The Next Big Idea Could Be Yours

 At the University of Delaware, we believe that inside each of our students, inside you, is a great idea, a revolutionary invention, a visionary work of art. We believe that with hard work, creativity and guidance you can break through barriers. We believe this because our students, faculty and alumni have done it. Their ideas have redefined the world we know today.

 For almost three centuries, the University of Delaware has empowered world changers by providing an environment that nurtures students’ dreams, pushing them to become a reality.

We’re big enough to act, nimble enough to react, taking advantage of our prime location in the Mid-Atlantic region. Today, UD is all around you: in cleaner air, in life-saving medications, on Broadway, in museums and in the preparation for missions to Mars.


 Upon graduation, you’ll take your first step off campus with the confidence that your degree is backed up with a tradition of excellence 275 years in the making. With over 150 majors, more than 100 minors over 50 programs that lead to both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years, UD allows you to customize your education and explore wherever your curiosity leads.

 As the primary research-university in the state, our faculty are both focused on student learning and engagement while also working to advance knowledge and research in their field. With a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students form close connections with faculty and are often recruited as undergraduates to work on research projects of global reach and importance.

 Our students are driven. But those who demand a challenge beyond our already rigorous academics apply to the UD Honors Program. With opportunities for deep inquiry and research, along with small class sizes, the Honors Program gives you the freedom and support to investigate whatever sparks your intellectual curiosity. No matter which of our majors you choose, Honors provides unique opportunities and a strong academic community.

 Find your major here.

 Residential Life

Living on campus and getting involved in the campus community can be one of the most rewarding experiences of college. To be an involved student is to be a more successful student academically. In our halls, students can connect with leadership opportunities, campus organizations, other students and more.

UD’s Residence Life & Housing staff are committed to partnering with residents to create fun and engaging environments in the residence halls, a student’s home away from home. Beginning with intentional room assignments and continuing throughout the student’s time living in the halls, residents have opportunities to learn about differences in people, ideas, cultures and opinions; and to develop friendships that will last a lifetime.

 Extracurricular Life

With over 400 active student organization—ranging from puppy raisers to an investment club and everything in between—21 NCAA Division I teams, 36 club sports, and a campus centered in an active college town, you will always find students who share your interests.

 Admissions Website

For more information on UD and the admissions process, see our website.

Deadline Information  


  • Early Action: Complete your application by November 1
  • Regular Decision: Complete your application by January 15

 We admit students on a rolling basis. 

 Required Application Material

Apply to UD using either the Common Application or the Coalition Application.

 What you need to apply:

  • Completed application
  • Required essays, including, if you wish to apply, your Honors essay
  • Optional supplemental essays*
  • Self-reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • SAT (code: 5811) or ACT (code: 0634) scores*
  • One letters of recommendation from a high school counselor

 * Delaware residents attending a Delaware high school who choose to participate in the Test Optional Program must complete the supplemental essays. For more info:

 More information on the application process can be found on our admissions website.

 Financial Aid

Apply by our January 15 deadline to be considered for merit scholarships. There are no extra essays to write or hoops to jump through. If you apply by our January 15 application deadline for fall admission, your application will be automatically evaluated for merit scholarships at UD. Your academic record will speak for itself.

 UD provides more than $250 million in financial aid. More than $100 million of this funding is in the form of grants and scholarships.

 For more, visit our finance page.

 To calculate your costs for at UD education and to help you plan your investment in the future, use our Net Price Calculator.

 Additional Information