirely depends on the person and his/her major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready to spend a lot of time studying. Make sure you know how to manage your time. Also, if you feel like you need to change your major or need some one to talk to about your problems or any of the sort, don't be afraid to meet with your adviser and/or visit the counseling center.

    In three sentences

    A great school with friendly people, helpful professors, warming community, and beautiful campus. UD was a new challenge for me, I transferred from another college and found my first semester (sophomore year) hard to get used to because of the different ways to study. However I loved the challenge and happy that i experienced something new and learn from it.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe. There are blue lights with red panic buttons that alert the police if you ever feel in danger.

    Greek Life

    There are tons of sororities and fraternities on campus. About 50% of students rush to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of club sports and activities offered at UD.

    Great for these types of students

    UD has something for everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a tradition of jumping in the fountain in front of the library before you graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    UD has a lot to offer, but it is very expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Main Street is a lot of fun with bars and restaurants. There are always parties going on somewhere on campus. UD also has plenty of activities and sporting events. `

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places on campus to eat. There is Main Street for off campus dining, but also there are 4 dining halls for on campus dining. The dining halls offer a variety of food daily. The only set back is that there are no late-night dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fun for freshman year. You can meet your best friends. Most of the RAs that I had or knew didn't care if you drank in the dorms, as long as you weren't too loud.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the majors at the University of Delaware are rigorous and demanding. I am an elementary education major and my program was planned for me. From the rigorous program, I feel prepared for my career in teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't fall behind in your classes. You are taking 4-5 classes, so stay on top of everything. Also, have fun because your 4 years fly by!

    In three sentences

    University of Delaware is a wonderful school with great programs and majors. The majors are rigorous and prepare you for your future career. UD offers many great activities,sports, and fun!

  • 12/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe here

    Greek Life

    Plenty of it

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs, there is even a chocolate club.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, social.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During finals week we rub the nose of the bust of a beneficiary in the library.

    Bang for the buck

    Good for in-state, okay for out of state.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on on or off campus. Parties, drama performances, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is a dining hall so don't expect a 5 star meal, but there are plenty of other good options on and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    It's a dorm, so it's not glamorous, but for what it is they are nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough but not too tough

    Tips for prospective students

    Research. Make sure that this is the college for you through visits and talking to students and faculty.

    In three sentences

    This school is great. I was skeptical of its large size, but it still has that intimate feel one would get with a smaller college. I enjoy the classes, and my living situation.

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Main St. is a great place to go but it gets old after a while. There are buses to the mall often. If you have a car the beaches are great to go to, too.

    Food and Dining

    Some days are better than others, but most of the time the food is okay.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are getting better, they have been updating and remodeling the dorms. The RAs aren't the greatest but most of them are pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Some majors are better than others from what I have experienced. Most classes are anywhere from 300-500 students so you don't get much help unless you get a tutor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you really want to go here and are not just doing it to save money or be with friends. The school isn't perfect for everyone but just be aware of why you are going.

    In three sentences

    This school cares more about money than its students. The professors are okay depending on your major, but most of them don't care about their job. The school is too big for such a small area.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a blue light system on every street corner, campus police, and so many other safety precautions. I've always felt safe.

    Greek Life

    Around 20% of the school is a part of Greek Life and there are plenty of different sororities and fraternities to join but there are approximately 18,000 undergraduates so you don't have to go greek to have fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is literally anything you can think of. If there isn't, you can make it. There is a grilling club, a body painting club, and a chocolate club and guess what - they're all funded by the school. The possibilities are endless.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to have a good time in college but are still serious about their futures and having a job when they leave.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Starting with the class of 2016, there is a candlelight ceremony for the freshmen on South Green initiating their college experience.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall amazing experience and terrific school. I wouldn't trade it in for anything. The professors are helpful and willing to put aside their personal time to help students and the students are welcoming and amiable.

    What to do for fun

    Anything. There are over 400 clubs to join at UD. Besides Varsity sports, there are club, and three levels of intramural. If sports aren't your thing there are tons of other activities such as fraternities/sororities, foreign language clubs, clubs that have to do with your major, music clubs, etc. There is a great night life at UD but if you're not into that there are options such as the coffee house where you can listen to/play live music.

    Food and Dining

    Most nights are delicious and you end up with three plates in your hand and going back for seconds but some nights there's a line for salad or cereal because there isn't any other desirable food. There are multiple options and meal plans are accommodating.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are mostly gorgeous and everyone is friendly. People keep their doors open and are very willing to meet new students.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the class and professor, the courses at UD are relatively rigorous but nothing high schoolers can't handle with a little extra studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember to be serious about grades and that although it is easy to get caught up having a good time, it is crucial that you balance work and play. College is different than high school in that parents are not always there to nag you to do work or to tell you that you cannot go out on certain nights so stay true to your high school work ethic (or try to achieve even more). Lastly, go to office hours and meet with teachers for a closer relationship and possible better grades.

    In three sentences

    The University of Delaware is a college full of bright students who have the desire to learn as much as they do to get involved. Students recognize that good grades and overall academics are salient to achieve, they also know how to be social and place importance on clubs and activities as well. UD has a big school feel in a little college town and is the perfect definition of a fun and friendly university.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Going out or hanging in a friends dorm. There is some student activity going on almost every night.

    Food and Dining

    All the food is good and there are so many options!

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm is fun, but I miss the sense of privacy I have back home in my own room.

    Academic Rigor

    5 stars doesnt mean the courses are hard. Advisors look at your previous classes to see where you will succeed most.

    Tips for prospective students

    You dont need a 5 subject notebook for every class or you'll be carrying around 20 or 30 pounds all day. Plus renting or buying used books is way cheaper.

    In three sentences

    The professors are very knowledgable in their courses and are always prepared for class. The courses are fun and interesting. The advisors are always willing to help meet your needs.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of student organizations to get involved in, and studying can be fun if done abroad! The University is very proud of the numerous study abroad programs it offers and their accessibility to its students.

    Food and Dining

    Not really sure what the food is like, but no negative comments have been heard. It is required though if you stay in a dorm, but you can always go for the smallest plan.

    Dorm Life

    From what is heard things can get pretty loud, but it is a dorm full of people.

    Academic Rigor

    The coursework is challenging, you cover a lot per class during one semester. As long as you love what you do and are diligent in doing your work, however, you should succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try applying to the University's SEED program, or Associates in Arts degree if you're unsure about your major. It's a great program for exploring the different opportunities that await you and the credits are transferable to main campus once you decide to go up there.

