First-Year Students

Applying as a First-Year Student?


Some of the brightest students from across the country and the world choose the University of Delaware. Start your journey and join the next class of Blue Hens.

Why UD?

Looking for exceptional opportunities to achieve? You’ll find them at UD.


A Path to Your Future

Internships, hands-on learning, field experience, study abroad. UD provides a competitive edge with clear pathways to employment or further learning.


Outcomes You Can Count On

UD students are more likely to graduate in four years—and with less student debt. That’s why we’re rated a “best value” year over year. 


A Diverse Community

At UD, we’re committed to inclusion—in our scholarship and in our actions.

UD By the Numbers


Academics that Challenge Assumptions

Work alongside award-winning faculty who are looking for answers to important questions. Undergraduate research opportunities, world-class learning labs and community service projects are just the beginning.

Study Abroad

Explore academics

Experience a world-class research lab

Engage in a Service Project

Looking for a new perspective? UD is a leader in global education. It was the first university in the world to offer a study abroad program and is one of only five U.S. universities and colleges to receive NAFSA's 2015 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. A third of our undergraduates study in more than 100 programs in 40 countries.

Study abroad options begin as early as freshman year.

Explore Institute for Global Studies 

Our World Scholars Program is a four-year global immersion program, including two study abroad opportunities, for high-achieving students.

Explore the World Scholars Program


UD is a destination for talented and accomplished students looking for new challenges. The Delaware Innovation Fellows Program helps students turn dreams into reality working alongside fellow inventors, educators, entrepreneurs, business executives and community leaders. Students in our Honors Program take on rigorous academic challenges with alongside faculty and peers.

Design thinking and innovation.

Explore the Delaware Innovation Fellows Program

Intellectual curiosity and interdisciplinary scholarship.

Explore UD Honors Program


Financing Your Degree

  Delaware Resident Out-of-State-Residents
Tuition: $11,870 $31,860
Room (Standard Double): $7,462 $7,462
Board: $4,870 $4,870
Health Service Fee: $454 $454
Comprehensive Student Fee: $598 $598
Student Center Fee: $238 $238
Total: $25,492 $45,482
*New rates are released every July. Optional Winter & Summer Sessions are charged separately. Actual rates for room vary for different housing arrangements. Amount shown is standard rate for first-year double room. 

At the University of Delaware, we are a best value in higher education for academic quality and cost. Find out more about financing your UD degree.

Invest in Yourself 


University of Delaware's net price calculator is designed to provide you with an early indication of how much and what types of financial aid you might qualify for.

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