About Newark, Delaware

The University of Delaware English Language Institute (ELI) is located in the City of Newark in the State of Delaware. Though Delaware is one of the smallest states in the country, it is one of the oldest states in the country—a fact that is visible in the State’s architecture, museums, and cultural centers.


Delaware is located in the Northeastern United States, sharing borders with the States of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Though Delaware is one of the smallest states in the US, it is ideally located near some of the country’s most important historical, cultural, political, legal, business, and financial centers.

Nearby cities

Newark is very close to some of the most interesting cities in the US. By car (driving distance), Newark is only:

  • 45 minutes from Philadelphia
  • 55 minutes from Baltimore
  • 2 hours from New York City
  • 2 hours from Washington, DC
  • 6 hours from Boston

In addition, Newark is only 2 hours away from beaches and ski resorts!

Main StreetUDigital_1053_Campus_04092010_21-lpr

The campus surrounds Main Street, the center of Newark’s commercial, student and community life. Between classes, you can stroll through the center of town and stop for coffee or a bite to eat at a sidewalk cafe or restaurant. Night life in the local pubs and cafés feature live music and dancing. In addition, since the State of Delaware does not add tax on the sale of goods, living and shopping expenses in the Newark area are much lower than most major metropolitan areas of the US.

Tax-free shopping

Delaware is very popular on the East Coast of the United States due to the fact that no taxes are added to the purchase of goods and services in the state. Enjoy a low cost of living and tax-free shopping while you are here!


Delaware is considered a “banking center” in the United States and is home to over half of the 500 largest corporations in the country!


Newark is a small city of about 30,000 residents, including many University of Delaware students.


Newark also has many traditional annual events that bring residents and students together in celebration on Main Street, including the Memorial Day Parade, Newark Day, the Halloween Parade, Newark Community Days, Outdoor Summer Concert Series, and much more. In addition, within the campus and community you will find houses of worship for all of the world’s major religions.

*It is important to understand that Newark, Delaware is not the same city as Newark, New Jersey.

For more information about Delaware, click here.

Learn more:

Print Friendly

Comments are closed