University of Delaware campus
University of Delaware campus
University of Delaware campus
University of Delaware campus
University of Delaware campus
University of Delaware campus
University of Delaware campus
University of Delaware campus
University of Delaware campus
University of Delaware campus
University of Delaware campus
University of Delaware campus
University of Delaware campus
University of Delaware campus
University of Delaware campus
University of Delaware campus
University of Delaware campus
University of Delaware campus

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

Test Scores

Learn about new SAT scores and college admission here
SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
550 - 650
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
560 - 660
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
550 - 650
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 29

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing required


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

College of Arts and Sciences
Actuarial Science
Anthropology Education
Apparel Design
Applied Mathematics
Art & Design
Art Conservation
Asian Studies
Biological Sciences (includes Cellular & Molecular Biology & Genetics)
Biological Science Education
Black American Studies (includes Black Arts, Literature & Cultural Studies, Black Gender Study,and Law, Public Policy & Social Justice)
Chemistry Education
Cognitive Science
Communication (Interpersonal & Mass)
Comparative Literature
Criminal Justice
EngineeringLiberal Arts
English Education
European Studies
Fashion Merchandising
Foreign Languages, Literature and Culture ( includes ancient Greek & Roman Studies, Chinese Studies, French Studies, French/Political Science, German Education, German Studies, German/ Political Science, Italian Education, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Latin Education & Classics, Russian Studies, Spanish Education, Spanish/ Political Science, Spanish Studies and Three Languages
History Education
HistoryForeign Languages (includes Classics, French, German, Russian, and Spanish)
Hospitality Industry Management
International Relations (includes Development, Diplomacy, Political Economy, and U.S. Foreign Policy) Latin American & Iberian Studies
Liberal Studies
Linguistics & French
Mathematics & Economics
Mathematics Education
Music (includes Music Management)
Music, AppliedInstrumental
Music, AppliedPiano
Music, AppliedVoice
Music EducationGeneral/ Choral
Music EducationInstrumental
Music History & Literature
Music Theory/ Composition
Organizational & Community Leadership
Pharmacy Interest
Physics (includes Astronomy/Astrophysics)
Physics Education
Political Science (includes American Politics; Global Politics; Law, Politics & Theory; and Politics, Groups & Identities)
Political Science Education
Psychology Education
Public Policy
Quantitative Biology
Sociology (includes Emergency & Environmental Management, Health Services, Law & Society, and Social Welfare)
Sociology Education
University Studies – Undeclared
Visual Communications
Women's Studies (includes concentrations in Domestic Violence Prevention and Services; and Women in Global Perspective)

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Food Sciences
Environmental and Resource Economics
Food & Agribusiness Marketing & Management
Food Science
Insect Ecology and Conservation
Landscape Horticulture & Design
Natural Resource Management
Plant Protection
Plant Science
Pre-Veterinary Medicine & Animal Biosciences
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics
Economics ( includes Applied Economics and Economic Theory & Econometrics)
Economics Education
Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation
Financial Planning
Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management
International Business Studies
Management Information Systems
Operations Management
Sport Management

College of Health Sciences
Applied Nutrition
Athletic Training
Dietetics (students begin in Applied Nutrition)
Exercise Science
Health Behavior Sciences
Health Sciences Occupational Therapy (3+2)
Medical Diagnostics (includes pre-Physician Assistant)
Medical Laboratory Science (Biomedical Science)
Nutritional Sciences

College of Earth, Ocean and Environment
Earth Science Education
Environmental Science (includes Atmospheric Science, Ecoscience, Water Science, Marine Science, The Critical Zone, and Energy and Enviroment and Society)
Environmental Soil Science
Environmental Studies (includes Environmental Advocacy, Environmental Advocacy, Environmental Planning and Design, and Environment and Society)
Geography Education
Geological Sciences
Marine Science (includes Marine Biology)
Meteorology and Climatology

