A
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-
University of Delaware is ...
Public
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
70%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1060-1280
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$15,894/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,750/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,038/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,909/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,736/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,307/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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.193 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.191 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,556Undergrads
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 118 responses
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  • Very wide range
    34%
  • Most students at UD are eager to learn and succeed
    31%
  • Chill, just want to pass with friends and fun
    13%
  • Upper-Middle Class suburban kids
    10%
  • Preppy girls and fratty boys
    6%
  • UD students know how to have a good time
    4%
  • 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.233 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.286 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 121 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    34%
  • Classic College Campus Look
    28%
  • Amazing
    12%
  • Extraordinary
    10%
  • Picturesque
    7%
  • Beautiful campus with challenging courses
    2%
  • Average
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
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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I love the University of Delaware! The campus scenery is stunning and the students are very approachable. I had a problem with my dorming situation the first semester, but it did not stop me from having a great experience. I joined several clubs and made a lot of amazing friends. I am a pre-veterinary major, so the classes I have to take are very challenging, but they are durable. The TA's and professors love to help out when someone has questions. There are a lot of group tutoring sessions throughout the week if needed. I definitely recommend attending the University of Delaware.
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I love the University of Delaware! Professors are easily accessible and it is super easy to make friends! Residence life and Housing stinks, but move off campus as soon as possible and you will be fine. Most of the off-campus apartments and houses are cheaper and closer to campus than the on-campus ones. It is slightly expensive out of state, but you get what you pay for and they offer a lot of things for free that other universities would charge for. Dining plans are expensive but the food is really good! It is also a really diverse campus and there are clubs available for every culture I can think of for you to immerse yourself in. And if there isn't what you're looking for in a club, UD makes it SUPER easy to make your own club. It is very safe and UDPD patrols extra on weekends. There are lots of parties and good parties. As long as you go out with friends at night you will be safe since UD police is around a lot!
UD is everything I hoped it would be. The students tend to go out often (usually to frat parties) and give the school a party school reputation. While partying is a huge part of the social scene here, students are extremely competitive and the academics are very challenging. Each year UD gets more and more competitive and the school is constantly improving itself and its rankings yearly. The campus is extremely picturesque and the surrounding area is safe and has lots of great restaurants. Dining on campus is not exactly delicious, but from what I understand it is much better than some other colleges. UD is also extremely popular for Delaware, New Jersey, and New York residents.