Newark, DE
University of Delaware


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Recent Reviews

Shannon
Describe the students at your school.

Very outgoing and go getters. Everyone here seeems to pretty much have there eyes on the prize and are very focused.

Describe the students at your school.

Very outgoing and go getters. Everyone here seeems to pretty much have there eyes on the prize and are very focused.

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

More about the financial aid department and how to effectively afford an education here.

Harrison
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I would have to say our school spirit. Whatever the sporting event is, the stands will always be packed to the maximum limit...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I would have to say our school spirit. Whatever the sporting event is, the stands will always be packed to the maximum limit of UD students supporting their school.

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

I would tell myself to just relax and enjoy the moment. Yes it is a big step from high school to college but it is not as bad as everyone thinks. I would make sure to tell myself that while it is fun to go out with friends, your school work must come first. The first semester of college I made the mistake of putting having fun above doing school work and I suffered for it. Although my grades were B's and C's that first semester it was far from the normal A's I get. Once I realized that school comes first and learned to balance my social life and school work, I have never made that mistake again of putting my social life first. I would tell myself that it is ok to go out and have fun as long as you know what priorities come first above all else

What kind of person should not attend this school?

This is truly a wonderful and fantastic school. The teachers are great here and the students are very friendly. With that being said, if you dont put in the time for schoolwork you will not do well. This is not a school for someone looking to party all the time; it is a tough school. If you are not the kind of person that puts your schoolwork as the number one priority in your life then this is not the school for you

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

UD is a well-rounded college dedicated to the higher education and career placement of a diverse group of students.

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

UD is a well-rounded college dedicated to the higher education and career placement of a diverse group of students.

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

Our school is settled in a smaller town with a slower lifestyle. Delaware is a small, close knit state. It's very easy to fit in here and find your place. The campus is easy to walk through and has a historic beauty. It's an academic challenge so you've got to have the self control to study instead of going out to the many bars and restuarants on mainstreet.

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

Apply for scholarships and grants early, keep ontop of these applications so you can afford to go to school stress free instead of worrying about bills and whether or not you're actaully going to get in this semester. Make sure you live on campus. The worst part of my experience was feeling like I wasn't part of this school because I wasn't physcially living on campus. I literally went there to learn and it meant very little to me. I just wanted to get my degree and move on. The connections and networking that the clubs and organizations offer is invaluable, make use of them. Join them and stay connected with those friends. You'll find that those people show up in your classes and you will value their friendship and help semester after semester. Try to take care of yourself. Stress made attendence and studying that much harder, excercise and find peace! It will all turn out if you give yourself time and space.

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

The University of Delaware is unique because it provides great opportunities for Delaware residents concerning financial aid....

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

The University of Delaware is unique because it provides great opportunities for Delaware residents concerning financial aid. In fact, with programs like the SEEDs program many Delaware residents can obtain their associates degree from the University of Delaware for only the cost of books. The University of Delaware gives Delawareans the edge and is a fabulous place to become immersed in the arts and culture.

What's unique about your campus?

The University of Delaware is a great instituion as it provides a high level of excellence and academic learning. In addition, University Delaware students are well respected and have an advantage when applying for jobs and interviews becasue the University of Delaware is a prestigious and recognizable name. All in all, the University of Delaware is a great place to learn, live, and grow.

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

In the words of the great English leader Winston Churchill, “Never, ever, ever give up.” A simple statement for sure, but absolutely profound. Of course on some level this truth has to be ingrained into every high school student or no one would ever obtain a high school diploma. However, once in college, the essence of this truth is heavily tested as growing responsibilities and added coursework press even the most talented of students. There are small choices to be made every day for sure. Yet, the battle is often won or lost in those intense moments of do or die. Those moments when you have decide whether to go to bed or stay up and study one more hour, those moments when you have to decide mid-test whether to give up or press on and salvage a grade, this is where the battle is won and lost. So in the end, I do not know that I would tell my high school self anything I did not already know, but I would ingrain what I do. Fight hard, never give up, win the battles, for today’s battles bring tomorrow’s victories. Kyle Nyce

Will
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love my choice and I'm happy with the decision to go here.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love my choice and I'm happy with the decision to go here.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Greek life along with club sports and a cappella are very popular here.

Describe the students at your school.

We are not the most diverse school, but we represent a wide variety of students.

What are the academics like at your school?

I am in the honors program, and it is a competitive program offering fantastic academic resources and rigorous classes.

Elizabeth
Describe the students at your school.

The similiarities found within a group of my peers makes the diversity between us practical unbelievable, yet these likenesse...

Describe the students at your school.

The similiarities found within a group of my peers makes the diversity between us practical unbelievable, yet these likenesses also highlight the beauty and amazement of blending different ideas, perspectives, and beliefs into a familial closeness.

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

Growing up, I always had a hard time understanding that I may not be able to be the best at everything. While this is a simple and well-known lesson, it is much harder to put into practice than it is to put into words. I expected to shine as I entered college by getting into every school I applied to, having an amazing roommate who would be my best friend for the rest of my life, and immediately diving into leadership positions while still excelling in my classes. I wanted to be the perfect student and have a perfect first semester. However, this year has taught me that perfection is merely an idea, and that not everything will work out exactly how I plan. I may not have gotten into every school or accepted to the positions I applied to, my roommate and I may go our separate ways after this year, and straight As may not be as easy to obtain as I thought, but in hindsight, those things have not prevented me from having a successful and enjoyable first semester. Keep your head held high, and remember that simply striving for perfection can also lead to success.

What's unique about your campus?

The University of Delaware is a cohort of interconnected groups and circles. The possibility to get involved and meet new people is incredible high, and through joining one extracurricular activity or group, one is immediately introduced to several other opportunities that may spark her interest. Maybe even more importantly, groups that are not exactly "alike" are also intertwined, allowing one to learn more about herself through new ideas and hobbies. This university has allowed and helped me to step outside my comfort zone through the extracurricular availabilities, thus teaching me about my dreams and goals.

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

I would tell him to not go to college, to just get a job for life experience until he feels ready to go to college. Instead of going when I am not mentally ready for it.

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

I am still applying so I don't know what to brag about yet. Although I'm not really a bragger.

Harry
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I honestly hate almost everything about the University of Delaware. Really an ugly campus with a bunch of self-absorbed rich ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I honestly hate almost everything about the University of Delaware. Really an ugly campus with a bunch of self-absorbed rich kids who could care less about anything other than getting drunk and spending all of their parents' money.

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

If I could tell myself anything as a senior in high school, it would be to take advantage of scholarships. I applied to some,...

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

If I could tell myself anything as a senior in high school, it would be to take advantage of scholarships. I applied to some, but I know I should have put more effort into scholarships and trying to save more money for college. Instead of doing the many scholarships my mom found for me, I went out with friends. I spent all summer with family and friends and didn't do any work. I would tell myself that t would be a mistake not to take advantage of opportunities. The one thing I regret has to be that I didn't try hard enough to save for college.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any type of person should attend the University of Delaware. We are an eclectic student body. Delaware has many differnet majors, clubs, foods, sports, greek life and people. It may take some time, but you will find your'e niche and yourself at the University of Delaware. Picking a college is a scary, but exciting choice for many young adults. Just know, at the University of Delaware, just be yourself and you will thrive.

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

The worst part about the University of Delaware is definitely the cost of tuition. As an out-of-state student, tuition is ridiculously expensive. Be wary as an out-of-state student, you will probably have an exorbitant amount of debt when you graduate as I will.

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