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?
Sit in on a Class or Visit an Academic Department
Fascinated by Physics? Excited by Economics? Once you have signed up for an information session and tour, contact the academic department of your choice at least five days in advance of your scheduled visit and arrange to attend a class, peek in at our facilities, or speak with a member of the department in person. All contact information is available here. Please note that classroom visits are not available on Saturdays and during final exam and recess periods.
Attend an Athletic Event
The University is home to 22 varsity teams participating in Division I athletics. We are the Fightin’ Blue Hens and proud of it! Check out our online athletic calendars to see if a sporting event fits into your visit. If you are interested in speaking with a coach, consult this list of team contacts. You are also welcome to visit our athletic and recreational facilities throughout campus, including the Carpenter Sports Building which boasts basketball courts, swimming pools, a student fitness facility, rock-climbing wall, racquetball courts, and more. Then, travel just beyond the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources to the University’s David M. Nelson Athletic Complex, which includes two indoor ice skating rinks, the field house, football stadium, field hockey stadium, and basketball arena.
Explore the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources (CANR)
Interested in exploring an undergraduate major within the CANR, meeting with a faculty member, or taking a behind the scenes tour of our 350-acre farm, classroom, and laboratory facilities? Maybe you want to shadow a CANR student for the day. Register online for this customized visit of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources on the same day you tour UD.
Dine & Shop on Campus
The University of Delaware has two student centers -- Trabant University Center (on Delaware and S. College Ave.) and Perkins Student Center (on Academy Street) – where you can enjoy an on-campus meal or buy some spirited UD gear at the UD Bookstore. Or enjoy a finer dining experience by making a reservation at Vita Nova
Enjoy a Concert or Performance
The University is home to a thriving arts community. Reserve a seat for a musical concert, attend a theatre performance, visit a museum exhibit, explore the Morris Library’s Special Collections, or check out the University calendar for another event that grabs your interest.
Experience Main Street
A visit to the University of Delaware isn’t complete without a stroll down Main Street where you’ll find plenty of options for dining, shopping, and animated conversations over coffee. Take a moment to discuss all of the things you’ve discovered on your trip today!
Spend the Night in Our Hotel
Explore the Cultural Riches of Delaware
Many know of Delaware’s glittering beaches to the south, but we are equally as proud of our cultural riches to the north, both in-state and in neighboring states. The area surrounding the University of Delaware abounds in museums and cultural attractions, including Winterthur, downtown Wilmington’s Riverfront Park and restored Grand Opera House, Old New Castle, and nearby Pennsylvania’s Longwood Gardens, Lancaster County’s Amish community, and the Brandywine River Museum, home to paintings by the Wyeth family. Find more information online
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Freshman Class Profile
Profile of the Class of 2016 (as of October 2012)
Minority Groups: 20%
(African American, Asian American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Latino, Native American)
Delawarean Freshman: 1,293
The University of Delaware admits all Delawareans whose academic records predict success. Approximately 64% of the Delawarean applicants were offered admission to the Newark campus, and 23% were admitted to the Associate in Arts Program at Georgetown, Dover, or Wilmington)
We generally admit between 45-55% of the out-of-state students who apply.
Below are approximate ranges for the grade point averages and the standardized test scores of the middle 50% of our out-of-state applicants who were offered Fall 2012 admission:
(calculated on a 4.0 scale,
academic courses only*)
Middle 50% of
Admitted Freshmen: 3.28 - 3.87
Middle 50% of Admitted Freshmen
into the Honors Program: 3.86 - 4.16
(based on the best
from all tests taken)
Middle 50% of Admitted Freshmen:
Middle 50% of Admitted Freshmen
into the Honors Program: 2020-2170
(includes the ACT
equivalents of SAT scores)
Average of Admitted Freshmen: 29
Average of Admitted Freshmen
into the Honors Program: 33
*Academic Courses: English, mathematics, laboratory science, social science/history, and foreign languages.
|Agriculture and Natural Resources||139|
|Arts and Sciences||1195|
|Business and Economics, Alfred Lerner College of||550|
|Earth, Ocean and Environment||72|
|Education and Human Development||180|
|University Studies - Undeclared||684|
|One or more sports||62%|
|Volunteer or Community Service||32%|
University of Delaware students come from all 50 states and over 100 foreign countries. Nearly 65% of Delaware undergraduates come from states other than Delaware. Members of the Class of 2015 are from:
|Delaware (Newark campus)||1,327|
|District of Columbia||16|
UD Fast Facts
Majors & Minors
135+ Majors and100 minors
Visit Find a Major to explore all of possibilities.
Over 25,000 applications for a Fall 2011 entering class of 3,959 students.
Total Enrollment: 19,557
1,167 full-time and 252 part-time faculty
95% of courses are taught by full-time faculty
90% of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field
Undergraduate student-faculty ratio: 12/1