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University of Delaware Overview

University of Delaware is a public institution located in Newark, Delaware. Newark is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is University of Delaware Known For?

18,195 Full-Time Undergraduates
$16,127 Avg Cost After Aid
63% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at U of Delaware have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at U of Delaware.
  • In 2017-2018, 98% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, U of Delaware bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $57,000 a year. That's about 40% more than their peers at other schools.
  • The average U of Delaware student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

University of Delaware Rankings

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, U of Delaware is ranked #87 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 5 colleges in Delaware, it is ranked at #1.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that U of Delaware has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for U of Delaware

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 53
Best Colleges 87
Best Colleges for Veterans 460
Best Colleges for the Money 483
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 490
Best Colleges for Diversity 572

Where Is University of Delaware?

Location of University of Delaware

Contact details for U of Delaware are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 104 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-2000
Website: www.udel.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/udelaware
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UDelaware

How Do I Get Into U of Delaware?

You can apply to U of Delaware online at: https://www.commonapp.org/explore/university-delaware

Admission Requirements for U of Delaware

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into U of Delaware?

63% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
70% Submit SAT Scores
U of Delaware has an acceptance rate of 63%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 66%.

Average Test Scores

About 70% of students accepted to U of Delaware submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 660. Math scores were between 560 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Delaware  ( 570 to 660 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Delaware  ( 560 to 670 )
200
800
U of Delaware received ACT scores from 35% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 31. Math scores were between 24 and 29. Composite scores were between 25 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of Delaware  ( 24 to 31 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Delaware  ( 24 to 29 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Delaware  ( 25 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Delaware?

$16,127 Net Price
53% Take Out Loans
2.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of U of Delaware is $16,127. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for U of Delaware

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,397 $10,985 $13,139 $18,263 $22,995

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At U of Delaware, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $9,432 a year. That adds up to $37,728 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at U of Delaware is 2.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Delaware Undergraduate Student Diversity

18,195 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,750 undergraduate students at U of Delaware, with 18,195 being full-time and 1,555 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  U of Delaware

There are also 4,024 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 18,195 full-time undergraduates at U of Delaware, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  U of Delaware

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Delaware students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of U of Delaware Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 926
Black or African American 1,006
Hispanic or Latino 1,470
White 13,089
International Students 850
Other Races/Ethnicities 854

Geographic Diversity

Delaware students aren't the only ones who study at University of Delaware. At this time, 30 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 97 countries are represented at U of Delaware. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and India.

Online Learning at University of Delaware

391 Took All Classes Online
2,697 Took At Least One Class Online
0.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 10 master’s degree programs available online at U of Delaware. In 2017-2018, 2,697 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at U of Delaware has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in Delaware for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of U of Delaware

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Delaware was 0.3%. This is the #2,007 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at U of Delaware regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of U of Delaware majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 1%
Computer & Information Sciences 14%
Computer Engineering 4%
Education 16%
Engineering 6%
Information Technology 52%
Instructional Media Design 67%
Mechanical Engineering 12%
Public Administration 56%
Public Administration & Social Service 14%
Special Education 26%
Statistics 8%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at U of Delaware ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at U of Delaware.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Engineering #28
Mechanical Engineering #31
Public Administration #91
Engineering #106
Special Education #182
Public Administration & Social Service #201
Educational Administration #235
Nursing #452

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Delaware Majors

In 2017-2018, University of Delaware awarded 10,240 undergraduate degrees and 2,718 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 120 50 0
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 16 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 17 0 0
Animal Science 0 17 2 4
Anthropology 0 14 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 5 5 3
Area Studies 0 12 7 0
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 1 0 0
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 3 0 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 24 0 0
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 3 8 4
Biomedical Engineering 0 53 4 9
Biotechnology 0 3 4 0
Business Administration & Management 0 138 124 0
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 50 0
Chemical Engineering 0 84 13 20
Chemistry 0 41 11 26
Child Development & Psychology 0 160 4 7
Civil Engineering 0 76 24 13
Classical Languages & Literature 0 1 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 10 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 25 0 0
Cognitive Science 0 77 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 136 8 0
Communication Sciences 0 0 22 0
Computer Engineering 0 44 39 17
Computer Information Systems 0 85 33 11
Criminology 0 138 3 3
Design & Applied Arts 0 44 4 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 62 0 0
East Asian Languages 0 14 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 20 16 5
Economics 0 182 36 9
Educational Administration 0 27 24 25
Electrical Engineering 0 52 0 1
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 3 7
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 20 2 0
Environmental Engineering 0 29 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 17 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 322 45 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 33 17 4
Food Science Technology 0 11 4 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 21 6 0
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 8 3 0
General Agriculture 0 48 0 0
General Biology 0 145 16 5
General Education 0 0 3 13
General English Literature 0 90 5 3
Geography & Cartography 0 7 2 2
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 8 5 1
Germanic Languages 0 6 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 206 4 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 53 9 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 57 0 0
Historic Preservation 0 10 10 0
History 0 64 5 1
Homeland Security 0 0 5 2
Hospitality Management 0 87 12 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 5 2
Human Services 0 84 0 0
Information Science 0 0 19 0
Information Technology 0 0 23 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 12 0
International Business 0 32 25 0
International Relations & National Security 0 65 0 0
Landscape Architecture 0 6 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 257 10 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 8 12 1
Management Information Systems 0 65 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 12 17 5
Marketing 0 254 0 0
Materials Sciences 0 0 6 12
Mathematics 0 30 3 1
Mechanical Engineering 0 159 21 6
Music 0 18 27 0
Natural Resource Management 0 1 5 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 71 3 4
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 78 5 0
Nursing 0 191 28 4
Nutrition Science 0 7 0 0
Ocean Engineering 0 0 1 2
Other Health Professions 0 12 0 0
Philosophy 0 10 0 0
Physics 0 21 5 12
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 4
Plant Sciences 0 12 5 5
Political Science & Government 0 123 9 3
Public Administration 0 0 43 0
Public Health 0 124 14 0
Public Policy 0 43 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 7 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 50
Romance Languages 0 43 0 0
Sociology 0 43 3 3
Special Education 0 0 39 0
Statistics 0 10 30 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 14 177 3 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 85 1 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 6 0
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 86 0 0
Urban Studies 0 0 7 6
Wildlife Management 0 31 0 0
Zoology 0 2 1 2
Total 542 9,698 2,084 634

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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