About University of Delaware (UD)
On Campus Housing
University of Delaware (UD) is one of the world's leading public research institutions founded in the year 1743. The university is located in the various places in the state of Delaware, such as Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown, and Lewes with the main campus in Newark.
The University of Delaware exists to cultivate learning, develop knowledge, and foster the free exchange of ideas. State-assisted yet privately governed, the University has a strong tradition of distinguished scholarship, research, teaching, and service that is grounded in a commitment to increasing and disseminating scientific, humanistic, and social knowledge for the benefit of the larger society. It fervently follows its motto "Knowledge is the Light of the Mind".
The university has a current population of about 24,120 students with almost 91% of students making it past their freshman year, the University has an outstanding freshman retention rate which is much higher than the national average.
The University of Delaware, a public research institute, is dedicated to making educational and experiential opportunities accessible to the broadest possible range of audiences and participants throughout the state, the nation, and the world.
UD is home to many exceptional academic schools and units and 8 different College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
College of Arts and Sciences
Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics
College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
College of Education and Human Development
College of Engineering
College of Health Sciences and Graduate College
The university provides various undergraduate and graduate programs as well as Professional & Continuing Studies through these colleges. The university also provides an extensive curriculum of online programs divided among 6 major sectors.
University of Delaware (UD) Accreditation
According to the ranking published by Forbes, the world-renowned media company, University of Delaware ranks
147 in Top Colleges 2019
41 in Public Colleges
80 in Research Universities
According to US News & Report, University of Delaware was ranked:
- 91 in National Universities
- 39 in Top Public Schools
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Considering the world quality education the University of Delaware provides, the fee structure of the university is quite reasonable.
The average annual cost to attend at the university is about $12,250. This amount may vary according to the type of degree or program pursued.
Apart from this cost, books and supplies cost around $1,000, room and board, and other fees amount to $12,862 and $1,430 respectively. The average net price for the university is about $15,883 whereas the average total one-year cost is around $29,342.
Our "Tuition Page" provides an even more clear breakdown of the cost.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$84,190 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. At UD, $13,208 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The students at University of Delaware have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $5,064 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 42% male and 58% female students enrolled at the university.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Facilitating educational access and fostering success by helping students and families meet the financial obligations of a UD education. The ability to pay or the students’ interest in financial aid does not have any bearing in the admissions process.
On average, the college provides about $10,210 in terms of gift aids. In order to receive this financial aid, the students must first complete their FAFSA and determine their eligibility.
University of Delaware FAFSA code is 001431.
A student receives financial assistance in the following forms:
Almost 16% of students in the college are provided with federal grants which amount approximately to $4,761 whereas 77% of the students benefit from gift aid that amounts to $10,210. Additionally, about 70% of the students are entitled to institutional grants while 11% are entitled to the state aid that amounts to $9,420 and $4,635 respectively.