A Diverse and Stimulating Undergraduate Academic Environment

A University of Delaware education will ensure that intellectual curiosity and a passion for learning become habits of mind.

The University of Delaware must attract students who bring brilliance, talent, life experiences, and diversity—ethnic, geographic, and socioeconomic—that are characteristic of great universities. A University of Delaware education will ensure that intellectual curiosity and a passion for learning become habits of mind. Our students must have opportunities for innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity. We must also enrich our students beyond the classroom with shared experiences and traditions that bind them to the University and to each other and create pride in their alma mater.

Over the next decade, we will remain close to our current undergraduate enrollment, focusing on continuing improvement in student qualifications for success rather than on increasing student numbers. Incoming University of Delaware classes will become increasingly diverse—ethnically, culturally, regionally, internationally, and intellectually.

  • Attract and Support Students from Delaware and Diverse Backgrounds
  • Enhance Curriculum Flexibility, Intellectual Exploration, and Discovery Learning
  • Create a Stimulating First-Year Experience
  • Recruit and Develop Highly Talented Undergraduates