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  • 07/20/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 out of 34 people found this review useful. 1 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Delaware State is a nice school. Expect to come here and learn alot and also get alot of one on one time with professors when needed. The school also offers tutoring sessions if you need extra help. There are alot of campus organizations and activities, which many of the students enjoy. The campus is right across the street from a mall, which has every possible store you may need to shop at from school supplies to groceries.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have alot of fun outside of classes. Going to various social events allows you to have fun while learning at the same time.

    Am learning a lot

    Learning is a fundamental thing at this school. Don't take your education for granted becuase the classroom size is small enough for you to ask as many questions when there is something not understood.

  • 05/30/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    19 out of 23 people found this review useful. 2 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    Enjoyed my time with the seniors i spent time with as they showed me the buildings and some of the professors.

    Will learn a lot

    I learn a little about black history on my tour of the building and learned from a different aspect of the reasons for the current economic failure.

  • 10/31/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    12 out of 13 people found this review useful. 3 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The school is very diverse even though it is an HBCU there are alot of different people of different backgrounds

    Tips for prospective students

    Expect to learn alot and stay focused

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is beautiful and not in the middle of no where,also Dover mall is across the street so you wont be bored.

  • 04/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 4 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I feel that's Its great for everyone. People mistaken HBCUs as all black colleges when all it is, is Historically Black. at the end of the day we are all here for the same reasons and that's to enhance our education, so if you play sports, love music, art, mass communications, nursing, social work, criminal justice and so many other things I would recommend you to come to Delaware State University

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students I would recommend coming here Just know who you are and what you come here to do and you will be fine.

    Bang for the buck

    It definitely is worth coming here as well It is a bit expensive but it definitely is worth it. coming from Long Island University and comparing the prices I would recommend whomever too come here.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being here it's not to far from home, and I just Love learning in General, Dover mall is right across the street and my cousin goes to Wesley college about 5 minutes away met Great fellow students, as well as professors and administration.

    Am learning a lot

    I definitely am learning a lot here I transferred from Long island University in Brooklyn NY, and I never had the opportunity to learn such variety of things. For example about black history, the most I knew about Black History was what they could squeeze in during Black History month but here I have the opportunity to get in touch with my past as well as others on this campus.

  • 05/02/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 5 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Delaware State University is a school that is great for students that look a for college that is small enough so that the students will be known as his or her name, and not a number. DSU has small classes which gives students the ability to know his or her professor not only in the class room but personally. In many large universities getting and staying in touch with teachers can be difficult; therefore, if you are looking for small class and campus DSU is good for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips that I would give for prospective students would be to visit the campus to be sure the location is something that will best fit your needs as a student. I would also recommend visiting to speak with professors and current students to see what the class sizes are like, and what currents student like about their school. This could in many ways be a the make or break of a prospective students final decision when deciding on a college.

    Bang for the buck

    Delaware State University definitely gives their students the bang for the buck, because of the neat location, clean and comfortable campus, and plenty of activities to due on campus with its new and renovated cafe, gym (indoor, and outdoor), and pools.

    Will enjoy being here

    I will definitely enjoy being at Delaware State because it is a nice location near the Dover Mall, a Boys and Girls club is on campus, and the campus is closed and gated off to the rest of the community; therefore, it gives the students a sense of safety.

    Will learn a lot

    Because I have attended the new student orientation, I can see that the staff and campus are well organized and caters to the needs of the students. The equipments and students facilities shows that the staff take their students opinions about their campus serious, due to the fact that they added a new gym, and cafe. I'm really excited to attend Delaware State.

  • 04/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 6 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you don't want a large campus, this is the college for you; close to Washington, DC; Shopping mall across the street

    Tips for prospective students

    You must realize that college is NOT high school. Time management is the key to success. The freedom you will have is going to make you feel great but understand that with freedom comes responsibility.

    Bang for the buck

    It all balances out.

    Am enjoying being here

    Small campus but has the family feel.

    Am learning a lot

    My schedule is intense but the professors are great.

  • 09/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Delaware State has a lot of issues with having things working such as, the internet, cable, appliances.

    Am enjoying being here

    Some days are fun, some days are boring. There is a lot of different activities that do go on on campus, just have to find the ones you'll enjoy.

    Am learning a lot

    Each teacher has a different teaching style. Some teachers are more helpful, some teachers feel that since we're college students they don't need to be more helpful outside of class. The lectures in class have a lot of information in them, so paying attention is key because the information that is giving is important and you will learn a lot.

  • 10/27/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 8 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Even though I fell in love with the idea of becoming a DESU student, it is unfortunate that I have to report their poor services. Being an out-of-state student, a lot of my business with them had to be conducted via telephone. This made it impossible to get things done and situated. I remember calling numerous times to simply check my financial aid status and trying to receive my remaining balance with the school; I never received a call-back or an email regarding my issue. Though they were friendly over the phone, I received little to no help resulting in me missing two semesters of school and having to transfer to another institution. I hope they get it together because I would hate for another student to experience the frustration and heartbreak that I did.

    Did enjoy being here

    With the social life, academic life and all the culture that Delaware State has to offer, I was and still am sure that I'd LOVE campus life.

    Did learn a lot

    Though there is a lot that I love about the University, there are some negative things about Del State that I've learned the hard way.. Check my tips for perspective students section for quick insight on my experience.

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    delaware state has their own public safety who are the campus police. they are here to protect every student and all faculty to make sure our environment is safe. if any incident was to occur, they would immediately contact the campus so everyone is aware. if a student has a problem or needs medical assisting, public safety will be contacted first.

    Clubs and Activities

    this campus contains clubs for people interested in arts to computers. each bulletin board you walk pass contains information that helps students be involved and know what is going on. if you feel as though nothing suits you, you can always begin your own club or start and activity!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    almost every thursday evening the campus sga hosts what is titled the 1200 lounge to give students a chance to relax, listen to music, play games, and participate in events to have fun! this event often helps take a load off of students shoulders, interact with peers and be introduced to upcoming events on campus.

    Food and Dining

    there are three main locations to get food on campus. one is the village cafe', which is located on the west side of the campus and is similar to a buffet. another is conrad, that is a building on campus which holds three different selections to choose to eat. here you are severed checkers restaurant, meat or veggie wraps, and even home-style chicken and potato wedges. the third location on campus to eat is the austin grill located in our student center which serves everything from cheeseburgers to burritos. most purchases can be made based upon your meal plans. and if you crave something else, the school is surrounded with eateries and restaurants that should satisfy your hunger.

    Dorm Life

    there are coed, male, and female residents halls on delaware state's campus. depending on your choice upon enrollment is where you may. each hall is set up with two to a room (3 in some circumstances) and divided into wings. the residential halls are fairly similar, and you become eligible based on your credit hours. living in the dorms is a great way to meet new friends and learn to live outside of what you're used to back home.

    Academic Rigor

    this university has approximately a 12:1 faculty to student ratio. if you find your courses challenging, there are many resources to help you on campus, you just have to be willing to access and use them. some say college work is less rigorous than work assigned in high school, you just have to learn to manage time, social skills, and your priorities.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are planning to attend delaware state university it is suggested to become familiar with the school and campus itself. think about what you're interested in and what you plan to major in, to predict how you can make your own mark on the world. it is also very important to stay on top on financial aid, and your personal understanding of paying for college.

    In three sentences

    delaware state university is a credible hbcu. through the orientations, campus visits, and interest meetings, you can learn a lot about the university. our goal is making our mark on the world.

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 10 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For fun and my friends hang out. Rather it's baking cookies, shopping or going to the movies. We always find something to do

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright but could be better. The are very few options. You basically the same thing all the time.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm are not great. They could be cleaned better and refurnished. Some of the dorms are really old and need to be brought up to date.

    Academic Rigor

    I had some great professors this year. However there are a few that are very unorganized and unprofessional.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused. Work first party later. College isn't cheap make the best of it.

  • 05/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 11 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek life is CRAZY! They're always out on the plots playing music and they always come through parties with their step. They're a ot of fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs to join, you just have to look for them and research them.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is so money hungry. You have to pay 5 cents a copy to print and 10 cents a copy to copy (awkward I know). They do give you 100 dollars in flex meaning after the dinner meal is over, you may use the 100 dollars they give you each semester to pay for your food.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't stuff to do locally especially when you don't have a car but within walking distance we have a mall. The mall sucks unfortunately, but in the mall there's a theater. Besides that, there's not much to do except go to parties.

