- Class: Alum
- Major: History
- Gender: M
- High School: Massapequa High School
- Transfer Student: N
UD is a great mid-sized school that offers something for everyone. With nearly 16,000 undergrads, it's not a small school, but it's also not overwhelmingly large like Penn State. UD has a beautiful campus that features a vibrant main street running directly through it. In my opinion, Newark, Del., is your textbook definition of a college town. Football games are the best example of students showing off their school pride. Everybody always wears their blue and gold. Racial tensions always seem to be a big issue, mainly because of the state's history as well as the university's relatively small black population.
I don't think UD professors are any different than professors at other institutions. Classes are what you make of them. If you are willing to introduce yourself to the professor, participate in class, go to office hours, etc, you will develop a great relationship with your prof. I didn't particularly care for the history department, but I loved the journalism professors. They are great people and were always available for any questions I had. I still stay in touch with them, which is definitely a testament to their teaching styles and overall personalities. UD's academic requirements kind of suck. Too many breadth requirements and not enough flexibility to take free electives. Personally, I think the education at UD was geared toward learnings for its own sake and did not exactly gear toward getting a job. I got my job based on my previous internships and job experience, not exactly because of UD's education.
Different racial/religious groups tend to seclude themselves within their own groups. It's just how it is. I don't think it's a racist issue, I just think people are more familiar hanging out with their own kind. Different kinds of students do interact, but you definitely see certain groups segregate themselves in the student center and dining halls. Students are typically left wing, but politics aren't discussed that much on campus.
The Best Things
the people (except the townies)
The Worst Things