University of Delaware (2024)

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UD is a highly rated public university located in Newark, Delaware in the Philadelphia Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 18,034 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UD acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Finance, and Marketing. Graduating 80% of students, UD alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $46,700.

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104 HULLIHEN HALL
NEWARK, DE 19716

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About UD...

  • Common App Accepted
  • Public College
  • SAT/ACT Optional

Athletic Division

NCAA Division I-FCS

Athletic Conference

Coastal Athletic Association

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  • Delaware
  • Newark

University of Delaware Rankings

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UD Admissions

Acceptance Rate

74%

Application Deadline

Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

January 15

SAT Range

1190-1360

ACT Range

26-31

Application Fee

$75

SAT/ACT

Considered but not required

High School GPA

Required

Early Decision/Early Action

No

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Cost

Net Price

$18,044/ 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

$12,375/ year

National

$7,535

Students Receiving Financial Aid

93%

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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

77%

of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.204 responses

55%

of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.257 responses

48%

of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.255 responses

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Majors

Most Popular Majors

  • Liberal Arts and Humanities

    314 Graduates

  • Finance

    245 Graduates

  • Marketing

    220 Graduates

  • Research and Experimental Psychology

    203 Graduates

  • Biology

    184 Graduates

  • Nursing

    184 Graduates

  • Communications

    170 Graduates

  • Behavioral Sciences

    158 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    148 Graduates

  • Elementary Education

    145 Graduates

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Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online

Total number of complete undergraduate programs offered online or through distance learning.

Offers Online Courses

College offers distance education courses.

Yes

Online Certificate Programs

Total number of certificate degree programs offered online or through distance education.

Online Associates Programs

Total number of associate degree programs offered online or through distance education.

Online Bachelor's Programs

Total number of bachelor's degree programs offered online or through distance education.

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How Students Learn

Based on class setting of student enrollment.

  • Mix of Online and on Campus

    42%

  • On Campus

    54%

  • Online

    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment

18,034Undergrads

Part-Time Undergrads

1,448

Undergrads Over 25

2%

Pell Grant

18%

Varsity Athletes

3%

Poll

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?

Based on

180 responses

  • Very wide range

    36%

  • Most students at UD are eager to learn and succeed

    25%

  • Upper-Middle Class suburban kids

    11%

  • Chill, just want to pass with friends and fun

    9%

  • UD students know how to have a good time

    8%

  • Preppy girls and fratty boys

    6%

  • Most students at UD were jocks in high school.

    3%

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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus

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Poll

50%

of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.297 responses

Poll

53%

of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.350 responses

Poll

What one word or phrase best describes your school?

Based on

183 responses

  • Classic College Campus Look

    29%

  • Beautiful

    27%

  • Amazing

    10%

  • Extraordinary

    9%

  • Beautiful campus with challenging courses

    9%

  • Picturesque

    6%

  • Home away from home

    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$57,000/ year

National

$33,028

Graduation Rate

80%

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.129 responses

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