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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||17,427|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||15||<1%|
|African American / Black||825||5%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||25||<1%|
|Two or More Races||352||2%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||349||2%|
|Where do UD undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||58%|
|How old are UD undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||3%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||24 - 29|
|Math||24 - 29||560 - 660|
|English||24 - 30|
|Critical Reading||540 - 650|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||76%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||97%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||49%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.78|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||97%|
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||61%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||84%|
|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||19%|
|% 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 2011-12|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2011-12|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.||5%|
|Elementary Education and Teaching.||4%|
|Links to degree programs at University of Delaware|
First-time students in Fall 2011 that returned for their second year: 92%