Wilmington University

320 Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 356-4636
Accrediting Agency:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Wilmington University began serving students in 1968 as Wilmington College. In 2007, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education officially approved the university’s name change to Wilmington University. The university is a nonprofit, private university located in New Castle, Del. Wilmington confers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees to more than 15,000 students annually. The university has various campuses in Delaware and New Jersey, as well as an online campus. Wilmington prides itself in offering students academic flexibility through its various weekend education formats as well as day and evening class options.

Programs Offered

Wilmington has six different academic colleges, including a school of arts and sciences, business, education, health professions, social and behavioral sciences, and technology. Students can choose from among a wide array of academic disciplines, such as business management, psychology, and nursing. Wilmington has an easy-to-use program search tool that allows students to locate the program of their choice. Meanwhile, Wilmington’s distance education options include online and hybrid degrees and courses. These distance options are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and even include a few accelerated degrees, such as Wilmington’s Accelerated RN-to-BSN degree. Distance courses at Wilmington are not self-paced; students are required to participate in discussion forums and submit assignments weekly, usually between three and five days per week.


Wilmington University became accredited by the Middle State Commission on Higher Education in 1975. Today it maintains this accreditation status through 2020, when it will undergo the standard periodic accreditation review.


Undergraduate admission to Wilmington requires the completion of an application and submission of a non-refundable application fee. Students must also mail Wilmington their official high school transcripts or proof of GED completion, immunization records, and SAT or ACT scores if they do not wish to take Wilmington’s Math and English Skills Assessment. Transfer admissions require the same documents, except students should send in their college transcript instead of high school transcript. Graduate students seeking admission must submit a graduate admission application and fee, and official college transcripts proving the completion of at least a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, they must attend a graduate conference or orientation, take a writing assessment, and complete a standardized test. Each graduate program has different admission requirements and dates; to find the requirements for the program you’d like to enter, consult Wilmington’s Graduate Admissions page.


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