University of Delaware

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

Book an overnight stay at UD’s very own on-campus 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

Can’t make it to campus?

Click here for an online virtual tour of the University of Delaware.
 

 

Freshmen Checklist

 

Freshmen Checklist

 

FAQs

 

Freshmen Interests & Origins

Befitting an institution with seven colleges, 145+ majors, & unlimited ways for students to get involved, UD attracts students with a multitude of interests. And, unlike most Flagship States, the majority of our students come from out-of-state. See their interests and places they call home, below.

Distribution by College

College Students
Agriculture and Natural Resources
160
Arts and Sciences
1,186
Business and Economics, Alfred Lerner College of
523
Earth, Ocean and Environment
71
Education and Human Development
186
Engineering
543
Health Sciences
463
University Studies - Undeclared
670
Total
3,808

Extracurricular Interests

Activity % Students
One or more sports
62%
Volunteer or Community Service
32%
Academic Clubs
19%
Music
19%
Student Government
7%
Dance
7%
Theatre
5%

Home State

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 2017 are from:

Home State Students
Delaware (Newark campus)
1,336
New Jersey
797
New York
573
Pennsylvania
388
Maryland
218
Massachusetts
142
Connecticut
114
Virginia
54
Rhode Island
19
Washington D.C.
16
California
15
Florida
14
New Hampshire
10
North Carolina
8
Ohio
5
Arizona
4
Georgia
4
Illinois
4
Minnesota
4
Texas
4
Vermont
4
Maine
2
Michigan
2
Oklahoma
2
Colorado
1
Hawaii
1
South Carolina
1
Wisconsin
1
West Virginia
1
Other Countries
44

 

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

"" 135+ Majors and100 minors

Visit Find a Major to explore all of possibilities.

Admissions Statistics

Over 25,000 applications for a Fall 2011 entering class of 3,959 students.

Student Life

"" Fightin’ Blue Hen Athletics with 22 Varsity Teams in NCAA Division I

"" 300+ Registered Student Organization

"" First Year Experience (FYE) for all Freshmen

"" Housing Guaranteed all Four Years

Enrollment

Undergraduate: 15,887

Graduate: 3,670

Total Enrollment: 19,557

Faculty

"" 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