    Food and Dining

    Eventually it will seem like you have the same meals everyday but it is much better than some schools who only have one place to eat. We have three!

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms do not have AC, you may not have a refrigerator without a doctor's note, and you may not bring a portable AC. There is no curfew, however, their is visitation policies when your guests but be out of the building. Once you leave the freshman dorms, you will have more freedom.

    Academic Rigor

    Their nursing program is amazing because they really do seem to get you ready for what is to come once you graduate. The professors are not the best but if you ask around, people will give you wonderful professors to take to make your classes run smoothly. Keep that GPA starting from FRESHMAN year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep a close eye on your billing account at all times because they will be QUICK to put you at the bottom of the list for housing and registering for classes. Even though you will be getting the run around when you ask questions and it can be very frustrating, do NOT give up. When you finally get your answer, it will be worth it because you can then tell others.

    In three sentences

    I do not recommend this school because they are unorganized and inconsistent. You will have to worry about issues that arise from thin air that was not even your fault but the school's fault. Also, the tuition is not worth paying for for the horrible housing that is given.

  • 11/29/2010

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Attending Delaware State University is a smart movie for students living in the Delaware area because of cost of tuition and room and board.

    Will enjoy being here

    I instantly felt like i was apart of something larger than life. i felt welcome and at home when i visited this campus.

  • 07/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    This isn't high school at ALL!!! What you have to understand is that your paying money to go to school, it isn't free..so if you screw up, then thats it.

    Bang for the buck

    For out of state students like myself....sometimes its not worth it. You have to be on top of everything with this school. Especially when it comes to financial aid and housing.

    Am enjoying being here

    Yes! Well I'm a member of the Approaching Storm Marching Band, and having my band family has really made my college experience woth every moment.

    Academic Rigor

    Shockingly, I did learn alot from being here at Delaware State. The classroom sizes are pretty decent, and the professors are good as well.

  • 09/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 14 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    follow me on twitter @ImShootaMike look forward to seein new faces soon

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus here at DSU is extremely hype. Everyone enjoys there time here, very good vibe here.

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 15 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    i like to go out to eat with my friends. also like to shop at the dover mall once in while. i also like to watch the basketball games they give at the school.

    Food and Dining

    delaware state university is located in dover, de. near the school you have all types of restrauants to eat and enjoy. there is also, the dover mall, which they have a food court that is very selective.

    Dorm Life

    everyone is warm and friendly. it is easy to befriend people and there are even some who will show you around the campus. the people there become your family and school becomes your second home.

    Academic Rigor

    you must have a desire to obtain your degree and excel at any majors you choose. the professor there help you along the way and encourage you to do well. if you find yourself falling behind, take advantage of the tutoring service on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure fasfa is turned in early, to receive all financial opportunities. know what career path you plan to take, once you graduate college. register early to receive the class needed for your major.

    In three sentences

    delaware state university is one of the top historical black colleges in the u.s. this school has many majors to choose from. all students are welcome to visit and apply.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 5 people found this review useful. 16 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    we have campus police

    Greek Life

    we have the whole divine 9 on campus

    Great for these types of students

    joining different organizations

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a smokers bench

    What to do for fun

    On route 13 there are a bunch of different attractions and at school there are alot of organizations we also have a game room and student center.

    Food and Dining

    there are 3 different places to eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    traditional housing is okay. Upper classman housing is very nice they are aprtments,

    Academic Rigor

    The Nursing and Business departments are excellent ranked some of the best nationally.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure all your financial obligations is situated before you come here, and make sure you stay on top of the school.

    In three sentences

    Delaware State is a diverse campus. The university is not to organized. The university is lively.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 17 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    I commute but according to those who live in the dorms and a couple of experiences it is decent.

    Tips for prospective students

    always contact your tutors they are always willing to help

    In three sentences

    It is a good school and I love it here. The teachers are very helpful. In terms of size it is a small school but altogether it's nice.

  • 06/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I believe that Delaware State University is a great school for all types of students. Any student that wants to be somebody in life will be a great student at this school!

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips for prospective students planning to enroll to Delaware State University is to APPLY APPLY APPLY! Apply to as many scholarships as you can because scholarships will be a big help in the long run! DONT WAIT, APPLY NOW :)

    Bang for the buck

    Unfortunately I am not getting as much money as I planned. But I have recently been applying for scholarships that I have not met the deadlines for. I truly want to become a part of the Delaware State University's Hornet Family so I will continue to apply until I get closer to tuition! Sadly that is $14,000 more :( but I refuse to give up :)

    Will enjoy being here

    Many of my peers are planning to enroll in Delaware State University as well. We plan to enjoy time on campus as well as helping each other stay focused while enjoying the college life all at the same time :)

    Academic Rigor

    I have heard nothing but great things concerning this school. I am sure that I will indeed learn a lot and I can not wait to further my education in the field of the sciences at Delaware State University this fall semester. c/o 2011

  • 06/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Delaware State University is a great place for students who want to be surrounded by a close diverse community of people who share the same or similar ideas as you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, have fun and do what you need to do to achieve your goals during your matriculation.

    Bang for the buck

    Delaware isn't the cheapest school but compare to others it's very cheap. Also, for the out-of-state students the tuition is more reasonable than other institutions.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being here at Delaware State University. The campus is more diverse than you would think for an Historically Black College or University.

    Am learning a lot

    Delaware State University has taught me numerous things about black history. Delaware State has taught me more about Black history than my high school did.

  • 07/31/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Fun loving, energetic, students wanting to learn more everyday. It is also for the students who are more shy. The people at DSU will definitely open you up, and have you willing to do allot more. You'll feel so comfortable on campus. It is for the students who want to have a home away from home !

    Tips for prospective students

    become a well rounded student as early as possible. get involved, and enjoy what you do. keep your academics as your highest priority, and don't slack off as a senior.

    Bang for the buck

    Attending DSU is inexpensive; whether you come from in state or out of state. They offer lots of organizations and groups to be apart of, which are also worth the little bit of money you may pay to be apart of.

    Will enjoy being here

    DSU is fun and beautiful campus to be on. Its nice and clean and the students and staff there are very welcoming, nice and enthusiastic.

    Will learn a lot

    Delaware State University is a great academic place. They offer many degrees of high scholar. Obtaining a business degree from DSU is like getting a degree from HARVARD !

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    i am involved in the gospel choir and social work club.

    Food and Dining

    the food is very good.

    Dorm Life

    it is a good to have the on campus life.

    Academic Rigor

    if one puts his or her mind to succeeding the work load will be easier to take on.

    Tips for prospective students

    every student needs to work hard and stay focused.

    In three sentences

    delaware state university is a outstanding university.

  • 03/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 22 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    play football

    Tips for prospective students

    if one wants to come here be aware that one must be mature and on top of everything even tuition payments

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The main thing to do to improve on your self individually is to join an organization for your major or one that sparks your interest.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining has definitely improved during my years here. I believe it was mainly due to the surveys that the students complete to rate the quality of food and what we would like to see change.

    Dorm Life

    For me dorm life was good because I was paired up with good and friendly girls and I lived in the honor dorm during my freshman year which made it even better because they aren't traditional housing.

    Academic Rigor

    In the department that I am currently enrolled in, the nursing department it is very challenging. So make sure that you do not play around from the beginning. Entry into the clinical part of the nursing program is GPA based and if you don't have at least a 3.0 or better don't even bother.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay on top of the financial aid office when it comes time to turn in documents and required worksheets. Make copies of everything because things can be misplaced. Become aware and familiar with the people that work in the financial aid office because they will be more willing to help you. Log in every time it comes in your head to your myDESU account to make sure that they don't require something and didn't make you aware of it. Always check your blackboard once school starts to make sure you have completed all of your required assignments. And always remember to activate and check your school email because that is the route that organizations, teachers and individuals in the administration building keep in contact with you. The first thing you want to do when you decide that you want to go to DSU is to secure your housing arrangements.

    In three sentences

    this institution is doing more to benefit the students and the surrounding community more now than ever before. I am very impressed with the activities that are going on their and the opportunities that are available for me as a student. I look forward to Delaware State University being my Alma Mater.

  • 12/11/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    Beautiful Campus :)

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Lots of Greek Activity. It was nice to see the different spots for specific fraternities and sororities near the dorm room.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing. You never run out of choices, and there is plenty of ice-cream.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms appear kinda cramped, but that could be because I only saw a boy's room. Co-ed dorm looks pretty old, and could use some work, but overall a nice place.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses can be challenging, but if you do what your professors tell you, and commit to doing your best then you'll be fine from what I can tell.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you visit the campus. It's beautiful, but you should see it for yourself. Do your best to network with professors in you intended major.

