Congratulations to the University of Delaware class of 2017! I know that acceptances went out this week and I can only imagine how excited many prospective students are. It is your time now, as the student, to start making some decisions!
What made me make my decision? What do I like best about my university? I’m here to tell you! I’ve picked three aspects of the University of Delaware that I think make it amazing, fun, beautiful, and one of a kind.
1. Main Street—Main Street is awesome. It has restaurants, bars, boutiques, coffeehouses, a post office, a pharmacy, a bowling alley, a dollar store (college student necessity), and the UD bookstore. The fact the main street is integrated with our university and easily accessible the student just makes the experience here that much better. You can find anything you may need here, which allows an amazing outlet to campus if you ever find yourself needing one. I didn’t want to feel “stuck” on campus. Main Street allows me to never feel that way.
2. Size—This may have been my number one reason for applying/coming to UD. It feels as though UD is one of the only mid-sized institutions around. With 16,000 undergrads you feel part of a large, influential, growing, and powerful community. Yet simultaneously, you will receive individualized attention, have small class sizes, and be able to walk everywhere on campus.
3. School Spirit—If you ever come and walk around campus, the amount of Blue and Gold you’ll see will bring a smile to your face. Everyone is wearing Delaware tee shirts, sweatpants, jackets, and hats. Students love it here, and for good reason! School spirit is important. You want to be in a positive environment, one where the students have pride for their school!
If anyone reading this has any questions, comments, or concerns about UD please do not hesitate to ask! Go Blue Hens!