University of Delaware

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

Student Population

Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend the University of Delaware, including Americans from all 50 states and international students from over 100 countries.

Colleges and Programs

The University of Delaware has 7 colleges that offer over 130 undergraduate programs and over 158 graduate programs.


The University of Delaware has been ranked as follows by the US News and World Report: America’s Best Colleges 2017“:

  • National universities: #79
  • Top public schools: #30
  • Best global universities: #271
    • Best global universities – Chemistry: #74
    • Best global universities – Materials science: #194
  • High school counselor rankings: #83
  • Physical therapy (graduate): #1
  • Chemical Engineering (undergraduate): #10
  • Best engineering schools (undergraduate): #58
    • Chemical Engineering (graduate): #9
  • Criminology (graduate): #16
  • Best education schools (graduate): #35
  • Public affairs (graduate): #45
    • City management and urban policy: #19
    • Public Management Administration: #27
  • Clinical psychology (graduate): #36

We are ranked in many more areas. See the website of the US News and World Report for more details ➤ 

Conditional Admissions Program (CAP)

Through CAP, the University of Delaware offers admission to qualified international students with a condition: they must first improve their English language skills by attending the ELI. Once CAP students meet the English language objectives required by their university programs, they begin their regular university coursework—and no TOEFL exam is required!

Undergraduate CAP Programs

At the University of Delaware, all undergraduate programs accept CAP, except for Nursing. For more information about UD’s undergraduate majors | See the MajorFinder ➤ 

Graduate CAP Programs

At the graduate level, the admissions process at the University of Delaware is decentralized. This means that admissions decisions are made by the individual department where your graduate program is located, and each program has its own specific requirements. At this time, the graduate programs listed below accept CAP at the University of Delaware.

Special Notes:
If your program is not listed below, please contact us at

See a list of all graduate programs at the University of Delaware, with program descriptions➤ 

Remember, only the graduate programs listed below participate in CAP.

Graduate program list:

  1. Accounting (MS)
  2. Agricultural and Resource Economics (MS)
  3. Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (MS-BICB)
  4. Biological Sciences (M.S and Ph.D)
  5. Biotechnology Professional Science Master’s Degree (PSM)
  6. Business Administration (MBA)
  7. Chemistry & Biochemistry (MA, MS, PhD)
  8. Civil and Environmental Engineering (MCE)
  9. Computer and Information Sciences (MS)
  10. Economics (MA, MS)
  11. Educational Technology (MS)
  12. Electrical and Computer Engineering (MS, PhD)
  13. Entrepreneurship and Design (MS)
  14. Finance (MS)
  15. Geography (MA, MS, PhD)
  16. Health Promotion (MS)
  17. Hospitality Business Management (MS)
  18. Information Systems and Technology Management (MS)
  19. International Business (MSIB)
  20. Linguistics (MA)
  21. Music (MM)
  22. Physics and Astronomy (MS)
  23. Public Administration (MPA)
  24. Statistics (MS)
  25. Teaching English as a Second Language (MS)

This list is always growing! Please check this page frequently as more graduate programs choose to participate in CAP.

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