From the School

The University of Delaware, chartered in 1743, located in Newark, Delaware and situated halfway between New York City and Washington, D.C. is home to more than 17,000 undergraduate students from nearly all 50 states and 100 countries.

Students choose Delaware for our Honors Program, Study Abroad opportunities, 150+ majors, 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. You’ll find campus life is welcoming, enriched by distinguished guest speakers, NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics, 350-plus engaged student organizations, concerts and other arts and cultural activities.


From The School

Students applying to UD should have a strong background in core academic courses. High school honors, advanced placement, and International Baccalaureate coursework is encouraged. Applicants are required to have 18 core high school units including four years of English, 3 years of Mathematics, three years of science (two with a lab) and two years of the same Foreign Language. The Admissions Commit-tee takes a holistic approach to the admissions process and will consider academic performance, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation and essays when making a decision.


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

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 650
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
550 - 650
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 640

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
600 - 690
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
570 - 670

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 29

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing required


Regular — January 15

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

State Residency

Selectivity Rating

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Academic Programs

Students can apply to be considered for the UD Honors Program. They can also choose to supplement their major with over 100 minors or choose to enhance their degree as part of our Scholars and Fellows programs centered around Cybersecurity, Community Engagement, Global Studies, Engineering or Entrepreneurship.

Majors and Degrees Offered

The University of Delaware offers more than 150 major fields of study across seven different colleges: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts & Sciences, Business & Economics, Earth, Ocean and Environment, Education and Human Development, Engineering and Health Sciences. Find your passion at
  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Sciences
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Ancient Greek and Roman Studies
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology Education
  • Apparel Design
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Nutrition
  • Art
  • Art Conservation
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biological Sciences Education
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Black American Studies
  • Business Undeclared
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry Education
  • Chinese Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics and History
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dietetics
  • Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education
  • Earth Science Education
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Teacher Education
  • Energy and Environmental Policy
  • Engineering Undecided
  • English
  • English Education
  • Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • European Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Fine Arts
  • Food Science
  • Food and Agribusiness Marketing and Management
  • French Education
  • French Studies
  • French and History
  • French and Political Science
  • Geography
  • Geography Education
  • Geological Sciences
  • German Education
  • German Studies
  • German and History
  • German and Political Science
  • Health Behavior Science
  • History
  • History Education
  • History and Foreign Language
  • Hospitality Industry Management
  • Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management
  • Human Services
  • Information Systems
  • Insect Ecology and Conservation
  • International Business Studies
  • International Relations
  • Italian Education
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape Horticulture and Design
  • Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Latin American and Iberian Studies
  • Latin Education
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics and French
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Science
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mathematics and Economics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Diagnostics
  • Medical Diagnostics-Pre Physician Assistant
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Meteorology and Climatology
  • Music
  • Music Applied
  • Music Composition
  • Music Education
  • Music History and Literature
  • Music Management
  • Music Theory
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Science
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational and Community Leadership
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physics Education
  • Plant Science
  • Political Science
  • Political Science Education
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences
  • Psychology
  • Psychology Education
  • Public Policy
  • Quantitative Biology
  • Russian Studies
  • Russian and History
  • Sociology
  • Sociology Education
  • Spanish Education
  • Spanish Studies
  • Spanish and History
  • Spanish and Political Science
  • Sport Management
  • Statistics
  • Three Foreign Languages
  • University Studies
  • Visual Communications
  • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
  • Women and Gender Studies

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 medium-sized 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


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Resident Tuition & Fees:
  • Tuition: $11,540
  • Room: $7,316
  • Board: $4,752
  • Fees: $1,290
  • Total: $24,898

  • Tuition: $30,960
  • Room: $7,316
  • Board: $4,752
  • Fees: $1,290
  • Total: $44,318

Financial Aid

The University of Delaware awards more than 250 million dollars annually in financial aid, over 100 million dollars of this funding is in the form of grants and scholarships. To apply for need-based aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at as soon as possible after October 1. If you wish to be considered for merit scholarships, apply by January 15. No additional application is necessary for consideration.


Application Deadlines
Mar 15
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms


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

UD is a medium sized University that attracts students from nearly all 50 states and 100 countries, with approximately 70 percent of the student population coming from out-of-state. You’ll feel right at home with our welcoming community and endless opportunities to get involved including social, cultural and co-curricular activities. Students have plenty of ways to explore their interests with more than 350 campus organizations ranging from community service, cultural and religious programming, leadership organizations, fraternity and sorority life and athletics.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



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."


From The School


The University of Delaware is located in the suburban community of Newark, Delaware -halfway between New York City and Washington, D.C. with easy access to Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

The University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus provides educational and professional opportunities to students for research and collaboration. STAR campus is home to four cutting-edge, research-driven clinics as well as multiple laboratories providing undergraduates with opportunities to participate in research. Here you will find the Speech Language Hearing Clinic, Physical Therapy Clinic, Nurse-Managed Primary Health Care Center and Human Anatomy Lab.

The Patrick T. Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (Harker ISE Lab) brings together students and faculty from various disciplines to teach, learn and conduct research in a collaborative environment. ISE Lab's four problem-based learning instructional laboratories feature lab spaces adjoining classrooms so students can discuss a problem and then immediately test a solution. UD faculty have designed curricula to optimally utilize these rooms.

The Venture Development Center (VDC) is home to the entrepreneurial community on campus and an applied learning laboratory for students that has meeting and co-working space, computer and printing resources, in-house media production, and an extensive network of community connections.

JP Morgan Chase Innovation Center engages faculty, students and JPMorgan Chase employees in joint applied research projects. The Innovation Center, built as part of a strategic JPMorgan Chase-University of Delaware collaboration, creates a pipeline of technology talent through University curriculum, enriching internships and joint research projects to drive innovation.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Downtown Newark is located just blocks from the University of Delaware campus and features a multitude of restaurants, shops and businesses. A nearby Amtrak station offers easy day trips to Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C. good for exploring, internship opportunities and job hunting.

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

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

18% join a fraternity
24% 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.

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