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| I have had nothing but issues since I came to this school. Since I didn't come in with many AP credits, my class scheduling time will always be after my mechanical engineering peers. This means, I will have the worst professors at the worst times of the day throughout my entire college experience. After 4 semesters, I have yet to actually pick a professor and a time slot. There are tons of professors who do not actually want to teach because they are here solely for research, especially in the math department. The school prides itself on the quality of their research program here but that simply means undergraduates will be learning from very intelligent researchers who don't care about teaching. However, the engineering professors I have had so far are very friendly and are actually here to build the next generation of engineers. I have been forced to take courses online through a community college just to fulfill my other requirements that the University has not allowed me to take. Apart from the education, the housing department hasn't been too friendly recently. In my case, my dog has nowhere to stay so I am forced to move off campus so I can keep him with me. However, I was told that I will still have to pay them $5,800 whether or not I live in my dorm again next semester. I could go on for paragraphs about how frustrated I am with this school about so many other topics but I think I've made my point. If I could transfer at this point, I would but I'm too far in. |
|Nov 07 2012|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2015 |
| I transferred my first year because I was very disappointed that after 3 years studying languages I'd learnt nothing. The last straw was the Study Abroad program I did through UDel which was a joke. The little I got out of it was IN SPITE of the program, not because of it. We were placed in an isolated building and not integrated in the least with any locals (and at weekends we had obligatory excursions --in English, and again, exclusively for UDel students-- which were nice for tourism purposes but NOT what I paid money for). |
Aside from Study Abroad, the language courses at UD proper were also a joke. The advanced courses have names that suggest you're going to get something of substance out of them, which is why I stuck around for 3 years, only to find they were just glorified grammar/composition courses with literary or scientific themes to them. I transferred to a different uni and the difference in quality was astonishing. Luckily I paid in-state at UDel so, even though I wasted three years filling out verb conjugation worksheets, at least I won't be drowning in debt because of it.
The courses I took that were unrelated to my major were actually decent, I must say. I enjoyed the English courses I took there.
If you go to UDel, you must also be mindful that the campus is beautiful, but the surrounding city is a dump and a cultural wasteland. It's like Gummo meets Jersey Shore out there. It's incredibly depressing to live in that environment (if you have to get off-campus housing).I made great friends at UDel and keep my resentment carefully hidden from them out of respect (also because I do believe that UD is a top school in several other areas, just not the one I wanted).
|Oct 03 2012|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2008 |
| I got a good education from UD but I paid for it so all they did was give me what i paid for. While there I felt that UD was more worried about their reputation than the success and happiness of the students. As an alumni I still feel the same. I am very dissappointed in the approach UD has towards alumni and would not encourage anyone to go there unless they change. |
|Jun 14 2012|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |