Newark, DE
University of Delaware


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Recent Reviews

Caitlin
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I transferred here only for the physical therapy department, which is great. I came from a small liberal arts school which ov...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I transferred here only for the physical therapy department, which is great. I came from a small liberal arts school which overall provided a much better academic and growing experience/

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look for the one that fits you, not one you can fit into. There's many good schools out there, don't limit yourself geographically just so you don't have to do your own laundry. College is a unique chance to define and redefine yourself. It's a time for friendships, learning, adventures, and mishaps. Most importantly, your college experience is and will forever be a time of your life; live it well.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

It's big, the dorms don't have central air, the dining halls are GROSS, it's super expensive for a poor education, and the advising stinks!!!!

Michael
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

UD is a very good school academically and a very fun school socially, but it is a wannabe Ivy League and the academics and so...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

UD is a very good school academically and a very fun school socially, but it is a wannabe Ivy League and the academics and social life will conflict judicially.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would encourage students to first determine what it is they want to get out of their college experience. Next, with the end result in mind, choose colleges that offer a variety of social things you are interested in and a small variety of academic majors that you may be interested in. Eliminate colleges that do not fufill both your social and academic wishes for college. Don't be intimidated by the larger schools or the more difficult ones, since the school can really be as small as you want.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A motivated individual that wants to be successful in college but challenged at the same time. Someone looking for a big school with lots to do on campus and on the weekends.

Jessie
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Current student talks about why he picked UD. He also talks about the sports activities he is involved in at Delaware.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Current student talks about why he picked UD. He also talks about the sports activities he is involved in at Delaware.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Student says he came to UD for its engineering program. He also discusses social life.

What are your classes like?

A description of UD’s famed Study Aboard programs.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Morris Library sits on The Green, right by Memorial Hall.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A description of Delaware’s campus landmark, Memorial Hall.

What's unique about your campus?

The story behind the UD's Kissing Arches.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

What students do on The Green. Description of UD’s College School.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A view of the south portion of The Green.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A view from of The Green from the top of the stairs of Memorial Hall.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Former students discuss fountain tradition on The Green, as well as Student Health Services

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A walk down part of The Green coming from Main Street.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Recent alum said she decided to come to UD for its nice campus.

Why did you decide to go to this school?

Recent Alum says how she decided to come to UD.

When you step off campus what do you see?

Student tells his favorite of-campus hangout, Grottos

What do students complain about most?

Student says he would change the parking situation in Newark.

Why did you decide to go to this school?

Student says he came to UD for its campus.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Student gives her advice to incoming freshmen on academics.

What do students complain about most?

Student says if she could change anything at UD it would be the parking.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Student gives some insight on the party stereotype at UD.

What are your classes like?

Student says she came to Delaware for its astronomy program.

What do students complain about most?

Alum gives her opinion on what should change at UD.

When you step off campus what do you see?

Student warns people about townies.

Why did you decide to go to this school?

This student who came to UD as a freshman, transferred to UVA for sophomore year and ended up coming back to UD

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Student gives her view on UD, its Public Safety and stereotypes associated with Delaware students.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

A UD student and self-proclaimed “Townie” gives his perspective on life at UD.

When you step off campus what do you see?

discusses why she came to UD and why the school’s location is beneficial.

Describe the students at your school.

Interview regarding how townies bother the UD students

Kerry
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The University of Delaware can sometimes seem intimidating since it is so large, but its size allows for a variety of people ...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The University of Delaware can sometimes seem intimidating since it is so large, but its size allows for a variety of people to attend and there is something for everyone.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As a high school student, I was constantly bombarded with mail from colleges all over the country. My advisors instructed me to attend college fairs. My parents insisted that I buy book after book filled with, supposedly, the best colleges. But when application deadlines arrived, not a single one of these factors influenced my decision. Sure, the books helped me when I was looking up information like tuition and available majors at certain colleges. But the most important factor in my search for the right college was the location of the school I would attend. Compared to choice of majors or housing availability or variety of meal plans, I feel that location is equally important. Consider that climate, availability of internships and job offers locally, transportation costs, and appearance are all dependent on location. For example, a college in rural upstate New York has a much colder climate and a limited availability of internships. However, if you enjoy the snow and already have an idea of where you would like to work after college, this may be the best place for you. Whatever the case, location must play an important role in your search for the right college.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

When walking around on campus, sometimes a person won't see many people they know because there are so many people attending and the campus is so large. If you are bothered by this, and would like more of a community feel to a school, you shouldn't attend UD. If you want to know everyone in your class, you should go to a smaller school.

lauren
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

the child should stay over at the school if possible. dont be overly concerned about what others will think about your schoo...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

the child should stay over at the school if possible. dont be overly concerned about what others will think about your school if your happy there don't let other make you feel like it's not acedemically good enough. to have a great college experience be open minded because you will be faced with many new and exciting situations. be yourself and it's a once in a lifetime opportunity so LIVE IT UP!

What kind of person should attend this school?

a good looking person who is active outgoing and willing to try new things

What kind of person should not attend this school?

someone who is close minded and not very unattractive. people at this school tend to be a bit shallow. if you have trouble socially it might not be the best fit for you

Lindsay
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

University of Delaware has a gorgeous campus.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

University of Delaware has a gorgeous campus.

Describe the students at your school.

my classmates are enthusiastic and fun to share a class environment with.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The one piece of advice I would give to students is to listen to their parents wisdom and advice when it comes to choosing a college. I did not listen to my mother, and my first semester of college was spent at a conservatory that I detested. The saying, "Mom's always right" couldn't have been more valid. My mother knew I wasn't going to like it, but I failed to listen to her and did what I wanted, because obviously I thought i knew more than she did. In the process of transferring, I , unlike the first time, consulted and relied on my mother for help choosing a school. We both picked University of Delaware, and it ended up being the best decision for my educational career. Your parents know you better than you think. Listen to them.

Alexandra
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A beautiful school with great students and faculty.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A beautiful school with great students and faculty.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing is the safety. Instead of safe rides picking you up so you get home safe, they call the police on you for "drinking." They need to respect people's choice for calling them for help and just drive them home so they are safe.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The most important thing when choosing a school is the feeling one gets when they visit the school. Take a look around and ask yourself if you could see yourself actually sitting in the seats in the class rooms and walking around on the campus. Take a look around at the people and ask yourself if you could be friends with them. Those are the things that are the most important while in school, not the prestige a school might have. While in school it is important to focus on what is important to you. Remember that getting an A on a paper isn't worth losing yourself over. Take time to relax and enjoy yourself during this wonderful time of your life.

Kayla
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

TO the Parents: Tell your kids that Drinking and partying all night isn't going to land them a job and sacrificing going out ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

TO the Parents: Tell your kids that Drinking and partying all night isn't going to land them a job and sacrificing going out with your friends will definately benefit you in the long run. TO the Students: It goes alot faster than you can ever imagine. You get out of it as much as you put in. Don't pay thousands of dollars just to drink every night, when you can do that for free. Actually LEARN, this is the stuff your'e going to need to use for your job and rest of your life. Love and cherish every moment of it, even the long nights you spend in the library. Don't pick a school just because it sounds "COOL" to leave home and pay $60,000 a year for a school that may not even be that academically prestigious. Most likely your state school has the best price and the best academics. Make friends with your professors, get to know them. They will help you out when you need it and believe ME your going to need them somewhere along the line. Try your Best and LOVE every second!!!

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

It is really expensive,I can barely afford school, the courses I need for my major are almost NEVER available. My advisor is always on Vacation.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I knew that it had such a great acedemic reputation in other states. I wish I knew how beautiful the campus is. I wish I knew that everyone is always drinking.

Jason
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents and students should take the time to carefully pick out schools based on size, weather, distance, and interests. It i...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents and students should take the time to carefully pick out schools based on size, weather, distance, and interests. It is very important to visit these schools and even have an interview or overnight stay if the school allows it. Getting a feel for how the school functions before you get there can be very helpful in picking the right school. Once there, many students tend to focus on a particular career path the whole time they are in university. They only take particular classes and learn very specific things. However, that does not mean that this is wrong. Choosing the right major is extremely important, but one must not forget that "general education" classes are essential for one's education and future. No matter how good your high school teachers were, they only had time to give you very superficial introductions. Being learned in the fields of science, history, literature, and even the arts are essential to becoming an educated member of our society. I would also advise students who has the opportunity, to study abroad. Through shared experiences, I have concluded that it is one of the most helpful and exciting things one can do while in university.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school would definitely have to be the lack of diversity of campus. Many of the students are from middle-class and well-to-do families. Personaly, I love traveling, meeting new kinds of people, and experiencing new things. The lack of diversity on my campus does not let me fulfill these desires. The University of Delaware reminds me a lot of my home town, which is comforting in a way, but gets old quickly sometimes.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

When I tell my friends and family about my school, I love to tell them how beautiful the campus and surrounding area are. The University of Delaware is a hybrid school of sorts. That is, it gets its funding from alumini and from the local state government. Because of this, a lot of the money is put into the beautifucation of the school, its buildings, and school supplies. There are also many state parks in the area that are extremely beautiful.

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