    In three sentences

    I love the campus, and the food isn't bad either. There are great students, and wonderful professors ready to help you on your journey through college. I know that it will be a great experience.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is a closed campus, which means there are gates at every entrance. students are required to show id when they enter the campus after hours. there is also an emergency alert system in place that includes mass text messages, phone calls and emails. there are blue security lights all across campus.

    Greek Life

    there is a multitude of greek activity on campus. they are very active, and host multiple events on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is something for everyone here at Delaware State. From Band to the Latino Student Organization, to a many others, everyone has the opportunity to find something they like to be involved in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the greek plots is where the most of the fraternities and sororities host cookouts, and the organizations are always hosting events on campus

    Bang for the buck

    overall, the price is good for the money. there is plenty to do, and many students strive for academic excellence.

    What to do for fun

    many students enjoy spending time at the recently built student center, which houses the book store, a convenience store, and a game room. there is also a lot of places around the campus that hosts things to do.

    Food and Dining

    there are 3 main options on campus for food. the village cafe, austin grill and conrad hall are all open from breakfast to dinner, and Austin Grill is open for late night dining, and conrad hall is open until 10 pm. with a wide variety of options, students should always be able to find something to eat.

    Dorm Life

    the traditional dorms are ok. some of the buildings need a little bit of care, but for the most part they arent bad. students should try to apply for any building but conwell hall or jenkins hall.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get all of the paperwork done for registration and financial aid as soon as possible. otherwise you run the risk of being purged, incur extra fees, and end up having to wait in an extremely long line.

    In three sentences

    there is a large selection of classes and majors available to the students. the process of registering for classes could use a little bit of streamlining, but for the most part there are no issues. in a majority of the classes, the staff and faculty push the students to do the best they can.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always around when you need them!

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is cool too. I am not a part of the Greek life, but I do know that they make campus life fun as well. They have shows and parties all of the time.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities at DSU. There is a club for every major, dance clubs, and many other sports and student government clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    In my opinion, DSU is a school that is good for students who want to have a good time, but understands that their education comes first.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some times the Greeks have little events on the plots. The plots is one of the special locations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, I think that Delaware State University is a great school! It is not perfect, but nothing in this world is. DSU is an amazing place filled with thousands of success stories!

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do at DSU for fun! We have an amazing gym where you can work out, play sports, or even take dance classes. You can get involved in extra activities, go to the game room, party, or simply just hang out with some friends to have a good time.

    Food and Dining

    I loved the food at DSU at first. Eventually I got tired of eating the same foods so I had to change it up a little. Sometimes I ate campus food and other times I went food shopping. As far as the dining areas, I would give DSU a perfect 10!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be ok depending on where you dorm and who you live with and around. Of course some dorms are cleaner and noiser than others. Dorm life was not the greatest, but it was not horrible either.

    Academic Rigor

    Fall semester I earned a 3.53 GPA and Spring Semester a 3.8. The academics at DSU can be difficult if you are not focused. If you stay on top of your school work you will do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    When coming to DSU, come in prepared to learn. It is important to stay focused or your grades will drop. Just remember to work hard and play later!

    In three sentences

    I loved my first year at DSU. The school is family friendly and fun. Campus life is amazing!

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are campus activities to do during the night so hopefully it should keep you occupied.

    Food and Dining

    Its okay. I enjoyed the big waffles and pancakes.

    Dorm Life

    People hang out in the lounge and socialize. I enjoyed this alot.

    Academic Rigor

    They have programs that help to keep students on top of their work. They work with you to help get you through your rigorous studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit the campus before you actually move in. Stay focused on your studies. Use time management wisely.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. The students are very interactive. The staff works with you one on one.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is not that hard to enter.

    Clubs and Activities

    Track team

    What to do for fun

    Play basketball or work out in the Wellness.

    Food and Dining

    Its so many different food items you can choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman year dorms are horrible

    Academic Rigor

    The professors will help you succeed if you meet the half way and get help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always attend class and stay with a good group of students.

    In three sentences

    The university has a nice campus well taken care of. It is always something to do when you join clubs. The university admission office is hard to get in contact with.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have legit cops on campus so if you doing something illegal don't caught or your in some real trouble.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have so many clubs you won't know what to chose from. We have dance, modle(2), men groups,women groups, latino grouos,ect.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have the best Greek life. At DSU we have the Divine 9, which means we have every sorority and fraternity.

    Bang for the buck

    Some people complain about the school but I love my school and I will forever be a HORNET! Whenever someone ask where should they further there education I always say DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY the best HBCU....VISIST THE CAMPUS AND YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE!

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of parties on and off campus. Make NEW friends around campus and hang out together, go to the mall across the street, get dressed up and go out to eat. You have to make your own fun, nothing will be handed to you. They hold lots of events on campus go to them!

    Food and Dining

    The food not so great. You will likely order out a lot.

    Dorm Life

    Again, it depends where you live. If it's traditional housing and your sharing everything with a hall full of people things can get loud and messy, but it's all apart of the experience.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on who you have. I can only speak for myself. I think the classes where okay, not the greatest.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you will be attenting DSU come in with a positive attitude and open minded. Do not come into the school with what someone else told you because that will effect your outlook and potentially affect your four years there in a negative way (make it your own experience). Last but not least have fun enjoy your time there stay on top of your academics and learn to balance both.

    In three sentences

    They are not the most organized school but no matter what I take pride in my school. I think every student there will have something they don't like (but that's any where). Overall it's a great school not too big, not to small.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I would have to say DSU public safety has done a fair job of keeping our school safe and staying strict to their promise of campus safety. At the front of the school we have id checks to assure that the student is a student at DSU and for every party we have id checks. One thing they do need to improve on is the safety of the students after a party or letting anyone with a id onto campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life has been a huge input on DSU campus. A Lot of freshman are more appalled by the Greek life then any other organizations on campus. The Greeks tend to put a lot of work on campus as far as events, fundraisers, donations, and step shows.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have plenty of organizations and clubs to get involved in. What I like best about our organizations and clubs on campus is that their not focused on one major, its usually broad enough for anyone and everyone to join.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition we have on campus is the DSU SLIDE. When a particular song come on (before I let go) we have our own step and dance to the song that we like to showcase for other schools or incoming freshman.

    Bang for the buck

    In my opinion, the academic status is not up to par. My major has their own organization, club, and courses, but we haven't done much on campus to introduce the club or major to underclassmen. We need to do more on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at DSU. If there isn't a educational program going on then there's a extracurricular activity going on. Year-round our SGA and our class representatives try to make sure the students stay productive, interested, and positive.

    Food and Dining

    I am a uprising senior and the past 3 years I have been here the food has been edible but do indeed need some improvement. The school needs to offer more healthy choices rather than, fried chicken Thursdays. My senior year they are now including a subway, chik-fil-a, and a pizza spot in our cafe which is fine but may give the wrong image to our students.

    Dorm Life

    I am proud to say I loved my college dorm life. If I didn't stay where I did, I probably would have never met the people I know now. The dorms are comfortable and clean. The dorms can be more affordable in my opinion because its causing a lot of students to have to commute rather then staying on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Our academic programs have helped enrich students, including myself, on our particular majors. Its good that we offer tutoring, peer counseling, and other helpful programs to help students stay focused in school.

    Tips for prospective students

    My one tip for prospective students is to always be aware of your grades. School and education can get you very far in today's society and it is definitely a requirement, by all means enjoy your college life, but set priorities first.

    In three sentences

    Delaware State University has had a drastic input on my life pointing towards independence. I have learned that the real world is a serious world to live in and DSU has been able to prepare and mold me into a beautiful woman. This experience has helped me learn more about myself and choosing the right paths to stay on.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are always programs at school. Whether it be thrown by the different sorority on campus or the student government association. This year they have really made an effort to make sure we have things to do at night.

    Food and Dining

    We recently got a new contract with a different food vendor. This gave us more variety. The school really listened to our opinions, which was nice.

    Dorm Life

    I live in off campus apartments, and I love it. I can walk to my school. The only time it's a hassel is during big events at my school and security really cracks down, sometimes a little too hard.

