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.


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

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

University of Delaware REVIEWS

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  • 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?

106 Students rated University of Delaware

Yan - 04/30/2024

University of Delaware (UD) is a fascinating institution that offers a rich and diverse academic experience. One aspect that stands out about UD is its vibrant campus life, particularly the plethora of clubs and organizations available to students. These clubs serve as fantastic platforms for students to connect with others who share similar interests, fostering a sense of community and belonging. UD's commitment to providing a wide range of clubs reflects its dedication to holistic education. Whether you're passionate about arts and culture, sports, social justice, or academic pursuits, there's likely a club or organization that aligns with your interests at UD. This not only enhances the overall student experience but also encourages personal growth and development outside of the classroom. Moreover, the networking opportunities provided by these clubs can be invaluable. Connecting with peers who share your passions can lead to lifelong friendships, professional collaborations, and a supportive network that extends beyond graduation. Beyond its extracurricular offerings, UD boasts a strong academic reputation. Its faculty are often experts in their fields, providing students with a rigorous and engaging learning environment. The university's commitment to research and innovation further enhances its academic standing and provides students with opportunities to contribute meaningfully to their chosen fields. In conclusion, UD is not just a place of learning but also a community where students can explore their interests, build connections, and prepare for successful futures. Its vibrant club scene and academic excellence make it a compelling choice for those seeking a well-rounded college experience.

Felicia - 04/27/2024

The University of Delaware offers a comprehensive academic experience set against a backdrop of rich history and vibrant campus life. As a leading research institution, UD boasts a diverse range of programs spanning the arts, sciences, engineering, and more. The faculty are not only experts in their fields but also dedicated mentors, fostering an environment of intellectual curiosity and innovation. One of UD's standout features is its commitment to experiential learning. Students have ample opportunities to engage in internships, research projects, and study abroad programs, enhancing their education beyond the classroom. The campus itself is picturesque, with historic buildings blending seamlessly with state-of-the-art facilities. The sense of community at UD is palpable, with numerous clubs, organizations, and events catering to a wide range of interests. Whether it's joining a student-run publication, participating in community service initiatives, or cheering on the Blue Hens at sporting events, there's something for everyone to get involved in. While UD's rigorous academics may be challenging, the support system in place ensures that students have access to resources such as tutoring, advising, and counseling services to help them succeed. Additionally, the university's strong alumni network provides valuable connections and opportunities for career advancement post-graduation. Overall, the University of Delaware offers a dynamic and enriching educational experience that prepares students for success in their chosen fields while fostering personal growth and lifelong connections.

Amarachukwu - 07/04/2023

I love UD. They offer a lot of stuff here such as majors, minors, classes, clubs to join, food options, and many more. UD also offers a lot of research opportunities due to the fact that it is a research school. I plan on being a neuroscientist, so I knew that UD was going to be a good fit for me. To new freshman students attend here, I advise that they take advantage of the opportunities offered here and have fun,

Fallon - 06/13/2023

Honestly, people like to brush off Delaware as a state, but the University of Delaware was an amazing school and I really enjoyed my time there. I met some of the best people I have ever known, had great professors who motivated me to pursue my graduate degree, academically interesting courses, and had a student life that was fun. I would recommend UD to any young student!

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! :)

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

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

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  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.

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  5. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

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

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  6. 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.

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  7. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  10. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?


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  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.

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  12. What's unique about your campus?

    Friends. You make life long friends

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  18. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Having fun!

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  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.

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  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!

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  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!

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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.

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