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 $43,900.
University of Delaware Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.179 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.200 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.198 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities287 Graduates
Research and Experimental Psychology173 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science169 Graduates
Elementary Education144 Graduates
Behavioral Sciences137 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.240 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.293 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.121 responses
University of Delaware Reviews
As a rising Sophomore, I just completed my first year at the University of Delaware and I can honestly say that this was the best year of my life! I had an amazing time becoming a part of the Blue Hen community I wouldn't have traded this year for anywhere else. The professors here really care about their students and their successes and you meet so many people from so many walks of life. The saying is "You can make a large university feel small, but you can't make a small university feel large." UD is just that. By getting involved in all the activities and clubs on campus, its so easy to make this state university feel like a home away from home.
This school provides me with countless opportunities to get involved with clubs that I'm interested in. There is something for everyone! I joined the student television network here my freshman year and learned to edit news videos and interview students and faculty. They encourage students to be their best by aligning their values with being "first" since Delaware is the first state. There are various courses to cater to each student's needs and majors. We also have fun classes to take the pressure off our hard classes! They have a great plan to grow the diversity in our school and keep us safe as we are running across campus. They encourage unity while allowing you to be yourself.
The school has a lovely campus, with many amazing academic and student center buildings. However, the school lacks many good professors that know the material of their field. The main dining hall, Caesar Rodney offers many different options and is the best on campus, but Pencader dining on North near Freshman Dorms always runs out of food, are very strict on the amount they were given, and is low quality even though students are paying $5000 for a meal plan. The quality of the dorms depends on where a student lives, so have no ac and outdated dorms. The school does have a good party/ activity involvement scene. Athletics/ school spirit is not as big as promoted. While the school has its own police force, security is lacking, as police officers seem more worried about weekend parties than the overall safety of the students.