Overall, this school is absolutely amazing. I love going here and there are so many opportunities if you look for them. I think its exactly the right size especially for my major, foreign languages, so you really get to personally know your professors and better practice your skills. All the alumni I have happened to meet outside of school and those who I have told that I go to the University of Delaware have an overwhelmingly positive response, especially in reaction to the program my school offers for foreign languages which is technically my major: Three Languages. Aside from the critical languages I study (Chinese, Arabic and Russian) there are ample opportunities to study other languages which excites me and many other students. Aside from the program that allows me to study three different languages under one degree, I would say the best thing about UD is being able to be so close to peers and professors because of the size. It gives way to genuine connections with people that care about you and want to help you succeed in any way they can.
I love my choice and I'm happy with the decision to go here.
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.
The University of Delaware is absolutely the perfect school for me, embodying everything I wanted in a school, such as a spirited community, a fun and beautiful campus, and wonderful academics and professors. One of my favorite things about the school is the feeling of pride on campus, no matter what day it is. I also love seeing both new faces and old friends every day while walking to class, or wherever else I may be going!
Main Street, the school's fun "downtown", is the PERFECT college town, full of frozen yogurt shops, clothing boutiques, delicious restaurants, book stores, coffee shops...you name it, it's there! Everybody loves Main Street, not just students, and it is a fun place to go in-between classes or at night with friends!
People have positive reactions when they hear I attend the University of Delaware. People always tell me, "OH I know someone that went there who absolutely LOVED IT...", and I always respond by saying, "I am yet to meet a single person who doesn't." The school's strong academics combined with it's ubiquitous pride and magnificent campus provide the University of Delaware with a great reputation, and I am proud to be part of a school which is reflected positively in so many different ways.
Some of the main issues around campus include things such as difficult parking, and theft. However, these issues are manageable and preventable. The parking is not as bad as it seems, as long as you remember to feed the meters and know where the main parking garages are located. Also, campus safety at UD is extremely proactive and works successfully not only to limit the amount of theft or other campus crimes, but also to teach students how to be safe on campus. Personally, I feel extremely safe here and know that, similar to anywhere else, as long as I am smart about my personal safety and about keeping my personal items in my possession, I will avoid any such issues.
The University of Delaware has a unique and special aura that is hard to understand until you are a student here. The feeling I have on campus is special, and is something I hope to keep in my heart and memories interminably. Whether you are laying on the "green" with friends on a sunny spring day, studying on Main Street, or attending class, you will always be happy, intrigued, enthusiastic about what lies ahead, and thankful you made the decision to attend the University of Delaware.
I absolutely love UD! In fact, I don't think I have ever had a conversation with a student or an alumni who has had anything but great things to say about the school. It is technically "medium sized" but I feel like it has the perfect amount of people. Although there are about 16,000 undergrads, I always see people i know wherever I go on campus. I really love this, because it creates a great sense of community. One of my favorite things about the school would have to be Main St. this is one long street that cuts through the middle of campus, and contains everything a college student could possibly need. There are tons of awesome restaurants, a cupcake shop, two frozen yogurt places, tons of places to buy clothes, a pharmacy, bookstores, and much more. My personal favorite is SAS Cupcakes. It is this little cupcake shop with the most delicious homemade icing I have ever tasted. The campus is absolutely gorgeous, which can be especially appreciated if your professor lets you have class on the green, which has happened to me this week! Gotta love lenient spanish professors. Overall, I cant imagine being at any other school.
I really love University of Delaware. It is the perfect size campus within close proximity to many things. Main street is an easy walk and has everything you need. If not, then there is always the convenient option to take the bus to the Christiana Mall. I hate when people think that we are a party school because there is so much more to do than just party. Academics keeps me busy which is good, but there is also alot of room to have fun.
I totally love this school, i originally had Delaware as my second choice but could not imagine going any where else now. I love the overall atmosphere of the school, its not to big, can walk to both ends of the campus in less than an hour but still has that feeling that your not always seeing the same 5 kids. The size is just right, and whenever you tell people you go to University of Delaware their is a positive connotation, where people tell you they knew someone who went their aswell and loved it. I spend most of my time on campus in my dorm, library, classrooms or walking on main street, never boring. Their is literally always something going on no matter the day and time. The overall atmosphere of the campus is loving and you will bound to make friends no matter who you are.
I absolutely love everything about Delaware. This school was my top choice since I was a freshman in high school. The moment I stepped onto campus I felt at home. There are such a broad range of people at Delaware you'll always find someone to be friends with. Delaware is a big enough school where you definitely won't know everyone on campus. Recently, I joined greek life and love it! It definitely helps make the campus smaller. Now I can't help but run into people that I know! Personally, I love the size of Delaware's campus. I have friends on all sides of campus so the size is definitely not a problem. I wouldn't say that UD is too large. I don't know one person that doesn't love UD. We are all so proud to be Blue Hens!
