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.

Website: www.udel.edu/

Public
Co-ed
18,946
Undergraduate
Students
(57.5%) 10,891 Women
(42.5%) 8,055 Men
4,019
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
60% of 27,803 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
570-670 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
580-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $29,342
Out-of-state: $49,972
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,680
Out-of-state: $34,310
Room and Board
$12,862
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,144
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,247
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
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Campus Life

Newark Population
32,549
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia, Baltimore
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Fightin' Blue Hens (YoUDee)
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.4% Asian
5.5% Black/African-American
8.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.0% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students
4.6%
First-Year Students Returning
91.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
72.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 2  
History 2  
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Recommended
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
210 South College Avenue
City, State, Zip
Newark, DE 19716
Phone
(302) 831-8123
Fax
(302) 831-6905
E-mail
admissions@udel.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
November 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
60% of 27,803 applicants were admitted
Women
63% of 15,877 applicants were admitted
Men
56% of 11,926 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
4,571 (27%) of 16,648 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,766 (28%) of 9,998 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,196 (33%) of 6,650 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
5,006
Students Accepting Wait List Position
910
Students Admitted From Wait List
136

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.71
3.75 and Above
49%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
570-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
16%
Score of 600 - 700
45%
Score of 500 - 600
36%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
580-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
12%
Score of 600 - 700
55%
Score of 500 - 600
31%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
24%
Score of 24 - 29
61%
Score of 18 - 23
14%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 32%
Top quarter: 66%
Top half: 92%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $29,342
Out-of-state: $49,972
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,680
Out-of-state: $34,310
Room and Board
$12,862
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$1,800
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 15
Final deadline March 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001431
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found to Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Received by 94.2% of aid recipients
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 76.7% of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 8.3% of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 23.7% of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
68.3% of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Received by 84.6% of aid recipients
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 82.3% of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 6.5% of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
20.1% of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
62%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,144
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agriculture, General
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biometry/Biometrics
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Science
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geography Teacher Education
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Services, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Teacher Education
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology Teacher Education
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Russian Studies
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Urban Education and Leadership
  • Voice and Opera
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,247
Part-Time Faculty
529
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
63%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 31% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 36% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Civil Engineering, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Applied Science, Master of Instruction

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • American Studies
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • HIV/AIDS Nursing
  • Health Promotion
  • Higher Education
  • Historic Preservation
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oncology Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • School Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Structural Engineering
  • Theater
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Urban Studies
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Women's Health Nursing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Higher Education
  • Historic Preservation
  • Mathematics
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Public Policy
  • School Psychology
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Urban Studies
  • Water Resources Engineering

Location and Setting


Newark Population
32,549
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia, Baltimore
Campus Size
1,000 acres

Weather

Temperature
22.4 average low in January, 81.4 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Newark
Nearest Train Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Wilmington

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
60%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Fightin' Blue Hens (YoUDee)
School Colors
Royal blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x    
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x  
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x    
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Crew    
Cross-Country Running    
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x x
Track And Field    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
bowling, equestrian sports, ice hockey, rugby, sailing
Men's Club Sports
bowling, crew, cross-country running, equestrian sports, ice hockey, rugby, sailing, track and field, wrestling

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, racquetball, softball, squash, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
18,946
Women
10,891 (57.5%)
Men
8,055 (42.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
17,432
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.4% Asian
5.5% Black/African-American
8.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.0% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students.
4.6%
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
4,019

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
91.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
72.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
81.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
83.2%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1.2%
Engineering 0.6%
Law 1.2%
Dentistry 0.2%
Arts and Sciences 2.9%
Medicine 0.2%
Veterinary Medicine 0.2%
Education 2.5%
Other 3%

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