    In three sentences

    A wonderful place to study, whether you want to study on the main campus, on one of the satellite campuses or even abroad, there are so many options!! On top of that, the professors are extremely knowledgeable and helpful, you couldn't ask for better teachers.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Walk around campus and off campus. Everything is in walking distance including Main Street with lots of restaurants, stores, and bars, and all off campus housing is in walking distance for parties. If you are a guy though you need a lot of girls with you to get into any parties.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. Make sure you go at odd hours though or else the lines are awful.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun enough however RA's and rules stink. Make sure you don't get in trouble during finals because even if it is a minor thing like a noise violation it is a $100 fine.

    Academic Rigor

    This fully depends on your major. For accounting, first two years are very easy. Junior year is not. I'm hoping senior year is back to easy. Also side note, Accounting is a five year program if you want to get your CPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are wealthy UD is great for study abroad but if you are not it is not. The programs are ridiculously expensive. Also I would recommend branching out from just your floor freshman year because there are a lot of people who may seem like good friends who you probably won't see much once you don't live next door. Allow yourself to meet people all over campus. Also if you are liberal and looking for an exciting college experience but are an honors student make sure you fill out your survey very VERY liberally or you will most likely get stuck with someone who will be more boring than you like. Most of my friends didn't like their roommates but my roommate and I were honest on our survey and get along great.

    In three sentences

    University of Delaware has both positive and negative aspects. For example they focus a lot on availability of study abroad programs which is true if you are wealthy, but if you are not it is really expensive and unrealistic. Other than that though on a social and fun outlook I have had a great time at UD.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have blue lights all over campus. That doesn't necessarily protect you from yourself though, by which I mean don't be stupid. Don't go off campus late at night for no reason without a friend or two, avoid the 7-eleven after midnight, just be mindful of what you're doing and you'll be safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life seems to be growing. UD started cracking down on parties, so frats are pretty much the only people who are throwing them that will let anyone in.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have so many clubs. There's a ton of intramurals and other types of club sports. People who join clubs seem to be really close friends. If you have two friends that want to start a club, you can do that. I'm thinking about starting one in the Spring.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working, fun loving, sociable, friendly, accepting of others.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    White clay creek is an unusual place I guess, very serene.

    Bang for the buck

    Delaware was ranked very highly for having a great value for everything that you get out of it. It lives up to this assessment

    What to do for fun

    Join a club, hang out with your friends, whatever you want to do. If you have time for a club, I highly recommend it.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good most of the time. It's wonderful when it's parents weekend; they have smoked salmon on bagels with creamed cheese, acorn squash, and she crab soup. Then there are some off days where you're like, really? How did you mess up the ketchup?

    Dorm Life

    It is what you make it. Some dorms are nicer than others, and each complex has its own respective benefits and detriments.

    Academic Rigor

    It's challenging, but you learn a lot. The teachers really get the students involved and interested in the subject. Mine were incredibly inspiring and invigorating.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for the honors program, because even if you don't get in (or if you don't want to get in) you will qualify for scholarships. I applied and got $3000 which basically pays for winter session classes, so I have an easier course load each semester.

    In three sentences

    Delaware is a school that doesn't have a program that's bad; there's just some that are exception and some that are good. If you're not into partying, the nightlife can be dull unless you join some clubs. Get involved, it will make you experience so much better.

  • 02/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel 100% safe all the time!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is growing on campus, but if you are not in a frat or a sorority then it is not a problem. UD is not one of those schools that you must be involved in greek life to have fun!

    Clubs and Activities

    We have so much here! We have so many different clubs and sports that you won't know what to choose from!

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone is welcome here! This school has a wide diversity of students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are none! Most people go to Maine Street for everything!

    Bang for the buck

    I'm from out of state, therefore, the tuition is very expensive.

    What to do for fun

    There us always something going on here at UD! There are always sporting events, club events, concerts, comedians, etc. You name it, we have it!

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay, depending on what day it is, but compared to other schools UD has the best options.

    Dorm Life

    There are so many options for where student want to dorm, so if someone wants a more social dorm there is that option, and if someone wants a quieter dorm, there is that option as well!

    Academic Rigor

    UD is very challenging! Do not stack off during your senior year of high school because the amount of work, reading and time management you must do is very stressful!

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard in high school so that you know how to study and balance your time at college. Get very involved, you meet so many new people that way!

    In three sentences

    University of Delaware has it all! From school spirit, to good grades, and night life! UD is the perfect school.

  • 02/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been a lot of armed robberies this year, some of which had fatal results.

    Greek Life

    It is quite a big deal here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities going on, and there are various activity fairs to help students find their calling.

    Great for these types of students

    Party-goers Science Majors Music Majors Gym-goers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have not noticed anything unusual.

    Bang for the buck

    I do not feel as if it is that great of a school for the price out-of-state students pay.

    What to do for fun

    There are many opportunities to be part of Greek Life, various clubs, and student run organizations. Also, Main Street has many restaurants, a movie theatre, and a bowling alley, amongst other things.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall food is edible, and sometimes good, but it definitely is not anything to be excited for.

    Dorm Life

    While most of the dorms are pretty crappy, they provide you with great experiences and friends. Many of the dorms are rather social, so you never have to feel lonely.

    Academic Rigor

    I personally do not think the classes are hard. I feel as if you are coming from a realm of AP classes, or even IB classes, you will be just fine. Just be careful not to get too involved in extracurricular and social activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be wary of the almost necessary drinking. While the school seems to have a daunting number of students, it really is not too bad, so don't fret. Be yourself, as there are plenty of opportunities to engage in activities you like.

    In three sentences

    I think University of Delaware deserves a 4 out of 5. Many people find it a great school for socializing, and they have some of the top-ranked programs in the country. If drinking your time away and going to parties is your place, then this is a great choice, but if not, I would recommend looking around more.

  • 03/18/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Although there are safety patrol out all night, you don't see them often. But normally the campus is safe and nothing out of the ordinary happens.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities. Check out UDEL website and always flyers and announcements around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a pain that students have to spend so much for parking passes. Be prepared to spend lots of money if you plan to bring your car to college.

    What to do for fun

    I go to the gym on campus to work out and on some weekends I may go to a movie or local bar to hang out with friends depending on how much studying I have to do:-)

    Food and Dining

    Campus food is always not the best but you do have access to diners, grocery stores, fast-food, deli, etc near the campus. Since I live off campus, I cook for myself.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live off campus, and I love it! The only thing that is great about living on campus is the convenience of being near classes and not having to drive to campus. But luckily for me, a shuttle picks me up right outside my apartment building.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major or concentration, I would agree that UDEL's programs are academically rigorous and demanding. I am a Nursing student. Its pretty tough, but I'm surviving!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely say that attending UDEL is relatively expensive (tuition), especially if your not a Delaware resident. Not to add, it can become quite expensive living off campus.

    In three sentences

    The campus is nice. Not too big or small and mostly everything you need is in walking distance. It's perfect for somebody who wants to get away from the city life, but not have it completely leave you:-).

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Do not walk around alone at night, bring pepper spray.

