University of Delaware

Parents & Families

Parents of University of Delaware students are encouraged to be actively involved in the academic, social, and personal growth of their children as members of the University community.

The University also has a Career Development Model, which outlines steps for students throughout their four years that can better prepare them for eventual employment. Each step has specific activities in which the student can engage and suggestions for how parents can guide their children, as well as help other students become successful by sharing knowledge and advice through mentoring activities.

In addition to an invitation to the Newark campus each fall for a weekend tailored just for them, UD parents and families have a variety of resources at their disposal, including a wide range of library services, tips on how to understand some of the important transitions that take place as a part of the college experience, and regular news updates on UDaily, the University’s official news Web site.

Parents and families new to the University can tap into a wealth of online resources, from maps and directions to a comprehensive calendar of events and tips on where to park, where to stay, where to eat, and things to do on campus.

Subscribe to UDaily for Parents -- UD's online service providing parents and families with weekly updates from campus. An update of University of Delaware happenings and news will be e-mailed to you each Sunday.



Schedule Your Visit

""Reserve your spot for an admissions information session with an Admissions counselor followed by a walking tour led by our student tour guides -- Blue Hen Ambassadors. Please allow between 2 - 2 1/2 hours for your visit. Reserve your spot today!

Ways to enhance your visit!

In addition to an Admissions information session and a campus walking tour, why not sit in on a class, cheer on the Blue Hens, or explore other areas of interest?

Visiting on a Sunday

""If your week is getting away from you and Sunday is the best day for a visit, use our self-guided map and tour suggestions to enjoy our campus. A campus and admissions booklet are also available at our side entrance.

Commitment to Delawareans



Useful Links


UD Fast Facts

UD's seven colleges

"" Agriculture and Natural Resources

"" Arts and Sciences

"" Business and Economics

"" Earth, Ocean, and Environment

"" Education and Human Development

"" Engineering

"" Health Sciences

Academic Majors

Majors & Minors

"" 147 Majors and 100 minors

Visit Find a Major to explore all of possibilities.

Admissions Statistics

Received 26,580 applications for the Fall 2014 entering class of 4,179 students.


Undergraduate: 17,092

Graduate: 3,617

Professional and Continuing Studies: 780

Total Enrollment: 21,489


"" 1,190 full-time and 295 part-time faculty

"" 86% of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field

"" Undergraduate student-faculty ratio: 13/1

Student Life

"" Fightin’ Blue Hen Athletics with 21 Varsity Teams in NCAA Division I

"" 300+ Registered Student Organization

"" First Year Experience (FYE) for all Freshmen

"" Housing Guaranteed all Four Years