    Academic Rigor

    My particular major is chemistry and I for one can say it is not easy. My teachers provide many ways to excel even though the subject itself is hard. Studying is not an option its a necessity.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have your financial aid straighten out as soon as possible. Don't wait til the last minute to turn things in. If you have a problem and you need help, just ask for it.

    In three sentences

    Delaware State is a small school where the teachers are always available. My adviser really knows the ins and outs of chemistry and she gives great advise. My department really looks out for their students, and we are priority.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is plenty of things students can do for fun. Delaware State has social gatherings with music and dance, they have a game-room where students can play the latest games or play each other in pool, and last they have a brand new fitness center where students can swim, workout, or play sports.

    Food and Dining

    Delaware State University has a variety of different styles of food for people from all over. If you like southern food they have it, Asian food they have it, or if your in the mood for an Italian dish they have it. Hope you have a large appetite because it's an all you can eat cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Delaware State University Dorm life is another great experience everyone who attends should experience. There are many different types of dorms from traditional to non-traditional housing. Each dorm has it's perks and benefits.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor that Delaware State University has is competitive. Like every other institute each year the classes get harder and more comprehensive, but never fear each year those classes can become easier as well with the right tools and mindset of a student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips for prospective students would be learn not only in the classrooms, but outside the classrooms and from your peers. College is a great experience that everyone isn't as fortunate to experience, so take advantage of the endless opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Delaware State University is a great University with an excellent business program as well as others. Delaware State has great social and academic life your incoming, returning , and transfer students.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    They don't have greek housing but the frats and sororities are an amazing sight and group of people

    What to do for fun

    Dover is a very small city and surrounded by mostly businesses. So as students we always get together and party.

    Food and Dining

    Delaware state has the cafe, the grill and the other varieties of place on campus to eat. Also the mall is directly across the street where students can walk and eat. After a while you do get tire of the on campus food.

    Dorm Life

    I found freshman difficult to adjust to. You are typically placed in a wing with 50 girls and 6 showers and bathroom! The space is confined especially when you are used to having your own room. Also, its one kitchen for the whole building that has nearly 300 students. Problems arise on the daily generally because we were not allowed to have microwaves and refrigeratioRS due to the old building

    Academic Rigor

    The academic level is astonishing. Delaware state specify on science and business so those majors have the most resources.

    Tips for prospective students

    A few tips for prospective students are to manage your time and use it wisely. Transitioning from high school to college can be very difficult. No longer will you have your parents standing on top of you telling you what and when to complete things.

    In three sentences

    Delaware state university is a very diverse school enriched in culture. The campus is beautiful and very convenient in the community. Also the education is amazing especially the tutoring and the amount of help.

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is okay

    Greek Life

    Greek life it grate

    Clubs and Activities

    Some club and active that we have here at the school is modeling time choir dance time and a lot of thing that the new student would love

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Mlk is our student center where everyone goes to hung out with each other it very fun and you meet a lot of new people there

    What to do for fun

    Something we do for fun is go the the game room . go the the pool set up campus game with all the student have night out with friend going to the mall and the movie going shopping and also going to park . that is just some of the thing we do for fun

    Food and Dining

    I love the food Some time here at Delaware state we have we have 4 different place were you can go eat on campus and my favorite is the cafe it is all you can eat and it set up in buffet style

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm life you get a chance to meet life long friend and also you get to find out more about the school find and new thing and have new things to do.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic is good at delaware state i love the teacher they teach well and i actually learn

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tip i have for new coming student make sure you have all of your financial aid aid ready before Coming to the school . and also make sure your housing is taking care of .

    In three sentences

    I rate Delaware State 19 out of 20 it a very good school . they show that they care and it a lot of opportunity that you get going to Delaware state .and i enjoy all 3 year here .

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    ehh.. its okay not the top of the line but they do what they can and work hard so im happy

    Greek Life

    the greek life is very important on campus.. lol but im not going to give away any spoilers haha

    Clubs and Activities

    there is a club for EVERYONE!!!

    Bang for the buck

    this is the only college i've ever been to so i dont know

    What to do for fun

    there is a ton of on campus organizations that just about anyone can take part of, you also have the gym to go work out or even the MLK student center

    Food and Dining

    new food service WHOAAA!!!

    Dorm Life

    if you live in a dorm whoa!!! or half way there but other then that you could have problems with no water or no hot water, cleanliness, and irresponsibility of the RA's really vary from dorm to dorm

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are serious so be serious about studying and getting your homework and labs done asap!!

    Tips for prospective students

    only thing anyone needs to remember is, you are in college to get your education not to party or any other reason, you are there to move on toward the future so stay focused and do not get caught up.

    In three sentences

    Socially the school is amazing, from organizations to on campus parties to even just the atmosphere of dorm life it makes you love your life and the people you spend you time with. but the school is not worried about quality of the living situation of their students, from no hot water, to no water at all. the school is more worried about quantity, money and number of students coming in, it makes getting in each semester very hard to hold your spot but not impossible.

  • 09/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    As far as parking goes they are sticklers. Though there permit system is down so they keep giving people tickets. They are very lackadaisical when it comes to solving an issue.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have quite a few organizations on campus, but your not made aware of them. You have to make sure to be aware of your surroundings, because no one will tell you when something is going on.

    What to do for fun

    Go to a football game. Go hang out on the sorority/fraternity plots, ONLY if there's a party. Go to the game room in the student center.

    Food and Dining

    Food isn't too bad. They have two on campus cafeteria, but one of them doesn't serve breakfast making eating breakfast obsolete. I suggest that both cafe's have better hours of operations.

    Dorm Life

    Horrible. I pay the same amount to live in a dorm that is two times smaller than other dorms, and has no air conditioning. It also does not have wi-fi, so I was without internet for awhile.

    Academic Rigor

    The aviation program, for those who want challenge this is your best bet. You absolutely have to be dedicated to this major and profession. But it is very rewarding in the long run if your finish your degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit ALL of the traditional residence halls if you can. Visit a classroom setting if possible. Get as much information on this university before making a decision.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus. Although the cost of traditional housing is unethical for some residence halls. They have a major problem with parking.

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    sport life is not so great

    What to do for fun

    Hang with friends and a lot of parties are organised

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to learn how to relate with professors and being rude should not be a part of you.

    In three sentences

    It is above average, not the best college but its effective.

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Don't act reckless/wild, you will be good.

    Greek Life

    Kappas & Q's. Kappas more raw than Q's at the moment.

    Clubs and Activities

    Have not joined any clubs yet. Will do soon.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who can prioritize and like to have fun.

    Bang for the buck

    Women are on point. If you are a fly person, keep it up. Dress to impress.

    What to do for fun

    Parties, study groups, clubs, and intramural teams.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good, will put u on the toilet though lol

    Dorm Life

    Conwell, Laws, & Tubman NO AC. Tubman and Laws all women & Conwell all males. Towers have AC & bathroom inside dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on level of education andamount of knowledge you can develop.

    Tips for prospective students

    PRIORITIZE YOUR TIME! ITS NOT A GAME! U could have a ball out here, just make sure u stay on ya work.

    In three sentences

    DSU food is dead right. Teachers and advisors care and support as long as they see the same intensity and attitude from the individual of their own means of education. Campus is fun

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 40 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are several on and off campus parties. The gym is also a popular hang-out spot.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the food is descent.

    Dorm Life

    You might end up with a roommate that is rude and messy. The bathrooms might not be clean all the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always be to class on time. Be prepared to dress in business-professional attire. Learn quickly how to manage your time.

    In three sentences

    Delaware State always has activities going on. You are sure to find friends. Plus, there are numerous resources on campus that can assist you with classes.

  • 10/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 41 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that can handle being with a lot of new students, and students who need help with time management and organization.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fine, there are very different types of choices to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very interesting. I stay in Jenkins, which to me is one of the cleanest freshman dorms but they are very comfortable to stay in.

    In three sentences

    Delaware State University is a school where a lot goes on but responsibility plays a big factor, being your own mother and father plays a big role here. Being that there is no curfew, allows students to understand that balancing out their schedule is very important.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 42 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    The Greeks on campus are great the are especially good when it comes to community service

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs on campus are very active and uplifting, I myself am a member of the National Council Of Negro Women

    Great for these types of students

    The students are very active and are always finding new ways to create fun.

    What to do for fun

    I attend many event that take place on campus or i may go to the game room which is located in the student center.

    Food and Dining

    Although The food is the best they continue to work daily to improve dining and food to make you feel just like your at home.

