Being from Illinois, I feel as though I get questioned a lot about why I came to Delaware. Why Delaware? Why did you come here? Why would you move 800 miles away from home? Honestly, I get a little annoyed of being asked this all the time, but now I feel like I finally have the platform to answer it.
I knew that I didn’t want to stay close to home. My sister went far away to school and loved it so it made me feel like I could go far away and succeed too. I think I always wanted to go to school on the East coast, it was just a matter of where. I knew I needed some things in a college, it was just a matter of finding them. I wanted a medium sized school, which just doesn’t exist in the Midwest. Also, I wanted my college to be bigger than my large high school, yet didn’t feel so large that I was lost within it. I wanted there to be access to stores, shops, malls, restaurants, and “outside life” besides the campus life! I wanted to be close to some major cities, be around kids like me, live on a pretty campus, get a good education, and go to a fun school with a good reputation.
Luckily, I found Delaware, and I got in! I honestly didn’t think I would, but when I got my acceptance letter I knew I would come here. I think I decided to come here finally because of how beautiful the campus is how happy the kids looked here all wearing their yellow and blue, and how perfect the size of the school was.
If I could talk to a prospective freshman who is in between Delaware and another college, I think I would say that if you want an amazingly fun and rewarding experience, come to UD and see why everyone loves it so much here!