From the School

At the center of the East Coast is a classic college campus rich in history and academic offerings. Both public and private, the University of Delaware is a unique institution with students from all 50 states and 100+ countries. Our alumni including U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, NJ Governor Chris Christie, and Super Bowl winning quarterback Joe Flacco are leaders in their fields. Students choose Delaware for our Study Abroad Program (1st in the U.S.), 145+ majors, and discovery learning experiences that ensure they will graduate with impressive resumes and meaningful degrees.


From The School

The complete admissions process and requirements can be found on the UD website at


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
540 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
560 - 660
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
540 - 650
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
24 - 29


January 15

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

State Residency

Selectivity Rating


From The School

Academic Programs

Delaware's wealth of academic programs draws students who have more than one academic interest. UD undergrads make the most of their college investment by pursuing multiple majors, minors, and interdisciplinary studies. And they tackle UD's discovery learning requirement through participation in one of more of the following:

University Honors Program
At the intellectual heart of the University is the University Honors Program (UHP). Entrance into the Program is highly selective, with about 450 new freshmen enrolled each year. Advantages of the Honors Program include smaller classes, private music instruction, academic scholarships, superb teaching, special housing options, personal attention, interdisciplinary colloquia, "great books" tutorials, lectures, and student-run activities and field trips.

Service-Learning at UD allows students to participate in an organized service experience that heightens their academic experience. As part of their course work, students will provide a service to a community From Newark to Wilmington to Costa Rica to Vietnam and then reflect on these real-world experiences in light of the academic theories and information being taught in the course.

Study Abroad
UD founded the first Study Abroad program in 1923 and continues to lead in overseas opportunities. Over 40% of our student body choose to study abroad at least once with 12% (and rising each year) studying abroad more than once. The reasons are compelling: UD credits applicable toward any major; UD faculty; UD's reasonable tuition rate; special study abroad scholarships; & exotic destinations on any of the seven continents including that's right Antarctica.

Undergraduate Research
The University of Delaware is recognized as a national leader in fostering undergraduate research by offering research apprenticeships with faculty mentors in a variety of disciplines. Over 1,000 faculty take students (including freshmen) on each year to work alongside them in the frontiers of knowledge.

