Newark, DE
University of Delaware


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Recent Reviews

Sarah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Best: size, beautiful campus Size: just right People say UD is a good school, must be smart, etc. Time on campus: The Revi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Best: size, beautiful campus Size: just right People say UD is a good school, must be smart, etc. Time on campus: The Review College Town, Main Street Administration -- whatever. Recent controversy: Residence Life/FIRE Lots of school pride Always remember The Review complaints about diversity

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Greek life is popular. Met best friends freshman year. Football is popular. Not enough concerts.

What are the academics like at your school?

Favorite classes: Politics and Media, Literature of the Land, History of Rock Professors know by name in smaller classes.

Blake
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I feel that my school is the perfect size. When I tell people I go here I always get positive responses, but more so from par...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I feel that my school is the perfect size. When I tell people I go here I always get positive responses, but more so from parents who have children around my age and understand the university's current standing and level of competition. I spend most of my time on campus going to the gym or class. This is definitly a college town. I think that some of the administration is to caught up in ridiculous rules. The Strike and Judicial Affairs system is by far an ongoing controversy. Lots of school prode.

Describe the students at your school.

I don't think anyone would feel out of place. It's a diverse, comfortable campus demographic. Students wear jeans, leggings or sweatpants to class. I have found that there is a split in the financial background, some are very concerned with money while others are not.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

To a certain degree, however, I have found many of my classmates to be smart and dedicated students.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

I feel that Greek Life is the most popular, however, it is only 20 percent of campus. Football games are very popular. I met all my friends freshman year in the dorms and around at parties. Homecoming is a huge tradition. People party between 2-5 times a week. I went out last weeked. I don't know what to do on a saturday night that doesnt involve drinking. I live off campus.

What are the academics like at your school?

If it's small enough. Class participation is uncommon but I am in large lecture halls. Students are not as competitive as they were in my high school.

Liz
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing about UD is the green. That is why I came here. The size is just right, not too big, not too small... Overal...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing about UD is the green. That is why I came here. The size is just right, not too big, not too small... Overall I feel like its an average, typical college.

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

The food!! Delaware needs to improve their oncampus food options. But I hear we are a lot better than other schools...

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

The lack of diversity is stuck in a cycle because diverse students don't want to come to a school where they will be singled out so I dont feel we are a racist school, and compared to other schools I would say we are average with parties, and its true for the girl stereotype.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

That UD is a racist school, that all the girls go tanning, are blonde and wear uggs, that we are a party school,

What are the academics like at your school?

Overall, I feel at UD there are the smart party people. So you might catch them having an intellectual conversation outside the classroom but then find them partying an hour later. And I think thats cool. Except when intellectual conversations dont happen in class because everyone is hung over.

Caitlin
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Best thing about UD- great all around college. Great campus/town, likeable students, great education for a good value, there...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Best thing about UD- great all around college. Great campus/town, likeable students, great education for a good value, there are things to do and get involved in. I would stop the school from getting so involved with Greek life. Right size. I get positive responses when people hear that I graduated from UD. I spent most of my junior and senior year on main street. Colelge town. Administration- it depends. Some people were very helpful and some were not. I had some professors who I really did not care for and that makes the classes much less enjoyable. Controversy on campus- safety issues and Greek life issues Yes there is school pride. I will always remember my entire experience at UD- homecomings, being in a sorority, winning the football championship my freshman year, and everything else. Complaints- dining hall food isn't good, dorms aren't nice/too far from things

Describe the students at your school.

I think there is diversity on campus and no one should feel out of place. Varies- most students do not dress up and jeans/sweatpants/sweatshirts are the norm. Yes different types of students interact. Most UD students are from NJ/NY (long island)/Maryland/Delaware/PA Various financial backgrounds but mainly middle class to upper middle class

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

Delaware is the best. I received an excellent education and created friendships with people that I will hold on to for life.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Sororities/fraternities and sports teams- club/varsity/intramural Chi Omega Yes- most social students keep their doors open Football events were popular- others not as much but depends on the sport We attended guest speakers through Greek Life I never knew anything about theater throughout undergrad I met my closest friends in the dorms, in my sorority, in classes and through going out 2 am on a Tuesday- studying Homecoming, Greek Week, Football tailgates, Mixers People party about 3 nights a week on average- obviously some do more and some less Sororities and fraternities are very important. They are instrumental to philanthropy, campus activities, etc. They form a strong social network that is beneficial to many people. They provide structure and a schedule outside of classes. Saturday night- you can go to the movies, go out to dinner, stay in and play board games/watch a movie

What are the academics like at your school?

