At the University of Delaware, you can go from a concert in our music halls to a lecture on bioengineering to tours of the ancient world while studying abroad. At UD, we want you to be more than a student.
We will push you to be an explorer. An innovator. A leader. The connections you’ll make with ideas, professors, and alumni will be cultivated and transformed into assets for the future. No matter which of our 150+ majors you choose, our broad academic selections and our priority for hands-on research will stimulate your passion for learning, your curiosity, and your connection with the larger world.
UD encourages you to learn in a deeper way. Our Honors Program allows talented and ambitious students to take full advantage of a top-class research institution while giving you the one-on-one attention of our world-class faculty. The UD Honors Program combines small class sizes with rigorous course work to prepare you to become a scholar capable of taking on the toughest challenges of our day. Honors students also enjoy additional funding opportunities for field research and travel and are provided the chance to live in an exclusive Honors community. The Honors residence hall allows you to live with other students dedicated to academics and senior peer mentors there to provide advice and guidance on internship and research opportunities on campus and beyond.
According to The Princeton Review, UD is considered one of the nation’s best for “getting their graduates out the door to satisfying and rewarding careers.” In fact, 95% of our students are either employed or pursuing additional education within six months of graduation. Our success rate is high because UD is dedicated to not only ensuring our graduates get a top-quality education but that they have what they need to be successful beyond campus, which includes getting real-world experience to give them an edge over their competition.
One way we do that is through our Scholars and Fellows programs, designed to help students think beyond their major and push the boundaries of their intellectual curiosity. These programs will keep you intellectually active while you develop specialized skills and career connections. Pick from one (or more) of our specially designed programs to strengthen your résumé and increase your prospects. You can:
• Immerse yourself in global experiences beginning with your first semester abroad
• Receive funding to launch a start-up
• Engage in community initiatives
• Tackle the most pressing concerns of our day, like cybersecurity
• Explore and advocate for new approaches to disability
• Access makerspaces to invent, design, and create
The University of Delaware is far more than a school, far more than a university; it’s an institution that not only challenges you to make the big ideas your own but pushes you to use those ideas to shape a world whose future is brighter because you have engaged in the fight to make it so.