University of Delaware

University of Delaware Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Delaware Ranked?

Quality Badge

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Delaware was awarded 573 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is biomechanics.

Overall Quality

UD landed the #119 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

UD also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Delaware ranking.

See all of the rankings for University of Delaware.

Is It Hard to Get Into UD?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to University of Delaware you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 63%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 70% of students accepted to UD submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 660. Math scores were between 560 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Delaware  ( 570 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Delaware  ( 560 to 670 )
UD received ACT scores from 35% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Delaware  ( 25 to 29 )

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University of Delaware Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, University of Delaware is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Delaware is 98%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  98 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Delaware

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 91% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Delaware enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  91 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At UD the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 65%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  65 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Delaware.

University of Delaware Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 19,678 undergraduates at UD with 18,378 being full-time and 1,300 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Delaware Cost?

The overall average net price of UD is $17,220. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UD

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,487 $12,236 $14,622 $18,614 $23,617

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UD, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UD, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $9,432 a year. That adds up to $37,728 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UD is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UD Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UD make about $57,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for UD students since it is 43% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at University of Delaware make the most money.

Location of University of Delaware

University of Delaware is a public institution located in Newark, Delaware. UD is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for UD are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 104 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-2000

University of Delaware Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 103 majors graduated from University of Delaware. Of these students, 4,912 received undergraduate degrees and 1,288 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Finance & Financial Management 289 $58,900
Marketing 229 $47,300
Health & Physical Education 201 $31,200
Nursing 195 $68,200
Child Development & Psychology 187 $31,000
General Biology 173 $33,600
Economics 163 $49,000
Teacher Education Grade Specific 152 $42,100
Business Administration & Management 141 $53,400
Communication & Media Studies 139 $40,100

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Delaware along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UD

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 3,023 students took at least one online class at University of Delaware. This is an increase from the 2,697 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 3,023 396
2017-2018 2,697 391
2016-2017 2,333 446
2015-2016 1,809 375
2013-2014 1,480 404

Learn more about online learning at University of Delaware.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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