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Kristin
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, I've had a great four years at UD. The size seems large at first, but once you get to know people through extracurri...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, I've had a great four years at UD. The size seems large at first, but once you get to know people through extracurriculars it seems to shrink. As a senior, I can't walk across campus without seeing people I know.

Describe the students at your school.

Most UD students are from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

In part, yes. A lot of students are in this bubble, more concerned about their day-to-day lives than what's going on in the "real world." But there are plenty of people who are passionate about what they do, whether it's writing for the campus newspaper, leading a service organization, or playing a sport. I've even talked to a number of students who work on local political campaigns.

What are the academics like at your school?

I'm in the honors program and I've really enjoyed the academic side of UD. I've found professors are really personable and willing to help, especially if you attend office hours. There are some first and second year classes that are really large (I had one that was 300 +) but most are reasonably sized. I wish we had better career counseling. The career services center is ok for getting started, but none of the counselors specialize in my field. You really have to seek out your own mentors and search for jobs and internships on your own.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Football games are the most popular athletic events...Well, in truth, pre-game tailgating is probably the most popular event. I've also had fun watching volleyball games and playing co-ed intramural sports.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

UD is labeled an apathetic campus.

Caitlin
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing about UD is probably the campus - it's beautiful and probably what attracted me to the school in the first pla...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing about UD is probably the campus - it's beautiful and probably what attracted me to the school in the first place. At first, UD seems huge and intimidating but the longer you are there, the smaller it becomes and chances are, as you walk across campus, you'll run into 10 people you know.

Describe the students at your school.

There are a lot of white, middle-class kids here, most of them from New York (especially Long Island), New Jersey. Not that that's a bad thing. But the student body seems to lack a bit in diversity. On-campus housing can also seem segregated - minority students tend to live in Laird Campus for some reason, white kids tend to live in East or Central campus. But there are tons of special interest groups, it seems like there is something for everyone.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

Somewhat. But there's also more to do besides partying if you look for it.

What are the academics like at your school?

As an English/journalism major, which is a pretty small department at UD, you get to know your professors really well, especially if you take the time out to get to know them. They're also willing to help with jobs and internships. Most of my classes were generally small and professors wanted your input.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

UD is a big party school, pretty much everyone drinks, and the students who go there are middle-class white kids from New York and New Jersey.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Greek life is something I didn't participate in, but I never felt left out from the social scene. If you want to join a fraternity or soroity, it's there, but if it's not your thing, you don't really notice it. Except during spring recruitment when they seem to be everywhere. There are always house parties. The bars on in Newark only stay open til 1. But there's plenty to do if you don't feel like drinking.

Alex
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school is just the right size, not too small to be restricted to any one crowd, and not too big to get drowned out. The b...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school is just the right size, not too small to be restricted to any one crowd, and not too big to get drowned out. The best part about the school is the campus. It could be a little more condensed, but it's pretty beautiful. It's definitely a college town, although all the students hear about is how the town wants to be separate from the university. There's not a whole lot of school pride, or at least there wasn't when I was there. However, social life does flourish. The one thing I would change if I could would be campus safety. As a girl, I often felt scared walking home from class alone at night, etc.

Describe the students at your school.

Students are fairly segregated at UD, however, it may have more to do with the locale than the school. Delaware in general is not the most culturally diverse place. Students wear whatever they want to class. This isn't the South, this isn't Amherst. Sweatpants and North Face jackets are welcome. You can't really live without Uggs. Even if you hate them at first, you will eventually fall prey to them.

What are the academics like at your school?

Depending on the department, it seems like professors really invest in the students who are in turn invested in their education. Professors will go above and beyond for students who show promise, drive, or just a general interest. Class participation seems common. Competitiveness and level of outside-the-classroom communication varies among departments. The most unique class I took was Nature Writing with Professor Jenkins. Awesome. The English-journalism department was like a little family. In theory, the department is supposed to work hand-in-hand with The Review, the student newspaper, but sometimes professors become a little bit anti-Review. However, the overall experience does a great job of preparing students for the future in a multitude of professions.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

That all the students are either from New Jersey or Long Island. That the school is apathetic to current events and politics.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

The social life is great if you have the time to enjoy it. Join a frat/sorority, even if it's solely to have those contacts when you graduate (that's how I got my job - through my roommate's sorority). I wasn't in one in college, but i wish i had been. There's always a party or happy hour or special bar night. The music scene blows...cover bands are all the rage in Delaware. But, they're good for a drunken night at Deer Park. Don't live in the Towers. It's the most anti-social part of campus.

Mike
What is your overall opinion of this school?

