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University of Delaware
Newark, DE
Founded in 1743 as a small private academy, the University of Delaware became a state land-grant institution in 1870 and adopted coeducation in 1872. Its 1,000-acre campus is located in Newark, 12 miles from Wilmington, 30 miles from Philadelphia, and 50 miles from Baltimore.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 18,374
   Women 10,580 (57.6%)
   Men 7,794 (42.4%)
Graduate Students 3,794
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 65% of 24,456 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.71
SAT Math 560-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 550-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance In-state: $27,198
Out-of-state: $46,618
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $12,830
Out-of-state: $32,250
  Room and Board $12,068
Average Percent of Need Met 58%
Average Freshman Award $13,812
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,181
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 19% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
Newark Population 32,549
Nearest Metropolitan Area Philadelphia, Baltimore
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 94% of freshmen, 43% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Fightin' Blue Hens (YoUDee)
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.3% Asian
5.6% Black/African-American
8.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.5% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students 4.0%
First-Year Students Returning 91.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 71.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported