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University of Delaware

University of Delaware

+1 302-831-2792

Newark, DE USA 19716

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware (UD) is a public institution in Newark, Delaware. UD is a land, sea, and space grant institution, which means it receives related federal funding for research. The university is known for its excellent research initiatives and its focus on technology in education. Its School of Education and College of Engineering are highly regarded. Notable alumni include President Joe Biden, GORE-TEX inventor Robert Gore, and founder of the Center for Public Integrity Chuck Lewis.
Ranked 101 in the nation, UD’s acceptance rate is 66%, and its graduation rate is 82.4%. In-state undergraduate tuition is $6,685 per year, plus fees; out-of-state undergraduate tuition is $17,945 per year, plus fees. UD offers 126 undergraduate programs and 120 graduate programs. A total of 23,613 students are enrolled. UD follows a semester-based academic calendar.

UD’s campus is set in a friendly, historic college town. The university itself offers over 400 student clubs and organizations, and 20% of students participate in UD’s 40 sororities and fraternities. UD is home to the country’s first study abroad program. One-third of students participate in this program every year. The university’s Fightin' Blue Hens athletic teams are named in honor of a Delaware Revolutionary War battalion, and their mascot is a bird with a playful twist of a name: YoUDee. The Fightin’ Blue Hens compete in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association. Freshmen must live on campus, unless they live with a local family member. The town of Newark, while small, sits in a perfect location to launch easy and fun weekend trips. Historic and lively cities of Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, and Washington, D.C., are all less than two hours away. Plus, some of the northeast’s popular beaches and ski slopes are within a two-hour drive.

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