Delta State University
Cleveland, MS, USA

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Delta State University
3.60 Average Rating

Rondell from Clevanland, MS

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Delta State is a great school to attend. The small teacher to student ratio has to be the greatest thing ever. Also you can't beat the price for the high level of education that you will receive
Tips for prospective students
1. You have to go to class everyday the teachers want to help you but you have to let them.
2. Get involved on campus join organizations this will make your college career unforgettable because you will form bonds that will last a life time.
Academic Rigor
Delta State isn't easy but that's okay because the professors here want to help you succeed.
Dorm Life
Living in the dorm is a rite of passage for college students. You learn valuable life skills from this, and even if you don't want to I strongly encourage everyone to live in the dorms at least one year of their college career.
Food and Dining
Delta State has a Dinning Hall that has that offers a wide range of food every single night. The menu constantly changes so you won't get bored, but even if you do Delta State also has a food court located in the student Union on campus complete with a Chick-fil-lay, Burger Studio, Java City ,and Freshands
What to do for fun
Since Delta State is in the Delta you are in the middle of very historic place musically. There are bars where people will perform there own music constantly, also not even an hour away you have the famous Ground Zero Club. If you don't want to leave campus Delta States own BPAC ( Bolgona Performing Arts Center) holds Broadway Shows, pageants, an d other musical entertainment all year round. Last year the musical group Blast performed and it was amazing. Also being a student here you will get major discounts on the tickets. Sometimes you won't even have to pay half price.
Bang for the buck
You cant beat the quality of education you will receive here for the price you are going to pay. It's just that simple. If you don't believe me then look it up. Some bigger schools compared to us will have you pay more than twice what we offer.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Our first home game here at delta state is called Pig Picken'. That entire day is full of activities. Firstly we have a BBQ contest and you can pay 10 dollars to test everyone's food we have a pep rally also to get the students excited for the upcoming game and different fraternity and sororities hold different events and social activities. Also during homecoming we hold a huge NPHC step show which all the alumni from various chapters come back and cheer on there fraternity brothers and sorority sisters.
Great for these types of students
Delta State is great for the type of student who wants to do it all. A student who wants to make good grades, be Greek Affiliated, be apart of the SGA (Student Government Association), be in different honor societies, and you will find that most of our students here are apart of more than one organization.
Clubs and Activities
There are so many different groups here at Delta State it would be impossible for me to name them all. Just start we have a wide variety of religious groups here on campus, some of which are the Baptist Student Union, The Wesley, and Reform University fellowship. We also have an African- American Student Council, Delta Diplomats, and the Pageant board. We also have different honor societies for different majors. Delta State also have different musical groups such as the Wind Ensemble, Chamber Singers, and Percussion Ensemble. We also have intramural sports which any student can play and be a part of.
Greek Life
Since I am Greek Affiliated I know a little more about Greek life than a non-Greek Student. Greeks have there hand in just about every aspect of college life. The Greeks here on campus have donated countless hours to community service and the betterment of others. Also Greeks on average have a higher GPA then non gGreeks students. Greeks also have higher graduation rates then non-Greek students
Campus Safety
Here at Delta State we have a 24 hour police department. They patrol the campus all day and night for our safety. We also have emergency telephones strategically placed all over campus that connect straight to the campus police station. We also have emergency text messaging which we call Okra Alert. Once you register alerts will be sent to your phone involving server weather, or life threatening events on campus.
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Chelsea from Hernando, MS

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Great atmosphere. Great size. Great location.
Tips for prospective students
apply early. get lots of scholarships. ask around for the best teachers.
Academic Rigor
great teachers. great classes. fun classes.
Dorm Life
great atmosphere for studying. small. cheap.
Food and Dining
really good! chickfila. burger studio.
What to do for fun
the BSU has funactivities. there's always fun stuff going on in the quad.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The mascot is a Statesmen. But we have an unofficial mascot called the Fighting Okra.
Great for these types of students
nursing, teachers,business, music.
Greek Life
Tons of sororities and fraternities
Campus Safety
very safe.
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Magnolia from Hernando, MS