    Dorm Life

    The living condition are what you have a home but its up to you to make it feel like home

    Academic Rigor

    Very pleasing

    In three sentences

    Delaware State Is a very prestigious who up holds their mission statement as much as possible .

  • 12/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Public safety is annoying but they protect us for the most part

    Greek Life

    Are greek life is all that turn up turn up

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many I cant list them

    Bang for the buck

    Hbcu's are traditionally cheap and they follw the tradition but if you dont pay on time your out

    What to do for fun

    Being a student that does not drink nor smoke they is not much for me too do the campus only had two partys over 4 months and all the off campus parties consist of those sitting around drinking and smoking

    Food and Dining

    Our food could be better we have chick fil A and a place called grille works plus two dinning halls the only con is they need more choices in the dining halls and better hours my friends and I tend to be starving at 9 each night

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is okay it has its pros and cons ,if one person leaves a mess for example in the restroom everyone who happens to live in that wing will get into trouble nothing major but there will be a speech and if this occurs to many times the wing will be fined, also you can have an annoying roomate ,but there are pros as well by living in a dorm you are already on campus so there is no travel time you have to incorporate into your day and if you wake up late your classes are only minute away also living in the dorm gives you an upper hand at making friend possible study partners and most of all movie nights with the girls

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at my school are top priority my friends and I also many upper classmen believe school work first then turn up

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in focused and stay focused it is very easy to fall off your game but always remember make good choices

    In three sentences

    Delaware State University is a great family oriented school. Though we are indeed an hbcu we are also very diverse, we have students of all ethnicities, whom which we all love getting to know. We are currently one of top ten ranked hbcu's in the United States and we are making are way to number one slowly over all I would rate my school 9 out of 10

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 44 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hang out on campus meeting fellow colleagues.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how to prioritize and manage your time. Work first, play later.

    In three sentences

    I love my school's atmosphere. Everyone is friendly, welcoming, and energetic. The academic program is outstanding.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 45 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Not yet attended.

    Dorm Life

    Not yet attended

    In three sentences

    The campus is very neat and organized, very easy for me to get around. The staff and students were all very friendly and had get information. I'm excited to attend this school in the fall because I feel welcome.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 46 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hang out with my friends and watch TV.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics seem fine but there aren't enough classes so a lot of the times you will not get the classes you need.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask as many questions about your major as possible because some majors do not guarantee acceptance. Also, they are very bad with paperwork so keep copies of everything along with the dates.

    In three sentences

    Delaware state university is a beautiful campus. The other students are very friendly. The campus is very safe.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 47 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    DSU has it's own police force

    What to do for fun

    go out of town, visit the mall, party.

    In three sentences

    I am an incoming freshman and have always wanted to attend DSU. After attending New Student Orientation I completely fell in love with the institution. I cannot wait to start the year

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 48 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Only thing to do is plan a shopping trip or party .

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure You are financially stable and know where you will be getting money from. Stay on top of deadlines and drive to the school rather than calling them, because you get things done faster and better that way.

    In three sentences

    its a great school, just very unorganized at times. Its too expensive to be a public HBCU . But with the friends you make and the things you get involved in its a good school.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always some type of security around.

    Greek Life

    We have the divine nine and others.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are all the clubs and activities that you can think of.

    Great for these types of students

    There is always an event for those who like to party.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a hornet circle in the middle of the campus, and there are hornets everywhere.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything is so pricy, we pay for everything, even the stuff that we think is free, it's included in our tuition.

    What to do for fun

    There is always an event going on so their is never a dull moment.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. You never know what to expect.

    Dorm Life

    All of the residential halls are different, some are nice and some are not that nice, but it's what you make it.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm a biology major. The curriculum is very intense but at the end of the semester I am extremely proud of my accomplishments, and I know that I earned my grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise all prospective students to make sure all of their financial obligations are cleared way in advanced because it is a hassle to get things done last minute.

    In three sentences

    Delaware State University is a very diverse university and being apart of Delaware state's community is a great experience. The professor's are very helpful. Everyone's proud to be a student here.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very good, you feel safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is great, I love the greek life and greek pride at our school.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many different types for many different types of people.

    Great for these types of students

    All students, there is a place for everyone.

    What to do for fun

    So many things on campus to get involved in, you just have to get involved.

    Food and Dining

    Food is alright, not the best, but certainly not the worst.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing, you meet many new people. It is like living with a huge family.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not impossibly hard, but they are challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit the campus, Get to know your advisor as soon as possible, and Never be afraid to seek help.

    In three sentences

    Delaware State is a great school. It is very diverse. Like any other school, you have to be focus, but there are many people there to help you.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    51 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many activities on campus in terms of parties, fundraisers, and the game room( equipped with a pool table xbox 360 and ps3). There is also a mall right across the street from the school with a movie theater. Fun could be just as simple as hanging with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food for the most part is tolerable. They serve different types of food and there is salt available if one needs seasoning. One can also eat multiple plates of food.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on the people the community bathroom can be very unpleasant. I cope and do my part by picking paper up from the floor when I can. Also the dorm rooms are quite small but durable.

    Academic Rigor

    They have a balanced academic program it is challenging yet rewarding. I feel I will be able to succeed. It can be difficult but not impossible to do well, the help is always there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do things as quickly as possible. Make sure Financial Aid is set before first day of arrival. Keep all documents, save and make copies.

    In three sentences

    So far the First Semester has gone well. The school does challenge one academically. On the contrary many students had to wait in line for five hours or more on the first day of attendance due to the Student Account office and the Financial Aid program.

  • 12/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    EVERYTHING

    Food and Dining

    Soul food, chicken Thursday's at Conrad. Subway and Chick-Fil-A coming Spring 2013.

    Dorm Life

    Fun in all dorms

    Academic Rigor

    There's lots of honors classes to choose from which increases the efforts you have to exert to get good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on coming, make sure you are able to balance work and pleasure. There's lots of fun activities to indulge in, but you have to be responsible and choose work over play.

    In three sentences

    DSU is a great school to attend. Because there's only about 5,000 students, you can easily merge with the community. Classes are small, intended to have more focus and individual interaction with professors.

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    53 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are campus police, however, there are still events happing on campus. For example, phones are being stolen, people have been robbed, etc.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life on campus is the buzz around school. Students of this institution are always talking about them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are countless number of activities and clubs for a student to join, including; SGA, DMV club, Royal Court (Mr./Ms. Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Delaware State University)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are Greek plots where some fraternities and sororities have a BBQ, have parties, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    Delaware State University, much like many colleges, charges for every little thing. Money comes with a meal plan (for those who are living on campus). They are called Flex Dollars. Each meal plan comes with 100 flex dollars. They are used to buy food after dining hours (which end at 7:30). It may seem like a lot, but $100 will go quickly. Spend wisely.

    What to do for fun

    Delaware State University is located in Dover, DE. Dover doesn't offer much for fun, but there are a lot of stores located just across the street from the campus. On campus, the Student Government Association offers many fun events for students to do. Also, the first week of school, students are allowed to enjoy luau parties, basketball games, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Delaware State University is getting Subway and a Chic-Fil-A on campus. The other dining halls on campus offer a variety of food including, pizza, salad bar, cooked meals, sandwiches, etc. With all these food varieties, one must be aware of the freshman fifteen!

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms on campus vary; some are co-ed, some have no a/c, etc. The visitation hours are very lenient. Upperclassman dorms are much better. They have a/c and are more appealing to the eye. Overall, the dorm life of Delaware State depends on your class, and what you make of it.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers want nothing more than for the student to thrive in the classroom, and break academic barriers.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend choosing your major wisely. For example, one of their most competitive majors is the nursing program. They offer nursing to 300-400 people, but only 45 people are selected (during their junior year) to complete the program based on their GPA. The other 255-355 students have to find some alternatives (i.e., choosing a different major, waiting a semester to try again, going to another school)

    In three sentences

    Delaware State University is an 'okay' school overall. The school offers many competitive majors and has a great athletic department. However, it is overpriced because the quality of the school does not reflect the cost of tuition.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's always an campus event.

    Food and Dining

    It would be better if it stayed opened a lot later.

    Dorm Life

    Traditional housing is okay but, upperclassmen housing is a lot better.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet all financial obligations in a timely manner. Make sure you study hard for any upcoming tests for any of your classes. Utilize all free time that you are given.

    In three sentences

    A good high ranked HBCU.

  • 02/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to the games and hang out with friends

    Food and Dining

    I never eaten there

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorm rooms

    Academic Rigor

    Its good for the most part just dont get purged

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you pay your tuition before the purge date!

