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I'm sure not many people look at "studentsreview.BrightPsychology
I'm sure not many people look at "" before making decisions about which college to attend, but the more websites I can warn people away from this school on, the better. Let me just say, as of 2019, all of those old negative reviews are still PERFECTLY ACCURATE.

**I have to preface this with one thing: DSU and Delaware have some 'free ride scholarships,' like if you graduate from a Delaware high school. If you can go here, or UD, for free, it's probably a much greater value than if you're like me and are paying with a mix of grants and loans. Additionally, DON'T live on campus and use a meal plan, or use the bookstore. These are all ways DSU rips off already very poor students. If your choice is between DSU for free and some other school for $$$, I would probably still go to DSU.**

I am saying this with urgency: If you value a high-quality education which will prepare you for your future career, DO NOT attend DSU. This school is, unfortunately, terrible. Most things simply seem like a false projection, whereas the truth underneath is that most professors here and admin are putting up a front (as one other user wisely worded on this site, it's a degree mill).

One of the most alarming issues is that the administration will treat your student account, records/registration etc., like a toy. Nothing is taken seriously there, please prepare to have receipts for literally everything they do and prepare to be quite scared of expensive mistakes they are poised to make. I have had my financial aid and every other aspect of registration flip-flop as if a computer virus is toggling switches on and off. If you have questions as to dates, timelines etc, for crucial things such as financial aid, prepare to get a shrug and never get straight answers on anything. They have no phone or e-mail to contact them with either, which seems pretty purposeful.

There are many critical issues at DSU I may or may not get into, but one of the second most pressing ones aside from administration is the severe lack of academic rigor. Put simply, you will graduate feeling completely unprepared for your career or your field. Some of the profs mean well, some of them are just there for a steady paycheck, regardless-- none of your courses will be very far past high school level rigor. Prepare to get ready for your career on your own time. Much like a degree mill, the money is for the piece of paper, not what you learn. I have had several classes now where we'll come in and watch youtube videos. That's it. (I have to shout out the good profs though that worked hard, yes they existed, but in lesser numbers).It breaks my heart to have to warn people away from a more affordable state school that is probably trying its best, but unfortunately, I feel like I have to. Of course, there are AMAZING profs that will break their back to help you out, but for every great professor, there are 3 who just don't wanna do their jobs. Overall, the disorganization and lack of rigor in the academics make me feel like I am just throwing my money away.

2nd Year Male -- Class 1921
Friendliness: B, Useful Schoolwork: F
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My 4 years at Delaware State University haveBrightCriminal
My 4 years at Delaware State University have been terrible. If you are a confident person and want to be happy then don't come here! The students here are closed-minded to say the least; they are mostly bully's, and little children. If you want to stick up for yourself there is no use they never go away, it's like prison! I have hated being here and it has been the worst 4 years of my life. I wish I would have thought a little bit more before deciding to come here. But I am happy to be getting my degree and moving on this fall. I have met some nice people but 90% of the people have been nasty and I feel as though they want to break you down and they are disrespectful to say the least, please choose wisely and do not come to Del State if you grew up in a nice area and want to be around cool drama free people do not choose Del State. The school is full of hateful teachers who are looking to fail you if you come into their class confident, and they only like students who they feel came from a ?HARD? background save yourself the stress and do better for yourself.
4th Year Female -- Class 2014
Education Quality: B, Faculty Accessibility: F
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Diploma Factory.BrightEngineering Department
Diploma Factory. If you expect any kind of quality education, go elsewhere. I literally studied less than 6 hours all semester and earned higher than 100% in all my courses (math and science). This school is designed to accommodate the lowest common denominator of student and does that quite well. I received extra credit at every turn and their grading system doesn't have minuses; 90% or better is an A. To prospective students, that is not a good thing. I was actually appalled that, on more than one occasion, a professor allowed the class to re-take an exam because the average was too low for their liking. If this was my first undergrad, I may have not thought much of it. But given that I have earned a BS from another major university and I understand academic standards, I knew how worthless a degree from here would be. I feel genuinely sorry for anyone in any science, technology, engineering, or mathematics major that thinks they will have anything even remotely marketable upon their graduation from this joke of a school.

The faculty, however, was knowledgeable and helpful. They seemed to really know what they were talking about in the subjects that they taught (if you pressed them for explanation). It's just a shame that they have such low academic standards and never challenge their students in the least.

I am transferring out of this diploma factory this Spring and will likely re-take all the classes that I took at DSU. Why? Because I didn't learn anything to the degree that I should have. An engineering major should probably have more than a slight understanding of Physics and not just the basic concepts. In the final exam review, some students didn't understand the direction of acceleration with respect to gravity!Finally, to anyone (especially any prospective science or math majors), STAY AWAY. Find another school. UD is a much better school (took a class there this summer) and will actually help you become a marketable asset. It does cost more, but your DSU alternative is just a complete waste of all the money you spend. If you want to party, waste money and learn nothing of value, then DSU is your school (Go Hornets!). If you want to land a good paying job upon graduation, please, I beg you, go somewhere else.

1st Year Male -- Class 2017
Friendliness: A-, Education Quality: D-
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