    Greek Life

    I would love to join greek life next year! It seems like a lot of fun, but it also cost money.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am in an all female a cappella group and I love it!

    Bang for the buck

    Really expensive! Try and get as many scholarships as possible!

    What to do for fun

    I go out to eat, hang out with friends, or just relax by watching a movie or reading a book. The parties are fun but they can get kind of boring if you go out too much. We have a mall 20 minutes away and plenty of shows and entertainment on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food could be better but the dining hall is a great place to socialize or even do work! The food is not always great but our dining hall has its most loved meals like make-your-own mac n cheese, grilled cheese, burgers, and the cookies are delicious.

    Dorm Life

    The only reason dorm life gets a three is because some of the buildings, including the one I live in, are really old. Even though they are incredibly old, the life her in the dorms is incredible, everyone knows everyone and everyone loves their freshman dorm. When I first heard people saying that I thought they were just exaggerating but now I know from experience that is true.

    Academic Rigor

    The work load can get tough but school is for learning so that is a given. Classes become a lot of fun when you discover what you are interested in especially when you are not expecting to fall in love with that certain subject!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to visit and you will fall in love. That is what happened for me and many other students. If you want a great education with good opportunities and a great college experience, University of Delaware is the place for you!

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. The classes make a student feel very comfortable and the teachers are so nice. I love the school and the experience had been great to far.

  • 04/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    University police are always around, especially during the weekends. Buses also run mostly all night so you do not have to walk alone in the dark.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is seen a lot on campus but it does not take over the whole school. Not being a part of Greek life is not a big deal, you will still make friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    Various clubs and intramural sports. Easy to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that aren't in too serious of majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The area in between the class buildings, known as the green, is often used for weird activities such as parkour or rope walking

    Bang for the buck

    I do not think what you get out of the school is worth the out-of-state tuition. You'll get a degree with university of Delaware on it, but unless you're taking mostly gen eds your gpa is not going to be what it was like in high school.

    What to do for fun

    Attending sporting events, hitting the gym, or going to a party with friends is how most of the students keep themselves occupied. There is also Main Street which is very convenient. It's like a wannabe strip mall with tons of food places.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay most of the time. Sometimes the dining halls get overly crowded. However, most of the workers are really nice.

    Dorm Life

    North campus is the nicest for on-campus housing. However, east and west campus have more of a college living type of feel.

    Academic Rigor

    I think the rigor of the academics is too difficult compared to the ability of the teachers to prepare you for exams.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is a bigger party school than expected, so be careful not to fall into the wrong crowd. It is very easy to fall behind in your work. It is also very hard to bounce back from a not-so-satisfactory first semester.

    In three sentences

    Overall, the university of Delaware is a decent school but I do not think that many, but not all, of the teachers care much for their students. Most of the time you are left teaching the material yourself and hoping for a curve. The environment here is not that bad, though.

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    It is a traditional college town so there is little excitement.

    Food and Dining

    Very unorganized and mediocre

    Dorm Life

    Very small dorms, very spread out from classes and cafeterias

    Academic Rigor

    About average

    Tips for prospective students

    Must visit! If I hadn't visited I would have made a four year long mistake!

    In three sentences

    On paper is seems like a perfect school, however the campus is very small and has the feel of being in the middle of nowhere.

  • 04/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always police officers around and the blue lights are everywhere but Newark can be sketchy and I don't recommend walking alone after dark.

    Greek Life

    If you're a guy I think fraternities are kind of important to be in because parties don't let a lot of guys in. For girls it's different, I think a lot of people join sororities but if you don't you'll still have plenty of stuff to do.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs, whatever you're interested in I bet you can find a club for it, or start one.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm out of state and like any college it is a lot of money, but I think I'm getting a great education and a lot of opportunities so it's worth it!

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs you can join, you can go to different sports games which are fun to watch too. You kind of have to look for stuff to do but there really is always fun stuff going on.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are usually pretty good. They always have a lot of options to choose from and there are also the food court options as well. You can also go to main street and get food at restaurants!

    Dorm Life

    Wherever you live you'll have a great time and meet a lot of new people. There are new dorms being built on east campus which is where most freshman live, and although it's a change living with a ton of people in a small space you get used to it.

    Academic Rigor

    It definitely depends on the major you choose. A lot of the classes are difficult but if you do your work and go to class you'll do fine. Don't be afraid to go see your professor, many of them are very helpful at office hours!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit the school and try to go when school is in session. You can really get a feel for the place when you see people walking around, going to class, etc. Also, if you think you know what major you're going to choose try to go see the building/advisors that you'll be with, they can give you lots of information.

    In three sentences

    UD is a great place that I think anyone would enjoy completing college at. There are so many different majors to choose from and although it's a big school there are many places to go for extra help if you need it. The campus is also beautiful and main street is fun to go walk around, eat or shop at.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Crime has been increasing recently, however anywhere on campus is very safe. Off campus isn't nearly as safe and I would insist on never letting a girl walk home alone at night although many do it and nothing happens. The police never catch actually pursue any thieves or criminals other than drunken minors. The cops love and would rather bust a party that arrest a criminal any day, and that statement is proven by how many crimes there are and how many times there is a string of them by the same person. When called out the police do nothing about it so it could be very safe however the police chief seems to be a total dick.

    Greek Life

    Absolutely amazing. The fraternities on campus range from the nice kids you would want your daughter to marry to the party hard psychopaths that don't do anything in school and haze the crap out of their pledges. The sororities are generally attractive and are have number from 170-230 girls in each sorority. They also are very approving of sluts. So frat stars, this is the place for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a diversity in interests on campus and that is exemplified by what clubs are found of campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineers. Frat Stars. White Conservatives.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before graduation you must at least once go swimming in the fountain in front of Morris Library. You have to wake up at 6AM on St. Pattys no start drinking or you arent doing it right.

    Bang for the buck

    My standards are very high and I look to Austin, Texas as being the best school, so in comparison, this place sucks. However, realistically its very good for being is such a crappy state. The people from out of state are irriplacable in their culture and I wouldnt regret coming here if Austin didnt exist.

    What to do for fun

    Its a huge party school and the Dages are the most fun, even if cops almost always bust them. You get the most fun out of partying if you are in greek life. If you arent into that scene, swing dancing on friday nights is a personal favorite of mine, as well as brazilian Capoeria.

    Food and Dining

    I've had the runs for six months because they put laxatives in the food.

    Dorm Life

    The only downside is that upperclassmen won't hook up with freshman who live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    But only in engineering. Business majors don't have anything to worry about. Comm majors, you can get used to going out as often as you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go south, southern schools are always better.

    In three sentences

    Hard for difficult majors like Engineering (especially chemical). Also a huge party school. Mainly is not diverse in population but open to whatever any student may desire in clubs and active groups.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    This institution transcends the meaning of enlightenment and gives their students the ability to perceive what their interests are and how to achieve them. UD has merits that rivals Ivy League Universities and even renowned foreign universities. For example UD is rated 38th in the WORLD for chemical engineering research!

