The University of Delaware, which traces its history back to 1743, is a nationally and internationally recognized research institution of higher learning.
On this page:
- Student population
- Colleges and programs
- Conditional Admissions Program (CAP)
- Undergraduate programs that participate in CAP
- Graduate programs that participate in CAP
- How to learn more
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 2016“:
- National universities: #75
- Top public schools: #29
- Best global universities: #282
- Best global universities – Chemistry: #94
- Best global universities – Materials science: #160
- High school counselor rankings: #85
- Physical therapy (graduate): #1
- Chemical Engineering (undergraduate): #10
- Best engineering schools (graduate): #54
- 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. Please see the website of the US News and World Report for more details.
Conditional Admissions Programs (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, click here to 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.
If your program is not listed below, please contact us at CAPadmissions@udel.edu.
Click here to 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:
- Accounting (MS)
- Agricultural and Resource Economics (MS)
- Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (MS-BICB)
- Biological Sciences (M.S and Ph.D)
- Biotechnology Professional Science Master’s Degree (PSM)
- Business Administration (MBA)
- Chemistry & Biochemistry (MA, MS, PhD)
- Civil and Environmental Engineering (MCE)
- Computer and Information Sciences (MS)
- Economics (MA, MS)
- Educational Technology (MS)
- Electrical and Computer Engineering (MS, PhD)
- Entrepreneurship and Design (MS)
- Finance (MS)
- Geography (MA, MS, PhD)
- Health Promotion (MS)
- Hospitality Information Management (MS)
- Information Systems and Technology Management (MS)
- International Business (MSIB)
- Linguistics (MA)
- Music (MM)
- Physics and Astronomy (MS)
- Public Administration (MPA)
- Statistics (MS)
- 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.
More information about CAP
- Benefits of CAP
- CAP program structure
- “CAP Cohort Model”
- Bridge program
- Partner universities
- English requirements for undergraduate CAP students
- English requirements for graduate CAP students – General Track (all areas of study except those related to Business Administration)
- English requirements for graduate CAP students – Business Track (nearly all areas of study related to Business Administration)
- Time needed to complete English courses
- English for Academic Purposes – description
- Faculty advisors and student mentors
- Program dates
- Ask a question about CAP
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