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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
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:  22,680 (18,951 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  
15 to 1View note
The student-to-faculty ratio is based on Newark campus undergraduate and graduate students and Newark campus faculty only: (19,616 full-time students + 1,525 part-time students/3)/(1,157 full-time faculty + 444 part-time faculty/3).
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Athletic Graduation
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. Tracing its origins to 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.
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
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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty1,11249
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-1,452
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$800$800$800$8000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,196$10,758$11,200$11,5583.2%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,196$10,758$11,200$11,5583.2%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$23,688$24,740$25,612$26,2002.3%
Off Campus$23,688$24,740$25,612$26,2002.3%
Off Campus with Family$13,492$13,982$14,412$14,6421.6%
On Campus$39,958$41,830$43,432$44,5502.6%
Off Campus$39,958$41,830$43,432$44,5502.6%
Off Campus with Family$29,762$31,072$32,232$32,9922.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid13,52784%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,08273%$26,020,309$8,443
Federal grants68316%$2,946,586$4,314
Pell grants68216%$2,794,899$4,098
Other federal grants1935%$151,687$786
State/local government grant or scholarships87921%$6,166,923$7,016
Institutional grants or scholarships2,28154%$16,906,800$7,412
Student loan aid2,22753%$19,164,437$8,605
Federal student loans2,20452%$12,218,556$5,544
Other student loans3859%$6,945,881$18,041
  • 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 aid19,79158%$86,042,765$8,788
Pell grants2,28914%$9,162,063$4,003
Federal student loans8,68652%$55,709,601$6,414
  • 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.
Average net price$14,748$14,398$15,407
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 Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$10,463$9,409$10,643
$30,001 – $48,000$11,540$14,679$11,086
$48,001 – $75,000$13,800$16,083$13,950
$75,001 – $110,000$17,139$17,593$18,621
$110,001 and more$19,615$19,357$21,523
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment22,680
Undergraduate enrollment18,951
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment442
Graduate enrollment3,729
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 92%
Part-time: 8%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 75%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 95%
25 and over: 5%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 36%
Out-of-state: 62%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 78%
Part-time: 22%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 94%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 90%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants25,19410,79314,401
Percent admitted68%64%71%
Percent admitted who enrolled26%27%26%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  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 Reading530640
SAT Math550660
SAT Writing530640
ACT Composite2429
ACT English2430
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: 91%
Part-time students: 70%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 91 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 79%
(*) 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:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 67%
6-year: 80%
8-year: 81%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 68%
6-year: 81%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 79%
Female: 83%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 75%
Asian: 78%
Black or African American: 63%
Hispanic/Latino: 81%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 71%
White: 83%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 78%
Non-resident alien: 74%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
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-11--
Agriculture, General121--
Animal Sciences, General-3074
Food Science-41-
Landscaping and Groundskeeping--7-
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management-1--
Plant Sciences, General-9-3
Plant Sciences, Other--3-
Soil Science and Agronomy, General-1--
Category total177187
Architecture and Related Services
Landscape Architecture-7--
Category total-7--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies-3--
American/United States Studies/Civilization--7-
Asian Studies/Civilization-3--
East Asian Studies-4--
European Studies/Civilization-1--
Latin American Studies-0--
Women's Studies-11--
Category total-227-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-12278
Computational Biology-5--
Exercise Physiology---1
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography-8154
Category total-1924136
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-47d94d-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-0--
Finance, General-20846-
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other--21-
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management-106--
International Business/Trade/Commerce-23--
Management Information Systems, General-28--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-137--
Operations Management and Supervision-18--
Organizational Leadership--8-
Category total-684d203d-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-1106-
Category total-1106-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-39286
Information Science/Studies--12-
Category total-39406
Agricultural Teacher Education-21-
Biology Teacher Education-4--
Chemistry Teacher Education-1--
Curriculum and Instruction--15-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-41--
Earth Science Teacher Education-1--
Education, General--46
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--117
Educational/Instructional Technology--3-
Elementary Education and Teaching7d138d--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-27--
History Teacher Education-22--
Mathematics Teacher Education-14--
Music Teacher Education-27--
Psychology Teacher Education-5--
Reading Teacher Education--2-
Secondary Education and Teaching--2-
Social Studies Teacher Education-0--
Spanish Language Teacher Education-8--
Special Education and Teaching, General--13-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--8-
Urban Education and Leadership-36--
Category total7d326d4923
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-44--
Chemical Engineering-76220
Civil Engineering, General-892910
Computer Engineering, General-262613
Computer Software Engineering--5-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-45--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-20--
Mechanical Engineering-103d16d10d
Ocean Engineering--1-
Operations Research--1-
Water Resources Engineering--2-
Category total-403d82d53d
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technology, General-10--
Engineering-Related Fields, Other--47
Category total-1047
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-12283
Category total-12283
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General-53--
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-20--
Human Development and Family Studies, General--41
Human Nutrition--6-
Category total-73101
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Comparative Literature-1--
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-426-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other--6-
Italian Language and Literature-1--
Category total-50204
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-14--
Behavioral Aspects of Health-49--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-27--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-7--
Physical Therapy/Therapist---32
Pre-Veterinary Studies-25--
Public Health, General--12-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-179d46d-
Category total-355d58d32
History, General-88d8d5d
Category total-88d8d5d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management--61
Category total--61
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies273d---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-12-
Category total273d12-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General--32
Mathematics, General-3484
Statistics, General-623-
Category total-40346
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science-42--
Historic Preservation and Conservation-1122-
Nutrition Sciences-3--
Category total-5622-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-28--
Environmental Studies-16--
Natural Resource Economics--5-
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other-6104
Natural Resources Management and Policy-4--
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management-21--
Category total-75154
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-10--
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-1599-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-36--
Category total-2059-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total-11--
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General---1
Chemistry, General-34--
Geology/Earth Science, General-831
Materials Science--810
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical---2
Physics, General-835
Category total-501419
Psychology, General-15037
School Psychology--7-
Category total-150107
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General-102--
Public Administration--16-
Public Policy Analysis, General-21--
Category total-12316-
Social Sciences
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics--163
Economics, General-737-
Economics, Other-6-1
International Relations and Affairs-49--
Political Science and Government, General-9885
Political Science and Government, Other-1--
Urban Studies/Affairs--115
Category total-383d5019
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-1256
Art/Art Studies, General-3--
Design and Visual Communications, General-35--
Fashion/Apparel Design-153-
Fine/Studio Arts, General-194-
Music Theory and Composition-1--
Music, General-918-
Voice and Opera-3--
Category total-97306
Grand total2813,749762239
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Recognized student veteran organization
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 152
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 16
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 1
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $8,525
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $10,223
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined150
Field Hockey23
Swimming and Diving3331
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1921 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics2/1/1976 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship12/1/1994 -  Accredited
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: 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
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist7/15/1976 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs11/1/1971 -  Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs6/1/1983 -  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
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
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession235
Drug law violations98118170
Liquor law violations132153147
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession011
Drug law violations253858
Liquor law violations252631
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible333
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)100
Aggravated assault313
Motor vehicle theft110
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible313
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault200
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate2.4%3.7%4.3%
Number in default76102108
Number in repayment3,0522,6992,508
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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