Newark, DE
Tuition (in-state)
$25,940 ($9,670)
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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: No one cares about your sexual preference here. You are free to be and act however you want. There is a large population of international students. There are also a wide range of religions throughout campus. Most people are accepting.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: I can't say much about the diversity from personal experience, but the campus isn't diverse enough (in my opinion) to make any generalized statements

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is some diversity on campus, but it's not a very diverse school. Majority is white.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diversity as whole is pretty decent when it comes to everything except for race. Definitely people of different backgrounds, political beliefs, economic statuses and all; but race is iffy. It is getting better in the fact that there are a lot of diverse people but when it comes to intermingling between racial groups, that's were the problem is. Most white students don't go to black/asia/latino/etc events. But I've barely heard of any really racist things going on here to that's always a good thing. People are very tolerant.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: The diversity at this school is not as much as the high school I came from, but I still come in contact with students from all racial and ethnic backgrounds on a daily basis. Our school provides many multicultural Greek organizations, and clubs to cater to minority students and they host a multicultural event for those students accepted who are high school seniors and allow them the experience to meet other students in the same position and learn how diverse this campus is becoming each year. Many students embrace their backgrounds and groups and do not in any way feel ostracized for not "fitting in". Everyone is welcoming and there is no discrimination. The clubs and organizations here make it easier for these students to come together and find those similar to them. It is definitely beneficial when transitioning to such a large student population.

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Danielle Todd
Newark, Del.
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The UD campus is mainly devoid of diversity in the undergraduate population. Those minority groups that do exist generally find each other and develop their own communities that drift in and out of interaction with the rest of the student population. They form their own clubs and organizations and assert their unique voice by coming together. Sometimes they even get through to the rest of the campus.

Some people complain that there are unfair housing tactics that relegate certain minority groups to the same area of campus housing, but the University has denied that this is so and claims that minority students generally ask to live together. UD does try hard to attract more minority students, but they find themselves with the problem that they cannot attract minority students to a campus that has so little diversity already present.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 2%
18-19: 40%
20-21: 36%
22-24: 12%
25+: 10%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 5%
Asian American: 9%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 2%
Native American: 0%
White: 81%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
There is tolerance of the gay community on campus, although it is rare to hear from them. There is a campus club, called Haven, dedicated to preserving the rights of every sexual orientation.
Political Activity
Most students are not involved in politics and have a very vague idea of what is going on in the political world at any given time. There are rarely any protests against anything; most students aren’t bothered by anything unless it affects their social lives.
Economic Status
While there is a mix of all economic classes on this campus, the large majority of students are from upper-middle-class backgrounds. The number of students driving BMWs seems to be increasing every year!
Most Common Religions
The most popular religion is Christianity. There is a strong minority following that is quite active in Christian-based clubs.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Minority clubs are very active within their own community but rarely have an effect on the general population. One of the most active organizations is the Black Student Union. Some others are Caribbean Student Alliance, Chinese Cultural Student Association, Delaware African Student Association, Cosmopolitan Club (Europeans), Deutsches Club, HOLA Hispanic Student Association, Haven, Indian Students Association, Japaru, Korean Undergraduate Club, and Persian Club.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 102 responses

  • 4% Libertarian
  • 17% Not sure
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 16% Conservative
  • 26% Moderate
  • 29% Liberal
  • 7% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 102 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 5% Conservative
  • 36% Moderate
  • 33% Not sure
  • 21% Liberal
  • 5% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 101 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 101 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 102 responses

  • 1% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 3% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 54% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 42% Very accepting.
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