UD was the perfect size for me, someone who wanted a large student body to meet new people but not so large walking campus wo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UD was the perfect size for me, someone who wanted a large student body to meet new people but not so large walking campus would be a chore or the area would be too urban. Like most colleges, parking was always a confusing mess. There is a lot of school pride because, as I saw it, few Blue Hens didn't enjoy their school, the campus or in general their major-related classes. There were also complaints of long walks between North Campus and the classroom buildings. I spent most of my time at UD at the student centers -- near the food! -- or in my dorm; I wasn't a fan of studying at the library or other designated study areas. One sucky thing was how more and more bars were disappearing, which probably has prompted more house parties. Everyone who goes to UD who can afford to should do a study abroad program; I did two, loved them and talk about them constantly.

Describe the students at your school.

I founded Secular Student Alliance my sophomore year for non-religious students and we worked together with religious groups to sponsor and advertise joint events and programs. UD is generally liberal and not overly political in general. There was some intolerance among some students, perhaps a reflection of an upbringing without many minorities, but UD in general is tolerant of other views and beliefs. There are few minorities so they usually band together, but there is a good number of racial and ethnic minority student clubs. Most students come from upper middle class families in Mid-Atlantic suburbs, and most students are well-off financially. UD students usually dress casually to class and around campus; even pajamas sometimes.

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

UD had everything: a winning football tradition, great places to eat in town, fun bars (although some since then are gone), academic programs, several extracurriculars, life-changing study abroad programs, an independent student newspaper, a variety of on-campus eateries and proximity to Philly, Baltimore and the Delaware beaches. My advice to all in-coming Blue Hens is get involved! join clubs, look into Greek life, go to sport games, go to lectures, join political or religious clubs, and do a study abroad program. One bit of advice though: get knowledgeable, learn everything you can about UD before coming, whether it's your degree requirements, student government, places to eat, places to take your parents, what dorms you'd prefer, where important offices or departments are, etc. The more you know ahead of time, the less lost and overwhelmed you'll be when you arrive.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

UD students are certainly apathetic and the preppiness can play into that. It takes incentives to get students to go to games, guest lectures or academic events, whether it's free goodies, free food or extra credit. Perhaps since most students are from out of state, they aren't familiar with UD's small-school athletics until applying or arriving; but since a lot of UD students are rabid Eagles fans, it balances out somewhat. This isn't to say UD doesn't offer or promote academic events. Debates and lectures on everything from intelligent design and the existence of God to Iraq policy and capital punishment have been offered. UD isn't diverse racially and although may appear diverse geographically since six in 10 students are from out of state, most of the out-of-staters are from the same three states -- Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York -- and this can feel a bit alienating to students from, say, Virginia or New England. But the rumors are true: UD's campus is beautiful, especially in spring.

What are the academics like at your school?

Intro classes were unusually difficult, regardless of instructor or subject. Required attendance for foreign language classes was burdensome. Class participation is more common than not, and most professors do take the time to help you the individual. I LOVED the History Department and its faculty; my only poor professor was an adjunct one for an intro class. The history professors -- many of them Ivy Leaguers -- were insightful, interesting and helpful, and some even flat-out fun. Although some professors focused on job-seeking skills and advice, you're best off using the career services classes and professionals for help on your own.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

That UD students are apathetic, preppy and has a geographically diverse student body. UD has been thought of an unofficial Ivy Leaguer and one of the most scenic campuses on the East Coast.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

SCPAB deserves kudos for sponsoring and inviting many famous entertainers and comedians, from Lewis Black and George Carlton to Jon Stewart and Aaron Karo. Because Delaware is a small state and state politicians often are alums or have direct connections to UD, Sens. Biden and Carper were common appearances, as well as other state politicians. Students swarm the Tub for football games but student attendance declines as the season progresses. UD fans, however, are very passionate and dedicated, and often make long-distance away games. Students party very frequently, four times a week at times. At 2 am on a Tuesday, a UD is probably ordering food from a variety of town eateries: DP Dough, Cluck U chicken, pizzerias, etc.

Emmerson
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really liked the town, it catered to students and it was a fun time. it was the perfect size.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really liked the town, it catered to students and it was a fun time. it was the perfect size.

Describe the students at your school.

students here for the most part are all very similar.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

greek life is pretty popular, but you don't need to be involved to have a social life.

What are the academics like at your school?

i liked my classes for teh most part and found a lot of professors to be very accessible.

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

BEST TAILGATERS IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND BEST TEAM IN 1-AA

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

some but just because we are mostly white doesnt mean were racist, the same goes with del st. Del state is not in our league when it comes to football.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Smart, hardcore about football, mostly white, we dont play del state in football.

Susan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

- The best thing is that most people were extremely friendly. A close second is the study abroad program. - I wish there had...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

- The best thing is that most people were extremely friendly. A close second is the study abroad program. - I wish there had been more ethnic diversity--the school is 85% white. - college town for sure. - I spent most of my time in The Review's office. - Reaction: Oh I hear that's a lot of fun. (read: I hear that's a party school). -There's a lot of school pride. Perhaps not so much as Penn State but alumni are always going back. - Unusual? The squirrels. They came right up to you like pigeons in Manhattan and were known to scale walls. - complaints: non-air conditioned dorms and, later, not enough bars.

