275 years at UD

275 years
of innovation

275-years

Reflecting on our past, planning for the future

At the dawn of our country’s founding, the University of Delaware helped changed history, and now it’s changing the world. What began as a small school offering teaching classes in local community now boasts more than 23,000 students, including 2,200 international students, from more than 96 countries, all supported by 4,300 faculty and staff. 

In the 275th year since the University first planted its roots, we are looking back on the innovations and advances that helped our University become a premiere research institution; and stand on the edge of tomorrow to peer into its third century and beyond.

Ways to Celebrate

“We are informed that there is a Free-School opened at the House of Mr. Alison in Chester County, for the Promotion of Learning, where all Persons may be instructed in the Languages and some other Parts of Polite Literature, without any Expences for their Education.”

 

 

The Pennsylvania Gazette A Philadelphia newspaper, Nov. 24, 1743

“We are informed that there is a Free-School opened at the House of Mr. Alison in Chester County, for the Promotion of Learning, where all Persons may be instructed in the Languages and some other Parts of Polite Literature, without any Expences for their Education.”

 

 

The Pennsylvania Gazette A Philadelphia newspaper, Nov. 24, 1743