a current student here
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In three sentences
Delta State University is a small school where the teachers genuinely care about the education their students earn. Everyone knows everyone, and we are all one big Fighting Okra family. Delta State University is a perfect example of what a university should be like.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved on campus. Getting to know people is easier that way. Just sitting in your dorm room won't help you make friends. Study a little every day though. Don't let your social life get the best of you. Go out and have fun, but make sure you make time to study and get your work done.
Academic Rigor
My classes are not hard, but if I don't put forth any effort, my grades greatly reflect that.
Dorm Life
Dorm life has it's pros and cons. Being on campus all the time is great when it comes to saving gas and being involved. However, living with a couple hundred people can be stressful. Sometimes when peole are cooking in the dorms, the fire alarms go off in the middle of the night. That is obnoxious. Overall, though, I love living on campus because it makes being involved easier, and I love living in such close proximity to my best friends.
Food and Dining
Cafeteria food is never the best meal in the world. That does not really change no matter where you go. The cafeteria staff is kind, though. In our student union, we have Chik-Fil-A, Burger Studio, a coffee place, and a smoothie place. That is not many choices, but they are all good. I enjoy my dining selection here at Delta State.
What to do for fun
Cleveland is a small town, but there is always something to do. Since everyone knows everyone, you can pretty much always find friends to hang out with. The typical Thursday night hang out is On The Rocks. There are a few places around town that are good to go hang out or eat.
Bang for the buck
I love Delta State University, and I would not trade my education or friends here for anything. My teachers are all wonderful and extremely intelligent. My friends are all different, but we all have our similiarities. My experience here, so far, has been amazing. I would recommend Delta State to anyone and everyone trying to decide on a college.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Our unofficial mascot is the Fighting Okra.
Great for these types of students
Delta State is great for any type of student.
Clubs and Activities
The organizations on campus are not like most colleges where they are run by Greeks. Clubs and activities are for everyone.
Greek Life
I am not Greek, but a lot of my friends are. The Greeks don't just stick to their fraternities and sororities. They are very sociable and include everyone who wants to be Greek regardless of what the person looks like or acts like.
Campus Safety
I feel very safe on campus. Campus police patrols 24 hours a day. They are kind to the students and do their best to know us on a more personal level.
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Holly from Bentonia, MS

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
DSU is very personal to each student needs. The school may be small, but DSU has a great heart for helping out its community as well as allowing the community to support its students efforts in attaining their desired education. If feels like my home away from home.
Tips for prospective students
Go to the campus events. They really allow you to get involved with fellow students as well as opens up opportunities for connections for school, class or job situations.
Academic Rigor
DSU stretches your knowledge. Some classes require you to really think outside the box, allowing you to be better equipped for the everyday possibilities. The teachers challenge your skills but also are willing to work with you in order for you to achieve your desired degree.
Dorm Life
Dorms are pretty nice. Living in the dorm allows for easy access to campus events. It also allows you to get the most information about upcoming events, tutoring opportunities or other academic or social happenings. Dorm life acts as a mini family apartment. You'll always be hanging with fellow students or in someone's room at a study party.
Food and Dining
The cafeteria offers a variety of food everyday and even offers healthier options due to our size of athletic enrollment. The Union also offers a good variety of foods including a Burger Studio, coffee shop, smoothie shop and Chick-fil-a.
What to do for fun
There is always a sport event going on where students will be gathered. Also, Cleveland offers multiple hang out places and restaurants. They even recently acquired a skating rink. On campus, you can call a movie night in the dorms or get together and have an xbox tournament like the guys do.
Bang for the buck
You definitely get what you pay for at DSU. It may seem a little in the dumps to some, but it is definitely a place of pride in the delta community.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
One of our many traditions is Pig Pickin', which is a huge cookout by our football stadium where alumni and current students part take in music and fun and food.
Great for these types of students
Delta students, Small town students, Recreation students, Nursing students, Education students, Farm Family students.
Clubs and Activities
DSU has a variety of sororities, fraternities, as well as majors' clubs and societies.
Greek Life
Greek life can be fun. I personally am not in a Greek at DSU, but I still hang out with the Greeks and part take in some of the social functions open to the community or students of DSU.
Campus Safety
It is not a closed gate campus, but police are monitoring campus constantly. Also, the police are very polite and open to help students in need, whether it be to get into a locked car or into their locked dorm building.
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