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Academics

As the largest university in the state, the University of Delaware is a medium-sized interdisciplinary school with “a wide range of opportunities [and] full of students with pride, ambition and eagerness to make an impact during the college years and beyond.” This research university offers over 150 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.

Student Body

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.”

Campus Life

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.” Schoolwork 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 as the weekly events at the student center on Friday and Saturday nights.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Christina Thomas
Admissions Counselor

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
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
302-831-8123

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
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.

Admissions

Applicants: 26,500
Acceptance Rate: 68%
Average HS GPA: 3.78







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