- Class: Alum
- Major: Criminal Justice
- Gender: F
- High School: Canton High
- Transfer Student: N
Overall, I absolutely loved UD. I miss it so much-my friends, the college lifestyle, some professors, my apartment, my roommate, sorority involvement, and I miss everything about Main Street. UD is a great school-it's a beautiful campus, has a good reputation, plenty of resources for students, and plenty of fun to be had. I loved the size of the school-always new people to meet but you always had smaller groups of friends amongst 17,000+ students. When I look back on my college experience as a whole (which is really sad that I can do that now), I can't identify anything missing from UD. I honestly feel that I couldn't have made a better choice and I really miss being there!
I really enjoyed that I had a mixture of big lecture halls, and also classes with about 20 students. It was a great balance over the years. Professors knew my name, were helpful, and I had some very interesting classes (and some not so interesting!). I worked hard while I was in school, I did well, and it paid off. My Criminal Justice experience was pretty good, there was a decent amount of classes to choose from. I participated in a police ride along, watched court proceedings, and had a class for a semester that was made up of half students and half prisoners. Plenty of electives to choose from... Sometimes core requirements can be really annoying but really can't avoid that at any schools.
I felt there were plenty of groups to make everyone feel comfortable on campus regardless of their race, sexuality, religion, etc. And if a group didn't exist, UD encouraged students to create it. I think anyone would find a niche at UD. I'd say the majority of UD students are from Delaware, NJ, and NY but I knew plenty of Bostonians and some people from other states and countries as well. Financially I'd say most students come from middle class backgrounds although you will find your affluent and also working class kids. Politically I'd say, as with most colleges, it is predominantly left, although again, I knew right wing students also.
The Best Things
Beautiful campus, Main Street, Kate's/Deer Park, Peace of Pizza, late night D. P. Dough, late night parties, beer pong, making friends for life. :)
The Worst Things
The need for expansion--needs to keep up with a growing student body..enlarge the gym! Needs more bars too-too many lines!