University of Delaware is very diverse! There are copious engineers, those who participate in our Nationally acclaimed study abroad program, brothers and sisters involved in Greek life, athletes completing in Division II sports, and much more. UD offers a place for everyone and anyone to fit in. The students and faculty are accepting and you are able to make a new friend wherever you go. Coming from long ancestry of Blue Hens, I take much pride in this University. No matter if it is a rainy or sunny day, you will see students walking around campus flaunting UD gear! The food is delicious and you have many options to choose. Being lactose and tolerant, having a gluten allergy, and not being keen on eating meat, one may say I would have a difficult time finding a meal I like. However, UD provides a variety of choices for all life-styles!
My favorite thing about this school is how close my floor is. I love how everybody bonded and I can just walk to the room next to me and hang out. I would change how the busses run here. I feel like there is never a bus when I need it, but if you plan it out, you won't have a problem. I also wish that the campus was more accessible for kids without cars on the weekend because the Newark train station is closed Saturday and Sunday. My friends and I play basketball, soccer, and work out all the time because there are gyms and courts really close to the dorms. We've recently started going to Perkins (student center) to play pool or ping pong, too. It's definitely a college town. The people you see walking around are students or faculty and I see familiar faces around all the time.
I think this school is great for kids who want a traditional college experience. We've got it all-- the crappy freshman dorms, the sleazy frat parties, the terrible dining hall food, amazing memories to be made with new friends in a very wide variety of clubs, teams, and fraternities/sororities, and the classic state school football games. If I could change anything, it would be to give UD students more intellectual curiosity and school spirit. Although in all other respects, UD is the classic state school, students would rather drink than attend football games.
I absolutely love this school, and I'm so happy I decided to come here. The best thing about this school is definitely its diverse population and the number of activities and resources it offers students. Everyone's guaranteed to find something or someone he or she loves. There is definitely a lot of school pride at UD, and for good reason.
If you are from out of state and you go to this school, be prepared to answer the question, "Where's Delaware?" A lot of people are not familiar with this state and some are even unaware of its existence. Besides that, University of Delaware has a great reputation in Delaware and is known as one of the best colleges in the state. The size of the university is just right; not too big but, not too small either. The city of Newark is basically the university and there are tons of places to shop, eat, and there is never a shortage of things to do. The professors are all very helpful and passionate about what they teach. My favorite thing about this school is the rich academic environment and the sheer amount of choices available for classes! Most students here have an abundance of school pride and the campus is very beautiful. There are no complaints other than the tuition is getting pricier by the year.
In one sentence: the University of Delaware is a great school and I don't regret my decision to come at all. It's gaining prestige and recognition and there are a ton of opportunities. Plus the actual campus is beautiful. Main Street was also a major draw for me - it is central and has a variety of restaurant and stores which allow you to get off campus if you want.
There is no one type of student, a lot of us are from similar backgrounds - middle/upper-middle class white students from NY, NJ, PA, DE, but it is up to you to choose what you want to make out of your time here. Because it is a larger school, there are a ton of opportunities. You have to take initiative to find your place at the school; you can choose to take advantage of the clubs, job and research opportunities, speakers, study abroad, Greek life, etc. or not. It's a good place to find who you are by trying different things, but you have to make that choice. RAs and professors can suggest things, but there is a lot of independence.
Sometimes I feel the school is too big, physically - you have to walk a lot, and there are a lot of people. It can be overwhelming. However, I see people I know everywhere - in every class this semester I knew at least one person already. There is school pride, but I'd like if there was more. The students can seem fragmented, especially since we don't go to football games much anymore this year because police are cracking down on tailgating more than previous years. Also because every student has their own niche and gets involved in a specific set of activities.
Many of the academic programs are strong and I've liked almost every professor I've had. I like that most foreign language classes are capped at around 20. The biggest class I've had is 300, but the professor is friendly in office hours and responds to emails.
There is always something to do on the weekends whether you party or not. There is a good party scene, but I don't think it's too out-of-hand. Greek Life is about 17% so their presence is clear, but if you don't join you don't feel excluded.
One thing I hate is getting home to NY - Amtrak is very expensive, I did not know that until I came. The Greyhound and Megabus go to Wilmington, which is a drive from campus.
The best part about this school is the variety of academics they offer. If there was one thing I would change it would be the bus transportation service that the school offers. The buses come to only a limited amount of places and at awkward and times that do not fit into peoples schedules. I feel that Delaware is the perfect size school and you can even make it smaller based on your group of friends. I spend most of my time in class or at work. This is definitely a college town because everything in the city of Newark revolves around the school.
