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| The University of Delaware is a great school. In my department faculty are incredibly friendly and helpful. I am a Communications major and every teacher I have had in this department has gone out of there way to help me. Classes that I have taken outside of my major may have not interested me, but I have nothing really negative about the teachers who taught them|
The campus itself is beautiful and continuing to improve. The school has recently started a great deal of construction, which on one hand can be annoying, but it is definitely worth it in the long run.
Students at this school are definitely friendly. I will say that the campus body is relatively homogenous, but you can still meet people of varying backgrounds. Many of the students at this school take pride in how they look which I think sometimes gets misconstrued as arrogant. While there are arrogant people here, the majority of students are friendly and welcoming. Most of the students here love it with an extremely small minority being unhappy (however you can find that at any school)
Parties here are pretty open to everyone. Newark is a charming town, but is small. There are bars in the town which is fun for upperclassmen, but difficult to get into for underclassmen. However, there are always parties to go to thursday through friday. These parties are easy for anyone to get as long as the follow the "college" protocol- $3 for guys and girls get in free. If you don't like partying I'll admit there is less for you to do, but theres still plenty of options. The school offers a variety of things to do on the weekends including coffee houses, movie screenings and guest performers including famous comedians
The University offers an activity for everyone. Overall, there is a club for everyone on campus and you can always start your own club if you cannot find anything interesting. Also, as a member of greek life I can say that a fraternity/sorority is definitely something that adds to the school. For students who are shy I would totally recommend joining a fraternity/sorority in order to help break them out of there shells and find people that will truly be life-long companions
As for dorms its pretty split. Freshman dorms aren't great, with the exception of George Reed and Russell. While Rodney and Dickinson may not be the best in terms of quality they are great for socializing and making friends. However, the University knows these dorms aren't great show they are building two new dorms on East Campus that are going to be stunningOverall Experience- I respect all the opinions on this page, however I do not necessarily agree with all of them. As someone who truly values education I know how lucky I am to even be going to college. Udel isn't perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but it has provided me with a good education and in many ways has become my home away from home. Recently, the school has received a new President and in my opinion he has instituted new policies that not only watch out for students safety, but also improve the school overall. Through President Harker all these new buildings are being constructed and the school administrated an amnesty program. This amnesty program allows for a student to call 911 if someone is drunk due to alcohol poison and neither the person calling nor the person intoxicated will get in trouble. The school may be cracking down on their drinking policies, which as a person who like to party (and study) I can say I am not a huge fan. However, I can see that the policies the University is installing are done if ways that provide students with safety and aren't just installed in order to ruin a student's social life
|Mar 09 2012|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2015 |
| I just graduated the University of Delaware this past May (2007) and look back on my four years as a very positive experience. While freshmen year was a bit challenging, I found myself in the swing of things by my sophomore year. It was hard to leave a close knit group of friends/community and start new, but the university provides many opportunities to meet new people. Through several campus run activities (hillel, habitat for humanity, gamma sigma sigma, scpab) I was able to build up a group of lifelong friends in no time. |
I was also very satisfied with my classes. I recieved a Bachelor of Arts in music, which I like to describe as a general studies major with a concentration in music. This program gave me the opportunity to persue my talents as well as explore many other subjects. While there were some courses that were a dissapointment (boring teacher/content), I was easily able to drop them within the first two weeks and had many other options. I can look back and list professors that were truly inspirational. The sort of classes you look forward to going to. I found the criminal justice, sociology, and italian departments to be particularly noteworthy.
I also took advantage this Universities great study abroad program. I traveled to Siena, Italy during the 2005 Winter and have not stopped talking about the experience since. The staff that traveled with the program were so down to earth and showed a real interest in all of us. This can also be said about the professors we met in Italy. While the classes were still quite challenging (which I hear isnt the case on all study abroad trips) I still had plenty of time to explore the country with my friends.
As far as security goes, I can say I felt generally safe at all times. Throughout my four years there were some horrific events that took place on campus, but they over shadowed the overall day-to-day safety. The problem, I think, is Newark gives the feeling of a small town. People put their gaurd down. I have walked across the campus at night numerous times by myself (which I probably shouldnt have done) and did not experience any problems. Crimes do occur, but that happens everywhere. The dorms are a particularly safe place to live because of the card access system. Only those who live in the building can enter...unless someone holds the door open for the person behind them.
As far as complaints go, it is impossible to go four years without them. I think they could improve upon campus transportation. There are buses that run throughout campus, but it would be helpful to have more late night transportation that reached off campus locations. The dinning hall food was not so great, but tolerable. Public safety gives out way too many parking tickets. Oh, and the train running through campus can be quite annoying if you're running late to class.
Class sizes were great - small when they needed to be, not overwhelming for the large lectures. Professor accessability was never an issue for me. I often met with professors after class for additional tutoring. Plus, many departments offer free tutoring services. Also, the campus is beautiful!!... especially in the spring time.
|Aug 22 2007|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2007 |
| I can honestly say i love this school! I met a solid group of friends on my floor with my same major and we all get along great! The people are so friendly here! For parties, it is sometimes a walk to get to them and sometimes they are really crowded.. but dont get me wrong they are fun and have good dance music. Going out to frat parties is fun but honestly get involved in the school spirit! Football, basketball, and volleyball games are great to go to! You can go with friends and have an awesome time and cheer on the school! Especially if you dont want to go out and get drunk that night, it is a great alternative!Football games are the bes because you can tailgate and i have met some of my close friends there! Now for schoolwork, it really depends on major. With nursing, i find myself not going out as much as other majors. But i still manage to have a social life and have fun! Most of my freshman classes were huge, so it is a good idea to make yourself known to your professor and talk to them in person. As for the school overall, it is an awesome school! I couldnt see myself any where else. I know the education i am getting is a really distinguished one and i will be able to utilize it in the future. Come to this school you will not regret it! There are genuinely nice people here, the campus is beautiful, the school spirit is great, and the parties are awesome. GO BLUE HENS! |
|Dec 03 2010|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |