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The University of Delaware exists to cultivate learning, develop knowledge, and foster the free exchange of ideas. Founded in 1743 and chartered by the state in 1833, the University of Delaware today is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university.
The University of Delaware is a major research university with extensive graduate programs that is also dedicated to outstanding undergraduate and professional education. University faculty are committed to the intellectual, cultural, and ethical development of students as citizens, scholars, and professionals. University graduates are prepared to contribute to a global society that requires leaders with creativity, integrity, and a dedication to service.
The University of Delaware promotes an environment in which all people are inspired to learn, and encourages intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, free inquiry, and respect for the views and values of an increasingly diverse population.
An institution engaged in addressing the critical needs of the state, nation, and global community, the University of Delaware carries out its mission with the support of alumni who span the globe and in partnership with public, private, and nonprofit institutions in Delaware and beyond.
|Total Undergraduate Students||17,120|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||18||<1%|
|African American / Black||807||5%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||30||<1%|
|Two or More Races||267||2%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||447||3%|
|Where do UD undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||59%|
|How old are UD undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||3%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||25 - 29|
|Math||24 - 29||560 - 660|
|English||24 - 30|
|Critical Reading||540 - 640|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||79%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||98%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||51%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.62|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||94%|
Tuition and Fees are released July 1.
The cost to attend University of Delaware varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||15 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||64%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||85%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||1,190|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||39%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||18%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||86%|
94% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
44% of all undergraduates live on campus
It is the goal of the University of Delaware Department of Campus and Public Safety to do everything possible to create an environment where people can feel safe to learn, work, live, and visit.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at University of Delaware in 2010-11|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2010-11|
|BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES||20%|
|HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS||8%|
First-time students in Fall 2010 that returned for their second year: 93%
The University of Delaware is committed to implementing and institutionalizing a University-wide student learning outcomes assessment program. The student outcomes assessment program has one central goal: to create a University of Delaware culture of continuous academic improvement that is focused upon student learning. Through the campus-wide student learning outcomes assessment program, academic units will define clear, concise and measurable student learning outcomes, identify opportunities within and outside of the classroom and the curriculum for students to achieve those outcomes, apply measures to assess whether the desired outcomes are being achieved, and use the results of the assessment for decision-making that improves instruction, strengthens the curriculum, and forms the basis for policy development and resource allocations. To be successful, the program requires full faculty and department/school engagement in the design and practice of student learning outcomes assessment.
The ETS Proficiency Profile (formally MAPP) was administered during the 2010-11 academic year.
The ETS Proficiency Profile (formerly MAPP) measures critical thinking, analytic reasoning, and written communication and reports separate scores on critical thinking and written communication.
The Critical Thinking freshman score was 110 and the senior score was 115. The Written Communication freshman score was 114 and senior score was 117. The Quantitative Reasoning freshman score was 113 and senior score was 116.
In addition, students work samples were evaluated using the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU) Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergradudate Education (VALUE) Rubrics.