I absolutely love UD. It's just the perfect size and there are always tons of activities and opportunities to get out and meet people. One of my favorite parts has to be the location. New York, Baltimore, DC, the mountains, and the beach can all be done in a day.
UD's campus is beautiful. It's just like out of a movie. Immaculate landscaping, classic architecture, and bricks as far as the eye can see.....it's everything I imagined college would be. It's a large campus so there's a lot to explore, but it's not so big that you feel lost. It's the perfect balance of small town/college town/down town.
Parking is a bitch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I really liked the town, it catered to students and it was a fun time. it was the perfect size.
- 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.
Great college town, and university is continually growing and improving.
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.
- Best thing- the campus
- Change- Laird campus being so disconnected from everything
- People are impressed that I go to UD and hear that it's getting harder and harder to get accepted into.
- I live off campus and spend most of my time there. My first year here I lived in Pencader, so I felt VERY disconnected from the university.
- There is a lot of school pride here, I love that.
The size is really ideal. There are enough people so that you always have the opportunity to meet new people. However, there are definite circles which make the school feel smaller and less overwhelming.
People are either impressed by UD since it's reputation as an academic institution is getting stronger or they aren't all that impressed because it's a state school.
UD is a great mid-sized school that offers something for everyone. With nearly 16,000 undergrads, it's not a small school, but it's also not overwhelmingly large like Penn State. UD has a beautiful campus that features a vibrant main street running directly through it. In my opinion, Newark, Del., is your textbook definition of a college town. Football games are the best example of students showing off their school pride. Everybody always wears their blue and gold. Racial tensions always seem to be a big issue, mainly because of the state's history as well as the university's relatively small black population.
The best thing about UD... The people are great, the campus is beautiful.. The schoool was the perfect size... When I tell people I went to UD they usually know someone who went there as well, friend or family member.
LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS SCHOOL. THE END.
Best thing is the girls...dang they are attractive
worst thing?-->bus system, horrible
Townies are dangerous and annoying
UD was definately four of the best years of my life. It was not only fun but extremely educational. The faculty are amazing and the people are just as great. It's friendly and reminds me of what a "true college campus" is. I learned a lot and had even more fun. Most importantly, I made some of the best friends I will ever have.
I would change how strict parking is, you can't even go to the gym and park unless you have a parking permit. The school is just the right size, however the gyms and fitness facilities could be a lot larger because they cant accommodate all the students. When people hear that I go/went to UD they are impressed, some have called it "a diamond in the ruff" I spend most of my time in McKinly lab in the physical therapy department because I am now a PT grad student here. This is definately a college town, Main Street makes it. UD's administration professor-wise I think is excellent. When it comes to administration and dealing with people such as residency chairs, financial aid people, etc. I have had poor experiences with them and find them a little rude. There is a ton of school pride here. Example is how many people made the trip to Chattanoga, TN to cheer on the football team this fall in the superbowl. The experience I will always remember was my time I spent studying abroad in Peru and Australia and New Zealand. Most frequent student complaints deal with the lack of gym space.
The best thing about UD is the way it's integrated into the center of Newark. Main Street runs right down the middle of campus and it's a great place to spend time between classes and on weekends. The school is the perfect size, not too small but not impossibly huge. When I tell people I go to UD, they usually think I go to school on a farm in lower Delaware with 10 other students. They have no idea that the campus is gorgeous and the school is a pretty decent size. The biggest recent controversy on campus was the ResLife diversity scandal. There's tons of school pride but not when it comes to basketball (where you usually expect it).
I came here essentially not knowing anyone but by the end of the first week i met a whole different array of people and met some of my closest friends since i've been here. I like the atmosphere that surrounds UD the most, i love how cleanly and modern the campus is and it just personifies a welcoming aura.
best thing about UD is chi omega. one thing i'd change is the strike policy. i think it makes people scared to do the right thing (like call an ambulance when someone is seriously in bad shape), i think the size is just right. people say "oh that's a party school" when i tell them I go to UD. i spend most of my time on choate street and and klondike kate's, COLLEGE TOWN, i think the administration is just great, biggest recent controversy- not too sure, NOT ENOUGH SCHOOL PRIDE. football games are semi- lame compared to other schools. unusual- that depends on your personal opinion. i think it is pretty standard "college", one experience i'll always remember is pledging a sorority, most frequent student complaints: mine are the advisement within colleges and the "strike" policy. doesn't make people want to do the right thing.
People are always impressed when you say you go to UD. Its known as a very good school by most professional communities.
The school is just the right size. Campus is not too big at all, and the number of people is not bad at all. Personally, I chose delaware over penn state because of its size.
