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University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware
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Overview
Public
17,761 Undergraduates
70% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Large
Public
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
University of Delaware
104 Hullihen Hall
Newark, Delaware
19716
(302) 831-2000
www.udel.edu/

The University of Delaware, located in Newark, Delaware, is a public research university and one of the top 90 colleges in the U.S. It is also the largest university in the state. Presbyterian minister Francis Alison founded the school in 1743, and over the years, it’s has many names including Academy of Newark and Delaware College. Today, it sits on more than 2,000 acres of land. The school’s motto is “Scientia Sol Mentis Est” or “Knowledge is the light of the mind.” Notable alumni include Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, football quarterback Joe Flacco, Former Second Lady of the U.S. Jill Biden, Former Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, microbiologist Daniel Nathans, basketball player Elena Delle Donne and signer to the U.S. Declaration of Independence James Smith. The school’s colors are blue and yellow and its official mascot is YoUDee, a blue hen. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I FCS – CAA, and varsity sports offered at the University of Delaware are men’s football, basketball, baseball, golf, lacrosse and soccer, and women’s basketball, cross country, swimming and diving, tennis and golf. There are 21 Division I teams. The school offers more than 100 study abroad programs in 40 different countries.

Location

Newark is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. It is located 12 miles west-southwest of Wilmington. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 31,454. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
42%

Men

58%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

375

New Transfer Students

Admissions
70%

Acceptance Rate

26%

Enrollment Yield

1060-1280

SAT Range

24,456

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$15,894

Typical Cost

$33,150

Out-Of-State (published)

$13,160

In-State (published)

84%

Recieve Financial Aid

94%

Have Loans

$20,500

Median Debt

Academics
15.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

237

Doctorates Awareded

Physical Fitness Parks Recreation And Leisure

Top Major

9

Faculty Awards

7

National Academy Members

166

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many fraternities and sororities offered

Party Scene:

Notable, rated as the top party school in the nation
Athletics
Football Conference:

Colonial Athletic Association

Basketball Conference:

Colonial Athletic Association

Track & Field Conference:

Colonial Athletic Association

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

Social
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