University of Delaware Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.24 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 6 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 7 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 22,852 (19,100 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 20% part-time, 80% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $30,924
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Very friendly, knowledgable and supportive faculty and staff. There's a real push to publish, which is awesome, especially as an MA student just getting started. Academically, this is a solid program that's shifting to become more gender/sexuality oriented, which I really appreciate. I feel that I will learn a great deal from my mentors at UD. Cons: Of course, UD is centrally located in Newark, DE. Main Street is actually better than I had anticipated, but Newark still isn't a booming metropolis. However, Philly and Baltimore (and even DC or Pittsburgh, if you're willing to "go the extra mile") keep things interesting and trendy. I've also felt a slight lack of diversity on campus, although I don't have much to base this off of yet. Overall, I'd say that my experience has thus far been what I've expected of grad school. If you know what you're in for and you've done your research, you'll enjoy and value your time at UD.
3.86 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

Great department, very supportive and helpful, passionate about grad students' success. The city isn't very lively but there are plenty of local shops located on the main street stretch.
4.43 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

Everyone at UDel is incredibly helpful and supportive. The faculty cares so strongly about your success and they'll really push you to do your best work. The cohorts don't compete with each other, either. The program overall is wonderful. The administration (not the department, but really through the university) is a little all over the place and can be a little frustrating, but that's not something you deal with everyday. Newark is close to NY, Baltimore, and Philly, which is great because there's not a whole lot to do here. I strongly recommend the school if it seems like a good fit for you.
3.64 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

My time at UD Sociology and CJ has, in general been great. Faculty have been very helpful to me, and most of the graduate students are very friendly and supportive as well. Some of the biggest blemishes right now are the system used for comprehensive exams, which will be improved for cohorts reading this post. There is a decidedly lower level of mentor ship by the time you reach the comp phase, as well. I personally have struggled to find good guidance for faculty on what I should/ shouldn't be doing in preparation for comps, but this isn't always the case. Another issue here is the lack of teaching opportunities. While the department provides a great deal of research experience, most students do not graduate with much, if any, teaching experience from within the department. Instead they need to "violate" their contracts by teaching at other departments, which is allowed but only unofficially. All this said, the department has been a wonderful resource to me and they have helped to shape me into a much better academic. I have and will continue to recommend it to others, just be sure that you will fit into the program's specializations, or you might find yourself feeling a bit directionless and unhappy, as has happened to some students in the past. .
4.57 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2019

This is only my first semester, so I cannot leave an in-depth review as of yet. Firstly, I love how active the faculty are in getting students comfortable and involved with the program. The students are really grateful for it, and they show it through helping you out as much as they can. It feels like an extended family here; everyone is supportive, and you know that they will be honest with you no matter what. The quality of education is fantastic. So far I haven't found anything wrong with the program!
4.46 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2017

I'm beyond pleased with my experience in the UD sociology and criminology department thus far. Because all students in the department are fully funded there is very little competition among peers. The faculty and students are extremely supportive, which creates for a friendly academic environment.
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