University of Delaware: Tuition Fees, Acceptance Rate, Rankings, Courses
The University of Delaware (colloquially UD or Delaware) is a public land-grant research university located in Newark, Delaware. UD is the largest university in Delaware. It offers three associate’s programs, 148 bachelor’s programs, 121 master’s programs (with 13 joint degrees), and 55 doctoral programs across its eight colleges. The main campus is in Newark, with satellite campuses in Dover, Wilmington, Lewes, and Georgetown. It is considered a large institution with approximately 18,200 undergraduate and 4,200 graduate students. It is a privately governed university which receives public funding for being a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant state-supported research institution. UDel is ranked among the top 150 universities in the U.S.
UD is classified among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” According to the National Science Foundation, UD spent $186 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 119th in the nation. It is recognized with the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
University of Delaware is one of only four schools in North America with a major in art conservation. In 1923, it was the first American university to offer a study-abroad program.
UD traces its origins to a “Free School,” founded in New London, Pennsylvania in 1743. The school moved to Newark, Delaware by 1765, becoming the Newark Academy. The academy trustees secured a charter for Newark College in 1833 and the academy became part of the college, which changed its name to Delaware College in 1843. While not considered one of the colonial colleges because it was not a chartered institution of higher education during the colonial era, its original class of ten students included George Read, Thomas McKean, and James Smith, all three of whom went on to sign the Declaration of Independence. Read also later signed the United States Constitution.
UD students, alumni, and sports teams are known as the “Fightin’ Blue Hens“, more commonly shortened to “Blue Hens”, and the school colors are Delaware blue and gold. UD sponsors 21 men’s and women’s NCAA Division-I sports teams and have competed in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) since 2001.
University of Delaware’s 2022-2023 Rankings
University of Delaware is ranked #89 out of 443 National Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence