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  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 17,761 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UD acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Finance, and Marketing. Graduating 81% of students, UD alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $43,900.
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
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

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
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Academics

Professors
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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.195 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.193 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,761Undergrads
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 120 responses
Report
  • Very wide range
    34%
  • Most students at UD are eager to learn and succeed
    30%
  • 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.235 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.288 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 123 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    33%
  • Classic College Campus Look
    28%
  • Amazing
    11%
  • Extraordinary
    10%
  • Picturesque
    7%
  • Beautiful campus with challenging courses
    2%
  • Average
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,100/ 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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University of Delaware Reviews

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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.
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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.
So far my experiences have been a roller-coaster of feelings. There are many ways to make friends through clubs, sororities, fraternities. There are many places to eat, hang out. The LGBTQ+ community there is very good and on the rise. It has its problems with diversity. UD is primarily white and as a person who's multi-racial, I'd like to see more cultures. Some of the departments of education aren't good and can use work. Some professors are great at teaching and do everything they can to help their students. Others don't put in the effort. College isn't supposed to be easy, but the professors' job is to teach relatively well so students can understand the subject. Safety isn't that great. There are police that drive around at all times during the night but sometimes that isn't enough. Crime happens all the time on campus. It's understandable when considering it's near the city of Wilmington. Nonetheless UD is a fun school that has its blemishes that absolutely needs to be fixed.