First-Year Out-of-State Students

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Applying as a First-Year 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.


If you are not applying as a first-year out-of-state student, see below:

Pursue Your Passion

At UD we have over 150 majors, over 100 minors and over 50 programs that allow you to get a bachelor’s and a master’s in five years (4+1 programs). That’s a lot of options, giving you the ability to customize your education. We’ve made it easy for you to compare majors and get an idea of what each of your four years at UD will look like by using our Major Finder.

Major Finder

Graduate Into Greatness

UD alumni have gone on to become TV personalities, NFL coaches, doctors, lawyers, engineers, artists and writers … even the president of the United States. We make sure our students leave campus on the right path to find their dream job. And the numbers bear that out. 97% of 2021 bachelor’s degree graduates are employed or pursuing further education within six months after graduation.


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.

Honors College

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. Have a passion for tackling societal issues? Join Community Engagement Scholars or Access:Ability Scholars. Taking classes in the humanities but want to gain experience in entrepreneurship? Join Delaware Innovation Fellows.

Explore all six of our Scholars and Fellows programs.

Scholars and Fellows

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?

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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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Financing Your Degree

The University of Delaware is annually recognized as one of the best values in higher education for our academic quality and cost. Find out more about scholarships, grants and other forms of financial aid on our Financing Your Degree page, where you will also find tuition costs.

Financing Your Degree

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

Student Stories



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.

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