Newark, DE is a college town. The surrounding areas are a little bit shady in some spots. But even those aren't bad. There is only one real "main street." The bars around are just average, and personally I'm not a big fan. But there are always things going on like house parties and stuff like that.
The most persistant complaint is the three strike policy. This is a policy that says if you get in trouble with the university (or with the Newark police) for three instances than you get put on differed suspension, which means you get kicked out. This policy sucks, because the cops around the area suck.
I'd say the size of Delaware is just right. It's big enough where that there's room to be involved in an array of school sponsered activities and meet a wide range of students. But it's small enough that after a semester you can feel at home there and by the end of your four years you'll see many familiar faces on the walks to class and around campus.
UD used to be known as a "party school" which results in some somewhat negative reactions when people hear that I went to UD. Partying is pretty prevalent on campus but it really has shifted away from being a "party school." Having worked in admissions, I can say that UD gets more selective every year and is rising in the ranks academically. The party scene is there if you want it but there is plenty of opportunity to get a respectable education. I believe its academic status will overshadow its former reputation in the years to come.
Newark, DE is a college town. Some people may see this as a negative as you may not seem to escape the college atmosphere. I enjoyed it after moving off campus because while you acquire independence odds are your friends are living in a house down the street. Since there's such a high percentage of students living off campus, there is great opportunity to meet your neighbors.
Recent controversy on campus would probably be security in Newark, DE. Several muggings, among other incidents, make it a little sketchy to walk around Newark alone at night. I would say walking directly on campus is generally safe, as there are more security measures in place.
The football team has been quite competitive recently (they won the championship in 2003.) Consequently, there is school pride on campus but I wouldn't say it's overwhelming. The games give you something to do on weekends and are usually a good time.
I wouldn't say there is anything particularly unusual about UD. You could probably have similar experiences at serveral schools around the same area.
My overall experience at UD was positive. The size of and activities at UD, as well as the general atmosphere, make it easy to make new freinds. While I received a good education and enjoyed my actual time spent on campus, I've found that it's the specific friends I met that made my college experience as good as it was.
The best thing about UD?! Everything! I absolutely loved everything about University of Delaware. I love that its a big school but it has that small school feeling, i love the people, the classes, the school spirit, the campus...everything!
I get very positive reactions when I tell people I graduated from UD. Everyone seems to have a fun story related to the school. I have so many memories from UD. My favorite part - the people. I have met people that i will never forget. My best friends are the ones I have met at UD.
Somethink i will always remember - the crazy religous guy who preached to the students outside of kirkbride and smith every tuesday and thursday afternoon.
I think UD is a perfect size school. Theres still tons of people to meet yet I always feel like I have a core group of friends. Its big enough that there are plenty of opportunities yet I still feel very involved on campus and there are a lot of opportunities to be a leader.
I think that people respect the University of Delaware locally! Many of my friends were rejected from UD but got into other good schools like the University of Maryland. However, I've noticed that when travelling around the nation for soccer tournemnts, we are not very well known. Delaware is a small state without any huge sity or major attraction so I think people assume UD is not a great school.
I spend most of my time either in class or in my house off South Chapel. I am often running around main street to do errands or visiting my friends and boyfriend in their off campus houses or apartments.
UD's campus is beautiful. I think the number of students is just right. When I tell people I attend UD, one of the first reactions I get is, "OH, that's a party school." While students like to party, I wouldn't classify Delaware as a top party school. As I further in my undergraduate career, UD is getting harder to get into and the incoming freshman classes keep getting smarter. I think UD is beginning to be recognized for its strength in academics. The biggest recent controversy on campus was the FIRE incident involving Residence Life at the university. Students are proud to be Blue Hens. The football team received the most support. Students often complain about parking, and classroom availability.
best thing- people (students and faculty) and community (gorgeous campus and awesome main st!!)
change- career services- more help with direction/setting up on campus interviews/career searching, etc
size- just right...always meeting new people but not too big that you lose touch or get swallowed up
football games are a blast!!(esp. when the team's good) most of the school spirit is there and tailgating beforehand. i had fun at the basketball games too, but there wasn't a huge student crowd.
There is a great deal of school pride. UD football is huge and the tailgates are INSANE!
UD has great bars compared to other schools I've visited, and overall the party scene is considered to be one of the best around.
Main Street has a great variety of food--great restaurants and take-out places. It rivals any campus' I've seen.
It is very very difficult to get into bars unless you are 21. Newark is veryyy strict about fake IDs. Because of this, most underage kids go to house parties and most 21+ go to the bars.
The best thing about UD is that its a great all around college experience. I wish there was more of a bar scene and that there weren't so many townies
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
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.
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.
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