University of Delaware
104 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-2000
Accrediting Agency:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The University of Delaware (UD) is a public research university that was founded in 1743. The university is one of the country’s land-, sea-, and space-grant universities. UD boasts more than 150,000 alumni, including Vice President Joe Biden and several founding fathers and Constitution signers. Currently, the university enrolls more than 20,000 students to which it confers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, dual-master’s, and doctoral degrees. U.S. News & World Report ranks UD No. 75 among best universities and the No. 31 among top public schools nationwide.

Programs Offered

UD offers students the choice of 150 associate and bachelor’s degree programs, 134 master’s and dual-master’s degree programs, and 54 doctorates. U.S. News & World Report ranks UD’s physical therapy, public affairs, and engineering programs among the very best in the nation. Moreover, UD offers online degree programs and courses. The online degrees it offers include an Associate of Arts degree, a bachelor’s degree in nursing, as well as master’s degrees in mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and various nursing disciplines. Students access their course materials online and for those courses that require proctored exams, UD’s Resource Center offers such services three days per week.


The University of Delaware has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1921. Its accreditation gets renewed periodically and was recently renewed through 2021.


Prospective UD undergraduate applicants must complete the Common Application and submit it along with a $75 application fee by Nov. 1 for the spring 2013 semester and by Dec. 1 for the fall 2013 semester. Along with their applications, students should submit a high school and/or college transcript, letters of recommendation, ACT/SAT test scores, and an application essay. A full UD undergraduate admission check list can be found on the UD website. Prospective graduate students essentially submit the same documents with the exception of a high school transcript, application, and ACT/SAT score. Conversely, graduate students must submit the standardized test scores that match the program in which they are applying; for instance, students applying for MBA admission will submit their GMAT scores. Graduate students must also complete the graduate application for admission and prove they’ve at least completed a bachelor’s degree through an official college transcript.


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