University of Delaware

Newark, DE 19716

School Details

The University of Delaware is a 4-year, public institution of higher learning located in the city of Newark, Delaware that offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional educational programs.


The University of Delaware started as a small, private academy in 1743 and grew to become a research-intensive and technologically advanced institution of learning. It was officially chartered as an institution of higher learning in 1833. The University of Delaware is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits the University of Delaware. Many of the University’s individual programs have also earned independent accreditations from educational and professionals accrediting organizations. This includes, but is not limited to: American Dietetic Association, American Physical Therapy Association, American Psychological Association, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Part of the mission statement of the University of Delaware is: “The University of Delaware is a major research university with extensive graduate programs that is also dedicated to outstanding undergraduate and professional education. UD faculty are committed to the intellectual, cultural, and ethical development of students as citizens, scholars, and professionals, UD graduates are prepared to contribute to a global and diverse society that requires leaders with creativity, integrity and a dedication to service”. Because the University is dedicated to educating and helping the “whole” student, there are many non-academic opportunities and resources. This includes: the Career Services Center, Center for Black Culture, Student for Counseling and Student Development, Student Health Services, Student Wellness and Health Promotion, and Student Services for Athletes. There are many organizations and clubs available to students, as well as honor societies, and athletic programs.


The main campus in Newark offers 3 associate’s degree programs, 147 bachelor’s programs, 119 master’s programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs. There are seven colleges that make up the University of Delaware at Newark: College of Agriculture and Natural Resource, College of Arts and Sciences, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, College of Education and Human Development, College of Engineering, College of Health Sciences, and the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. There are three additional schools that add to the University’s organization: School of Education, School of Marine Science and Policy, and the School of Public Policy and Administration. The University of Delaware has over 40 departments including, but not limited to Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Computer and Information Sciences, Chalken Center for Jewish Studies, Longwood Graduate Program in Public Horticulture, and Winterthur Program in early American Culture. The other satellite campuses of the University of Delaware are in Dover, Wilmington, Lewes, and Georgetown. It is a “Public Ivy”, which means that though it is a publicly-funded school, it offers the same caliber of education as an Ivy League school.


In addition to traditional academic programs, the University of Delaware offers a variety of online degree programs, as well as career and personal development opportunities. The online degree programs include the following:

  • Associate in Arts
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse (RN-to-BSN program)
  • Master of Arts in Social Studies in World History
  • Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing with concentrations in Adult Health: Clinical
  • Nurse Specialist, Nursing of Children: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Health Services
  • Administration, Family Nurse Practitioner (hybrid), and Adult Nurse Practitioner (hybrid)
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing.

Students can also take advantage of online programs such as:

  • Certificate of Business Essentials
  • Dietetic Internship online program
  • Graduate Certificate Program in Composite Materials
  • MyBrand career transition program
  • RN Refresher program
  • Socially Responsible Apparel Business Graduate Certificate Program
  • Socially Responsible and Sustainable Business (short courses)
  • Post-Master’s Nursing Certificates with concentrations in: Adult Nurse
  • Practitioner (hybrid), Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Family Nurse Practitioner (hybrid).

Around 21,856 students are enrolled in the University of Delaware. About 18,202 of those students are undergraduates. About 59% of the prospective students who apply for admission to the University of Delaware are accepted, and, of that number, 27% of those students actually enroll. Most students are full-time: 91% of undergraduates and 77% of graduates. About 14% of the total student population takes advantage of at least some distance learning opportunities. The overall graduation rate is 82%.


Tuition and fees are estimated to be about $11,682 for in-state students and $28,772 for out-of-state students. About 45% of undergraduate students receive some kind of grant or scholarship financial aid and 47% take out federal student loans.




School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctorate degree
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  • Calendar System:
    Four-one-four plan



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