Majors and Degrees Offered

From Accounting to Wildlife Conservation, students at the University of Delaware can choose from over 145 majors and 100 minors. In fact, close to one-third of Delaware students choose to do more, pursuing double majors and multiple minors. Academic programs of study are found in our seven colleges: Arts & Sciences; Agriculture & Natural Resources; Lerner College of Business & Economics; Earth, Ocean, & Environment; Education and Human Development; Engineering; and Health Sciences. Students can explore the many options with our major finder at
125+ Majors (and 100 Minors)
Agricultural Education
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Food Sciences
Anthropology Education
Apparel Design
Applied Nutrition
Art Interests (includes Fine Arts, BFA or BA, and Visual Communications, BFA) Art History
Athletic Training
Biological Science Education
Biological Sciences (includes biotechnology, Cellular & Molecular Biology & Genetics, and Ecology & Organismic Biology)
Black American Studies (includes Black Arts, Literature & Cultural Studies, Black Gender Study, and Law, Public Policy & Social Justice)
Business Undeclared
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry/Environmental Chemistry (BA or BS)
Chemistry Education
Civil Engineering
Cognitive Science (BS)
Communication (includes Interpersonal and Mass)
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science (BA or BS)
Computer Science Information Systems Criminal Justice (includes Law & Society)
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science Education
East Asian Studies
Economics (BA or BS) (includes Applied Economics and Economic Theory & Econometrics)
Economics Education
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Teacher Education (with certification options in: Elementary Education, Middle School English, Middle School Mathematics, Middle School Science, Middle School Social Studies, and Special Education)
Energy & Environmental Policy
Engineering Undeclared
Engineering Technology
English (includes Creative Writing, Drama, Ethnic/Cultural Studies, Film Literary Studies, and Professional Writing)
English Education
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science (includes Atmospheric Science, Ecology & Organismal Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Soil Science, GeoScience, Hydrology, Marine Science, Pollution Control, Sustainable Energy Technology, and Water Resources, Quality, & Technology)
European Studies
Environmental Soil Science
Environmental Studies (includes Environmental Economics & Resource Policy, International Environmental Politics & Policy, Environmental Law, Policy & Politics, and Environment, Society & Sustainability)
Exercise Science
Fashion Merchandising
Food & Agribusiness Marketing & Management
Food Science
Foreign Languages & Literatures (includes ancient Greek & Roman Studies, French Educaiton, French Studies, French/Political Science, German Education, German Studies, German/Political Science, Italian Education, Italian Studies, Latin Educaiton & Classics, Russian Studies, Spanish Education, Spanish/Political Science, Spanish Studies, and Three Languages)
Geography Education
Geology (BA or BS) (includes Coastal & Marine GeoScience, Geophysics, and Paleobiology)
Health & Physical Education
Health Behavior Science
Health Studies Occupational Therapy Option
History (includes American, European, and World)
History Education
History Foreign Languages includes Classics, French, German, Russian, and Spanish)
Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management
Human Services (includes clinical Services and Administration & Family Policy)
Information Systems
International Business Studies
International Relations (includes Development, Diplomacy, Political Economy, and U.S. Foreign Policy)
Landscape Horticulture & Design (includes Public Horticulture)
Latin American Studies
Management Information Systems
Material Culture Preservation
Mathematical Sciences (BA or BS)
Mathematics & Economics
Mathematics Education (BA or BS)
Mechanical Engineering (includes Aerospace)
Medical Technology (Biomedical Sciences) Music (includes Music Management)
Music, Applied Instrumental
Music, Applied Piano
Music, Applied Voice
Music Education General/Choral
Music Education Instrumental
Music Theory/Composition
Natural Resource Management
Nutritional Sciences
Operations Management
Organizational & Community Leadership
Pharmacy Interest
Physics (BA or BS) (includes Astronomy/Astrophysics)
Physics Education
Plant Science (includes Plant Protection)
Political Science (includes American Politics, Global Studies, Public Law, and Public Policy & Administration)
Political Science Education
Pre-Veterinary Medicine & Animal Biosciences
Psychology (BA or BS)
Psychology Education
Public Policy
Quantitative Biology (BS)
Resource Economics (includes Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development)
Sociology (includes Emergency & Environmental Management, Health Services, Law & Society, and Social Welfare)
Sociology Education
Sport Management
University Studies Undeclared
Wildlife Conservation
Women's Studies

Students Say

If you’re looking for a “well-rounded” college experience, University of Delaware delivers on every front. According to the school’s satisfied undergraduates, “the University of Delaware is everything college should be,” from its “gorgeous campus” and “amazing school spirit,” to “top notch” academics and “vibrant campus life.” At UD, as at many public schools, “college is what you make it: If you take easy classes, college is a breeze; if you challenge yourself, classes will be more difficult.” First-year courses are often large and impersonal; fortunately, major classes are usually smaller and “electives are interesting and engaging.” Highly qualified students may also apply to the school’s “excellent” honors program, which provides access to “challenging, interesting classes taught by distinguished yet friendly professors.” Through the touted undergraduate research program, students have access to “diverse research opportunities,” and the school’s extensive study abroad program is “one of the best in the nation.” Overall, faculty get good reviews, though students warn it’s a mixed bag: “Some professors shouldn’t be allowed within ten miles of a classroom; others will change your life. It’s up to you to weed out the bad ones.” While you won’t have your hand held, professors are responsive to student needs: “If you ever need any help, a quick e-mail or a phone call usually solves your problem.” On a similar note, “the administration is extremely approachable and talks to students on the same level.”

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agriculture, General
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Food Science
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
  • Plant Sciences, General

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Landscape Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Latin American Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • Biology, General
  • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology
  • Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Communication, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • Geography Teacher Education
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Latin Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Psychology Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Urban Education and Leadership

  • Engineering

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Engineering Technology, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Apparel and Textiles
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Comparative Literature
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services
  • Linguistics
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Leisure and Recreational Activities

  • Theatre/Theater

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Cognitive Science
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • Nutrition Sciences

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Human Services, General
  • Public Policy Analysis

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology, Other
  • Criminology
  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Piano and Organ
  • Voice and Opera



Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


Prominent Alumni

Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
U.S. Vice President

Joe Flacco
Baltimore Ravens quarterback

David Plouffe
Senior Adviser to President Barack Obama

Lt. Gen. John W. Morgan III
Commander, Headquarters Allied Force Command HeidelbergT

