University of Delaware: Ranking & Review

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Newark Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 79 126
Top 1%

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

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

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

University of Delaware Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $27,792 $47,782
Off-campus $27,792 $47,782
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 Services 723 272 995
Health Professions and Related Programs 551 97 58 706
Engineering 432 125 60 617
Social Sciences 388 72 26 486
Education 11 257 79 28 375
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 248 42 20 310
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 277 1 3 281
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 205 10 215
Psychology 155 14 10 179
Visual and Performing Arts 94 45 3 142
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 115 20 135
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 126 7 133
English Language and Literature & Letters 111 7 5 123
Physical Sciences 51 20 48 119
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 97 18 2 117
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 65 38 9 112
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 73 19 6 98
Natural Resources and Conservation 74 3 4 81
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 64 15 1 80
Mathematics and Statistics 34 34 7 75
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 39 31 4 74
History 47 13 8 68
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 15 8 23
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 2 9 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 9 9
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 3 2 5
Architecture and Related Services 3 3
Transportation and Materials Moving 1 1
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 population10,000 - 50,000

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