Review of University of Delaware

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar By: Laura R., Alum Posted: August 25, 2010

My review

The Good:

The best thing about Delaware is that, even though the over twenty thousand students matriculate at the University, the campus did not feel that large. At Delaware, I felt as though I was in a smaller college because there were so many opportunities and activities to take part in, that you always knew someone on campus while you were walking to or from class. There is a large number of students who participate in the student government, Greek life, sporting activities, and other clubs that it is easy to join one of these activities and truly enjoy spending time with the people around you. By joining one of these activities, it makes the campus seem smaller and more manageable. Additionally, it is a perfect way to get involved in volunteer activities that students previously enjoyed taking part in during high school, and we were able to give back to the community while making friends and confidents in the process.

The Bad:

The one thing that I would improve about Delaware is the dining halls. Although I truly enjoyed my experiences with the food at dinner and brunch, I would suggest that the school upgrade the dining halls to a more modern approach where there are various food stations on a daily basis so that students can enjoy a variety of different types of cuisines on a nightly basis.

Would I do it again?

Yes, If I had the opportunity, I would attend the University of Delaware for college a second time because it felt like home. From the moment I stepped onto campus, I was greeted by Blue Hen ambassadors, a helpful and friendly RA , and the students on my floor quickly became my best friends within hours of my arrival.

Additionally, I feel as though I was well prepared for the "real world" and more prepared than many of my friends and peers who graduated the same year as I did. I was an elementary education major, and from the first semester at Delaware, I was placed in a classroom to teach the students and to tutor students even though I did not have this experience prior to my placement. Our professors guided us through the process while giving us our independence, and I believe that this strategy allowed us to develop into independent and confident individuals, both in and out of the classroom. Our classes were invigorating and challenging. The professors, although they stuck to a vigorous curriculum, always instilled some fun and entertainment into our class days to keep us engaged and interested.

Therefore, not only did I receive a solid and excellent education at the University of Delaware, I also found my second home which I will continue to return to every year on Homecoming and Reunion Weekend to see the family and friends that I still have maintained in Newark.

About this school

Biggest influence when choosing this school Program/Major

The financial aid process went smoothly and I received the financial aid I needed.

Professors are generally Engaging

The night life is Memorable

Every student at this school needs University of Delaware apparel

Most students spend their Saturday nights Football games, with friends

About the reviewer

Went to Abington Heights, Clarks Summit, PA

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Favorite activity is Greek Life

Another awesome thing is Football games

Study Hard? Pray? Donate Money? Study and work hard, have a creative writing sample

I wish I knew That I would not want to leave

Preparation for the workforce

Time needed to find a job post-graduation I found work before I graduated

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