Describe the students at your school.

- Whatever race, religion, sexual orientation you are, Delaware has a group for it. Although it was much more common to see people of the same race hanging out together, rather than interacting with other groups. I'm not saying interaction didn't occur--it did--but it was not uncommon to see a huge group of one ethnicity sitting together for food or walking on campus. - Most students wore jeans to class. Although, on a lot of the girls they were designer jeans, but that's a different story. -Most Delaware students are from the mid-Atlantic, particularly New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and, of course, Delaware. When I met people from places like Colorado and Washington State, I was curious as to why they chose UD of all places. - Some are politically active, most are liberal. - I don't think people talked about future salaries, but then again I wasn't friends with frat boys.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

Yes. But what college couldn't be deemed a party school? What matters is that most of the people I know were diligent about their work and are bright, motivated, and successful young adults. Some students obviously had money but it certainly wasn't the majority of the student body.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

- Students leave dorm room doors open - EVERYONE goes to football games. Other sports, not so much. - Dating? Funny. People hook up, they don't date. If they do date, it's usually pretty serious. - I met my closest friends in my dorm sophomore year. - If you're awake at 2am on a Tuesday you're A) at Wawa getting study fuel; B) At the bar if you're a senior. - Homecoming is in the fall. It's kind of a big deal. - For those people who drink, they tend to go out 2-3 nights per week. If you're a senior, 3 is a minimum. - Saturday nights could involve movies, student plays, athletic events, student group charity events. I'm drawing a blank on anything else. - Off campus? There's the mall...

What are the academics like at your school?

- Professors knew my name, but I often participated in class. - Some students study for hours and hours a day, some only study when they have an exam. - As an English major, class participation was often a part of my course grade but even then some people had to be nudged to speak up. - Yes UD students have intellectual conversations outside of class. - To my knowledge, students were only self-competitive. - Academic requirements were pretty easy, just take one math, one English and several courses in different themed groups. - Delaware should require an internship and/or co-op in your field of study to graduate. - I did not spend time with professors outside of class. I think people would call you a nerd for doing that... - My journalism classes were aimed toward getting a job, whereas my English classes were much more academic.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Delaware has been called a party school and it's known to have a lot of wealthy students from the Main Line--affluent suburbs of Philadelphia--and Long Island.

Emily
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great college town, and university is continually growing and improving.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great college town, and university is continually growing and improving.

Describe the students at your school.

Student body is mostly composed of students from the Northeast and would say campus is made up of students from middle class or upper middle class backgrounds. Students are social but population is rather uniform.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

While a lot of partying does go on at UD, I never felt that it was more than what goes on at any large state school, and if you are not into that scene, you certainly can avoid it. However, if you are interested in being very involved in some kind of political organizations or activities, UD might not be the best place for you.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Big party school Apathetic study body

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Football games are a fun event at UD. Greek life is rather popular but the majority of students do not belong to a fraternity or sorority. Most social life centers around the bars and restaurants on Main Street and house/apartment parties.

What are the academics like at your school?

Class size is dependent on major, but professors are mostly very accessible. Would also say that while many students take their studies very seriously, you are not likely to hear deep, intellectual conversations outside of the classroom.

Lee
What is your overall opinion of this school?

When I tell people I went to UD, some are impressed, but I've gotten a few that said "Where is that?" "Um....Delaware." "Wher...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

When I tell people I went to UD, some are impressed, but I've gotten a few that said "Where is that?" "Um....Delaware." "Where's that?" "South of NJ." "Ohh." So that's always fun. I think there's a lot of school pride. I never saw more students wear more school paraphenalia than when I went to UD.

Describe the students at your school.

Most UD students are from PA, NY, NJ, and DE. I think students are predominately left winged.

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

UD was great. Going there was one of the best decisions of my life.

What are the academics like at your school?

I have one or two professors who knew my name. But it's an effort to talk to them, especially if you're a psych major with 200 other kids in your classes. Favorite class was expository writing. Lease favorite: measurements & statistics. Most unique class: psychopathology in the movies, we watched movies and ate pizza once a week. it was great. The psych department isn't very personal. We don't have advisors, so getting help is a bit rough, plus, the grad student I tried to see was never in the office during office hours. I think UD is more geared towards learning for its own sake, at least the classes I took were. I mean, Biological Evolution? Interesting class, not helpful for a real-person job.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

I was involved in intramural soccer (so much fun!) and Kappa Alpha Theta (great experience). If I was awake at 2am on a Tuesday, I probably just took a break at Dunkin Donuts from studying for a test. When I lived in a dorm, it was the honors dorm, and those doors close by themselves, so my door was always closed by default.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

abercrombie and fitch kids. all from long island.

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