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About University of Delaware (UD)

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Student Population Number of Students attending College


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On Campus Housing Does the institution provide 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

UD is nationally recognized and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education to offer various degrees and certificates.

Location & Contact


104 Hullihen Hall


Email: N/A
Phone: 3028312000
Fax: 3028318000
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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


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range

1160 - 1350

ACT Range

25 - 30

Application Fee




High School GPA


Accept Common App


The University of Delaware has a rigorous admissions policy. It can be said that it is not very easy to get into this university.

Since the university curriculum consists of a wide variety of programs in different colleges, it does not have any uniform admissions process.  It varies greatly from college to college and from program to program. However, every prospective candidate should stick to the following application checklist:

  • Apply online to the University of Delaware, indicating if he/she is interested in the UD Honors Program.

  • Complete the required essays:

    • Common or Coalition application essay.

    • Additional honors-application essay, if applying to the UD Honors Program (essay to be submitted after the UD application is complete).

  • Create or connect his/her Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) to submit the high school grades.

  • Submit self-reported SAT or ACT scores. If he/she would like to submit official scores, the SAT code 5811 or the ACT code 0634 is to be used. It is also important that a student holds 1160 - 1350 SAT range.

  • Provide a school counselor letter or secondary school report. Additional letters are considered but not required.

  • Pay the non-refundable $75 application fee and submit the application.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


Average Annual Cost


Books And Supplies


Other Fees


Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year 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 The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

287 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

262 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

209 Graduates


191 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

184 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

176 Graduates

Research and Experimental Psycholog...

173 Graduates

Biology, General

141 Graduates

Public Health

137 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

132 Graduates


124 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

122 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

122 Graduates


121 Graduates

Political Science and Government

113 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

112 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

109 Graduates

Civil Engineering

94 Graduates

Human Services, General

87 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

83 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

75 Graduates

Apparel and Textiles

74 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

73 Graduates

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

71 Graduates

Cognitive Science

70 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

69 Graduates

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

68 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

68 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

67 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

62 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

55 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

54 Graduates


52 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

51 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

50 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

46 Graduates


46 Graduates


42 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

40 Graduates

Public Policy Analysis

39 Graduates

International Business

34 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

33 Graduates

Agriculture, General

31 Graduates

Educational Administration and Supe...

30 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

29 Graduates

Environmental/Environmental Health...

29 Graduates


29 Graduates

Foods, Nutrition, and Related Servi...

27 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

25 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

23 Graduates

Health Professions and Related Clin...

23 Graduates

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and...

23 Graduates

Agricultural Business and Managemen...

20 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

20 Graduates

Computer Engineering

19 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

18 Graduates

Animal Sciences

18 Graduates

Food Science and Technology

16 Graduates


15 Graduates


14 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

11 Graduates


10 Graduates

Plant Sciences

8 Graduates

Historic Preservation and Conservat...

7 Graduates


7 Graduates

Area Studies

6 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

6 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

6 Graduates


6 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

5 Graduates

Applied Mathematics

4 Graduates

Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and...

3 Graduates

Landscape Architecture

3 Graduates

Natural Resources Management and Po...

3 Graduates

Nutrition Sciences

3 Graduates

Zoology/Animal Biology

3 Graduates

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorolog...

2 Graduates

Marine Transportation

1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




71% White

2% Unknown

6% Black

8% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

5% Non Resident alien

5% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


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In State



Economic Diversity

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 Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,064/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

royal blue & gold

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Colonial Athletic Association

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)







Swimming and Diving


Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country


Field Hockey





Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


Campus Emergency Phones


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


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.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$67 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $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:

  • Federal Aid

  • State Aid

  • Institutional Aid

  • Military Aid

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.

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