    In three sentences

    This school is a good school! there are some rule I do not agree but overal Its a pretty good school.

  • 03/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I go to the gym. I participate in our community service opportunities. I go to the shopping mall across the way.

    Food and Dining

    We have just installed a Chic-Fila and a Subway into our student center. We have the Conrad hall and the Village café to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at. We also are in the center of Dover so we have many restaurants surrounding our school.

    Dorm Life

    The under classroom dorms all need to be fixed. Half of the dorms have no air condition, smell, and have mold growing on the walls. The athlete and the upper classroom dorms are the best.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the teachers do really care about their students. Many of my teachers have always been their for me if I need any extra help. And most of the advisors are very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is not a terrible school so do not be afraid to come here. Just understand the admissions building is very unorganized. It I also cheap for tuition and you still get a good education.

    In three sentences

    The admission building is very unorganized. The financial aid does not send out emails well enough and they tend to mess up your tuition for school. It has a very great nursing program.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    The mall, close to the beach, lift weights, do sports, party.

    Food and Dining

    Dining and food areas are decent enough but there are lots of restaurants around the area.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are eh but the more expensive dorms and honor dorms are pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major. The business majors provide lots of good learning skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends quickly so you'll always have something to do, summer class are good.

    In three sentences

    From what I've seen it is a pretty decent school.

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    DSU campus safety is improving...I recommend that you travel with a buddy at all times during the evening hours.

    Greek Life

    DSU has every greek opportunity available to you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities available for all types of interest and people.

    Great for these types of students

    DSU is great for students who are extremely determined to obtain their degree and have good self discipline.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The greek circle is best known and used for Homecoming. It's great to watch all the former Alumni participate in Homecoming events.

    What to do for fun

    Make your own fun time memories with friends by participating in campus activities, parties, social events and volunteer opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    Be prepared to experience not so good food that doesn't offer a wide variety of selections.

    Dorm Life

    Be prepared to experience various lifestyles on cleanliness and organization when sharing a dorm, shower etc. Be prepared to make new friends quickly. Be prepared to monitor and maintain your own belongings.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigors are a bit challenging at first but if you are a diligent person who can study and maintain a good schedule you can succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to learn and adapt quickly to Campus Life and what is acceptable and what isn't. Be prepared for a wide range of student cultures and lifestyles that you may not be accustomed to. Be prepared to have a professor that is crazy.

    In three sentences

    DSU is a very unique school that can appear a bit unorganized at first but after you learn the ropes, it's smooth sailing. DSU is a very clean and pretty campus, it has everything available that a student would need to adapt. DSU offers many opportunities for help to students who inquire.

  • 06/07/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Party, play music, make friends,

    Food and Dining

    I suggest a 15 meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    So many types of dorms to choose from.

    Academic Rigor

    Class schedules are flexible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Save up, get a job, prepare for the best time of your life and study.

    In three sentences

    I start in September, fall 2013. The campus is really big but the school is overall very expensive and a new experience every time.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    I am Greek and our Divine 9 is amazing. I enjoy being in a Sorority and I would not have it any other way. Service is always before self.

    Bang for the buck

    It's VERY expensive but I feel like more can be offered as far as opportunities for student's.

    What to do for fun

    There's many things to do for fun. There's bowling, skating, movie theaters and even a mall when you like to shop. We are in the heart of Delaware so there is many things to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    We have MANY options at DSU. From fine dining, buffet style eateries to even fast food restaurants. Not many schools have the options that we have.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life depends on where you would like to stay. Residential Life is all about what you make it. It will be your home away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor depends on your specific field of study. Everyone's curriculum is different. Overall, studying is the most important fact at Delaware State University.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students: remember that you are a student 1st. The fun will be there but your education is what is important. Make your family proud and make your mark on the world.

    In three sentences

    Delaware State University is the 1st and only HBCU in the state of Delaware. Delaware State University is growing in diversity, with students visiting our campus from places as far as Beijing, China. The campus is beautiful and the student life is amazing.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Public safety is always on patrol. Their station is on campus. There are also panic buttons located around campus. It's a closed campus so you won't see random people walking around.

    Greek Life

    This is a big deal at our school, especially since it's an HBCU. On the other hand, it's not a must to be involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    When you are placed in a leadership position at DSU, you have so many great opportunities presented at you.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great if you want to be developed into a leader, and is outgoing. You have to be focused because it's easy to fall by the waist side.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The main place on campus is The MLK or Martin Luther King Center.

    Bang for the buck

    I have in-state tuition, therefore it' low. Housing is reasonable as well. I can't complain about how much I pay, especially since I am getting a great experience.

    What to do for fun

    This school loves to party. People have small parties or the school hosts campus parties, or lounges so people can dance, listen to music, and socialize. There's also great clubs as well.

    Food and Dining

    There's three main diners to eat in which are, The Café, The Grille and Conrad. The food gets old having the same meals prepared. We have a subway and Chik-fil-A but it's not incorporated with our meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    It depends on where you stay. But overall it's fun, and usually something to do in someone's dorm room.

    Academic Rigor

    So far the work hasn't been too difficult. The professors usually want to help if you are having a hard time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always make a of copy of any paperwork you submit to financial aide or admissions. This school has a tendency to loose paperwork.

    In three sentences

    DSU is a great school as long as you have a plan, and is focused. There are many opportunities great for your future here, but it has to be taken advantage. I love my school.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This campus offers campus security which provides the safety of its students and faculty. It is a dry campus which do not allow students drinking on school property. Also, it offers campus alerts by email and text messages on cell phones.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One unusual tradition at this college is doing the DSU slide. During the new student orientation, current students attending this school teach the new students the slide. They said that it is very important to learn how to do the dance.

    Bang for the buck

    Delaware State University is a small, safe campus where students know each other. It offers students on campus housing, activities, freedom, and the ability to experience and learn about ourselves.

    What to do for fun

    It offers tons of activities on and off campus. On campus, there are parties, gym, Greek Life, game room, and student organizations. Off campus offers different attractions for students.

    Food and Dining

    Delaware State University offers several on campus facilities. There are Subway, The Market Place, Chick-fil-A, The Hub, Grille Works, University Village Cafe, and Conrad Hall. It provides several different meal plans for each student's needs. All meal plans comes with $100 flex plans which can be to purchase items at some campus dining facilities.

    Dorm Life

    It offers 8 residential halls on campus for students. They are Warren-Franlklin Hall, Evers Hall, Jenkins Hall, Tubman Hall, Laws Hall, Wynder Towers, University Village Apartments, and University Courtyard apartments. All of the dorms have resident assistants to maintain the students' safety and the building. These dorms are not only made for sleeping, students would be able to meet and make new friends. Living on campus also provides freedom to students, so they will have a great time.

    Academic Rigor

    Delaware State University offers degree programs at the bacalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. It offers 52 undergraduate major programs in 21 departments with various concentrations and minor options. It also offers 31 graduate programs in 15 departments to complete master's or doctorate degrees. Undergraduate and graduate students are required to complete a senior capstone to demonstrate their own experiences while attending school.

    Tips for prospective students

    As incoming students attending Delaware State University, there are some important tips in order to survive college. Some tips include creating a weekly schedule, getting to know your professors or counselors, and study all the time. With these 3 tips, you will become a successful student in college.

    In three sentences

    Delaware State University is one of the Historically Black Colleges ranks number 13 in the country. It is a diverse college with students from different states, countries, and backgrounds. There is an increase of enrollment of students attending this college.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety does not play any games they take their jobs very serious which is fantastic because it really makes you feel safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of clubs and activities to be apart of on the campus. Definitely join these organizations they look great on resumes. ;)

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students. Delaware State welcomes anyone and embraces them with Hornet pride. Be prepared to take full force the college experience though.

    Bang for the buck

    Depends, Delaware State is on the up and coming as far as the university is concerned and the college is experience is worth it, especially if you make the best out of it.

    What to do for fun

    Extra curricular activities, parties on and off campus.

    Food and Dining

    Since the upgrade of campus it is a lot more variations from Chic-fa-la to Checkers to a salad bar in the car. Be prepared to be disappointed from time to time with the food selection within the cafe.

    Dorm Life

    Incoming freshmen will live in one of 4 Dormitories which are majority co-ed. Once you reach sophomore status you have the ability to apply for housing which are apartment/suite style. Housing in Apartment/suite is lovely.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your course of study, but college in general is challenging. The most challenging part is time management.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know the full cost of the university. Know your advisers, deans and professors. Get involved with your university.