College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Energy & Environmental Policy
Environmental Engineering
Information Systems
Mechanical Engineering
College of Education and Human Development
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Teacher Education (with additional certification options in: English as a Second Language, Middle School English, Middle School Mathematics, Middle School Social Studies and Special Education)
Human Services ( includes concentrations in Administration and Family Policy, Clinical Services, Community Education, or Family and Consumer Science Education)

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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

Graduation Rates

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


  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agriculture, General
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Food Science
  • Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, 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
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Entomology
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • 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
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies 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, Other
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Comparative Literature
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services
  • Linguistics

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Behavioral Aspects of Health
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Cognitive Science
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

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

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

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

  • Psychology

  • Research and Experimental Psychology

  • 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
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

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

Students Say

As the largest university in the state, the University of Delaware is a mediumsized interdisciplinary school with "a wide range of opportunities [and] full of students with pride, ambition and eagerness to make impact during the college years and beyond." This research university offers over 135 majors and plenty of chances to get into the lab, classroom, or a real world setting for your major (particularly for the school's notable STEM and health-related programs). One strong aspect of UD is their range of 4+1 programs, which allow a student to receive a master's degree in the year immediately following the completion of their bachelor's, and "the unusual schedule (winter session)" allows for students to take advantage of the "variety of study abroad programs" through a short-term study abroad program.

Professors here are "helpful and available outside of the classroom," "invested in their classes," and "truly want students to succeed." The school's "many support systems and safety nets" ensure that students never get lost in the crowd. "Those who are falling behind have many resources they can refer to," says an early childhood education major. Students admit that teaching here can be "hit or miss" in terms of the quality of lectures, so "It is usually good to get in touch with other students and find out what professors are good or bad." Many professors conduct research or are involved with organizations around campus, and "they're always willing to let students join them or get more involved," as well.



Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

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

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:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)

Percent High Job Meaning

Percent STEM

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.

Colleges that Create Futures


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 $12,500, while campus room and board will run you another $11,800. Out-of-state undergraduates pay $18,900 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. All students who apply for Freshman admission by January 15 are automatically considered for scholarships. Every manner of scholarship is available merit, art, athletics and music. Some require additional documentation. Visit 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

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

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

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

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).

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



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

Students Say

Students have "a plethora of opportunities to get involved with any number of clubs and activities all over campus" and the majority are involved with "Greek life, club sports, interest clubs, or working for the university." The Delaware student body "has a lot of school spirit" and is a welcoming bunch: "Everyone is so friendly and nice it seems impossible to think you would ever meet someone otherwise." Though UD is "not very diverse in a sense of… ethnicity," it is "very diverse…regarding personality" so "everyone should be able to find the right group for them." There is a strong interest in the many registered student organizations on campus grounds to help students find communities, but no matter what your interests are at UD, "whenever you go anywhere you see many smiling faces."


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.

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

Students Say

The beautiful campus is "so pleasing" that students immediately fall in love with the campus and offers "many places to study or just hang out and enjoy the company of fellow Blue Hens." Hanging out on Main Street is also "a big thing here," and its proximity means that "you don't feel confined to a campus because you can enjoy different restaurants and shopping." School work is "a large part of the day," however, "everyone gets their work done to be able to be social during the night." Small mixers and socials are held during the week, while weekends find a large chunk of students going to bars or house parties. Greek life is "definitely prominent" and tends to be popular on campus, and some say "you can't go a single day without seeing a fraternity or sorority event or fundraiser." For students who aren't on the hunt for a party, "there are more and more alternatives to parties for the students who are not big into partying," such the weekly events at the student center on Friday and Saturday nights.

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

19% join a fraternity
23% 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

Academic pricing agreements with Apple and Microsoft. Since August 2014, UD offers students and employees Microsoft Office 365 at no charge. There's an annual competitive bidding process for Windows-based systems; however, for several years, those discounts have not been very large. Other academic software discounts are offered through the University Bookstore (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

Christina Thomas
Admissions Counselor

Admissions Office
210 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Interdisciplinary Science Engineering Lab
Trabant University Center
Memorial Hall
Carpenter Sports Building
Perkins Student 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
Downtown Newark -Main Street
Winterthur Country Estate & Gardens
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 10,2; 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.

Rankings & Lists

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