University of Delaware Reviews

  • 38 Reviews
  • Newark (DE)
  • Annual Tuition: $34,310
94% of 38 students said this degree improved their career prospects
97% of 38 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: Chemistry
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"Delaware was a large enough school that I could walk to class and see people I never saw before, yet small enough I would often pass my friends going to and from class. I participated in undergraduate research that really helped me plan my future."
Molly Cicola
  • Reviewed: 9/8/2014
  • Degree: Management
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"University of Delaware is a wonderful school. I have never doubted my decision to attend this college. The business school at UD provided me with the ability to secure a job months before my graduation date. I am currently a working professional and every day I find myself applying the skills I was taught at Delaware to my professional career. I truly feel that Delaware does an exceptional job of preparing it's business students to enter the professional workforce. The one disappointment I experienced with UD was the financial aid department. I have 5 kids in my family, all of which are attending college. My father was out of work for a significant period of time while my brother suffered a mental illness which took a massive financial toll on my family. Although I consistently maintained a GPA worthy of Dean's list every semester, UD offered extremely minimal help to my financial situation. UD does not provide out-of-state students with the financial aid they deserve. Two of my siblings attend out of state schools that provide financial assistance that is significantly better than that of the University of Delaware's financial aid department. Delaware should seriously reconsider their approach to providing grants/low interest loans to out of state students whose grades are better, on average, than it's in-state students."
Kelsey M. Schwenk
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"I really loved my degree program. I double majored in Wildlife Conservation and Agriculture and Natural Resources. Although the University of Delaware is a larger school, my programs were both apart of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources which was very small in respect to the size of University. With the small size of my college came smaller class sizes (between 6-20) which provided me the ability to form close relationships with my professors. In addition, I participated in two study abroad programs over winter session (which runs through the month of January). I traveled to Tanzania and Cambodia and Vietnam which were incredible experiences provided through the university."
Alessandra Ceretto
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2014
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"University of Delaware's Biological Sciences program is not as heavily focused on the hard sciences as other departments, and those with this major are presented a BA not a BS. This is unfair, considering that a Bachelor of Arts will immediately turn off employers, who seem to think that just because a degree is not labeled as a Bachelor of Sciences, it is not up to preparing graduates for the tough and tumble world of facts. Anyone who wants to go into a science career for biology might want to look into the Marine Sciences degree, or try to get into the genetics focused branch of Biological Sciences. Unfortunately, UD discontinued the biotechnology major, further limiting anyone who wants to get a BS related to Biology. Despite this detrimental degree labeling, it is easy to pad out the BA into a more impressive resume item; however it takes careful planning by students. The Biological Sciences major has a lot of overlapping class requirements with other departments, making it easier to minor in chemistry, biochemistry, and other related subjects. The major is also set in a way which makes it very easy to take independent research or senior thesis courses for credit towards the major. The multiple minors/research/thesis route is the way I went, but I'm planning on Graduate School, not immediate employment, therefore my resume building goals differ from someone heading into the workforce. I got involved with research professors were doing near campus, by going onto the Biological Sciences website and looking up undergraduate research opportunities. I started by volunteering in one lab to watch what experiments they were doing, and this helped me wrangle a position in the lab next door for the summer of my junior, which came with scholarship funding. I then continued my research through the school year and next summer via independent research courses and the UD Summer Scholars Program. I wish I had become more involved with research beginning my freshman year, as most professors like to have students working multiple years in the lab. It also looks great on resumes to have lab experience. Overcoming the stigma of having a BA when entering a scientific career is not difficult, so long as the student utilizes their time accordingly. Taking a full coarse load is hard, but so is everything that's worthwhile."
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I had a great experience at the University of Delaware. I am currently still a student here, but I have had so many opportunities during my first two years. I know now going into my junior year that want to enroll in a Master's program for Public Policy. Although my major is Criminal Justice and Sociology, I realized that I want to help implement policies that combat structural inequality and reduce crimes. Participating in internships and undergraduate research programs allowed me to assess what it is that I want to do with my future. I believe that the interactions I have had with other students and university faculty helped me get to this point in my life. I am thankful that I came to this college. There are times when things seem stressful, but I enjoy being at the University of Delaware because I have made connections with people who also want to see me succeed."
Roxana Bustamante
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Social Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"I majored in Exercise Science, with a concentration in physiology, as part of the College of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology. The program was incredibly supportive and offered good opportunities to be involved in the field, such as participating in outside studies, lab work, and research. In the early years (i.e. freshman and sophomore) the classes are very large, as you take many of the same pre-requisites as students from other colleges, such as biology and nursing. Once you get into junior and senior year, you take more of your major courses and concentration courses. The classes are smaller and more engaging. Overall I had an amazing experience, really had a lot of fun with my classes, and had outstanding professors, who I still keep in touch with today."
Lillian N
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"The reason I chose UD was because they had a great hands-on program for Wildlife Conservation. I looked all over the country and talked to all sorts of people on the food chain to get a well rounded idea of what I wanted; UD fit the mold perfectly. It had a large enough campus to meet new people but small enough to know the people you meet. The classes were also small enough to get to know your professors. I couldn't imagine spending the last four years, three winters, and two summers anywhere else."
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Social Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"The cognitive science program is extremely unique because students can create their own path based on their future career goals. This is a really great opportunity for anyone in the " pre-professional" track. I'm very pleased with the program and was accepted to many graduate schools because of the great and unique experiences I had during my 4 years as a cognitive science major, specifically related to coursework and research opportunities."