    In three sentences

    Delaware State University is a good institution steadily on the rise for great things. Their motto is Making Our Mark on The World. Students who attend here will definitely get a great education.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek Live is ALIVE at DSU. We have the Divine 9.

    What to do for fun

    We have parties on campus and off. We have taste lounge ever other thursday. That consists of music, dancing, talent sometimes.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good sometimes. But you will get tired of every dining place. They added Chick-fil-A and Subway this last semester so that is a plus. We have a lot of places to eat nearby: the mall, Popeyes, Wendys, Mcdonalds, Pizza Hut, Dominos, Papa Johns, Sonic.

    Dorm Life

    For freshman: apply for Jenkins hall or Evers! (air conditioning and most spacious) Most Upperclassmen live in the University Village or the University Courtyards.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are fine ! Science classes are kind of hard.

    In three sentences

    Great HBCU! Gets boring sometime but it is what you make it.

  • 07/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe and Public Safety does a pretty good job at making sure the students are always safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is what everything basically revolves around at Delaware State. Everything is greek this, greek that.

    Clubs and Activities

    Make sure you get involved in all of the activities that you can while attending Delaware State University because it will only benefit you and your future.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for students who want to experience a historically black college, wants to know the faculty and staff and if you want an in-between campus (population wise). Also, the school pride is amazing. Go Hornets!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There really aren't any unusual traditions that Delaware State has. An unusual location is Loockerman Hall which was one of the first buildings that was on the then, Delaware State College's campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Delaware State university is overpriced for no reason.

    What to do for fun

    Go to different events on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The campus has Subway, chick-fil-a and something called Grille Works. The University Caf�© is a buffet style food establishment.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are overpriced for no reason.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic programs are pretty good.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a prospective student, make sure you know how you are going to pay for school and always check your student account at Delaware State University. DSU will prepare you for a lifetime of lessons and skills that will prepare you for the workforce.

    In three sentences

    Delaware State University is a historically black college/university which is located in Dover Delaware. This is a medium sized school that is very big on students making their mark on the world. President Harry L. Williams continues to implement new ideas and innovations so that the students can be their very best after they graduate from the university.

  • 07/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different clubs and activities students can join to get involved.

    What to do for fun

    There is a mall and casino right across the street so you can have something to do all the time.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good in the cafeteria especially on Thursdays when they serve fried chicken and macaroni and cheese.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great experience and a great way to bond with other members that live in your dorm. The rules are really fair and easy to abide by.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you put all your effort into your school work you should be fine. If by any means you have trouble in a particluar subject tutors are readily available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be optimistic about college and experience new things.

    In three sentences

    Delaware State University's overall rating from my perspective is a 9/10. This rating is based on the activities, the teachers, the food, and the campus' overall feeling. We are one big family.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I am not in the Greek Life but from the outside it looks like a load of fun. But if interested in joining you must do your own individual research!

    Clubs and Activities

    there are tons of clubs to join like women's and men's counsel, women's senate, mentoring, Choir,and many many more! the best times are when the weather is great because there is always something going on outdoors to enjoy on your leisure time.

    Bang for the buck

    as far as dining goes, you might not want to eat campus food all the time, so there are great restaurants near by like Chipotle, Pizza Hutt, Domino's, and also Chinese buffets. they are affordable for every college student.

    What to do for fun

    My friends and I always make sure we have at least one meal together to keep each other posted on what's going on in life. We also engage in a lot of on-campus activities such as welcome week, Greek week, homecoming, etc. there is never a dry moment on campus unless you make it that way. there is also a shopping mall across the street, and we sometimes go to get a break from campus life and to just have a good time. the main idea is to make the best out of every situation.

    Food and Dining

    the cafeteria food is not always the best, but recently we just got Chick-Fil-A and Subway added to our student center which has made campus life a tad bit more better!

    Dorm Life

    The traditional dorms are not the best but it's all in what you make it.

    Academic Rigor

    everyday you are taught new things that enhance your intelligence and give you a daily challenge.all to make you a better person at what you will be doing as a career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Everyone has their own opinion of Delaware State, in my opinion, it is a Great school! being that i am a Nursing major, it gives me the option of challenging my intelligence, that is greatly appreciated. I truly recommend that you get an inside look for yourself because everyone is different, but if you do choose to attend Delaware State University, you will not be disappointed.

    In three sentences

    Delaware State University, Currently ranked 13 in the nation, is a school that prides itself on its core values, Diversity, Integrity, Scholarship, Community, and Outreach. Everyday we are given opportunities to make a difference and Delaware State University gives us just that. Striving everyday to make its mark on the world, students at a time.

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has real cops so you should never be afriad. Although somethings may happen here or there it is not life- threating to walk on campus.

    Greek Life

    The greek life is very big here at del state we have the divine nine. They all have bbqs and step shows and probates all over the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for people who are on the east coast and dont want to go to far. Also people who love the city life.

    What to do for fun

    For fun my friends and I go to the mall across the street from the campus also to different events held on campus like bbqs and pool parties.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat on and off campus. There is Chickfila, Mcdonald's , Red Lobster Olive Garden...etc. Campus food somedays can be really good and other days not so good.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm as a freshmen was really nice and clean. The RA's looked out for us not just as students but as family.

    Academic Rigor

    Every major is not easy, come on its college. If you know that your not good in a class that is required get a tutor asap.

    In three sentences

    Its a hbcu, meaning there is majority of African Americans as the student body. The student government make you feel right at home and comfortable.Just becasue it is an Hbcu it doesnt mean that there is not diversity.

  • 08/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They Are never around until after something happens. I feel like they are just there for show.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs to join on campus.

    What to do for fun

    During innermural league there is always a game to check out. I feel like if you have they right friends you can never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    With Chick-Fila and Subway on campus things are better there's a nice variety to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms are not so great, but the dorm life its self is great. My dorm was like its own little family we looked out and truly cared about one another.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the teacher you have. Some are amazing some just do not care.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay top of everything if you dont care DSU wont either.

    In three sentences

    Delaware State is very diverse. There is always something to do on or around campus. The learning atmosphere is great.

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go out with friends to see the area

    Food and Dining

    Good fOOD

    Dorm Life

    Great dorms and very clean

    Academic Rigor

    Worthwhile

    Tips for prospective students

    Be on time and respectful

    In three sentences

    The school is great. Great campus, clean and nice environment. Good Teachers as well

  • 11/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a number one priority besides academics. There are officers on patrol day and night and there are emergency buttons set up all around campus in case something happens. They will be there within seconds.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of clubs to choose from and they all provide a lot of meetings that deal with different situations. They also help out in the community to the extent that the club is well known for their outstanding community service.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the once a month parties or any off campus parties. Dine out with friends at the restaurants down the road Hang out at the Dover mall and shop for new clothes or get something to eat Go to the movies in the mall or have a movie night in the dorm

    Food and Dining

    Food is not so good when there are not a lot of choices to choose from. Eating the same thing over and over everyday does get tiring. So dining out becomes an alternative majority of the time.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is durable just takes some time getting use to.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are a solid ground at Delaware State. Scholarship is one of the core values of Delaware State because they want to see you strive and become a successful student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize the advisement center as well as the help provided to you Be apart of clubs and organizations to get yourself known The library is your friend so use it as a place to study and stay away from noisy places The Career center is there to help with your job skills as well as the building of your resume Get to know the staff and faculty so you will be seen as a perspective student

    In three sentences

    Delaware State is a wonderful university with an abundance of opportunities regarding to clubs and organizations socially. Academically, Delaware State provides different ways a student can find for help with struggling classes. They have S.I, Tutoring and Advisement Centers that will help a student understand what they did not get in class.

  • 11/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    as far for safety they on top of things. I see them almost everywhere. which I think its good.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am currently part of the African association club (ASA). it pretty cool we have our study group every Wednesday from 3-9 pm in the library. as a students its a good idea to join clubs and do activities however, don't join too many so that you have time to study.

    What to do for fun

    I like to play soccer, basketball and something I like to listen to jazz music. to ease my mind.

    Food and Dining

    I usually bring my lunch from home. but I try the chic fi la in the cafeteria and it was good. first time and I was impress.

    Dorm Life

    I don't really know about dorm life. I am a commuter.

