Why UD?

Aerial view of Memorial Hall on the south green of the University of Delaware campus.

As a leader in research and scholarship, the University of Delaware is proud of our strong legacy of innovation and powerful pursuit of knowledge. With renowned faculty and academics—including 11 graduate programs ranked among the top 50 best in the nation—UD attracts ambitious graduate students and scholars who are tackling the most pressing societal issues of our time.

Centrally located between New York City and Washington, D.C., the University of Delaware is driven by a rare combination of Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant missions—with a legacy of innovation and service stretching back more than 275 years. Our achievements in science, art, technology, culture and more have changed the world, and we believe that outstanding graduate and professional education is essential in preparing the next generation of thinkers, explorers, leaders and entrepreneurs.

In your pursuit of advanced education at UD, you will become part of a vibrant and growing community of scholars committed to your success. We are committed to creating an intellectually, culturally and socially diverse educational community that is enriched by people from many different backgrounds.