Susan Stroman
Tony Award-winning choreographer and director

Chris Christie
Governor of New Jersey

Terri Kelly
President and CEO, W.L. Gore & Associates

Academic Rating

Career overview

Students Say

The “very helpful” Career Services Center is well-connected with outside organizations for lining up internship opportunities, and research opportunities within the university are equally as plentiful. In fact, according to the school, 85 percent of students complete some form of research, internship, or other experiential learning opportunity prior to graduation. Many specialized and general career fairs are held throughout the year, as well as on- campus informational sessions and interviews with UD employer partners. The Center helps students make career action plans, called CareerMAPs, and maintains a database of jobs, tips, and sample resumes; students applying to graduate school have access to a similarly robust pool of resources. UD graduates who visited reported an average starting salary of $50,300, and 46 percent said they felt their job had a high level of impact on the world.

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Median Starting Salary

Median Mid-Career Salary

Alumni with High Job Meaning

Return on Education (ROE) rating


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Delaware Residents
Tuition $ 10,580
Room** $6,810
Board** $4,390
Health Service Fee $504
Comprehensive Student Fee $790
Student Center Fee $238
TOTAL $23,312
Cost Per Credit Hour $441

Tuition $28,400
Room** $6,810
Board** $4,390
Health Service Fee $504
Comprehensive Student Fee $790
Student Center Fee $238
TOTAL $40,342
Cost Per Credit Hour $1,183
* Optional Winter and Summer Sessions are charged separately.
**Actual rates vary owing to different housing arrangements & meal plans.

Financial Aid

The University of Delaware awards more than $201 million annually in aid. We strive to provide a quality education at a reasonable cost. We accomplish this through a variety of scholarships (including scholarships for merit, athletics, music, art, and more), need-based grants, federal and state financial aid programs, outside resources, and financing plans. Additional information can be found online at


Application Deadlines
Mar 15
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms


Bottom Line

The cost of attending the University of Delaware is comparatively cheap, especially if you’re from Delaware. Annual tuition and fees hover around $12,300, while campus room and board will run you another $11,500. Out-of-state undergraduates pay $18,350 more in tuition. As part of its UD Commitment, the university works to make a UD education affordable to all qualified state residents and has pledged to meet their full demonstrated financial need (up to the cost of in-state tuition and fees). Over half of freshmen are recipients of financial aid packages averaging a little over $9,300 per enrollee.

Bang For Your Buck

Part of the billion-dollar endowment club, the University of Delaware can afford to award more than $100 million annually in federal, state, and institutional aid. Every manner of scholarship is available, including awards for merit, art, athletics, and music. Some require a separate application or audition, so it’s best to contact UD’s financial aid office for more information. The school’s Commitment to Delawareans provides grants to cover the full demonstrated need of all first-time, in-state freshman. The most competitive candidates are in the running to be Distinguished Scholars and may receive full scholarships. According to the university, its commitment to affordability for all students “is seen through our reasonable tuition” and “a variety of scholarships, financial aid programs, and financing plans.”

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
Tuition (Out-of-State)
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants


Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


From The School

The Fightin' Blue Hens are a spirited community with the mix of academics, campus activities, and athletics that fit the profile of a national university. UD supports 21 varsity sports, all NCAA Division I members of the Colonial Athletic Association, except women's rowing, which is independent. You could say that athletics are a big part of the UD culture, since over 80% of the undergraduate body participates in intramurals, varsity, club, band, cheerleading, or other sports.

In addition to athletics, the University is home to close to 400 campus organizations covering a spectrum of interests and communities. Visit the Web at for a complete list. The UD undergraduate experience begins with New Student Orientation and New Student Convocation. Annual events on The Green, at the Bob Carpenter Center, in theatres across campus, and in the Trabant University or Perkins Student Centers keep students entertained and active. Delaware students fill their free time with movie nights; Mallstock; and concerts and performances such as Elton John, Jon Stewart, Common, O.A.R., Margaret Cho, and Dane Cook. In addition, there are 38 Greek letter organizations, including 17 NIC fraternities, 11 NPC sororities, and 5 National PanHellenic Council chapters (traditionally African-American membership).

