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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
UD is a highly rated public university located in Newark, Delaware in the Philadelphia Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 18,195 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UD acceptance rate is 63%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Finance, and Marketing. Graduating 82% of students, UD alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $46,700.
About University of Delaware...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
104 Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
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University of Delaware Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1130-1330
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$16,286/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,798/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.179 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.205 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.203 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,195Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,555
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 130 responses
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  • Very wide range
    35%
  • Most students at UD are eager to learn and succeed
    29%
  • Chill, just want to pass with friends and fun
    12%
  • Upper-Middle Class suburban kids
    10%
  • Preppy girls and fratty boys
    6%
  • UD students know how to have a good time
    5%
  • Most students at UD were jocks in high school.
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.245 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.298 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 133 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    32%
  • Classic College Campus Look
    27%
  • Amazing
    11%
  • Extraordinary
    10%
  • Picturesque
    7%
  • Beautiful campus with challenging courses
    5%
  • Average
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.121 responses
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University of Delaware Reviews

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I love the University of Delaware. The campus is in prime location, right on main street. Main street is full of restaurants, activities, and shopping! The school is amazing. Classes are good sizes, with professors who care about your education. Every professor has office hours, with a main purpose to help you.
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It is indeed a great pleasure and honor to use this precious time in rating my overall experience at the university of Delaware.
Firstly, the university of Delaware has been rank as the number in the state of Delaware among other universities and has also been placed and ranked as one of the best research universities when it comes to graduate,PHD and Doctoral degrees among others. It is suitable for learning purposes because of its uniqueness, qualified and competent professors and its ideal environment.

Secondly, the university of Delaware has created an avenue for both residents and international students to come and achieve their academic potential and help build the society through innovation, creativity and invention. These excellent academic activities has greatly improved the learning process and also encouraged students from all around the globe to fully experience their academic potential at the university of Delaware.

I rest my case.
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Everyone here is super friendly and willing to make friends and support you even if you don't know each other very well. The professors are highly qualified; many are experts in their field. They do their best to help you and only want to see you succeed. They are very approachable and may end up being mentors or even friends. Our sports teams are division 1 and there are a ton of intramural and club sports and activities to get involved in. There is a very prevalent party scene at UD but there are always one hundred other things to do on campus. This school is what you make of it and everyone who comes here loves it!