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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 66%. Popular majors include Finance, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Marketing. Graduating 81% of students, UD alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $46,700.
104 Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
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About University of Delaware...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association

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
66%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1160-1350
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$15,883/ 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
$10,210/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%

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
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.208 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.206 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,195Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,555
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 133 responses
Report
  • Very wide range
    35%
  • Most students at UD are eager to learn and succeed
    29%
  • Chill, just want to pass with friends and fun
    11%
  • Upper-Middle Class suburban kids
    10%
  • Preppy girls and fratty boys
    6%
  • UD students know how to have a good time
    6%
  • 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.248 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.301 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 136 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    31%
  • Classic College Campus Look
    26%
  • Amazing
    12%
  • Extraordinary
    10%
  • Picturesque
    7%
  • Beautiful campus with challenging courses
    6%
  • Average
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,000/ 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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When I had decided to attend UD, I was completely convinced it wasn’t the best place for me, and that I would probably transfer after my first year, and I was 100% wrong. I’ve just completed my first semester, taking intriguing courses, making amazing friends and loving every minute of being a blue hen. I want to tell everybody I know to attend, it is the greatest place on Earth!
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So far my experience at the University of Delaware has been very pleasant! It has wonderful events for students and has an amazing staff to work with! The classes, that I have been taking, are very informative about topics I'm interested in. A big plus about this college is that it's next to main Street, where a lot of students can work.
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.