United States
Newark, Delaware
Philadelphia International Airport
School type:
Admissions level:

Undergraduate - Direct

Rankings & Recognition:

#76 National Universities

(US News & World Report 2024)

#36 Public Universities

(US News & World Report 2024)

#50 Engineering Programs

(US News & World Report 2024)

#84 Business Programs 

(US News & World Report 2024)

#82 Computer Science Program

(US News & World Report 2024)

#112 Nursing Program

(US News & World Report 2024)

Key facts:
  • The largest university in the State of Delaware
  • First U.S. institution to study abroad, in 1923
  • Top 3% in U.S. in terms of research activity
  • 150+ majors and minors, 50 bachelor’s plus accelerated master’s degree programs (4+1 programs)
  • 9.3% international students from 112 countries
  • 12:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 1 million square feet of teaching, industrial and clinical space being developed at Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus
  • 80 research centers leading to 148 patents and 30 startups in the last decade
  • 400+ student-led organizations and clubs
  • Horn Entrepreneurship, a University of Delaware-wide initiative, serving as the creative engine for entrepreneurship education and advancement at UD,  is committed to supporting student success and cultivating a lifelong community of collaboration, connections and impact
  • Delaware: Among 5 states with no sales tax, home to 66% Fortune 500 headquarters
Why this school?


The University of Delaware (UD), which began as a private academy in 1743, is now a technologically cutting-edge, public research university with an international reach.

  •  MISSION TO MARS: The NASA Z-2 spacesuit prototype for moon and Mars exploration was developed with assistance from UD scientists. They have also created circuitry that can endure intense radiation in deep space and studied how to use resources from Mars to build launch pads.
  • GELTZEILER TRADING CENTER:  In their simulation of a Wall Street trading floor, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics students conduct investment research and execute deals using our large financial databases and up-to-the-minute stock information.
  • DRIVING CLEAN ENERGY: By developing the electric-vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology that has extended to cities all over the world, UD has played a significant role in the global transportation revolution in partnership with private industry.
  • NIIMBL: The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceutical, headquartered at UD, is accelerating U.S. production of medicines for diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and COVID-19.

Our international students contribute their history, language, and culture to a university that values their individual viewpoints. We appreciate the advantages of including viewpoints from throughout the globe. It contributes to our might. Additionally, it enables our students to extend their perspective while pursuing a better future. Students at UD succeed when they interact with professors who challenge and support them, empowering them to turn their ideas into reality. We are aware that you might have the next big idea.

From the inaugural class, which featured three Declaration of Independence signers and a signer of the Constitution, to a Nobel Prize-winning chemist, a Tony Award-winning choreographer, and the President of the United States, our alumni illustrate our tale of achievement. Our esteemed faculty comprises renowned authors, scientists, and artists from throughout the world. Modern facilities support the academic, research, and service endeavors of UD. The education we provide our students to become global citizens is further strengthened by our successful study abroad program and growing international relationships.


$5,000 - $18,000/year (Renewable)

  • Tuition & Fees: $37,680/ year
  • Room & Board: $17,638/ year
Entry requirements



(Direct Admission)


GPA 3.0+

Transcript evaluation



English proficiency

IELTS 6.5+/TOEFL 79+

Standardized test: SAT/ACT


Special requirements: Portfolio, audition, interview, work experience, etc.

School of Music, BFA in Fine Arts and BFA in Visual Communications



Personal statement


Recommendation letter


Application fee





  • Engineering & Technology: Chemical, Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Construction.
  • Computing: Computer Science, GIScience and Environmental Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Game Studies and eSports.
  • Sciences: Food Science, Biochemistry, Environmental, Material, Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Agriculture and Natural Resource.
  • Business: Global Enterprise Management, Business Analytics, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management Information Systems, Financial Planning, Actuarial Sciences, Hospitality Management, Fashion Merchandising & Management, Food and Agribusiness Marketing and Management.
  • Health & Human Services: Nutrition, Neuroscience, Medical Diagnostics, Medical Laboratory.
  • Arts & Design: Landscape Architecture, Fashion Design & Product Innovation.
  • Social Sciences & Education: English Education, Language Studies (Greek, Chinese, French, German, Italy, Japan, Russia), Psychology.


Application deadlines


  • Fall intake: January 15
  • Spring intake: November 1
Being the third largest city in Delaware, Newark is a safe and friendly college town of approximately 33,000 people. Newark is very close to some of the most interesting cities on the East Coast within 2 hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, Washington D.C. by car as well as beaches and ski resorts. A full calendar of community events and downtown festivals with comfortable climate for most of the year helps make Newark a fun, vibrant and interesting place to visit and live. The city is also home to an eclectic blend of businesses.