About Newark

The University of Delaware English Language Institute (ELI) is located in the City of Newark in the State of Delaware.


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


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


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



Newark offers a quiet, safe, small-town college atmosphere full of charm and beauty. Do not be surprised if perfect strangers smile and greet you as you walk to class or to anywhere you need to go—including shops, food markets, restaurants, or theaters.


Main Street

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.



Newark is also a traditional family community, and many annual events bring residents and students together in celebration on Main Street, including the Memorial Day Parade, Newark Night, 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.

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