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IPEDS ID: 130943
OPE ID: 00143100
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University of Delaware
104 Hullihen Hall, Newark, Delaware 19716
General information:  (302) 831-2000
Website:  www.udel.edu/
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  21,856 (18,202 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
Admissionswww.udel.edu/admissions/
Apply Onlinewww.udel.edu/admissions/apply/
Financial Aidwww.udel.edu/finaid/
Net Price Calculatorwww.udel.edu/npc/
Mission Statement
  The University of Delaware exists to cultivate learning, develop knowledge and foster the free exchange of ideas. State-assisted yet privately governed, the University has a strong tradition of distinguished scholarship, research, teaching and service that is grounded in a commitment to increasing and disseminating scientific, humanistic and social knowledge for the benefit of the larger society. Founded in 1743 and chartered by the state in 1833, the University of Delaware today is a land-grant, sea-grant, 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.
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
4%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty1,12844
Instructional1,12844
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-1,485
Instructional-521
Research-964
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
In-state$10,208$11,192$11,682$12,1123.7%
Out-of-state$25,408$27,462$28,772$29,9324.0%
Books and supplies$800$800$800$8000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,894$10,196$10,758$11,2004.1%
Other$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,894$10,196$10,758$11,2004.1%
Other$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
In-state
On Campus$22,402$23,688$24,740$25,6123.5%
Off Campus$22,402$23,688$24,740$25,6123.5%
Off Campus with Family$12,508$13,492$13,982$14,4123.1%
Out-of-state
On Campus$37,602$39,958$41,830$43,4323.8%
Off Campus$37,602$39,958$41,830$43,4323.8%
Off Campus with Family$27,708$29,762$31,072$32,2323.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$28,404
Fees$842
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • The University offers a four-installment payment plan for both the Fall and the Spring Semesters. There is a $50 Installment Plan Fee for enrollment in the plan for each semester. The beginning balance for each semester is divided equally into four payments, and payments are due monthly. However, payment plans are not offered during Special Sessions, Summer and Winter.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid13,46282%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,95570%$24,502,254$8,292
Federal grants58914%$2,553,249$4,335
Pell grants58914%$2,408,249$4,089
Other federal grants1093%$145,000$1,330
State/local government grant or scholarships91522%$5,587,230$6,106
Institutional grants or scholarships2,13351%$16,361,775$7,671
Student loan aid2,23253%$17,478,062$7,831
Federal student loans2,21753%$11,816,538$5,330
Other student loans3188%$5,661,524$17,804
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid18,86751%$122,055,104$13,765
Pell grants2,08412%$8,306,060$3,986
Federal student loans8,59749%$54,710,014$6,364
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$13,376$14,748$14,398
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$9,847$10,463$9,409
$30,001 – $48,000$10,093$11,540$14,679
$48,001 – $75,000$13,141$13,800$16,083
$75,001 – $110,000$17,083$17,139$17,593
$110,001 and more$19,020$19,615$19,357
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment21,856
Undergraduate enrollment18,202
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment495
Graduate enrollment3,654
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 91%
Part-time: 9%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 94%
25 and over: 6%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 40%
Out-of-state: 57%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 77%
Part-time: 23%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 93%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 93%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants25,45810,76714,691
Percent admitted65%61%68%
Percent admitted who enrolled26%27%25%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT4,16799%
ACT1,14127%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading520630
SAT Math540650
SAT Writing520630
ACT Composite2429
ACT English2329
ACT Math2429
ACT Writing89
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 92%
Part-time students: 63%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 89 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 80%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 64%
6-year: 78%
8-year: 79%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 78%
Female: 84%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 80%
Asian: 82%
Black or African American: 63%
Hispanic/Latino: 77%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 80%
White: 84%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 82%
Non-resident alien: 61%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural Business and Management, General-14--
Agriculture, General-19--
Animal Sciences, General-2014
Food Science-71-
Landscaping and Groundskeeping-14-
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management-0--
Plant Sciences, General-8-2
Plant Sciences, Other--5-
Category total-69116
Architecture and Related Services
Landscape Architecture-9--
Category total-9--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies-6--
American/United States Studies/Civilization--7-
East Asian Studies-4--
European Studies/Civilization-2--
Latin American Studies-3--
Women's Studies-2--
Category total-177-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry-221015
Bioinformatics--4-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-133106
Biotechnology--1-
Computational Biology-4--
Ecology-31-
Entomology-14-
Exercise Physiology---1
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography-3178
Neuroscience-361-
Category total-2024830
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-11940-
Business Administration and Management, General-4794d-
Finance, General-23026-
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other--5-
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management-90--
International Business/Trade/Commerce-22--
Management Information Systems, General-200-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-126--
Operations Management and Supervision-14--
Organizational Leadership--7-
Category total-668172d-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-1197-
Category total-1197-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-38207
