- Class: Senior
- Major: Journalism
- Gender: F
- High School: Washington Township High School
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about UD is the location. I love how I can be home in an hour. It's also only a few hours away from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York. I think the size is just right. I graduated with 750 other seniors, so I was used to large classes and many students. I also came from the suburbs so I was used to being in a town. (Actually, I think Newark is smaller than my hometown.) I spend most of my time in my apartment and the library. When I was in the dorms, though, I spent some time studying on The Green. It's really beautiful during the Spring. It is definitely a college town. On the weekends on Main Street, you'll see all the 21-year-olds and older going to the bars. I think UD's administration is doing an okay job. I don't really have any complaints. The biggest recent controversy on campus was the whole FIRE-diversity training thing. There are people on campus who have a lot of school pride and people who don't. But I think for the most part, people do have school pride. Homecoming is always fun.
Yes, all my professors know my name. But I think this is because I have smaller classes and am a Senior. My favorite classes have been with Professor McKay Jenkins. Those classes were Literature and the Environment (ENGL480) and Journalism and Genocide (ENGL409). He's an amazing person and he has changed my path in life. I study at least three to five hours a day, but sometimes more. Class participation is common in my classes, but I think this is because I'm in English classes. I think UD students have intellectual conversations out of class. I think it depends on your group of friends, though. Students are not too competitive. The most unique class I've taken is probably Journalism and Genocide. I do spend time with professors outside of class, but I think this is because I'm doing research with Professor Jenkins. I also work at The Review, so I tend to see professors because of that as well. I think UD and the journalism department has definitely prepared me for getting a job. I've already had job offers.
I have belonged to Asian clubs on campus, since I am half Chinese. I feel comfortable on campus, but I have noticed that it is not very diverse. I came from a diverse high school, though, so I may have another perspective than other students. I think minority students could feel out of place, or students who are LGBT. I think most students on campus are from middle class, white families. Most students wear preppy clothes to class. I don't usually see many trendsetters. I think most students shop at Banana Republic, Abercrombie & Fitch, J. Crew and stores like that. Yes, different types of students interact. Most UD students are from East Coast. I think most students are from New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, etc. I think some students are politically aware and active. Not many, though. I think there is a mix of left, right and center students. Yes, students talk about how much they'll earn one day and I think it's in line with what other college students make after they graduate.
The Best Things
The study abroad program. I've studied abroad twice!
The Worst Things
The off-campus apartments! Main Street Court is disgusting! Don't live there!