UD is a highly rated public university located in Newark, Delaware in the Philadelphia Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 17,761 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UD acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Finance, and Marketing. Graduating 81% of students, UD alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $43,900.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.179 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.195 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.193 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities287 Graduates
Research and Experimental Psychology173 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science169 Graduates
Elementary Education144 Graduates
Behavioral Sciences137 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.235 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.288 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.121 responses
University of Delaware Reviews
As a rising Sophomore, I just completed my first year at the University of Delaware and I can honestly say that this was the best year of my life! I had an amazing time becoming a part of the Blue Hen community I wouldn't have traded this year for anywhere else. The professors here really care about their students and their successes and you meet so many people from so many walks of life. The saying is "You can make a large university feel small, but you can't make a small university feel large." UD is just that. By getting involved in all the activities and clubs on campus, its so easy to make this state university feel like a home away from home.
This school provides me with countless opportunities to get involved with clubs that I'm interested in. There is something for everyone! I joined the student television network here my freshman year and learned to edit news videos and interview students and faculty. They encourage students to be their best by aligning their values with being "first" since Delaware is the first state. There are various courses to cater to each student's needs and majors. We also have fun classes to take the pressure off our hard classes! They have a great plan to grow the diversity in our school and keep us safe as we are running across campus. They encourage unity while allowing you to be yourself.
So far my experiences have been a roller-coaster of feelings. There are many ways to make friends through clubs, sororities, fraternities. There are many places to eat, hang out. The LGBTQ+ community there is very good and on the rise. It has its problems with diversity. UD is primarily white and as a person who's multi-racial, I'd like to see more cultures. Some of the departments of education aren't good and can use work. Some professors are great at teaching and do everything they can to help their students. Others don't put in the effort. College isn't supposed to be easy, but the professors' job is to teach relatively well so students can understand the subject. Safety isn't that great. There are police that drive around at all times during the night but sometimes that isn't enough. Crime happens all the time on campus. It's understandable when considering it's near the city of Wilmington. Nonetheless UD is a fun school that has its blemishes that absolutely needs to be fixed.