Depends on the class. Favorite class- business law was great because I had a really good professor. I strongly disliked my statistics classes- very difficult and dry. Students study various amounts- that is completely by the person. Class participation varies by the class. Depends on the students- many do and many do not. Most unique class- entrepeneurship of business. This was a great class. Economics was my major- I had some great professors who were down to earth and easy to relate to but I didn't love the classes. Usually not but I had coffee with a professor and some classmates for having perfect attendance. The requirements are fair for the most part. I think UD can do more to help students obtain jobs. Push for internships more.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Partiers, preppy, from Long Island/NJ/Delaware- different stereotypes based on where they are from

Sarah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I live on Main St so I spend most of my time around there. It is so nice being so close to campus AND the restaurants and sho...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I live on Main St so I spend most of my time around there. It is so nice being so close to campus AND the restaurants and shops.

What are the academics like at your school?

UD has a really awesome elementary education program. I just spent an entire week working in a school and teaching lessons. Their program has prepared me more than I ever expected it to.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Homecoming is one of the biggest events that all students look forward to each year. Its very common to start drinking at 10am or early. A lot of students go for the game but more people go for the tailgating. My freshman year I went tailgating and it was a blast. Once the game started we went back home. Since the police have been cracking down more on underage drinking so I am waiting to do it again next year when I will be 21.

Jessie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love UD more than I thought I would. Our campus is beautiful and well kept. Main St. is definitly the best thing about UD. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love UD more than I thought I would. Our campus is beautiful and well kept. Main St. is definitly the best thing about UD. It's at the center of everything and gives UD its character.

Describe the students at your school.

Diverse and not so diverse. Students are from NY, Jersey, PA & DE...but if you are lucky (and smart) you will do your best to surround yourself with different kinds of people.

What are the academics like at your school?

As a graphic design major our classes are small and competitive. There is oppurtunity for growth in and out of school. We have one of the best internship programs and some of the best connections out of many of the top art schools.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Greek life is not huge but I don't know what people who aren't in Greek life do with their time. It gives structure to our college years. The bars close early here but house parties are always big, although as you get older you will live at the bar.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

UD student's are all good looking, big drinkers, and kind of apathetic when it comes to caring about politics, etc.

Paige
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Perfect size, great business school, turns into a bar school when you're 21. Don't try to get into bars if you're not. Main s...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Perfect size, great business school, turns into a bar school when you're 21. Don't try to get into bars if you're not. Main street has great shops and restaurants, UD police/ newark police are ridiculous and it's impossible to not get in trouble at least once.

Describe the students at your school.

Kids where sweatpants. Laid back, don't care about much. Dress up a lot for weekends.

What are the academics like at your school?

Business school is great, professors are great.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

White, wealthy, in states are not as smart or wealthy

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Always a party. Greek life is cool.

Julie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love that UD is a "college town" The buildings are beautiful, and campus is maintained well (the grass is always green, etc...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love that UD is a "college town" The buildings are beautiful, and campus is maintained well (the grass is always green, etc.) I love that main street is a place filled with restaurants, stores, and bars -- you will always see people you know and shops that appeal to the college student. There is also a great public safety system BUT i wish there were cabs that we could pay for -- that would make traveling a lot more safe and a lot less of a hassle at night. Also, there is NOT enough parking at UD.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

I definitely do not think so. Although it is the case the in state tuition is cheaper, most of my out of state friends have parents that work very hard to send their children here and are not by any means extremely wealthy.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

There are stereotypes that everyone from out of state has a lot of money; and the students who pay in state tuition (those from Delaware) do not.

Alex
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think UD is definitely the right size school for me. Its not too big, but not too small at the same time. I think there is ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think UD is definitely the right size school for me. Its not too big, but not too small at the same time. I think there is a good amount of diversity on campus which is nice considering I came from a very homogeneous high school. I think the town of Newark is cute and nice, however I think it could use some improvements. It gets boring after a while, I'd like to see some more different establishments that cater to students. Parking is terrible at UD. Many lots are inconveniently located and parking is extremely expensive and difficult to find at certain times.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

Absolutely not. It may have been a more accurate stereotype in the past, however I believe UD has come a long way in being considered a highly regarded University with high standards of education and very intelligent students who work hard.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

That UD is a big party school and that the students are more into the social aspect than the education.

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