University of Delaware

Newark, DE

University of Delaware

Newark, DE

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What great ideas live inside you?

At the University of Delaware, our students and faculty don’t just spend their time in the classroom—they get into the lab, the library, and the community to make their ideas a reality: engineering bridges, advancing cancer research, uncovering history—making history. We challenge students at UD to work toward the advancement of knowledge, making innovations that will ensure a better future. 

UD will give you the support to unleash your creativity and make your mark on the world. 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 and your connection to the larger world.

Our Honors Program allows talented and ambitious students to take full advantage of the resources offered by a large research institution while giving you one-on-one attention from our world-class faculty. The UD Honors Program combines small class sizes with rigorous coursework to prepare you to become a scholar capable of tackling 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 a collaborative Honors community. The Honors residence hall allows you to live with other students dedicated to academics and senior peer mentors who are 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, and in some majors that number is much higher. (See for more details.) Our success rate is high because UD is dedicated not only to ensuring our graduates have a top-quality education but that they have what they need to be successful beyond our campus, which includes real-world experience, giving 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 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 concernsof our day like cybersecurity
• Explore and advocate for new approaches to disability

The University of Delaware is far
more than a school, far more than a university; it’s an institution that challenges you to dream up your own big ideas and 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.



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Quick Facts

Enrollment: 23, 613 (18,618 undergrad, 4,285 graduate)

Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Academic Programs: 
• 150+ majors and minors
• 250+ graduate and post-baccalaureate programs
• 10 colleges and schools

Life after UD:
• 95% of our students are either employed or pursuing further education within six months of graduating
• 185,000+ alumni around the world

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