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School Overview

The University of Delaware (locally referred to as “UD”) located in the city of Newark is Delaware’s largest, four-year university. In addition to its Newark campus, University of Delaware has campuses in Georgetown, Lewes, Wilmington, and Dover. The University has about 16,000 students (12,500 undergraduate and 3,500 graduate). As the University of Delaware is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Urban Grant, and Space Grant Research University, it receives a substantial amount of public funding. However, it is also a privately-chartered, higher education institution. Currently, the University’s endowment is nearly $1 billion ($965 million to be exact).

General Information

Admission Office

116 Hullihen Hall

Newark, DE 19716

(302) 831-8123

Fax: (302) 831-6905

Contact: Lou Hirsh

Director of Admission
Main Address

Newark, DE 19716

(302) 831-2000

Total undergrads: 16,384

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,422

Degree-seeking undergrads: 15,407

Graduate enrollment: 3,448


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $70

Online application fee: $70
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 56%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 91%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $8,150 $8,646 $9,486 $10,208 +7.61%
Books and Supplies $800 $800 $800 $800 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,948 $8,478 $9,308 $9,894 +6.30%
Other $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $7,948 $8,478 $9,308 $9,894 +6.30%
Other $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $18,398 $19,424 $21,094 $22,402 +6.20%
In-state Off Campus $18,398 $19,424 $21,094 $22,402 +6.20%
In-state with Family $8,950 $9,446 $10,286 $11,008 +7.02%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $24,240
In-state Student Fees $718
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $24,240
Out-of-state Fees $718

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,739 71%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,753 46% $10,903,521 $6,220
• Federal grants 312 8% $1,274,305 $4,084
• Pell grants 292 8% $885,224 $3,032
• Other federal grants 217 6% $389,081 $1,793
State/local government grant or scholarships 622 16% $2,135,948 $3,434
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,188 31% $7,493,268 $6,307
Student loan aid 1,801 47% $13,049,247 $7,246
• Federal student loans 1,766 46% $7,567,248 $4,285
Other student loans 485 13% $5,481,999 $11,303

