University of Delaware

The University of Delaware (UD), which traces its history back to 1743, is a nationally and internationally recognized research institution of higher learning.

Student population

Over 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend the University of Delaware. This includes over 1,000 international students from 100 different countries.

Colleges and programs

The University of Delaware has seven colleges that offer 150 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. The English Language Institute (ELI) is an academic unit in the College of Arts and Sciences and is located on the University’s main campus in Newark, Delaware.

Notable fields of study

The University of Delaware has a reputation for excellence in many fields. Graduate programs, such as Chemical Engineering, Education, and Physical Therapy were recently ranked by US News and World Report among the very best in the country. The University’s colleges are highly accredited. This includes the ELI, which is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).


The University of Delaware has been consistently viewed among the top public universities in the United States. The following are the university’s current rankings on the US News and World Report (2019 edition):

Public universities


National universities


To learn more, visit the University of Delaware website.

A safe place to study

UD is ranked as one of the safest U.S. college campuses by the National Council for Home Safety and Security (2017). | Learn more

Campus safety ranking


Beautiful campus

The University of Delaware is widely known to have one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States. With its traditional architecture and beautiful green spaces, our campus provides inspiration to all who visit.

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