UD

University of Delaware

210 South College Ave, Newark, United States
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  • Total Documents
    12,082
  • Class Notes
    8,485
  • Textbook Notes
    1,533
  • Study Guides
    2,069
  • Currently Enrolled
    4,977
  • Previously Enrolled
    3,809

Overview of University of Delaware (UD)

About this school

Founded in 1743 as a small private academy, the University of Delaware became a state land-grant institution in 1870 and adopted coeducation in 1872. Its 1,000-acre campus is located in Newark, 12 miles from Wilmington, 30 miles from Philadelphia, and 50 miles from Baltimore.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:18,374
    • Men:7,794 Men (42.4%)
    • Women:10,580 Women (57.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (UD)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Delaware is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Recommended
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
210 South College Avenue
City, State, Zip
Newark, DE 19716
Phone
(302) 831-8123
Fax
(302) 831-6905
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
65% of 24,456 applicants were admitted
Women
67% of 14,127 applicants were admitted
Men
62% of 10,329 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,571 (29%) of 15,879 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,572 (27%) of 9,522 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,999 (31%) of 6,357 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.71
375 And Above
49%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
570-670 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
16%
• Score 600 - 700
45%
• Score 500 - 600
36%
• Score 400 - 500
3%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
12%
• Score 600 - 700
55%
• Score 500 - 600
31%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
20%
• Score 24 - 29
51%
• Score 18 - 23
26%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UD)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $13,160|Out-of-state: $33,150 (47.35%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,332 (44.37%)
  • Other Expenses: - $800 (2.88%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,500 (5.4%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Delaware accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 15 | Final deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001431
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,233 (82.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,100 (65.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,062 (98.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
229 (11.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$13,284
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,942 (94.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,842
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,581 (76.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,588
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 172 (8.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
934 (23.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,018

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
11,568 (68.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
8,260 (71.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,088 (97.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
830 (10.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
55%
Average Award
$13,017
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,846 (84.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,506
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,655 (82.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,391
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 525 (6.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
3,407 (20.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,523

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
62%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,144
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UD)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,198

Part-Time Faculty


488

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


65%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 21% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 10% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 11% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 5% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 36% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Delaware provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


91.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


71.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


81.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


82.9%

Programs & Majors (UD)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (126)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agriculture, General
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biometry/Biometrics
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Science
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geography Teacher Education
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Services, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Teacher Education
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology Teacher Education
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Russian Studies
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Urban Education and Leadership
  • Voice and Opera
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Social sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Master's Programs of Study (117)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • American Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Cancer Biology/Oncology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Emergency Management
  • Energy Management and Policy
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entomology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • HIV/AIDS Nursing
  • Health Promotion
  • Higher Education
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Information Science
  • International Affairs
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marine Affairs
  • Marine Geology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Oncology Nursing
  • Operations Research
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • School Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Theater
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Urban Studies
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Women's Health Nursing

Campus Life (UD)

Location & Geography

Population


32,549

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Philadelphia, Baltimore

Campus Size


1,000 acres

Weather


Temperature
22.4 average low in January, 81.4 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
Newark
Nearest Train Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Wilmington

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


40% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


60%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Fightin' Blue Hens (YoUDee)
School Colors
Royal blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, racquetball, softball, squash, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Delaware offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


16,953

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
18,374
Women
10,580
Men
7,794

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.3% Asian
  • 5.6% Black/African-American
  • 8.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 76.5% White
  • 1.2% Unknown

International Students


4.0%

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


3,794

Student Resources (UD)

Study resources