Students Say

It’s a largely East Coast crowd at University of Delaware, drawing the vast majority of its undergraduates from “around NYC, Philly, or Baltimore.” Within that demographic, “preppy sorority kids are probably the most common, but no matter who you are or what your into, the school population is big enough [that] you’re bound to find a group that shares your interest.” At UD, “you’ll have your jocks and frat boys, but you’ll also find skaters, rockers, artsy types, and everything else in between.” However, most UD students share an incredible enthusiasm for their school community, and “a typical student is engaged in coursework and a multitude of various extracurricular [activities].” Despite its long-standing repute as a party school, “students here have become more focused on academics. Most students here really do have a passion for learning and study really hard in order to get those grades and graduate.” Even so, UD’s reputation for revelry isn’t lost on undergraduates: “The typical UD student cares about their school work but loves to have fun on the weekends.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Out of State

Foreign Countries Represented


60% female
40% male
61% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time


From The School


The University of Delaware looks and feels the way many dream a college campus should. With a central green mall flanked by Georgian brick buildings, our medium-sized campus is walkable and historic. UD's Northeast location is enviable -located minutes from I-95, we are a safe, green campus less than two hours between New York City and Washington, D.C., a short drive to Philadelphia International Airport, and steps away from our very own Main Street, a charming strip of shops and restaurants at the center of campus.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Although the University traces its roots to 1743, it remains firmly planted in the 21st century with continuing construction and enhancements to campus facilities. Within the past 20 years, Delaware students have benefitted from hundreds of millions of dollars worth of improvements and additions to campus including: the Independence Complex, a breathtaking community of residence halls (named in honor of UD’s three alumni who signed the Declaration of Independence); the $48 million Roselle Center for the Arts, featuring multiple performance theatres, private study rooms, and a practice space large enough for Delaware's 350-member Marching Band; the Lerner College Trading Center, a state-of-the-art learning laboratory designed to replicate the trading floors on Wall Street; newly constructed athletic complex, the Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Laboratory (ISE Lab) opening in 2013, and recently expanded Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) campus, home to UD's College of Health Sciences and collaborative partners. UD's Hugh R. Sharp Campus in coastal Lewes, Del., is home to marine biosciences and oceanography facilities and UD's 146-foot research vessel, the Hugh R. Sharp. A 2-megawatt wind turbine helps power the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del., and serves as a wind energy research platform for faculty, students and industry partners.

Extensive facilities and resources exist to meet the needs of UD students. Over 7,000 students live on campus in one of 65 residence halls and dine in any of more than 16 eateries. Morris Library, a six-acre structure, houses millions of books, journals, and items on microtext, with additional access to over 75 networked databases. Students can plug in their own computers or log on at one of 28 microcomputing sites on campus. Socializing, performing, and engaging in a variety of entertainment options takes place at Perkins Student Center, Trabant University Center, the Roselle Center for the Arts, on the Green, in the residence halls, or at one of the smaller theatres on campus. Athletic facilities abound at the University, including the 23,000-seat Delaware Stadium; 5,000-seat Bob Carpenter Sports/Convocation Center; Rust & Gold Ice Skating Arenas (home of the Ice Skating Development Center and training ground for Olympic skaters); outdoor hockey rink; track, softball, and practice fields; indoor and outdoor swimming pools; Outdoor Recreation Resource Center; and indoor climbing wall, fitness centers, and weight rooms.

Off-Campus Opportunities

At the University of Delaware, students not only learn in classrooms, but also gain practical experience through service learning, internships and research opportunities. Employers recognize that our graduates are well prepared to enter their profession. The University's Career Services Center reports that over 96 percent of Delaware grads go on to graduate schools or full-time jobs within twelve months of leaving the University. Fifteen major career fairs are hosted on campus each year with over 600 employers in attendance. In addition, more than 300 corporations and non-profits participate in the Campus Interview Program and contribute to the 20,000 employment possibilities listed at the Career Services Center.

Student Organizations & Activities

The Fightin' Blue Hens are a spirited community with the mix of academics, campus activities, and athletics that fit the profile of a national university. UD supports 21 varsity sports, all NCAA Division I members of the Colonial Athletic Association, except women's rowing, which is independent. You could say that athletics are a big part of the UD culture, since over 80% of the undergraduate body participates in intramurals, varsity, club, band, cheerleading, or other sports.

