About University of Delaware

Founded in 1743, University of Delaware. is a Public college. Located in Delaware, which is a city setting in Delaware, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 19,215 full time undergraduate students, and 3,794 full time graduate students.

The University of Delaware Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 1136 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Delaware include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate69%
Application Deadline
Application Fee75
SAT Range1060-1280
ACT Range22-29

Admissions at UD are considered Selective, with ,166% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 18 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

97% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 76% were in the top quarter, and 40% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Delaware.

19%
“We”re apathetic”
35%
“We know about current events and vote”
39%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
7%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
6%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
12%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
23%
“I only go out in groups”
45%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
31%
“I feel extremely safe”
24%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
51%
“We bought the gear”
25%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
29%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
5%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
9%
“Available in class”
63%
“They keep regular office hours”
24%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
19%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
74%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
2%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
2%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
36%
“We only party on weekends”
60%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
6%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
50%
“There might be people who do”
43%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Delaware REVIEWS

Write a review, Enter to win $1,000 Scholarship
  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    330 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    255 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    342 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    352 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    352 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    348 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    350 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    352 Students rated academics 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Delaware?

109 Students rated University of Delaware

Kendall - 01/13/2022

As a student coming from a small high school, I really like the "feel" of UD in that yes, there are a lot of people on campus, but you surprisingly see people you know while walking around every day. The classes feel intimate, even if there are 50+ students. Professors care to learn your name and help you in any way possible. It feels like a small school, but there are so many opportunities and people to meet at the same time. Food wise, I recommend BrewHaha, Cafe Gelato, Snap Pizza, and Drip Cafe.

Alexis - 07/04/2021

The University of Delaware is a school that cares about their students and their education. They have plenty of clubs and sports to participate in. Many of the staff and students are also very kind and helpful. They also have many available resources for their students.

Charleigh - 11/09/2020

It is a good school overall but has some bad professor, but what college doesn't? Likewise there are some very negative parts of the college. For example the mental health services for the school is a joke. Nobody truly receives substantial help from their program.

Anna

The University of Delaware is a great school and definitely an excellent option for in-state students. The professors are very knowledgeable and accessible. The dorms are nice and there are lots of options at the three dining halls. I feel safe on campus.

University of Delaware FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Delaware?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Delaware is 69%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell myself not to worry so much about choosing a college and knowing that I would be able to grow and make friends no matter what. I would also probably have told myself to think about what I wanted to major in since I came into University of Delaware undecided. I would tell myself to just be myself! :)

    Read all  337 answers
  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are motivated individuals who understand the importance of balance between social life and academics.

    Read all  151 answers
  4. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Overall, this school is absolutely amazing. I love going here and there are so many opportunities if you look for them. I think its exactly the right size especially for my major, foreign languages, so you really get to personally know your professors and better practice your skills. All the alumni I have happened to meet outside of school and those who I have told that I go to the University of Delaware have an overwhelmingly positive response, especially in reaction to the program my school offers for foreign languages which is technically my major: Three Languages. Aside from the critical languages I study (Chinese, Arabic and Russian) there are ample opportunities to study other languages which excites me and many other students. Aside from the program that allows me to study three different languages under one degree, I would say the best thing about UD is being able to be so close to peers and professors because of the size. It gives way to genuine connections with people that care about you and want to help you succeed in any way they can.

    Read all  110 answers
  5. What are the academics like at your school?

    I am in the honors program, and it is a competitive program offering fantastic academic resources and rigorous classes.

    Read all  101 answers
  6. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Greek life along with club sports and a cappella are very popular here.

    Read all  101 answers
  7. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Some stereotypes are that they are white, middle class, all american type kids

    Read all  96 answers
  8. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    YES! Everyone here is so friendly and has so much school spirit. The campus is beautiful and every building is brick. The kids are pretty preppy but not too much.

    Read all  95 answers
  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    the enviornemt is awesome and there's always someone to talk to if you're having problems.

    Read all  87 answers
  10. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    fye

    Read all  77 answers
  11. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    The University of Delaware is a school with a beautiful campus, strong academics, and a fun, friendly social atmosphere.

    Read all  74 answers
  12. What's unique about your campus?

    Friends. You make life long friends

    Read all  67 answers
  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The grades are not given out free and you do need to attend class but it is up to the individual as to how hard you work or want to be involved in the school. It has over 20,000 students on campus and is more of a town than as opposed if you were looking for a city. I would say a person who likes the mix of a good size campus but the location is in a small state.

    Read all  65 answers
  14. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Before entering the University of Delaware, I was undecided as to what major I should chose. I wish I had known prior to enrolling that many of the majors I was interested in, such as nursing and elementary education, had tight schedules in order to graduate in four years. Due to the inflexibility of the requirements for some majors, there are limitations on what classes a student can take. My wish would have been to be aware of these restricitions before I was in college.

    Read all  64 answers
  15. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    All students wishing to higher their education level should attend this school. The student body is very welcoming to all people of different races, ethnicities, or orientations. I have never witnessed a problem among students involving problems such as race or diversity.

    Read all  54 answers
  16. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The University of Delaware was ranked in the top 60 colleges of the United States.

    Read all  44 answers
  17. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    To me there isn`t any frustrating part about UD. But something I do not like is that you can get lost if you do not learn your way around campus.

    Read all  43 answers
  18. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Having fun!

    Read all  42 answers
  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    There is a stereotype that all students of University of Delaware party every single weekend and are not terribly concerned with study habits. While UD students definitely know how to have a good time, they also know when to call it a night and hit the books. Also, there are plenty of students who are very in to their studies and do not party at all. It's truly a very diverse student population. You can find any type of person you're looking for.

    Read all  21 answers
  20. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    Both of my parents attending the University of Delaware, as well as some of my aunts and uncles. Two of my cousins go to UD as well so Blue Hen pride is certainly in our family! In-state tuition was definitely a plus! Besides finances and family, UD is just such a great University. It challenges you academically but gives you plenty of outlets to relieve your stress. Also, I am 5 minutes from home and already had a stable job so I was not about to give those up!

    Read all  10 answers
  21. What do students complain about most?

    Most students most likely complain about the parking situation. In order to have a car on campus, you need to pay a couple hundred dollars for a UD parking pass. The lots where students can park are only on North and East Campus, which is inconvenient for those living on South and East Campus. Personally, I do not see why a UD student would need a car other than for work. Everything is so close together that walking, skate boarding, and biking is all that it takes!

    Read all  7 answers

Student Body

Students

57%

female

43%

male

19,215

Total Undergrad Enrollment

3,794

Total Grad Students

58%

Out-Of-State

38%

In-State

4%

International

Organizations

300

Student Organizations

22

Fraternities

16

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

34%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
% Black or African-American
6%
% Hispanic/Latino
8%
% White or Caucasian
72%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

84% of students attending University of Delaware receive some sort of financial aid. 14% were awarded federal grants. While 52% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$32,250

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$800

Books and Supplies

$12,068

Room and Board

45,118

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$11,750
$30 - $48K
$12,038
$48 - $75K
$13,909
$75 - $110K
$17,736
$110K & UP
$22,307

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

FIND SCHOLARSHIPS

Find your perfect match from over 3 million scholarships!

START YOUR SEARCH

CAN YOU GET INTO University of Delaware?

Complete your profile to see if this school is a fit for you, and what your chances of admitance are.

START YOUR SEARCH