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are places to exercise, shop, and eat all over campus, and parties every weekend. Most people tend to hang out outside or in each other's dorms when they have down time. There are also tons of different events happening every day, so you're never at a loss for things to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are three dining halls and two food court-type buildings. The food in the dining halls is decent, but gets boring fast. The food you have to pay for (or use points on) tends to be much better, but also more expensive. There are also a lot of good restaurants and fast food places on Main Street, which runs right through campus.

    Dorm Life

    Very dependent on which dorm you are in. Russell (on the non-honors floors) was very social. All of the people on my hall knew each other and spent a lot of time together. Honors floors tend to be a lot quieter, but still get along well together because of shared interests. Whether or not your floor/building is social depends on its setup and the people on it.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your program. Engineering is extremely difficult and competitive, but other majors like Communications or Criminal Justice are very easy and require few classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Most students are accepted here. With such a huge student body, there is something for everyone. As long as you make an effort to put yourself out there, everyone eventually finds their niche.

    In three sentences

    Great school, love it here. Was originally not thrilled about coming here, but now I'm so glad I did. I love the people I've met, my classes, and the campus itself.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Police are constantly patrolling because of the residence. They live there too so the police want to ensure that their quality of life isn't affected by ours.

    Greek Life

    There is only one on campus frat that i know of, but that doesn't mean that off campus there isn't any.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are multiple activities that kids can get involved in, like the yearly ice cream feast that they have in the middle of campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone. There isn't a type of person that UD isn't perfect for.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a farm outside of the normal campus, technically its attached but its far away. It is wonderful out there as long as you can get over the smell.

    Bang for the buck

    Delaware can get pretty expensive, I'm not going to lie. But the feeling you get when you step on campus is priceless.

    What to do for fun

    Delaware doesn't have many on campus frats, but that doesn't mean that there isn't a sick part to go to. Always something to do especially when it comes more to spring time and the weather starts to improve.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans are pretty standard. Food is alright. You can always find something that you want to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Almost every dorm on campus is co-ed. There is one dorm specifically for the honors students which is further away from the other dorms, but still on campus. They are not allowed to search your fridge so remember that.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Delaware is tough. However, it is made so that the students will prosper. The educators are there when you need them so ask questions, and always certain majors will always be harder then others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get started early! Don't wait for your application process and get everything done the first day. Visit the campus and take the tour. The tour does a basic all around visit, but be sure to visit the buildings you will be spending the next four years of your life.

    In three sentences

    Delaware is so unique. There is no other place in the world that makes you feel at home like Delaware does. The best part is that behind the normal campus feel there is so much more going on everyday and everywhere.

  • 07/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been some campus robberies but the University of Delaware informs you of all incidences through email and text messages. They also have campus security. There are also blue lights with alarms located through out campus that you may hit if you are in an emergency situation.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are 100s of clubs and activities and you have the opportunity to start your own.

    Bang for the buck

    It can be expensive but you will be on a beautiful campus and you will receive a great education. If you are a Delaware resident you receive in-state tuition plus you receive a commitment to Delaware grant which can take up to 5,000 dollars off of your tuition.

    What to do for fun

    The party scene is big at UD. They also have a movie theater where you can watch $3 movies. There are always activites being thrown by different groups on campus as well. They throw different shows like comedy acts, concerts, and fashion shows. There is also a street called main street which is filled with shops, restaurants, a bowling alley, and movie theater.

    Food and Dining

    There are about 4 dining halls they have vegetarian options the food is pretty good but can get repetitive. They also have great dining hall plans for you to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    freshmen dorms are not very nice from what I heard but that is at most campuses. You have many types of dorms and styles to choose from. They have single suites, double suites, singles, alcohol free, co-ed, single-sex, apartments and much more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study very hard and use your advisers for any questions you may have.

    In three sentences

    I love this school. Over all it is a great campus. The work is not that easy but you are learning what you need to know and gaining experience in your field of interest.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe on campus, with the odd incident here or there. The campus safety and Newark Police departments are EXTREMELY prevalent on campus,a nd there are too many blue safety lights to count.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very prevalent on campus, but don't worry! You can still have friends outside of that family. I have many friends in many different sororities and fraternities, and amongst them they are all friends as well. There are not just social groups either, we have service, academic, major-specific, and cultural fraternities and sororities as well!

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities are what makes me so happy to b at UD. They truly become your family, and there is nothing better than feeling like you truly fit into a group of such amazing people! They all have their own quirks and they all have a good amount of weekend activities going on as well!

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, personable students that are driven and know what they want out of life. It is up to you to make sure that you are doing everything possible to further yourself while at school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The kissing arches are the sweetest idea, and kissing under them means that you will (eventually) be married!

    Bang for the buck

    As tuition is becoming increasingly higher, there is a hesitance for students to look out of state for school. I have found that this school is more than worth it. Depending on what clubs and activities you join, those will make the experience so worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    Main street is bustling with businesses, with a movie theater and the Christiana Mall not far from campus. There are club events and school sponsored talks and shows going on constantly, and the frats never disappoint on the weekends!

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall food is amazing, and having UDairy creamery ice cream at every meal doesn't hurt anything - except your waistline!

    Dorm Life

    The rooms can be small, and theres no air conditioning, but the friends you make and the family that will develop far outweighs any of the other negatives.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are extremely difficult, based on your major, and other classes can be a breeze.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring lots of storage bins, these rooms are tiny! Eat at the dining hall and join every club possible, then pick what you really like. It's an amazing place to find new people and new opportunities for the future.

    In three sentences

    The campus is constantly busy and moving, with so many different things going on every day. There is a place for everyone, from non-drinkers to foreign students to jocks to the super religious. The professors challenge you and are very welcoming if you take the time to get to know them.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    expensive school, but you're getting a good education.

    What to do for fun

    There are always parties to go to. or if you like to just hang main street has a lot of neat places.

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall isn't the best. There aren't many vegetarian options.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in a single on an all girls floor, which is not at all what I wanted. I ended up being friends with everyone on my floor and had a blast.

    Academic Rigor

    I have to take a lot of science classes, so during the week I have a lot of studying to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be nervous to branch out to different groups of people. Take advantage of office hours.

    In three sentences

    Everyone is very Friendly. Many opportunity's available. I have no desire to transfer, I'm very happy with my decision.

  • 09/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    If you are out of state you will experience the aggravation of inflation of tuition on a yearly basis and feel as if you are paying for delaware residents to be able to come to this establishment even though it is much harder to be accepted into this university if you are an out of state student.

    What to do for fun

    There is lots to do when it comes to Main street whether it be dining, shopping, bar hopping or studying. There are sports and greek life and overall activities around campus to be found.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging but not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and you will excel.