In addition to athletics, the University is home to close to 400 campus organizations covering a spectrum of interests and communities. Visit the Web at for a complete list. The UD undergraduate experience begins with New Student Orientation and New Student Convocation. Annual events on The Green, at the Bob Carpenter Center, in theatres across campus, and in the Trabant University or Perkins Student Centers keep students entertained and active. Delaware students fill their free time with movie nights; Mallstock; and concerts and performances such as Elton John, Jon Stewart, Common, O.A.R., Margaret Cho, and Dane Cook. In addition, there are 38 Greek letter organizations, including 17 NIC fraternities, 11 NPC sororities, and 5 National PanHellenic Council chapters (traditionally African-American membership).

Students Say

Work and play come together at the University of Delaware, an institution that offers “the perfect balance of academic intensity and excellent social life.” Come the weekend (or even during the week), “UD kids like to have their share of fun,” and “there is always a party happening.” For an alternative to the party scene, students go to “movies in the student center or to ice skating on Fridays,” and “there are a lot of great guest speakers, bands, and cultural events on campus.” In addition, “there are social groups for almost anything you can think of from the adventure club to organic cooking to ultimate Frisbee.” While fraternities and sororities do exist, they do not dominate the social scene; still Greeks are “very spirited, have a ton of fun, and are widely supported by our campus community.” Intramural and varsity sports are wildly popular, both for athletes and their raucous fans. In fact, “Homecoming is a university holiday where people wake up as early as 5:00 A.m. to start tailgating.” What’s more, the campus location can’t be beat. Main Street, which runs right through campus, “is packed with great restaurants and shopping.” For a fun day trip, “Philly is cheap and easy to get to by Septa train,” and “the Chinatown bus costs thirty-five dollars round trip into NYC.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Lysbet J. Murray

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Documentation Requred for LD

Documentation Requred for ADHD

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams

Dictionary allowed in exams

Computer allowed in exams

Spellchecker allowed in exams

Extended test time



Oral exams


Distraction-free environment

Accommodation for students with ADHD

Reading machine

Other assistive technology

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

17% join a fraternity
21% join a sorority


Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Fightin' Blue Hens)
9 Sports

Women's Sports (Fightin' Blue Hens)
14 Sports

Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: Center for Black Culture, RISE Engineering Program, FORTUNE Business and Economics Program, ASPIRE Program for Education Majors

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources:

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Special academic pricing agreements with Apple and Microsoft; an annual competitive bidding process for Windows-based systems; other software discounts through University Bookstore negotiated academic pricing (e.g., Adobe, AutoCad, Dragon, etc.)

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

Faye Duffy
Senior Associate Director of Admissions

Admissions Office
210 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Trabant University Center
Gore Hall
Memorial Hall
Morris Library
Delaware Stadium/Bob Carpenter Center
The University of Delaware is an East Coast Classic featuring an historic, green campus at the center of every major city on the east coast.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Winterthur Country Estate & Gardens
Main Street
Longwood Gardens
The Delaware Beaches
White Clay Creek State Park
The town of Newark, Delaware is a traditional college town with Main Street, featuring shops and restaurants, at its center. Within easy driving distance of campus are the Brandywine River Valley, the Chesapeake Bay, Philadelphia International Airport, and major cities such as NYC (2 hours), DC (2 hours), Philadelphia (45 minutes), & Baltimore (1 hour).

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday, & select Saturdays
8am-5pm, 9am-2pm

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: M-F 10,12,2; Sat 10,12
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

M-F 10,12,2; Sat 10,12

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
3 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Academic departments directly from list on Admissions site

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays


by invitation only


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Philadelphia International Airport is a 45 minute drive from campus. Transportation to and from campus is provided by Delaware Express (800-648-5466), Super Shuttle (302-655-8878), or taxi. Rental cars are also available at the airport. Amtrak trains that run between Florida and New England stop in Wilmington, a 20-minute ride from campus and Newark. Delaware Administration for Regional Transportation (DART) buses transport passengers between Wilmington and Newark; for schedules, contact DART (302-652-DART). SEPIA rail service is available to Newark from Wilmington and Philadelphia. Greyhound buses travel directly to the university from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and New York City; for schedule information call 302-655-6111.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the north, take I-95 S. to Delaware Exit 1B, Rte 896 N. This takes you onto South College Ave.; continue past the stadium and fieldhouse until you reach the main campus. Turn into Visitor parking lot #41. From the south, take I-95 N. to Delaware Exit 1, then follow directions "from the north".

Local Accommodations
The University operates its own hotel, Marriott Courtyard at the University of Delaware, Additional nearby accommodations are listed online.
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