Information Science/Studies--5-
Category total-38257
Education
Agricultural Teacher Education-6--
Biology Teacher Education-2--
Chemistry Teacher Education-2--
Curriculum and Instruction--21-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-44--
Earth Science Teacher Education-5--
Education, General--210
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--522
Educational/Instructional Technology--6-
Elementary Education and Teaching7140--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-33--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--8-
History Teacher Education-17--
Mathematics Teacher Education-10--
Music Teacher Education-26--
Psychology Teacher Education-1--
Reading Teacher Education--3-
Secondary Education and Teaching--17-
Social Science Teacher Education-1--
Social Studies Teacher Education-1--
Spanish Language Teacher Education-6--
Special Education and Teaching, General--8-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--10-
Urban Education and Leadership-41--
Category total73358032
Engineering
Chemical Engineering-52613
Civil Engineering, General-91294
Computer Engineering, General-1116d14
Computer Software Engineering--3-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-34--
Engineering, Other--0-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-20--
Mechanical Engineering-10612d8
Ocean Engineering--1-
Operations Research--3-
Category total-31470d39
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technology, General-16--
Engineering-Related Fields, Other--49
Category total-1649
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-113103
Category total-113103
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General-64--
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-16--
Human Development and Family Studies, General--52
Human Nutrition--5-
Category total-80102
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-489-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other--4-
Linguistics-053
Category total-48183
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-14--
Behavioral Aspects of Health-49--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-32--
Dietetics/Dietitian-39--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-6--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--1-
Physical Therapy/Therapist---29
Pre-Veterinary Studies-49--
Public Health, General--6-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-166d35d-
Category total-355d42d29
History
History, General-94107
Category total-94107
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management--12
Category total--12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies249d---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-25-
Category total249d25-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General--32
Mathematics, General-3873
Statistics, General-321-
Category total-41315
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science-50--
Historic Preservation and Conservation-413-
Historic Preservation and Conservation, Other---2
Nutrition Sciences-2--
Category total-56132
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-35--
Environmental Studies-16--
Natural Resource Economics--2-
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other-47-
Natural Resources Management and Policy-5--
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management-23--
Category total-839-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-12--
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-16410-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-40--
Category total-21610-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy-14--
Category total-14--
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General---1
Chemistry, General-23--
Geology/Earth Science, General-531
Materials Science--44
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical---2
Physics, General-15113
Category total-43821
Psychology
Psychology, General-19083
School Psychology--9-
Category total-190173
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General-86--
Public Administration--20-
Public Policy Analysis, General-16--
Category total-10220-
Social Sciences
Anthropology-27--
Criminology-11712
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics--85
Economics, General-6922-
Economics, Other-2--
Geography-681
International Relations and Affairs-60--
Political Science and Government, General-92107
Political Science and Government, Other-2--
Sociology-5616
Urban Studies/Affairs--93
Category total-4315924
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-915
Art/Art Studies, General-2--
Design and Visual Communications, General-24--
Fashion/Apparel Design-142-
Fine/Studio Arts, General-228-
Music History, Literature, and Theory-1--
Music Performance, General-2--
Music, General-822-
Music, Other-1--
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management-1--
Voice and Opera-2--
Category total-86335
Grand total2563,741720229
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined148
Baseball40
Basketball1816
Field Hockey23
Football96
Golf810
Lacrosse4627
Rowing53
Soccer2528
Softball20
Swimming and Diving3130
Tennis88
Volleyball14
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1921 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics2/1/1976 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist7/15/1976 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs11/1/1971 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/8/2006 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/8/2006 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language7/1/2001 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1973 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools3/20/1999 -  Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)6/1/1966 - 4/30/2010Resigned
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program4/1/1973 - 4/30/2010Resigned
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession423
Drug law violations9998118
Liquor law violations154132153
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession101
Drug law violations222538
Liquor law violations542526
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible233
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)010
Robbery442
Aggravated assault331
Burglary152611
Motor vehicle theft111
Arson210
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible131
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault220
Burglary5116
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson110
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate4.3%2.8%
Number in default10868
Number in repayment2,5082,406
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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