    In three sentences

    University of Delaware has a beautiful, rustic, and lively campus filled with thousands of students ranging from down the street to the opposite side of the globe. Although the general population may share a lot of similarities in appearance it is possible to find the people who can inspire whether in the classroom or on the main green. Delaware is a place for learning but most important living the typical college experience like it was told to us so many time before.

  • 10/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The UDPD are always there if you need them. If you are walking back from class late at night and you don't feel even the slightest bit safe you can get a pedestrian escort of two police officers to walk you back home. If you are stuck somewhere on campus and really need a ride back you can call them and they can pick you up as well. The pedestrian escort officers are always super nice and willing to help and that's true for all the officers i have met here so far.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton!!! I don't think i have met someone yet that isn't a part of 1 or more clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students. Really everyone can fit in here with all the diversity and activities.

    Bang for the buck

    I am out of state so it is a bit much...but i still think it is better than any of my other schools i got into. I have no regrets but i did hear from my floor-mates that the in state cost is really great!

    What to do for fun

    I play sports with some other girls throughout the university. I go to club meetings and just try to get involved the best i can.

    Food and Dining

    Alright...The food isnt great at the dining halls but on some days the food is amazing and you dont want to leave the dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    The first word that comes to mind is family. My floor and the Resident Assistants are really my family in Delaware. They are all supportive, caring, and more welcoming than i could have ever imagined!!

    Academic Rigor

    I'm a Chemistry major so the courses are really difficult but at the same time there are lots of help sessions throughout the week and we can email our professor about various questions or concerns.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors, they are all super nice and interested in their chosen field. Also make sure you plan out studying and go the the help sessions available. Make friends with the people on your floor because they are just as nervous as you are and probably would like a friend too.

    In three sentences

    The University of Delaware is a diverse and welcoming community. Everyone is understanding, nice, and welcoming to everyone around them. While being as welcoming and caring as all the students and faculty are, The academics are challenging and rigorous leaving interested students never bored.

  • 10/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    To be honest, because I do not live on campus, I do not do much here outside of class. There are always different types of speeches going on so there is always something interesting for everyone. There are events all the time, and UD sends out emails each week to ensure everyone knows about the events. Football is very big around here also.

    Food and Dining

    There is a nice variety of food (I usually go to Trabant). They have sushi, Chic-a-fili, pizza, burgers, subs, and just about anything you can imagine. The only problem I have with it, is it tends to be a little expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I do not actually live in a dorm, however I hear that they are building a lot of nice new dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes are extremely hard. I took Field Theory (which is the hardest of all the engineering classes) and the average on the first exam was about a 17%. The good thing about everyone doing bad in the class is that there is a curve. However I do not agree with this because I believe if the teacher isn't teaching well enough for the average to be that low then something needs to change. The problem could also just be that there is so much material to cover in so little time. There are a few classes that are graded like that, but most of them are not so bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always carry a map with you until you get used to at least where you need to be. If you have to take a bus, make sure you leave extra early in case the buses are delay, which does happen pretty often (they don't always come every 8 minutes like they are supposed to). Do not cross the road without being on a crosswalk and when you are supposed to. There are so many people that almost get hit by doing this and it also holds up traffic. Be prepared to have a lot of homework and make time to study a lot. It is worth it but you have to be willing to put a lot of work into going here.

    In three sentences

    This is a pretty good school overall. There are a lot of buildings and it is so easy to get lost at first. There are mostly good teachers, but there are some that seem to want the whole class to fail.

  • 10/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a big priority for the University. When something happens, the Campus police are on top of it. They even send out text messages and emails alerting students of dangerous activity happening on the campus or near it.

    Greek Life

    We have a small Greek life. The Greeks do several things supporting charities and the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many to choose from. If we don't supply it, a student has the ability to create one by getting a group of friends together and having an advisor sign off on it. The activities are non stop and it provides a much needed break for students working extremely hard.

    Great for these types of students

    The university is great for students who want to have fun but have their studies at the top of their priority list.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have bucket list of things that should be done in college on campus at least once. For example, watching a football game or visiting the kissing arch.

    Bang for the buck

    Being in-state, I got a pretty good price. The tuition has supplied a multitude of services to help me succeed in school. The money is being used on great teachers, awesome classrooms, building, student centers. The student centers are one of the best places to hangout, play games, or study. It's all worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun. Everyday, an event, or several, are added to the calendar. There are great places to eat, to workout, to join clubs, and randomly hanging out with friends. There is usually never a dull moment if you're looking for fun.

    Food and Dining

    It isn't completely bad. It's not the perfect home cooked meal either but it is pretty satisfying. In every dining hall, you're given so many options. The staff is very friendly and make you feel comfortable and not like strangers.

    Dorm Life

    It is so much fun living in a dorm. The people on my floor are extremely helpful and respectful. We all like to do things together. It's like a family. The dorm life shows a person what it would somewhat be like living on your own but not completely. I was fortunate enough to have a great roommate who in turn became one of my greatest friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The University has great expectations for its students and expects the students to stay on top of their work and receive amazing grades. If you're getting your work done on time, then it shouldn't be too much of a problem. In addition, several tutoring services are provided to help you in areas you're having difficulties with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Being in this college, you must be focused. The college work is completely different than high school. If you were great with time management in high school, become even better. Stay on top of your work and save the fun stuff for the weekend or schedule it in during the week. Try not to get sidetracked.

    In three sentences

    The University of Delaware has a competitive, studious, and fun loving environment. Everywhere you go, there is something to do and you could join a club or make a club that suits you. The competitiveness in every subject gives a student a goal, something to work for. Studies are at the top of almost everyone's list and is expected to be done.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Main campus is located in Newark, and there is tons of stuff to do on Main Street, and generally all over the place. It's also kind of a party school, so there are lots of parties you can go to. There are a lot of fun things to do.

    Food and Dining

    Once again, I don't know. I do know that the dining hall has many different fast food restaurants. You are also allowed to have a microwave and fridge in your room so you don't always have to eat fast food.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in the dorms, so I cannot speak to the dorm life. I have been told by friends, however, that it isn't so bad; the rooms are all right.

    Academic Rigor

    Very rigorous. The professors expect a lot from you, and you have to rise to the occasion. Your professor isn't going to come to you, you need to come to him/her if you have problems or don't understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study! You can't skate through like I did in high school. You have to put forth the effort, but it's well worth it

    In three sentences

    It's a challenging school. It is difficult to get in, and it costs a lot of money. It's a very well accredited school and is definitely worth the money.

