University Of Delaware

University Of Delaware

The University of Delaware, or UD, is the largest university in the state of Delaware, United StateS. The main campus is located in Newark with satellite campuses in Dover, Wilmington, Lewes, and Georgetown. In 2008, UD was ranked 20th in the in-state category of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine's list of the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges. UD offers various degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Human Services, Education and Public Policy
  • College of Marine and Earth Studies

The athletic teams of University of Delaware are known as the Fightin' Blue Hens, and their mascot is named 'YoUDee'. UD is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).

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University of Delaware
Newark , DE 19716
General Phone: (302) 831-2000

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University of Delaware Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,114American studies, East Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, African-American studies, women's studies, foreign language and literature, linguistics, comparative literature, ...
Business and Management650business management, operations management, accounting, finance, MIS, management science, marketing
Education and Teaching498education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, urban education, special ed, college student counseling, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, agricultural teaching, ...
Engineering315chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, ocean engineering, materials science, operations research
Science283biology, biochemistry, botany, entomology, ecology, marine biology, chemistry, chemistry courses, geology, ...
Therapy and Counseling204psychology, school psychology, physical therapy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy195nutrition sciences, parks and recreation management, health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer, dietitian
Nursing and Emergency Medicine191registered nursing
Media167communication studies
Security and Law Enforcement139criminology
Computer Science and Engineering112computer and info science, computer science, computer engineering
Family and Social Work111consumer economics, human nutrition, food and related services, family studies, family and community services, human services, public administration, social service professions
Hospitality111hotel management, hospitality administration
Construction Trades69apparel and textiles
Fine Arts64fine arts, art history and criticism
Animal Science and Care60animal science
Conservation and Resource Management55environmental science, natural resources management, natural resource economics, wildlife management
Mathematics49mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Agricultural Science and Management34agriculture, agricultural management, food science, various food science courses
Landscaping and Horticulture33landscaping, plant sciences, pest management, various plant science courses
Medical Support and Technology28clinical lab tech
Music27music, music performance, music theory and composition, piano, voice
Religion and Philosophy27philosophy
Design21fashion design
Engineering Technician15engineering technology, engineering technician
Medicine8health professions
Drama and Performing Arts7drama
Art Studies4art studies

Number of programs and degrees for University of Delaware in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1882
Bachelor's degree3,500103
Master's degree69564
Doctor's degree20832

University of Delaware Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Delaware had a total enrollment of 20,342 students (18,772 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 83%
Graduate 17%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 6%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 30%
20-21 34%
22-24 17%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

University of Delaware Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 90 %
Part-Time 67 %

University of Delaware Room and Board (2007)

University of Delaware offers campus housing for 7,211 of its 18,772 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Newark, Delaware for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Delaware Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Delaware Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540630
SAT Math560660
SAT Writing550640
ACT Verbal2328
ACT Math2429
ACT Composite2429

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT96%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT19%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Delaware Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,646
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,126
Room and board $ 8,478
Room charge $ 5,128
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,350
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
University of Delaware participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 143100)

University of Delaware Faculty

University of Delaware has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track9984
Non-tenured and not on tenure track115151

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year35$141,6896$136,963
Associate professorcalendar year17$106,6412*
Assistant professorcalendar year11$85,0691*
Instructorcalendar year3$56,6835$64,907
All faculty totalcalendar year66$119,36114$99,255

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year251$133,53290$117,181
Associate professoracademic year198$88,797111$83,488
Assistant professoracademic year144$76,164146$71,482
Instructoracademic year27$60,77970$57,267
All faculty totalacademic year620$102,753417$82,155

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Delaware Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Colonial Athletic Association
Basketball Colonial Athletic Association
Baseball Colonial Athletic Association
Track Colonial Athletic Association

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports78164242

University of Delaware Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agriculture, General
Food Science
Food Science and Technology, Other

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Natural Resource Economics
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Fashion/Apparel Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Geography Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Psychology Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Urban Education and Leadership

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering
Ocean Engineering
Operations Research

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Engineering Technology, General

Family And Social Work
Consumer Economics
Family and Community Services
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Nutrition
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
Plant Sciences, General
Plant Sciences, Other

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology, Other
Comparative Literature
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
General Studies
Historic Preservation and Conservation
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Piano and Organ
Voice and Opera

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Nutrition Sciences
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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