    Academic Rigor

    if you in the biology/chemistry department it only going to hardy so buckle up and start studying from the first day of class, because the test only get harder and harder.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay on track and don't follow the wrong crowd. this is your future you investing in so stay focus and study hard.

    In three sentences

    DSU is a good school for students who want to learn and do better in life, make something of themselves. its fun and its what you make of it.

  • 11/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of on campus events!

    Food and Dining

    Commuter.

    Dorm Life

    Commuter.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm only a freshman, but so far its easy to see that some professors care a lotâ?¦ then i just had one that didn't really care much.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you keep copies of every important document you turn in!

    In three sentences

    Pretty good school. Not really my first choice but I was able to get a full-ride. So far everyone of my classes have been enjoyable. Love that it is a HBCU!

  • 12/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lockerman Hall is a plantation home that had been on the campus since slavery.

    What to do for fun

    Parties . Shopping . Football games and basketball games. Programs to promote student bonding .

    Tips for prospective students

    .staying focused .getting involved

    In three sentences

    Delaware State University is a school rising in the ranks in historically black colleges/universities Delaware State University's staff recognize the importance in attending college and inspire students to keep going in continuing education. Delaware State University is a school where hornet prides greet you from the day you enroll and goes beyond the day you graduate.

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Food has its good days and bad days. More selections on a daily basis would be nice.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms should be better. There is a problem with bugs and sometimes the bathrooms aren't as clean as they should be.

    Academic Rigor

    Great challenges everywhere.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep a copy of all your work you turned in and all your receipts and paperwork from financial aid.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful historically black college. Very family oriented. Great student support.

  • 01/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Get started applying early. The administration SUCKS and will take FOREVER to process anything.

    In three sentences

    I am a current freshman at DSU. It is currently the 8th ranked HBCU in America which is pretty impressive if I do say so myself. It is a relatively small campus with lots to offer everyone.

  • 02/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I often do not feel safe on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are events and activities on campus also everyday. The mall is also just across the street.

    Food and Dining

    I wish there were more food options. I also wish our meal plans were able to be used off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms are horrible. However, once in the upperclassmen dorms the conditions are slightly better. After that point the only issue is roommates which you often do not get to choose.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is not that hard, however the professors can sometimes be annoying. They often pile on the work as if that is the only class you are taking. They also often make you waste money on textbooks that you do not really need.

    Tips for prospective students

    My only suggestion for future students is to constantly check your accounts because the school has a tendency to make mistakes and not inform you. Also focus on your school work because once your GPA drops it'll take forever to get back up.

    In three sentences

    DSU is a good school with great people. However, it is fairly expensive and I feel that we are not offered as much as other schools. Aside for the cost, I am happy I decided to attend and plan to graduate soon.

  • 02/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are very present in the campus, but they are severely limited in their capacity to serve. They are unequipped to get into certain buildings after hours, and there are sometimes harmful crimes committed on campus.

    Greek Life

    I am unaware of the Greek life on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    The campus offers a vast multitude of activities to students. It is also a rather easy task to suggest an activity for review and approval.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for the self-motivated student and for those in the area and in need of financial assistance. As an HBCU, it is also geared toward African and Black Americans.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Delaware State University is a Historically Black College, so racial diversity is a big focus. Many of the events sponsored by the institution highlight the diversity of the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of attending the institution is fairly indicative of what the prospective student can expect to gain from it.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is in the center of Dover's commercial district. Right across from the main site, there is a horse track that holds horse races throughout the year and NASCAR events several times a year.

    Food and Dining

    As a commuter, I can't speak to campus dining.

    Dorm Life

    As a commuter, I can't speak to the campus dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    In my experience, professors are incapable of answering thoughtful questions due to a lack of understanding of the fundamental concepts. When a professor is asked a question to which they don't know the answer, the response is typically diversionary, with the instructor stating that the material in question was covered in a previous class and is not within the scope of the current course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Instruction is by the book, so the prospective student should be able to read college-level texts and at least be able to formulate appropriate questions without guidance.

    In three sentences

    Delaware State University is an affordable option for the self-motivated student. The instruction is not rigorous, and the financial impact is minimal. The college itself is in a very diverse district, providing many opportunities for active lifestyles.

  • 02/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on campus. There is a public safety building in the front of campus and almost anyone can provide the number if a person needs to call them. At night, the campus police asks to see the state I.D or campus I.D of anyone trying to enter the campus so that there will be no issues knowing who came to campus and possibly their reason.This is a DRY campus so no alcohol is allowed or anything. That also plays a huge roll in safety for the students.

    Clubs and Activities

    Campus activities are usually hosted by the clubs. Join ! join ! join! . They are usually fun and interesting. So far, I've been to poetry slams, talent shows, pageants, and the dorm programs.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who are big on Agriculture. This is because the school has a great AG program.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus bookstore's prices are high. They will buy your book back iff you do not want it anymore;however, it will not nearly be as much as you paid for it. I would recommend purchasing textbooks via web because they are A LOT cheaper and can save your pockets.

    What to do for fun

    There is not many places to go around Dover unless you have a car or know someone with a car. There are events and activities that the school and students will have that's run by campus. Those are usually fun. Also, students have off-campus parties. If you love to shop, the mall, chuck-e-cheese directly across the street from campus. There is a variety of stores inside the mall and near it. I enjoy going there. If you ever feel like walking is too much of a hassle, the school shuttle goes to the mall as well.

    Food and Dining

    At first, I loved the food. I thought it was amazing. I ate so much and gained about five pounds in the process. Then, I noticed that the food kept repeating itself and I got tired of eating nearly the same things. However there are four different places to eat on campus and they all offer different things. On the bright side, restaurants are down the street, a Wal-mart up the street, Chipotle, and a Boston Market directly across the street if you ever want to switch it up.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms are not all great. I live in one of the oldest dorms on campus so there have been some issues. However you can choose to be in a Co-ed or all male/ all female dorm. However, the upperclassmen dorms are much better. The students either live in a suite style, apartment style, or townhouse luxury. Housing deposits differ for the better housing.

    Academic Rigor

    The school work is manageable for the most part. Some of the teachers will make a 15 paged paper in class assignments throughout several weeks. The professors actually care and are willing to help. Do not be afraid to ask.

    Tips for prospective students

    Build relationships with people, especially professors. Join clubs/ activities- there are A LOT, but make sure you can manage it with your school work as well. Take it slowly. Each semester, there are career workshops and resume builder workshops, attending with put you in a great place when the career fair comes to the school. Make friends, but also become independent when it comes to getting class work/info and homework. I learned this the hard way..

    In three sentences

    This school is for those who are into building relationships with all types of people. The buildings are fairly close, so getting to class on time should not be an issue. Most importantly, maintaining a good reputation, relationships and grades can and will get you far at the university.

  • 03/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Room for improvement but not much crime happens here.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is okay when the temperatures are high. When it is cold there is not much going on.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs always have events going on educational and recreational

    Great for these types of students

    Northerners DMV area

    Bang for the buck

    Wouldn't say it is not worth it because overall your education is always worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club or sport activity. Due to the small area surrounding the school it is not much for students. We do have a casino and mall across the highway but it of course for people of age. The mall is not the best but it can be resourceful if you know what you want.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining locations are not bad. Tuesdays are usually great because there is more home style cooking. Both locations do not provide the same exact menu so there is various things to eat. Also there is a Chick-Fil-A, Mini Markets, Starbucks and Subway on campus which is always a plus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fairly outdated with a few upgrades here and there. RA's are nice and friendly. Anythin you need they will do their best to assist you.

    Academic Rigor

    I am enrolled in the biology department and the academic rigor is very great. Good grades are strictly enforced along with attendance!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early to receive scholarships and financial aid. Make sure you declare a major so you will not waste valuable time.

    In three sentences

    DSU is a small university with a big heart to show for it. While offering very diverse majors the students here show diversity with their own ethnic backgrounds. Loving environment provided by faculty; home within a home!

  • 03/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Can be expensive depending on where you reside.

    What to do for fun

    The mall is right across the street

    Food and Dining

    They have a lot of different choices such as two cafeterias, Subway, Chic-Fli-A. Chiptole is across the street, so is Applebees and McDonalds.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes can be a little challenges. I always say its only as hard as you make it. Believe you can achieve.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you bring your rainboots! But seriously.Do not come to this school to party. Come here to be serious about your schoolwork.

    In three sentences

    Delaware State University is a very diverse school. It has a welcoming spirit to it. Delaware State Professors work with you, and have great small classroom sizes.