  • 11/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is full force Monday-Sunday 24/7. There are emergency button stations every 15 feet wherever you go on campus. If you are ever in need push the red button on these or you can call them at the number given when you first come to the University.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a huge on campus. Those who are looking to join a Sorority of Fraternity can join during rush in the Fall or Spring. Many relationships can be created through the Greek Life at University of Delaware

    Clubs and Activities

    Like mentioned before there are hundreds of organizations on campus for you to join. This is one way that students get involved around campus,

    Great for these types of students

    There are over 200 Registered Student Organizations on campus ranging from A Capella groups to Collegiate FFA to Greek Life, and many more. There is a club for anything you could be interested in and if there isn't it is just as easy to start your own!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Like most universities, the University of Delaware has it's share of unusual things around campus. One of these would be the Techno Bus Driver. If you ever ride the bus around campus there is a chance that you could ride of his bus. Another unusual thing at the University would be Kirkbride Jesus. This guy stands right outside Kirkbride lecture hall and preaches the word of God every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Many enjoy siting and listening to him as well as the people just walking by. There are many others, but to know them you will have to become a Blue Hen to find out!

    Bang for the buck

    For a good price the University of Delaware comes with everything you need. Nice housing, good food, and memories to last a lifetime.

    What to do for fun

    It is an open campus, so there is a lot going on during the weekends. There are two movie theaters on campus; one provided by the university and one by the town of Newark. Many people attend them on the weekends. If they aren't going to the movies there is also a bowling alley which gets busy with the college students looking for something to do. Other than that there are many restaurants on main street that serve excellent food and a mall about 10 miles from campus. A dart bus can take you right there if you don't have transportation. On Saturday's many of the students go to sporting events like football or basketball where they are usually packed.

    Food and Dining

    The food is your standard college food. Sometimes it is good and sometimes you would rather sit in your room and make microwave mac & cheese. The University of Delaware has their menu online, so it is easy to plan out what you are going to eat for the week, which is beneficial if they have something one night you may not like.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you live your freshman year, dorm life can be great! I lived in a dorm that didn't have a shared bathroom. It was a room connected to another room with a bathroom in between. I know it might not be what you want, but when picking your choice for a room make sure the dorm has a shared bathroom. Interestingly enough this is where you will meet the most people on your floor.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Delaware is considered a public Ivy League school. The work is hard and there will always be work, but it can be done if you pay attention and do everything your professor tells you.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is way harder than high school. You come to college and think that you can slack off, miss classes, not do homework, etc. The reality of it is that if you miss a class, you need to remember that you are paying for this. Professors are not going to give you a chance to make up the pop quiz or test you missed in class because you slept through it. This is a time to become more responsible because after college you are all on your own. This of this as pre-real world. You will learn as you make your way through college how hard and challenging it will be, but just remember that you wouldn't be where you wanted to be without hard work and dedication.

    In three sentences

    The University of Delaware is a really great school. It is an open campus located in downtown Newark, Delaware with close to 22,000 students attending; about 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students. There is nothing more exciting then being a Blue Hen full of pride!

  • 12/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely safe there's blue lights all around campus that if you press the help button either campus cops or newark cops will come to assist you in whatever you need.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a multitude of clubs and activities to do from sport clubs, intramural sports, hundreds of clubs from zumba club to chocolate club and many in between.

    Bang for the buck

    You wont regret coming here its a great university as long as you take advantage of all the opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    Theres a lot to do for fun theres so many places to go on main street and a bunch of places to go to on the weekends and sometimes weeknights it just depends on what you like to do.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are alright some are better than others Rodney's is probably the best but being close to main street you have plenty of options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great as long as you aren't completely isolating yourself from everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are harder than others it just depends on what classes you plan on taking. Just apply yourself and you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to study. Its definitely different than high school but if you apply yourself the transition won't be hard.

    In three sentences

    The university is great. It feels like home even when you're away from home. Its a great campus with great people and a great community.

  • 12/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We like to think our school has the trifecta of safety: Newark Police, UD Police, and public safety. The police are very strict about giving parking and jaywalking tickets, so you know if that's their main concern, it's a pretty safe place. As a girl, I've walked home alone on numerous occasions and not once have I ever felt unsafe. There's also blue light boxes located all around campus, so if you ever do feel unsafe you press one of these lights and the police will be there in less than 90 seconds. If you ever want someone to escort you home, you can call the escort service and they will make sure you get back to your dorm safely. People call the escort service sometimes when they are coming home late from the library.

    Greek Life

    20% of students partake in Greek Life. It's honestly not a big deal whether you do or not. We also have a wide variety of Greek Life. There are also community service and multicultural fraternities and sororities as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 300+ organizations on campus. There's a club fair in the beginning of every semester and I highly suggest students try to get involved. There's anything from LARPing to the Chocolate Club. There's even a club for students to raise Service Dogs. You can find something for anyone to enjoy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are these arches located between the North and South green of our campus. Back in the day, our college residence halls were separated. Girls lived on the south green and boys lived on the north green. Couples would meet in the middle underneath these arches and kiss each other goodbye. The legend is that if you ever kiss someone underneath these arches, you'll be with them forever and if two people get married that are both UD alumni, they are called double-dels and our mascot, YouDee will come to their wedding for free.

    What to do for fun

    There's so many different things people can do for fun. You can find a party almost every weekend. Fraternities throw parties at their off campus houses, but it's still all in walkable distance. Dorms will sometimes have different events as well. My floor has outings every now and then where we go out to dinner together or have a movie night in the lounge. There's also bars and places to go out to on Main Street, but you just have to be 21+ to go to the bars. There's a movie theatre nearby that gives student discounts. There's also a movie theatre in one of the student centers on campus. They play movies that are in between movie theatre and DVD, so they're all pretty current. On Wednesdays, movies are free and on Fridays and Saturdays, tickets are just $3. There's also campus sporting events. We have a lot of sports teams and there's not just varsity, but club and intramural as well. Basically, there's lots of things to do on campus and I guarantee students rarely ever get bored.

    Food and Dining

    There are dining halls in every major quadrant on campus, so you never have to walk more than 5 minutes to get food. There's also so many different restaurants on Main Street, which is a long strip right next to campus filled with places for students to eat. There's a huge variety of places to eat. There's everything from pizza to Chipotle to Indian food to Panera to Starbucks, etc. There are also convenience stores located in every quadrant of campus that stay open until 1 am, so if you're ever in need for a late night snack, you have that option as well. Since it's a college town, a lot of local businesses deliver for a cheap cost too.

    Dorm Life

    In 2015, almost all the freshman dorms will be very new, but it honestly doesn't matter where you live on campus because everyone loves their dorm. I'm a freshman and I live in one of the oldest dorms on campus and I wouldn't trade it for the world. I love it. Wherever you live on campus, students are guaranteed a great time.

