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    University of Delaware: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Bhavya Rawal

    Study Abroad Expert | Updated on - May 4, 2021

    The University of Delaware is recognized highly for its research-intensive, technologically advanced facilities. Across its 10 colleges, University of Delaware offers courses in 150+ majors & minors and 250+post baccalaureate and graduate streams. The university is currently home to 23,613 students and an alumni circle of over 185,000 graduates across the world. 

    Making its mark through its 100+ study abroad courses, 200+ global partners, and 80 research centers, the university has grown to become a significant state-assisted, privately governed institution in USA. For international applicants who wish to get admissions with the University of Delaware, having a GPA of 3.8 on a scale of 4.0 is a minimum requirement. This for Indian students is equivalent to 90-92% or A grade. Additional requirements vary depending on the choice of course and level of study.  However, currently the university records an acceptance rate of 68% indicative of university’s less competitive admission policy. 

    University of Delaware Rankings 2021

    Ranking for the University of Delaware as per some of the top-ranking agencies in 2021 are:

    • Times Higher Education ranks University of Delaware #151 in US College Rankings 2021. It makes to 301-350th position in World University Rankings
    • US News Rankings 2021 rated Delaware #97 in national universities, #40 in Public Universities, 
    • QS ranked Delaware among the top 111-120 universities in the US and among 191-200 top universities for graduate employability. 


    University Type Private/ Public
    Campus Setting Suburban
    Annual Endowment 1.262 billion USD
    Acceptance rate 68%
    Season of Intake Fall and Spring
    English language proficiency score TOEFL or equivalent
    Mode of Program Full time; Part-time; online
    Campus housing facility 40%
    Work-study program Available for International Students
    Financial Aid Available as Scholarships and Awards

    University of Delaware Campus and Accommodation

    The campus of University of Delaware located in the Philadelphia Area of Newark, Delaware. The campus is divided into four areas-Main campuses, Laird campus, South Campus, and The Delaware Technology Park. Student life at University Delaware is inclusive of participation with 21 NCAA Division teams, 34 intramural sports leagues, and 36 club sports. Students from Delaware rate it a solid 8.7. Apart from the variety of student clubs, organizations, and club sports to choose from, the university’s library has nearly 3 million books offering all types of study material required by a student. 

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    University of Delaware Housing

    The university offers on-campus housing. There are about 7500 students who house in 22 residence buildings which are around 60% of the total students can be accommodated in six residence halls provided by the university. The accommodation-style halls available are Traditional Style Halls, Suite-Style Halls, and Apartment-Style Residence. 

    The cost of these residence halls for international students are discussed as follows:

    Residence Type Cost (USD/year)
    Traditional Style w/o AC 8,152 to 9,692
    Traditional Style with AC 8,798 to 9,832
    Suite-style Hall with AC 8,940 to 10,942
    Executive Appartments 8,590 to 9,080 
    Courtyard Apartment with AC 9,974 to 12,704
    One Easton Apartments with AC 10,538 to 10,820

    University of Delaware Courses

    The University of Delaware offers a variety of courses for international students including 144 master's degrees and around 60 doctorate degrees. The university offers dual programs, interdisciplinary and online programs. 

    Programs Fees Per Annum
    M.Sc Computer Science $56,940
    M.Sc Data Science $56,940
    M.B.A $20,900
    M.Sc Mechanical Engineering $33,000
    M.Sc Finance $40,500

    One of the most globally recognized is Chemical engineering ranking #56. Additionally, Business courses at the University of Delaware are extremely popular among international students. 

    University of Delaware Admission Process

    Here is a brief detail of admission to the University of Delaware for 2021 sessions:

    Application Portal: Apply online at the official website.

    Application Fee: 75 USD

    Application Timeline: Fall- Apply till March, Spring- Apply till November

    Application Requirements: The students have to submit the following documents

    1. The students have to apply either using the Common Application or the Coalition Application.
    2. A certified record of the secondary school (high school), college and university records, along with a notarized translation and grading scale if they are not in English. 
    3. The student should have a minimum GPA of 3.8.
    4. The students have to submit their SAT or ACT scores who are applying for undergraduate programs.
      • The minimum SAT score required is 550.
      • The minimum ACT score required is 24.
    5. Official Test Scores: The TOEFL or IELTS or PTE score is required for students whose first language is other than English. The minimum accepted scores are given below:
      1. TOEFL: 79
      2. IELTS: 6.5

    Graduate applicants requirements:

    1. At least one letter of recommendation from teachers or school officials for undergraduates and at least three LORs for the graduate applicants.
    2. Financial statement to provide evidence of the ability to meet the educational expenses.
    3. Graduate students have to also submit their resumes/CVs.
    4. The application fee for undergraduate and graduate programs is 75 USD.
    5. The application deadlines for undergraduates are March for the fall semester and November for the spring semester.
    6. The application deadlines for graduate admissions vary with each course.

