Praise for UD
UD featured in two new college guides
9:20 a.m., Aug. 3, 2011--The University of Delaware has been cited in two new college guides: the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012 and The Princeton Review's The Best 376 Colleges.
The Fiske Guide, compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, provides a selective and subjective look at more than 300 colleges and universities in the United State, Canada and Great Britain. Topics include student body, academics, social life, financial aid, campus setting, housing, food and extracurricular activities.
Inclusive and effusive
The guide calls UD "a public gem" and quotes a student who praises "the small-school feel with the opportunities of a larger university." Also singled out for praise are residence halls, campus meal plans, entertainment options and downtown Newark, which one student says has "anything you could possibly want."
The section concludes, "With a challenging and stimulating academic environment, an increasingly smart student body, a healthy social scene and up-and-coming athletic teams, UD offers a blend of strengths that would make many schools envious -- and leads to many happy Blue Hens."
In addition to the print edition, the Fiske Guide to Colleges is available for the iPad.
The 2012 edition of The Princeton Review's annual guide, The Best 376 Colleges, profiles only about 15 percent of the 2,500 four-year colleges in the United States. The Princeton Review's flagship college guide, it rates schools in eight categories, including academics, admissions selectivity, financial aid, fire safety and commitment to the environment.
UD's academic section begins, "If you're looking for a 'well-rounded' college experience, University of Delaware delivers on every front." In a sidebar, the guide lists topics that UD students who were surveyed most agreed on, and the list includes "Great computer facilities," "Great library," "Great off-campus food," "Students are happy" and "Student publications are popular."
The Princeton Review has posted school profiles and ranking lists from its guide online.