    Academic Rigor

    Not going to lie, it's pretty hard especially when you're first adjusting to college. If you, however, take advantage of your resources and use your time wisely, you'll be fine. Professors are always willing to make themselves available. There's group tutoring, study sessions, individual tutoring, student teachers, office hours, math center, writing center, etc. There's so many different places that are willing to help, so don't be afraid to ask for help! Everyone here wants you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of your resources and don't be afraid to try new things. College is what YOU make it and if you want to have the best experience, you need to not be afraid to try different things. Get involved. See your professors. Do what will make a difference and you'll do fine. There's so many things going on at UD, it's not hard to throw yourself out there and take advantage of the opportunities surrounding you.

    In three sentences

    The campus vibe at UD is so college and it's everything I was looking for when deciding on a school. It's a place full of vibrant people, smart professors, and a fun nightlife. Although UD isn't located in a big city, it's a college town and there's almost always something to do, so you will NEVER be bored; I promise!

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Not a bad school but definitely not work as much as they ask.

    What to do for fun

    Go to main street with friends and attend zumba classes.

    Food and Dining

    Never tried it.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't stay at a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    With minimal effort you can probably pass with a C... keep in mind that will affect your GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get a scholarship! College can be verrryyy expensive. I also recommend doing all homework and studying for tests, especially finals because they weigh a lot.

    In three sentences

    It is an okay university. Overall it is kind of like an AP class in high school. Some of the teachers will actually care about your success, and others will not.

  • 12/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Fobs used for entry into buildings and, in some cases, for use of elevators or staircase. Student ID is needed for many events , if not all

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a BILLION different clubs- go to Activities night during 1743 days and use stUDent Central to find others.

    What to do for fun

    Movies in Trabant are $4 on weekends, free Wednesday nights. Ice Skating is free, but there is a $3 or $4 skate rental if you don't have your own. Look out for many free events with free food and games/give-aways. Football and (pretty sure) All athletic games are free!

    Food and Dining

    Checking Campus dish is helpful to see where you want to go. I highly recommend Express- allows you to fill food containers and you can really take a lot of food out of there. Take note of the nutritional information on the signs (and online), especially the Pizza which is usually grossly unhealthy.

    Dorm Life

    I highly recommend searching for a roommate via the facebook page in advance. Don't use all your points on Starbucks- they'll go fast- and the PODS price certain things (like cereals and peanut butters) at ridiculous prices, but others (like granola bars or chips) are not so bad- keep an eye out! As soon as you get to campus, start looking for places to live off campus, use UDWELL to see a lot of the local apartments- you'll save money on rent, but even more on the MEAL PLAN.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the classes you take- honors, regular, certain science classes. Always ask students who have taken it (and keep in mind what kind of rigor they are used to) and check ratemyprofessor.com.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look out for many events (posters, UD email newsletters, StUDent Central) that have free food and giveaways. Use ratemyprofessor.com, get books and merchandise from Leiberman's on Main Street or the Facebook Textbook Exchange and Free&For Sale Page (not Barnes & Noble- too expensive), and find your roommate in advance via Facebook page for your graduating class (use Search Box to find it). Get a bike to get you around campus in half the time!

    In three sentences

    Perfectly sized, and beautiful campus, despite continuous construction. Nice Main Street that provides the traditional college town feel. Abundant opportunities for extracurricular activities, on campus jobs, and recreational events.

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    -Go to sports events -Join clubs -Gym

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is better than I thought it would be. It isnt to bad.

    Dorm Life

    Some people are sociable and others not so much.

    Academic Rigor

    Was very tough for me. It is very necessary to form study groups and to not party everysingle weekend like some.

    Tips for prospective students

    Continue to work hard in highschool and have an open mind.

    In three sentences

    Great school with a tough rigor. There are many resources there to help students. Beautiful campus.

  • 01/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to main street any day of the week to hang out, do work, get food or shop. It is always busy and a good time. The mall is really far so you need to commit to that on a weekend.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are terrible and often run out of food if you go too late.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are all relatively new except for the Christiana Towers Apartments which are old and do not facilitate a social living experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Honors classes are difficult and so are the sciences.

    Tips for prospective students

    Only go here if you know what you want to study already, are an athlete, want to rush/ join greek life and if you are attractive.

    In three sentences

    UD has a beautiful campus. Greek life is overwhelmingly popular and makes it suck for everyone else. Main Street is awesome.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to Main St lots of food and bars. You can join a club they do a lot of activities. Or take a day trip to Philly with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    Food is okay, some dining halls are better than others but there is always a place to eat, especially on Main St that has a lot of food places.

    Dorm Life

    They are building brand new dorms and always renovating the old one's so there is always an upgrade. The dorms have a lot of activities to do for freshman especially and even other students can join.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging but the professors want to see you succeed but do not spoon feed you. They are always there to help you and improve.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can do the interview it helps a lot. Get a tour and find someone who lives on campus so you can get the full experience.

    In three sentences

    The professors and students are so friendly. The location is amazing, buses take you from Phili, DC, New York, even Boston for cheap. You learn a lot and study abroad is very popular.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I played on the club soccer and got to play in national tournaments in Memphis and Phoenix. There are countless clubs, school run busses to various locations including NYC and ski trips. There is a movie theatre on famous and even our own creamery for ice cream! There is ice skating on friday nights at our hockey arena for only 3 dollars.

    Food and Dining

    There are countless food options on Main Street (a little city street that intersects part of campus) from sushi to pizza to Chipotle. The dinning halls are mediocre.

    Dorm Life

    I loved all my RAs and even though I lived in a single freshman year was able to make friends with majority of my floor.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Delaware challenged me well. There wee countless times when i felt overwhelmed, stressed, and lost but hard work got me through and I was able to be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Keep your dorm door open as much as you can freshman year, believe it or not people will stop in and say hi. 2. Bring a reusable water bottle (BPA free!) to fill each time you go to the dinning hall 3. Make the gym/some type of workout part of your everyday routine. Go when you're already out, after class, between classes. Its a lot more likely you will end up going then then going once you're already back at your dorm. Working out will release stress and boost your confidence. 4. Get involved, in something, in anything. There are hundreds of different clubs where you can find other people that share your interests and make college a happier and less stressful time. 5. Lock your door when you go to sleep. 6. Call your mom. 7. Always have a jar of peanut butter in your room. 8. Don't get behind on laundry (you'll run out of underwear faster than you think). 9, Balance work and play. 10. Try not to skip class.

    In three sentences

    University of Delaware is the smallest biggest school, it is a perfect size. It is big enough where you will constantly be meeting new people on campus but small enough that you will always come across friends and other familiar faces walking on campus. Anything you are interested in U of D has to offer from greek like to the chocolate club.

  • 01/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Out to dinner, shopping at the Christiana mall!

    Food and Dining

    Kent hall is the only hall that makes good food

    Dorm Life

    Very socioa!! UD will even give you money to have dorm floor activities like a pizza night!

