The freshman classes for UD are getting smarter as the qualifications for acceptance are steadily becoming harder to meet. The result is UD's increasing reputation for providing a strong education for its students. It is currently ranked on the second tier of large universities for its academic program. Besides the extensive requirements, like forcing students to learn a foreign language, students also have the benefit of some excellent professors. The professors here are all experienced in their field and often become quite close with their students.
Most students agree that their classes and professors fulfill their academic needs, especially in the more advanced courses. There is a tendency for introductory classes to be taught in large lecture halls, or to be taken over by TAs when there is a staffing shortage, and this is the major downfall of classes at UD. Staffing shortages have become alarming, causing some people to question the University's budget priorities. Upper-level classes are much smaller and provide the comfortable atmosphere that allows students and professors to really get to know each other. Friendships often form that extend outside of the classroom. They don't happen automatically, though. Try raising your hand in class every once in a while because even if you aren't certain you know the answer, you'll have a better chance of getting to know your professor.