First-Year Out-of-State Students

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Applying as an Out-of-State Student?


Students from nearly every state in the country bring their experience, their vision and their dreams to campus in Newark, Delaware to work in our labs, libraries and art studios, to collaborate with faculty and fellow students from all over the globe to realize a common mission: to bring their ideas to life.

Meet Your Counselor

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is dedicated to meeting with you to guide you through the process. To connect with the representative for your area, view the Meet Your Counselor map.

Meet Your Counselor

Test-Optional Policy

All students applying to UD may choose whether or not to submit their test scores (SAT or ACT) as a part of their admission application.

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Honors College

To get at the root of an issue and make a breakthrough takes insight and perseverance, traits honed in the UD Honors College. With opportunities for deep inquiry and research, along with small class sizes, the Honors College gives you the freedom to investigate whatever sparks your intellectual curiosity.

No matter which major you choose, honors provides unique opportunities, a challenging and diverse academic environment and an encouraging community.

World Scholars

Travel the world starting your first year. Students admitted to this prestigious four-year program are driven by a desire to engage with other cultures, learn new languages, prepare for global careers or just see the world. In their first year, World Scholars study in Italy, Spain, Greece or New Zealand, then continue their global engagement on campus and with another semester abroad junior year.

Ideal candidates desire to live like a local anywhere in the world. Does this sound like you?

Scholars and Fellows programs

At UD, we know your interests go beyond your major. That’s OK. Here, you’re encouraged to branch out and explore your passions. Our Scholars and Fellows programs allow you to engage in fields beyond your own, complementing your major without the commitment of a minor.   

Explore all six of our Scholars and Fellows programs on our Enrichment page.

A Day in the Blue Hen Life

Blue Hens are passionate about and involved in many different things. Our social media channels provide a great look into daily life on UD’s campus. Follow us to learn more about student life, campus events, athletics, research, and more.

Learn more about life as a Blue Hen at the University of Delaware by following our Social Media Ambassadors!