In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.
According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, UD is ranked #107 out of 2,238 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.
UD also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Delaware ranking.
When it comes to admittance, University of Delaware is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 72%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.
About 31% of students accepted to UD submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 585 and 670. Math scores were between 570 and 670.
With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, University of Delaware is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.
When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.
The full-time faculty percentage at University of Delaware is 98%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate of 91% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Delaware enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.
The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at UD for first-time, full-time students is 72%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 19,328 undergraduates at UD with 17,912 being full-time and 1,416 being part-time.
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UD, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UD, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $8,427 a year. That adds up to $33,708 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UD is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Contact details for UD are given below.
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Finance & Financial Management||274||$59,257|
|Public Relations & Advertising||274||NA|
|Child Development & Psychology||203||$30,180|
|Health & Physical Education||186||$27,195|
|Communication & Media Studies||170||$41,737|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||158||$42,454|
Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.
In 2020-2021, 15,748 students took at least one online class at University of Delaware. This is a decrease from the 22,715 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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