University of Delaware

2,974 reviews
  1. Newark, DE
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Delaware is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
104 Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Website

University of Delaware Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
SAT Range
1080-1300
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$15,407/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,643/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,086/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,950/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,621/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,523/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.179 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.187 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.185 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,467Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 112 responses
Report
  • Very wide range
    34%
  • Most students at UD are eager to learn and succeed
    31%
  • Chill, just want to pass with friends and fun
    13%
  • Upper-Middle Class suburban kids
    11%
  • Preppy girls and fratty boys
    5%
  • Most students at UD were jocks in high school.
    3%
  • UD students know how to have a good time
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.227 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.280 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 115 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    35%
  • Classic College Campus Look
    28%
  • Amazing
    12%
  • Extraordinary
    10%
  • Picturesque
    7%
  • Average
    2%
  • Homogeneous
    2%

After University of Delaware

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.121 responses

Reviews

2,974 reviews
  • Excellent
    398
  • Very Good
    1219
  • Average
    1094
  • Poor
    185
  • Terrible
    78
It can get pretty hectic to be a bio major and another major with a minor. As University of Delaware is a public Ivy it's a pretty competitive curriculum. Internships are competitive and require hardwork. There are definitely Job opportunities for people who need work study but they are first come first serve based. Other Jobs are also available but they are competitive and first come first sever. One might think since it's Delaware there aren't that many program but that is wrong. There are a lot of Career programs, internship programs, class programs UDEL has with other colleges and Universities. Some are direct and some are not but there are definitely connections. Facilities at University of Delaware are okay!
  • College Sophomore
  • June 18 2014
I absolutely love the University of Delaware! If you can get into the honors college, your freshman year will without a doubt be better than any of your friends. The honors housing is top notch. This campus has everything you would need within a 5 minute walk of your dorm. The food is great, the classes are a perfect size, and there is so much to do. If you like to go out, there are definitely plentiful parties. If not, there are so many other activities on the weekends to keep you entertained. I am a chemical engineering major, and the work is challenging but the professors encourage you to work with others and do not creative a competitive atmosphere at all. If you get into this school, you would be stupid not to come.
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 19 2015
Favorite experiences of my school contains of all the extra curricular activities they organize which vary from free- at a very cheap cost. For example we have had big celebrities and famous personalities for concerts and shows such as Ed Sheeran, Jcole, Aziz Ansari, Sonia Sotomayor, ofcourse our Alumni Vice-President Joe Biden so many times and many more popular figures in the past when I was not even enrolled at the University of Delaware. Joe Biden was just present at the University of Delaware's graduating class's commencement and gave an excellent speech. What makes my School unique is that even though Delaware is small living on campus in Newark feels like living in a city but also isolated from the rest of the state noise. So it's best of both worlds because everything is easily accessible and going everywhere else is so much closer too. For instance, Philadelphia is just right around the corner about 40 minutes away. Maryland is 25 mins away and New York is close too. So one can definitely go out of state in round about an hour or so with car or if one does not have car we have the service of mega bus which is so cheap and works best for college students. Whats sad is they might be shutting this mega bus service but there are definitely other ways to go around town and out with trains which are only about few dollars with a full day pass to Philadelphia, New York and other places. There are also other bus services! I would definitely choose my school again because it is only 20 mins away from home and I live on campus so I have both experiences of living close to home, going home on weekends if I want to but to also enjoy and explore campus.
  • College Sophomore
  • June 18 2014