    Academic Rigor

    Lots of reading and studying 24/7

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't buy books until you had the first day of class

    In three sentences

    Udel is full of diverse students. My first semester has taught me a lot of great knowledge to go towards my future career. The facilities and professors are encourages and fun to be around!

  • 01/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Newark isn't the safest area, but it's definitely far from the worst. The area around campus is packed with police on constant patrol, though

    Great for these types of students

    - People who like party - Technologically up to date students -

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The kissing Arches are two arches where many couples kiss. The tradition started when the campus used to be divided by gender and at night lovers would meet there to kiss each other good bye.

    What to do for fun

    - Ride through Maryland countryside (the university is right on the state border) - Check out the local shops on Main St. - Go hiking through the nearby White Clay Creek park

    Food and Dining

    The food is always good.

    Dorm Life

    Some halls are really great, but others aren't very up to date and discomforting.

    Academic Rigor

    The school isn't the hardest, but you definitely learn what you want to learn there.

  • 03/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many organizations that you can easily find one for anything you like, from Chocolate Club, to Cardio Hula-Hooping, to SnowBums. And if you do not find one you like you only need 6 friends to start a new one!

    What to do for fun

    Main St. is mainly restaurants, so you can eat your heart out. The mall is 15 minutes away, but 45 if you take the bus. There is a bowling alley on Main St., but for the most part you and your friends have to entertain yourselves.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining hall is like what you would expect, very starch oriented and they cannot cook vegetables at all. But the other options, such as the PODs and student centers offer better options, but at a price.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms do a good job of organizing events and working to get people to know each other. That being said, most of the freshman dorms are not in the best condition, but they are currently working to improve that!

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the Honors College at UD, so the classes that I am taking honors are definitely challenging. But the non-honors courses have their fair share of work too, and the professors expect you to do the work and be prepared for class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit! Make sure you come and take a tour and learn about the university first hand. The campus is beautiful, and it is truly a college town. I was hesitant before I visited but I fell in love once I did. But this can also work the other way, colleges may look great on paper but not have the right feel when you take a tour. Most of the time, you know once you visit whether a school is right for you.

    In three sentences

    UD wants its students to succeed, and there is a great balance between research opportunities (which there are a lot of!) and education (the teachers care about their students, not just their research). The university is big enough to offer almost everything under the sun, but not so big that you feel like you are just a number. From my experience, if you have a desire to pursue something, they will help you achieve it.

  • 04/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cops are out 24-7

    Greek Life

    Frats = parties. Sororities = $$$

    Clubs and Activities

    GET INVOLVED. Make as many friends as you can. Make as many memories.

    Bang for the buck

    It's not worth it if you're out of state. I don't feel challenged at all.

    What to do for fun

    Go to movies, go try new food downtown, relax on the turf, go out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright. I've had better and worse. Some meals are better than others. If you're a vegetarian or vegan don't expect much.

    Dorm Life

    The new dorms are awesome. The older ones are still alright. You make friends that will last forever. Dorm bonding is unbeatable.

    Academic Rigor

    Do the work they ask you to do and you'll do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure this is want you want. Enjoy every chance you still have left at home with a shower you don't have to wear shoes in, food that taste good, and all your friends to spend time with.

    In three sentences

    UD is a state school with state school expectations. You can go out and have fun and make decent grades. Go here if you want a real college experience!

  • 08/05/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    There seems to be quite a few places to eat on campus and the town is full of restaurants! From grilled cheese sandwiches to Irish fare, there's something for everyone!

    Dorm Life

    They recently changed so all freshman will be living in newly renovated dorms which are longer than most.

    Academic Rigor

    The school has very good academic standings.

    In three sentences

    The campus is in the prefect location. Its a cute suburban college town nestled nicely between Baltimore and Philly. The atmosphere is great and the people are kind!

  • 08/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have spent a lot of time traveling our campus at strange hours of the night/day due to my tendency to pull all-nighters. I would be lying if I said I felt safe 200% of the time because I really did crawl across campus at odd times of night. But the paths are always lit and every so feet they have blue light help buttons for emergencies.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Morris Library = Club Morris *fist pump* A man known as Kirkbride Jesus can be found shouting about Jesus Christ to students traveling between classes near Kirkbride Hall. The campus green is split in half by the kissing arches (definitely look up the story behind those)

    Bang for the buck

    School can be costly (I can attest to that don't worry), but with the University of Delaware you really can tell where they are applying some of the money they are receiving. You can see new dorms being built, new concerts coming in, and just general campus maintenance. The University of Delaware is constantly evolving and changing to make a better experience for their students which I means that you truly are getting bang for your buck.

    What to do for fun

    Greek life at UD is popular but unlike some other schools, it doesn't feel like a necessity. You can have fun either way and it comes down to your own personal preference. For the under 21 crowd, there are tons of frat parties, sports-teams house parties, and even dorm parties can be the main attractions. Once you turn 21, you have several bars up and down Main Street that lines the University campus. Aside from partying, the university has movie screenings every weekend for under $5 and you can shop up and down Main Street.

    Food and Dining

    I won't exaggerate at all here- the food at UD is dismal at best. They try to give an okay selection but the food is just bland in reality... UD definitely needs to incorporate more vegetarian and vegan options as well. The student centers like Perkins and Trabant have a good selection of commercial places, like Chickfila, Quiznos, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, etc. All in all, food is manageable but not mind-blowing (especially for what the meal plan costs).

    Dorm Life

    My experience at UD is as great as it is because of my choice to live on-campus. Even though I wasn't chosen to live in the brand new dorms for freshman last year, I had an amazing bonding experience with my floor in the Russell complex. I could probably make a laundry list of complaints about my dorm: including, the lack of A/C, some bugs, bad lighting, broken showers, etc. But despite some average dorm flaws that I experienced were worth it for the best friends I made.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics aren't a piece of cake at UD but that's because the professors push the students to try as hard as they possibly can, which in reaction gives each student the most out of every academic learning situation. Classes can be tough but our school does offer a wide range of classes to choose from so it isn't like every single class is built to tear you up.

    Tips for prospective students

    UD is an amazing school and leaves quite the impression on students when they visit. There is a lot to take in at UD but the best way to put the University of Delaware into words is to say that its big small town. It is a bigger campus with lots of people buzzing around but you would be amazed at how often you will see a friendly face around every corner. And even in situations where you might not know anyone directly, practically every student there has a sense of blue hen pride- and also compassion- that makes it a friendly environment all around.

    In three sentences

    Being from Delaware, University of Delaware (UD) was the last school I was interested in attending because like so many others I wanted an out-of-state adventure. But upon starting at UD in the fall of 2013, I not only fully embrace my new hometown university but also cringed at the idea of experiencing college at any other academic institution. The University of Delaware has stolen my heart with its beautiful campus, excellent professors and various study abroad options, and the amazing extracurricular/greek/social options.