University of Delaware's main campus is in the city of Newark, centrally located between NYC and Washington D.C., and approximately one hour from Philadelphia. The school boasts a beautiful campus and Main Street in Newark has its fill of restaurants, coffee shops, bars and stores. Mid to large-sized, with an enrollment of 16,000, Delaware offers students a quintessential college experience combined a small town college feel.
Stay: The Courtyard Marriott is the best hotel near the University of Delaware campus. Although this hotel is nothing luxurious, it provides future students and their families with a taste of UD’s hardworking students. The entire hotel staff is composed of University of Delaware students who are hospitality majors.
Coffee: Next to campus, right on Main Street, there is great coffee shop called Brew HaHa! This coffeehouse has an incredible selection of specialty coffee drinks and sandwiches. Regardless of the weather you will be sure to see University of Delaware students studying on the outside deck or inside the coffeehouse. You will find attentive staff and a great vibe at Brewed Awakenings.
Casual: Klondike Kate’s is a student favorite for brunch, lunch, or dinner! Kate’s has an amazing atmosphere, an extremely friendly staff, and is filled with UD students. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday morning. If you decide to choose Kate’s for brunch be sure to order a Bloody Mary or a mimosa. Iron Hill Brewery has great beer and even better food. We hear the baby back ribs or chili rubbed steak are worth trying.
Local Attractions: If you have some extra time be sure to drive over to the UDairy Creamery, which is the official ice cream of the University of Delaware. The UDairy Creamery is run by UD students from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. All the ice cream and treats are made from the milk from the cows on the farm at the University of Delaware.
Views From a College Counselor: Stuart Nachbar of Educated Quest remarks on his recent visit to Delaware: “The University of Delaware (UDel) is a fairly large university—with just under 19,000 undergraduates—in the nation’s second-smallest state. Unlike most state universities, the large majority of UDel’s undergraduates—nearly 65 percent—of UDel students come from out of state. The university’s proximity to Interstate 95 also has a lot to do with its popularity. Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC. are all less than two and a half hours from campus. Newark (pronounced ‘New-ark’, accenting the second syllable) is also served by Amtrak trains to those cities.The alumni base while strongest in and around Philadelphia, is sizable in the New York metro area as well as the Baltimore-Washington Corridor. UDel has a less intimidating campus setting than the larger flagship public schools in the neighboring states. The campus itself has a main Green with Colonial style, late 18th/ early 19th century building designs, much like the University of Virginia or the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. To see Stuart’s full profile of Delaware click here. Be sure to click on the extended profile link at the bottom of the page to see a comprehensive guide that includes facts on SAT and ACT mid ranges, comparable colleges, curriculum, the alumni network, safety on campus and costs—just to name a few.
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DELAWARE FAST FACTS
YoUDEE Blue Hen
Blue & Gold
210 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716
(p) (302) 831-8123
(f) (302) 831-6905
Douglas Zander, Director of Admission
NCAA Division I
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
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