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 3660 669 232 254
Agriculture 85 15 1
Agricultural and Food Products Processing
Agricultural Business and Management 17
Animal Sciences 50 6
Food Science 4 1
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 3 4
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management 2
Plant Sciences 9 1
Plant Sciences, Other 4
Architecture and Related Services 3
Landscape Architecture 3
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 48 6
African-American/Black Studies 4
American/United States Studies/Civilization 6
East Asian Studies 11
European Studies/Civilization 4
Latin American Studies 4
Women’s Studies 25
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 181 17 19
Biochemistry 17
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 148 7 11
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other 4
Ecology 3
Entomology 4 2
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 5 8
Neuroscience 8
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 818 173
Accounting 129 24
Business Administration and Management 108
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 6
Finance 230 20
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other 4
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 77
International Business/Trade/Commerce 20
Management Information Systems 34 11
Management Science 83
Marketing/Marketing Management 215
Operations Management and Supervision 30
Communication and Journalism Programs 119 5
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 119 5
Computing and Information Sciences 34 16 6
Computer and Information Sciences 33 16 6
Computer Science 1
Education 324 114 33 10
Agricultural Teacher Education 6 3
Biology Teacher Education 6
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 12
Curriculum and Instruction 8
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 28
Earth Science Teacher Education 1
Education 32 9
Education, Other 9
Educational Leadership and Administration 8 24
Elementary Education and Teaching 128 10
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 26
French Language Teacher Education 2
Geography Teacher Education 2
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 15
History Teacher Education 26
Mathematics Teacher Education 25
Music Teacher Education 24
Psychology Teacher Education 5
Reading Teacher Education 7
Spanish Language Teacher Education 9
Special Education and Teaching 11
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 9
Urban Education and Leadership 36
Engineering 226 69 42
Chemical Engineering 34 8 19
Civil Engineering 66 23 8
Computer Engineering 14 19 8
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 28 1
Engineering, Other 1
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 12
Mechanical Engineering 72 12 6
Operations Research 6
Engineering Technology 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields, Other 1
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 168 10 1
English Language and Literature 168 10 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 59 16 3
Foreign Languages and Literatures 56 6
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 4
Italian Language and Literature 1
Linguistics 6 3
Spanish Language and Literature 2
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 253 26 30
Athletic Training/Trainer 10
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 25
Dietetics/Dietitian 44
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 5
Physical Therapy/Therapist 30
Pre-veterinary Studies 1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 168 26
History 117 16 2
History 117 16 2
Human Services 24
Public Administration 24
Legal and Law Studies 4 7
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law 4 7
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 4 6 244
General Studies 244
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 4 6
Mathematics and Statistics 18 28 4
Applied Mathematics 7 2
Mathematics 15 7 2
Statistics 3 14
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 68 3 11
Cognitive Science 22
Historic Preservation and Conservation 18 1
Historic Preservation and Conservation, Other 1
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 22 2 10
Nutrition Sciences 6
Natural Resources and Conservation 40 4
Environmental Science 15
Natural Resource Economics 4
Natural Resources Management and Policy 2
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 23
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 171 13
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 63 5
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 80 8
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management 1
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 27
Physical Sciences 52 12 41
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 3
Chemistry 34
Chemistry, Other 4 22
Geology and Earth Science 8 2 3
Materials Science 4 6
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 3
Physics 10 2 4
Psychology 163 13 10
Psychology 163 6 10
School Psychology 7
Social Sciences 502 47 19
Anthropology 24
Criminology 111 2
Economics 81 8 2
Economics, Other 5
Geography 11 4
International Relations and Affairs 77
Political Science and Government 111 9 5
Sociology 82 4 6
Urban Studies/Affairs 22 4
Visual and Performing Arts 121 21 3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 30 3 3
Art/Art Studies 8
Fashion/Apparel Design 16 1
Fine/Studio Arts 28 11
Keyboard Instruments 1
Music Performance 6
Music Theory and Composition 2
Music 12 6
Theater/Theater Arts Management 7
Voice and Opera 11
Work and Family Studies 85 11
Apparel and Textiles 64
Consumer Economics 1
Family and Community Services
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other 20
Human Development and Family Studies 3
Human Nutrition 8
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations B
Agricultural Business B
Agricultural Economics B
Agriculture – General A
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Sciences B
Food Science B
Horticulture, Ornamental B
Plant Sciences B
Soil Science and Agronomy B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Fashion Design B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Theory/Composition B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B
Theater Literature/History/Criticism B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biotechnology B
Entomology B
Plant Pathology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Fashion Merchandising B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Operations Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Agricultural Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
ESL Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
Geography Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Psychology Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B


Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Agricultural Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Environmental Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Operations Research B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management B
Family/Community Services B
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B
Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Ancient Near Eastern/Biblical Languages B
Classics B
Comparative Literature B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Italian B
Latin B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology B
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Historic Preservation/Conservation B
Nutrition Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Natural Resources Management/Policy B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Astronomy B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Geophysics/Seismology B
Physics B
Planetary Sciences B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Delaware Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(302) 831-2000
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address:104 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:23,009
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):82%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:21,200 (92% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$12,830
Out-of-state Tuition:$32,250
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:84%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$9,242

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Delaware Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Delaware.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1632
Architecture and Related Services1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies51
Biological and Biomedical Sciences775
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services117
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services121
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields111
English Language and Literature/Letters111
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences221
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics331
Health Professions and Related Programs83
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities111
Mathematics and Statistics332
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies31
Natural Resources and Conservation521
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies31
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences355
Public Administration and Social Service Professions21
Social Sciences876
Transportation and Materials Moving1
Visual and Performing Arts1141
Grand total31096939

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Delaware.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Grand total23

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Delaware and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid3,75584%
Grant or scholarship aid3,40576%$9,242
Student loan aid2,35752%$8,937

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid11,12763%$9,471
Federal student loans8,97351%$6,520

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Delaware. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Delaware students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants24,45610,32914,127
Percent admitted100%66%72%
Percent admitted who enrolled18%18%18%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Delaware Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment23,009
Undergraduate enrollment19,215
Graduate enrollment3,794

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Delaware Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language (English Language English Language Institute IEP and DEFT)
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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