I remember recently my dad told me he thought UD was of good value. I know that my parents are pleased with the education that I am receiving here at Delaware. I know that they’re happy that I’m happy and discovering what I’m passionate about. It’s a pretty well known fact that college is expensive and it’s frustrating to me that because of the price tag college isn’t an option for everyone, which makes me always remember how fortunate I am to have the opportunity to be at such an amazing university like UD. So, what’s the value in college? Is it worth it? Do I feel like this university is doing everything it can to make me succeed? These are all good questions.
One aspect of UD that I do appreciate is all of the recent renovations happening on campus. I like that I will be able to utilize new buildings, resources, and amenities that my tuition helps to pay for. The new Bob Carpenter Sport’s Building, freshman residence halls, and renovations in Perkins Student Center make me feel as though the money being put into the school is being used to make our lives here as students a better place. After all, we do live here 8 months out of the year.
Not only do I enjoy the new facilities but I also appreciate all of the opportunities I have received here Delaware that I don’t think I could have found anywhere else. I’ve been so lucky and been able to get involved in the Admissions office where I’ve met amazing UD staff and students and been able to actually work and make a difference by being a blogger, application manager, and a tour guide. I’ve also met my amazing friends, especially my roommates, who are not only my support system, but my sisters, who I don’t think I could live without. Most importantly, my educational experience has been so rewarding. I have learned more than I ever imagined I could in these two short years about topics more than art history including anthropology, wildlife conservation, geography, psychology, and French. I’ve learned interview skills, improved my public speaking, learned how to cook, do weekly grocery shopping with an allotted budget, and balanced my social life with studying. These may seem like small things, but I’ve grown so much as a person since I moved away from home two years ago, I’m so proud of myself. I really do feel like a well-rounded student and that’s all thanks to UD.
I guess what I am trying to say is, yes, I do think that UD is of good value. I think the facilities are nice, the campus is clean, professors have student’s best interest in mind, the Wi-Fi really does work all over campus, and most importantly, the students here are happy. Everyone has such varying perspectives on what “value” is and what the price for it should look like, so, check out some of my fellow blogger’s thoughts on the value of college: http://udadmissions.tumblr.com/
Also, check out the University of Delaware’s “Finance my Degree” page: http://www.udel.edu/admissions/finance/
Any questions are always welcomed!