University of Delaware: Ranking & Review

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University of Delaware Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate63%59%66%
Enrolled undergraduates4,6711,9952,676
Enrolled total (including graduate students)23,77410,40013,374

2,333 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

446 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores3,256
Percent of students submitting SAT scores70%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,621
Percent of students submitting ACT scores35%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $75. Application fee for graduates - $75.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

University of Delaware Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $12,332 and other expenses per full academic year.

University of Delaware provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 7,274 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$11,870$31,860
Fees for full-time undergraduates$1,290$1,290
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$495$1,328
Tuition for Full-time graduates$31,860$31,860
Fees for full-time graduates$792$792
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$1,770$1,770

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services723272995
Health Professions and Related Programs5519758706
Social Sciences3887226486
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2484220310
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities27713281
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies20510215
Visual and Performing Arts94453142
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11520135
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1267133
English Language and Literature & Letters11175123
Physical Sciences512048119
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences97182117
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services65389112
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences7319698
Natural Resources and Conservation743481
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies6415180
Mathematics and Statistics3434775
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3931474
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies15823
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2911
Philosophy and Religious Studies99
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service325
Architecture and Related Services33
Transportation and Materials Moving11
Grand Total2883,9789973105,573

A total of 4,266 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at University of Delaware.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,307 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate82%78%85%
  • Full-time retention rate - 91%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

General info

Alternative namesUD
MottoScientia Sol Mentis Est
Knowledge is the light of the mind
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementThe University of Delaware exists to cultivate learning, develop knowledge and foster the free exchange of ideas. State-assisted yet privately governed, the University has a strong tradition of distinguished scholarship, research, teaching and service that is grounded in a commitment to increasing and disseminating scientific, humanistic and social knowledge for the benefit of the larger society. Tracing its origins to 1743 and chartered by the state in 1833, the University of Delaware today is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. The University of Delaware is a major research university with extensive graduate programs that is also dedicated to outstanding undergraduate and professional education. University faculty are committed to the intellectual, cultural and ethical development of students as citizens, scholars and professionals. University graduates are prepared to contribute to a global society that requires leaders with creativity, integrity and a dedication to service. The University of Delaware promotes an environment in which all people are inspired to learn and encourages intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, free inquiry and respect for the views and values of an increasingly diverse population.
Colorsblue, gold
Academic CalendarFour-one-four plan
Total FTE staff4,591
Instructional FTE1,195
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address104 Hullihen Hall
Newark, Delaware, 19716
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population31,000

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