From the School

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware is one of very few institutions who are both public and private (state-assisted with private charter). Students from every state and 100 foreign countries choose Delaware due to its medium size (16,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students) and private offerings, including a $1 billion+ endowment, 145+ majors and 100 minors, smaller classes with 95% taught by full-time faculty, and a vibrant arts community. Located on a classic campus at the center of the East Coast, Delaware is home to a winning Division I athletic program (Go Blue Hens!), the first Study Abroad Program in the U.S. (now on all 7 continents), one of the country's oldest honors programs, and a nationally-recognized Undergraduate Research Program.

Overview

Applicants
24,657
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average HS GPA
3.50

GPA Breakdown

32%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
540 - 640
SAT Math
550 - 660
ACT Composite
24 - 29

Deadlines


Regular
January 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Non-Academic

State Residency

Overall

From The School

Delaware students experience learning in a variety of ways, including the First Year Experience, University Honors Program, Service-Learning, Study Abroad, and Undergraduate Research.

First Year Experience
All freshmen at UD have a First Year Experience (FYE) that allows them to meet other students in their major, learn about resources at Delaware, and feel more at home on campus. FYE is designed to help students succeed in any major, including University Studies. FYE is one of the reasons for Delaware's 90% retention rate, a figure that's 20% higher than the national average.

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
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
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. About 700 undergraduates (including freshmen) take advantage of the opportunity each year.

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

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
1,490
with Terminal Degree
1,133

860
Men
630
Women
261
Minority
25
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
84%
Graduate in 5 years
97%
Graduate in 6 years
100%

Majors

Accounting
Agricultural Business and Management
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Agriculture
American History
American Studies
Animal Science
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art
Art History
Astronomy
Athletic Training
Atmospheric Science
Biochemistry
Biotechnology
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration/Management
Ceramics
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Child Development
Civil Engineering
Communications Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Creative Writing
Criminology
Drawing
East Asian Studies
Economics
Education
Education Administration
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
English
Entomology
Environmental Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Ethnic Studies
European History
Fashion Design
Fashion Merchandising
Film
Finance
Food Science
French
Genetics
Geography
Geology
Government
Historic Preservation
History
Hospitality
Human Development
International Relations
Italian
Journalism
Kinesiology
Landscape Horticulture
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mass Communication
Materials Science
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Technology
Music
Music Education
Natural Resources Conservation
Nursing
Nutrition
Ocean Engineering
Oceanography
Operations Management
Painting
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physics
Piano
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Political Science
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Printmaking
Psychology
Public Administration
Recreation Management
Religious Studies
Russian
Sculpture
Sociology
Soil Science
Spanish
Sports Management
Statistics
Sustainable Resource Management
Teaching English as a Second Language
Technical Writing
Theatre
Urban Studies
Visual Communication
Voice
Wildlife Management
Women's Studies

Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

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

Overview

From The School

Delaware Residents
Tuition $ 9,670
Room** $6,449
Board** $4,020
Health Service Fee $494
Comprehensive Student Fee $790
Student Center Fee $238
TOTAL $21,661
Cost Per Credit Hour $403

Non-Residents
Tuition $25,940
Room** $6,449
Board** $4,020
Health Service Fee $494
Comprehensive Student Fee $$790
Student Center Fee $238
TOTAL $37,931 Cost Per Credit Hour $1,081

* Optional Winter and Summer Sessions are charged separately.

**Actual rates vary owing to different housing arrangements & meal plans.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
79
Application Deadlines
Mar 15
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,321

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,522

Average Need-Based Loan
$7,991

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,571

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
60%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$5,746

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$10,900
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$29,250
Required Fees
$1,442
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

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)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

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 300 campus organizations covering a spectrum of interests and communities. Visit the Web at www.udel.edu/RSO/ 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
17,629
Out of State
60%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
55

Demographics

57% female
43% male
60% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Overview

From The School

One of the most beautiful campuses on the East Coast, the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, is located at the center of the "megacity" that stretches from New York City to Washington, D.C. The town of Newark is a charming place, with its very own Main Street full of shops, restaurants, and nightspots catering to the college community. Delaware's location, in a state known as the "Corporate Capital of America," benefits students through access to intellectual resources, professional relationships, and countless opportunities for internships, jobs, and entry into top graduate schools. Delaware's 1,000-acre campus is minutes from I-95 and is easily accessible by car, train, and air, with two airports less than an hour away (Philadelphia & BWI), and both New York City and Washington, D.C. accessible in about two hours by train or car.

Students at the University and visitors to UD believe that Delaware's central campus looks as a college campus should, with a lush central Green, winding brick paths, and historic Georgian architecture. A glimpse beyond the classical setting reveals miles of cables and wires running beneath the ground and into the walls of the library, residence halls, classrooms, labs, and every building on campus. Students are encouraged to bring laptops so that they can plug in for class, for research, and for staying in touch with friends, faculty, and the world.

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
44%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
85
First-Year Students living on campus
94%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
96

Housing Options

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

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Lysbet J. Murray

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Yes

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
No

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
350
Number of Honor Societies
16

Number of Social Sororities
19
Number of Religious Organizations
20

17% join a fraternity
19% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

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

Baseball
Basketball
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Women's Sports (Fightin' Blue Hens)
14 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
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

Sustainability

Green Rating
73

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: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

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: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
18

Average Number of PC's per Lab
24

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
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
Yes

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

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Faye Duffy
Senior Associate Director of Admissions

Address
Admissions Office
210 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716

Phone
302-831-8123

Email
admissions@udel.edu

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
302-831-8123

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
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

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

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
3 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://www.bluehens.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Academic departments directly from list on Admissions site

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
by invitation only

Transportation

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, http://www.udel.edu/hotel/ Additional nearby accommodations are listed online.
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Key Stats

24,657
Applicants
17,629
Size
63%
Acceptance Rate
1200
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists