From the School

The University of Delaware was chartered in 1743 and is located in Newark, DE, a vibrant college town midway between New York City and Washington, D.C. For each of our 17,000 undergraduate students in each of our 150+ majors, our broad academic selections and our priority for hands-on research will stimulate a passion for learning and a curiosity for the larger world.

Our students come from nearly all 50 states and over 100 countries. Students choose UD for our Honors Program, Study Abroad opportunities and discovery learning experiences that ensure they will graduate with impressive resumes and meaningful degrees. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists. State-of-the-art facilities support UD's academic, research and service activities. Campus life is enriched by distinguished speakers, NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics, 350+ engaged student organizations, concerts and other arts and cultural activities. The various opportunities and resources at UD lead to successful outcomes for our students. Learn more about student success at http://www.udel.edu/apply/career-outcomes/.

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Overview

Applicants
27,803
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average HS GPA
3.71

GPA Breakdown

48%
Over 3.75
29%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
6%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
580 - 660
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
570 - 670
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 29

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing required

Deadlines

Regular — January 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Non-Academic

State Residency

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
1,776
with Terminal Degree
1,344

959
Men
817
Women
353
Minority
40
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
73%
Graduate in 5 years
82%
Graduate in 6 years
83%

Majors

  • 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 SERVICES.

  • Landscape Architecture.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP 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.

  • 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.

  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics 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 PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Behavioral Aspects of Health.
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Dietetics/Dietitian.
  • 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, General.
  • 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, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

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

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Human Services, General.
  • Public Policy Analysis, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology, Other.
  • Anthropology.
  • 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.
  • Keyboard Instruments.
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.
  • Music, Other.
  • 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 140 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.


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

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
73%
Graduate in 5 years
82%
Graduate in 6 years
83%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 15
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,842

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,506

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,483

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
62%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$34,144

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$9,412

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$12,250
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$32,880
Required Fees
$1,430
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

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

On-Campus Room and Board
$12,862
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
18,144
Foreign Countries Represented
81

Demographics

5.12%
Asian
5.24%
African-American
7.90%
Hispanic
72.29%
Caucasian
1.34%
Unknown
4.83%
International

60% female
40% male
62% 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.”

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
40%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
92%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

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


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
350
Number of Honor Societies
16

Number of Social Sororities
19
Number of Religious Organizations
20

18% join a fraternity
23% 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

72/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
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.).

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.


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