College Freshman 2013-12-05T19:28:15Z
Guys & Girls:
The girls here are attractive, but many of them play hard to get unless you go out and frequently party with them. Some girls are into the relationship at home, freedom at school deal, but that's hit or miss.
College Freshman 2013-12-05T19:26:47Z
Wide variety of places to stay off-campus. Off campus housing ranges from $550 to $1300 a month, and some places include utilities in that price while others don't. Just check before signing a lease, and it's always better to live with the max number allowed in the apartment, because it cuts costs for the typically broke college student.
College Freshman 2013-12-05T19:25:04Z
Financial aid is average here. Some students obviously receive more than others, but there are many factors that go into receiving aid. In state vs. out of state, grades, SAT/ACT scores, extracurriculars, etc.
College Freshman 2013-12-05T19:23:53Z
Business majors at UD have it pretty good. The facilities are nice, and the Lerner College of Business is no-easy admission. You have to work hard throughout high school to get in, and last year, they only accepted 12% of applicants into the Lerner College. The workload is pretty manageable, and the curriculum is average. Definitely plan on reading most of the books, and making flashcards to study.
College Freshman 2013-12-05T19:23:53Z
There are many good places to study on campus, and the library is huge. There are a wide array of professors for every subject, so it's fairly easy to schedule classes with better professors, rather than being stuck with professors who past students don't highly recommend.
College Freshman 2013-12-05T19:21:13Z
The Office of Student Conduct is pretty strict if you get caught using drugs or get caught consuming/possessing alcohol underage. Delaware liquor stores don't allow anyone without a valid ID in, so that's the quickest and easiest way to get caught. Also, don't wait in the parking lot for a friend to buy you alcohol, because many liquor stores (especially on weekends) have an undercover cop either in the store or in the parking lot scoping out the trouble.
College Freshman 2013-12-05T19:18:54Z
Wireless internet is available in nearly every location on campus, but it has its days. Some days, the internet will work fantastically, and other days, you'd be lucky to complete a single google search. Using a wired connection (when possible) for your laptop, desktop, playstation, or xbox is the better way to go. However, campus internet is usually bearable.
College Freshman 2013-12-05T19:16:56Z
The Greek Life here does do philanthropy and give back, but mainly it seems like the frats throw the parties, the sororities bring the girls, and it's an intermingling of frat boys and sorority sisters.
College Freshman 2013-12-05T19:15:51Z
Campus police and city police are out to break up the fun, because of Delaware's reputation as a pretty big party school. Fraternity and sorority life here is a pretty big deal, and if you aren't a guy with flocks of girls and you're not in a fraternity, parties are usually hard to come by unless you have an inside connect. Guys: expect to go out with at least a 3:1 girl to guy ratio, and still expect to pay $5, it's just how it is. Girls: expect to dress pretty scandalously, because that's what the frat guys are into. Most parties are pretty good, and some parties are complete rages. You can expect to find a party Thursday-Saturday every week, and for about half of the semester, you can find something nearly every night.
College Freshman 2013-12-05T19:12:16Z
Many restaurants are within close distance of campus, and the Christiana Mall is huge and fairly close to campus, not to mention it's tax-free. The scenery is nice, and Newark gives you both a city and a small town vibe, so it's a nice mix. If you want to shop in a larger place or have more to choose from, a short 30-45 minute drive to Philadelphia is always an option.
College Freshman 2013-12-05T19:10:12Z
Overall, Delaware is a good school. It's good academically, it's great socially, and it is a D1 school for almost all sports. If you're looking for a school with a lot of school spirit and national prominence in athletics, Delaware isn't the school for you, but almost all sporting events are free of charge for students with a valid UDID.
College Freshman 2013-12-05T19:08:44Z
The dining halls are slightly above average. It's hit or miss though, in the sense that they have either everything you're looking for, or nothing at all. Tough for a picky eater, but definitely could be worse.
College Freshman 2013-12-05T19:07:37Z
Campus shuttles go to nearly every dorm (or within very close walking distance to every dorm) and campus is a nice walk on a normal day.
College Freshman 2013-12-05T19:06:37Z
Some parking spots are certainly better than others. However, walking and/or riding the campus shuttle is the way to go on campus. The campus is fairly large, but by walking to classes, riding a bike to classes, or long boarding to classes, it's decent exercise for people who aren't the avid gymgoers.
College Freshman 2013-12-05T19:05:06Z
In the beginning of the year, it's very warm. Even in December, there are days where it is 50 or 60 degrees. Rain is the worst part about Delaware, and it's bound to torrentially downpour about once a week. Other than that, the weather is pretty bearable. Outside of the rain, it gets fairly windy, but it's nothing that is impossible to deal with.
College Freshman 2013-12-05T19:03:43Z
North (Laird Campus) has the nicest and newest dorms available to students. George Read North/South, James Smith, Thomas McKean, and Independence East/West are all very similar and nice. Rodney and Dickinson are two freshmen dorms where socializing is great, but the conditions are very inconvenient to live in.
College Freshman 2013-12-05T19:01:50Z
Parties happen very often, almost too often. It's definitely a trap for incoming students, because you really need to balance the partying and your studies. However, if you're looking for a fun school with something to do 90% or more of the time, UD is the place to be. Both the guys and girls are attractive, and it's a great school for social life.
College Freshman 2013-12-05T18:59:53Z
There are so many different types of restaurants, both local restaurants and chain restaurants that even the pickiest eater can find something good to eat on almost any given occasion.
College Sophomore 2013-11-29T16:20:16Z
I live off campus right now, but I was a lucky one. I got a really nice house for cheap. Most people pay lots of money for a mediocre house. And it is very hard to find.
College Sophomore 2013-11-29T16:16:48Z
I'm not big into sports, and I don't see or hear a lot about them around campus. But the football games are a huge thing to go to on weekends.
College Sophomore 2013-11-29T16:15:48Z
I will mostly eat off campus. There is a ton of varieties and a lot of them are located on the main street of the University. And the cost isn't too bad for a college student
College Sophomore 2013-11-29T16:14:42Z
The campus has many beautiful green spaces to relax or play sports. there are also many sports facilities such as football, or soccor, or even ice skating.
College Sophomore 2013-11-29T16:14:42Z
The facilities around campus are very numerous. I enjoy finding out about all the cool new buildings and places to see. Everyday i can find a new place to go to.
College Sophomore 2013-11-29T16:13:12Z
I really enjoy my major. It is a lot of kids who know that they need to work hard and are willing to do that, yet still have fun.
College Sophomore 2013-11-29T16:12:11Z
The UD shuttles are always driving around and they have an app you can get that tells you where each bus is and where its going.
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