About University of Delaware

Nestled in the charming town of Newark, the University of Delaware thrives on a combination of rich historical significance and cutting-edge research.  More than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students—affectionately know as Blue Hens—bring the UD community to life. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, UD offers a wide-array of degree programs, including 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s programs, 119 master’s programs, 54 doctoral programs and 15 dual graduate programs through seven colleges. Students collaborate with a distinguished set of faculty consisting of renowned authors, a Nobel laureate and Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows. Several influential figures also call themselves Blue Hens, including Vice President Joe Biden, New Jersey Governor Chris Christy, NFL quarterback Joe Flacco and WNBA star Elena Delle Donne. The University of Delaware dates back to 1743, when it began as a small private academy. The first class included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution. UD has pioneered many programs, including America’s first study abroad program, which continues to be a robust part of the University fabric. The University is committed to providing students and faculty with the resources to conduct innovative and advanced research. 

Scholarship

UD students named 2014 Goldwater Scholars

The Goldwater Scholars Program awards scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in the science, mathematics and engineering fields. Only 283 students throughout the U.S. were selected for this scholarship, considered the premier undergraduate award of its kind.

7 days ago
Volunteer

UD Students Participate in the 2014 Alternative Spring Break Program

In its fourth year, the University of Delaware's alternative spring break program sent approximately 200 students to various U.S. cities to help communities in need.

17 days ago
Sports

NFHCA names 12 Blue Hen student-athletes to National Academic Squad

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association named 12 University of Delaware field hockey student-athletes to its National Academic Squad, honoring their work in the classroom.

24 days ago
Achievement

Students share ideas at Clinton Global Initiative University

Several students represented the University of Delaware and shared their ideas at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), March 21-23, at Arizona State University.

28 days ago
Achievement

Students selected as new UD Social Media Ambassadors

This achievement badge is presented to this semester's new Social Media Ambassadors, a committed group of students who tell their UD stories through officially branded twitter accounts. Social Media Ambassadors (or SMAs) live-tweet events around campus, drum up excitement and engage with their pe...

28 days ago