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Old 03-13-2008, 12:44 AM
 
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Hi,

I am living in HK and my son is considering college n in the States. Anybody familair with University of Delaware or areas surrounding Newark?

My son is considering UD. Do u think UD is a good and safe place for undergraduate studies? Please post whatever comments you have about the school and surrounding areas, thank you! I am particularly concerned baut safety and activities available activities during weekends.

Thank you.
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:19 PM
 
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Hi, can somebody living in Newark or studying in UD help please!
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:27 PM
 
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I knew some people who went there. It is a safe campus, and there are lots of activities on the weekend. There is a bustling main street near campus, and most of the businesses there are student-oriented. All in all, it's a decent college town.

As for the quality of the school itself, it would have to depend on your son's chosen major. I know that it's very well-regarded in chemical engineering, but I don't know much beyond that.
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:25 PM
 
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It's a fun school, all my friends and myself go there. It's safe Newark no one every really travels alone. And strenghts are in numbers, and Newark it not a huge City so if needed City cops and campus police can be out quick.
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:50 PM
 
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thank you very much pcity and wilman. could anyone give more comments please b/c i have to make a very tough decision to leave my home city of Hong Kong and to go far away to UD and study for at least 4 years.
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:38 AM
 
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During our decades living in Delaware, we've known many students who've attended U of Delaware, and the majority have been very happy with the school and the immediate area. Newark sprawls, but the area surrounding the University is almost a village in itself. They have good transportation to and from various parts of the campus, but students can walk most places without difficulty.

I've taught special interest courses there, and have found students, both of typical age and those returning to school in later years, to be excellent and attentive. Yes, as pcity says, the University's reputation for its chemical engineering program is outstanding. We've always understood that it has an excellent business department as well, and a number of other departments are well rated.

I don't know that one can be completely reassured about the safety on any campus these days, but as far as I know, the U of Delaware has had, overall, a good record in this respect.
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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During our decades living in Delaware, we've known many students who've attended U of Delaware, and the majority have been very happy with the school and the immediate area. Newark sprawls, but the area surrounding the University is almost a village in itself. They have good transportation to and from various parts of the campus, but students can walk most places without difficulty.

I've taught special interest courses there, and have found students, both of typical age and those returning to school in later years, to be excellent and attentive. Yes, as pcity says, the University's reputation for its chemical engineering program is outstanding. We've always understood that it has an excellent business department as well, and a number of other departments are well rated.

I don't know that one can be completely reassured about the safety on any campus these days, but as far as I know, the U of Delaware has had, overall, a good record in this respect.
Great Post, Annie!
Our children didn't want to attend the University, because they insisted on going to other colleges. I was so disappointed! As an employee there, my children could have gone free at that time, and just pay for housing and books. These kids!
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:03 PM
 
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I attended UofD and I never felt unsafe. Sure, there are a few thefts here and there, but I am not aware of any issues with violent crimes. Occasionally you hear about one, but it's not very often. The campus is nice and it's a good school. I would certainly feel comfortable sending my own children there.
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:22 PM
 
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The art history department is fantastic.
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:56 PM
 
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Default HK and DE - different and both nice

I have visited HK and DE. I love both of them. DE is very different. I cannot speak to UD, and many already have.

HK is a big city. DE is more rural. Many areas of DE remind me of the New Territories (less dense/less populated). The beaches in HK are sandy and wide. DE has lovely wide beaches too, but they extend fairly straight and are longer than the ones I've seen in HK. Both areas get ocasional spectacular thunder and lightening storms.

Public transportation in HK is easy and extensive. I can get anywhere on bus or subway in HK. I have always needed a car in DE. My first year of college I was on a campus similar to a 'small city' and I was without a car, so I joined up with others when I wanted to go to a 'big city'. You may wish to do that for your first year.
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