Hello everyone. My name is Eric Womack. I am a freshman at the University of Delaware with a major in Business Management. I'm originally from Long Island, NY, but I've lived in Orlando, FL for the past 6 years. My blog is titled UD in RealD because I want to show everyone, especially prospective students, what it's like at the University of Delaware from my perspective. Please feel free to ask me any questions.Ask away! Submit
A few days ago Chris asked me what I’ve learned from college so far. I went on to tell him a number of different things and when I was done, he told me that I was growing up. The funny thing is that he was right, I am growing up and I can credit that growth to the University of Delaware and my experiences here. Being in college forces you to mature; I’m just grateful that I’m able to do so at UD. In such a creative, practical, and nurturing environment, that’s also tons of fun. It enables you to grow as a student, a professional, and a person. When I think about all that goes into me attending this great university (i.e. time, effort, money) from this perspective, I realize that it’s more than worth it. What I get from the University of Delaware is priceless. I’ve gained knowledge and skills and I’ve made memories that will all last me a lifetime. Attending the University of Delaware was the best decision I’ve ever made and, for what it’s worth, I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Hello everyone. Now that I’m on spring break, I’m looking forward to having more time to blog and more topics. If you follow my blog, then you know that I have a younger brother, Chris, who’s a senior in high school. Well, like every other senior in the country, Chris has started receiving his acceptance letters to different colleges. So after his first one I asked him how it felt. Not surprisingly, he was at a loss for words. Overcome with so much joy and excitement he couldn’t quite articulate his emotions. I’m sure anyone that has been through this can relate; I know I was awestruck when I received my acceptance letter to UD. Even now I can remember that moment in totality. Pulling into my driveway after school, walking over to the mailbox (as I did everyday), and seeing a bright yellow envelope that said “Congratulations!” At that moment I felt so many different emotions but the most prominent was definitely relief. Relief that all the hard work, all the hope, all the prayers, and all the wishes that went into that process had paid off. There was nothing more I wanted than to get into the University of Delaware. By the time I received that decision, I was head over heels for UD. I had received all my other decisions and had been impatiently waiting for UD, my number one overall. Once that letter came, I knew it was a match made in heaven and it has turned out to be even more.
Anonymous asked: I noticed you said that you are a member of diversity recruiters. is it easier to be accepted to UD if you are a minority since the university has had issues with diversity? I have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 weighted, 1620/2400 SAT, a great essay, lots of community service/extracurriculars, great teacher recommendations, and a rigorous course schedule (AP and Honors). How are my odds?
The University of Delaware does actively recruit worthy underrepresented students during its admission process. The reason for the active recruitment of underrepresented students is the growth of diversity at UD over the past few years. We want to make sure that we are bringing in underrepresented students that will succeed here and better our university; which goes the same for any other student applying to the University of Delaware. I’m sorry to say that there is not necessarily a prototypical admitted student at UD, but what I can say is that our admissions office looks over the entire profile of every prospective student. That’s why it takes so long for applicants to receive their decisions. One of the reasons I really fell in love with the University of Delaware was the way they described their admissions process. They don’t just pick out one specific part of your profile and decide, they take the time to review everything with the intention of getting to know you as student and as a person. Then, they decide on whether or not you would fit in at the university. That commitment to detail made me join the admissions office in their efforts to bring in the best candidates to UD. I hope that this information helps you and puts your mind at ease. Good luck and thanks for the question.