    University of Delaware Cost of Accommodation

    An estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US is as mentioned below:

    Type of Expense Cost for UG Courses ($/yr) Cost for PG Courses ($/yr)
    Tuition for UG Courses 17,080 ~34,164
    Mandatory Full-time fees 960 960
    Indirect Costs 2,800 2,800
    International Service Fees 16,008 16,008
    Medical Insurance 2,508 2,508

    Other costs and expenses that you will experience are:

    1. Living Expenses- 13,472 USD
    2. Books: 1000 USD
    3. Miscellaneous: 2800 USD

    University of Delaware Scholarships

    The University of Delaware offers need-based grants and merit-based scholarships for international students to study in the USA. The scholarships offered to international students at University of Delaware, award range from $5,000 to $18,000. There are no separate applications for the university scholarships and here are some of the scholarships you can apply for:

    • UD Trustee Scholarship: The student has to maintain a 3.0 GPA and earn 12 credits each semester. Amount-16,000 USD
    • UD Presidential Scholarship: The student has to maintain a 3.0 GPA and earn 12 credits per semester. Amount-13000 USD
    • UD Provost Scholarship: The student has to maintain a 3.5 GPA and earn 12 credits per semester. Amount: 7000 USD
    • Delaware Scholar Award: The student has to maintain a 3.25 GPA and earn 12 credits per semester. Amount: 2500 USD

    Alumni Network

    The alumni of the university enjoy many benefits such as alumni credit cards, banking services, insurance, career counseling, Carpenter sports club membership, digital yearbooks, etc.

    Some of the notable alumni of the university are Joe Biden, former Vice President of the United States; Chris Christie, former Governor of New Jersey, Elena Delle Donne, WNBA star and Joe Flacco, NFL Quarterback.

    University of Delaware Placements

    Some of the top-paid sectors for graduates of University of Delaware were financial services, sales & business development, consulting/accounting, marketing, project management, and IT & software development. Some of the top-paying courses from the university and the annual package for graduates are discussed below:

    Degree Average Salary (USD/yr)
    Doctorate 126,000
    BSc 108,000
    BA 107,000
    MBA 105,000

    Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware offers students with academic excellence and access to 400 student clubs and organizations. Currently, the university reported operating revenue of 1,037 million dollars and also made it to the Forbes list of America’s Best employers. International students can look forward to getting into one of the reputed higher education institutions in the US. 


    Ques. What is the minimum GPA requirement at the university?

    To be admitted to UD, applicants must have earned excellent grades in high school. The enrolled freshman class at the University of Delaware had an average high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, meaning that mostly B+ students are accepted and eventually attend

    Ques. How difficult is it to gain admission to the University of Delaware?

    Ans. The University of Delaware is considered a moderately selective school, with a 70% acceptance rate. Approximately 12,000 of their nearly 30,000 applications are eventually denied, with this figure projected to rise in the coming years.

    Ques. How long does it take for the University of Delaware to respond?

    Ans. Applicants will hear from the admissions office in about 6-8 weeks after all materials are obtained, which will begin during these months

    Ques. What is the University of Delaware's average SAT score?

    Ans. Reading and Writing 580-670, Math 580-680

    Ques. When is the University of Delaware submission deadline?

    Ans. The deadline for applications is January 15, with a $75 application fee at the University of Delaware. The GPA of a student is a very critical academic factor for admissions officials at the University of Delaware.

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    University of Delaware Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    FAFSA Code
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $49,552 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    2 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    IELTS Check Detailed Score-6.5--
    SAT Check Detailed Score12301130133070
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing615570660-
    ACT Check Detailed Score27252935

    University of Delaware Acceptance Rate

    62.9 %

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    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $49,552 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $33,340 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $800 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $12,332 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $1,500 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $12,332 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $1,500 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $1,500 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $1,500 / Year

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    Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
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    National Association of Schools of Music
    Nursing Programs
    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


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    College Rating

    Based on 5 Students Rating

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    6.5 /10

    I wanted to join this program as I knew that I wanted to secure my career and the University of Delaware will help me do so because of the value of it's degree. So, after securing a GPA of 7, I had to submit an online form. My application fee was around $70.

    Course Curriculum :

    The mission of the applied physiology Ph.D. program is to provide advanced training to us in the field of applied physiology with the goal of preparing me for research-based careers. Areas of in-depth study are driven by faculty research and encompass cardiovascular physiology, exercise physiology, musculoskeletal physiology and neurophysiology.

    9 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 extracurricular
    7.8 /10

    One of my friends in my school always used to talk about her cousin did a major in marketing from the school and how she is now making so much out of it, got placed in an amazing company -Amazon, have a six-digit salary and is a permanent resident of the state. So I talk to her about all the procedures and I found that cost of studying here is still less than compared to other universities. So, I paid $75 and applied to the college online.

    Course Curriculum :

    I love the way the curriculum is divided so that we don't get burdened with all the difficult subjects at the same time and do the students especially like me don't lose interest or the classes become boring and dull.

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    9.2 /10

    I have lived in Delaware my whole life and love it here! I love the master's speech pathology program at the University of Delaware too, you start working with clients two weeks into the program and they value experience over classroom learning.

    Course Curriculum :

    The curriculum for my master's program, in particular, is both challenging and rewarding. While I have not started my master's program yet, my undergraduate career was filled with research experience and hands-on learning activities.

    9 /10 academic/food
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    8 /10 accomodation
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    7.7 /10

    Wide range of academic programs and a fantastic marching band. It was important to be able to keep music in my life as well as academics! I was even able to minor in piano while studying neuroscience.

    Course Curriculum :

    It was a good blend of electives and basic science courses, though I do wish there were more upper-level neuroscience courses to take. We did get to take 2 graduate level courses (I took 3), but it would have been nice to have more even at the undergraduate level.

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    10.0 /10

    I chose the university of Delaware due to the close location to home (3 hours) and the campus environment. I really liked how it had a college feel but also didn?t feel isolated from the world like some other colleges felt.

    Course Curriculum :

    I really enjoy the course curriculum at the university. I am a double major and feel I have received adequate exposure to both fields. I have also taken classes unrelated to my majors that have provided me with insight into other aspects of business.

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    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
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    104 Hullihen Hall, DE 19716

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