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University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware, United States
Fightin' Blue Hens
University of Delaware

The University of Delaware is a public land-grant research university located in Newark, Delaware. UD is the largest university in Delaware. It offers three associate's programs, 148 bachelor's programs, 121 master's programs, and 55 doctoral programs across its eight colleges. The main campus is in Newark, with satellite campuses in Dover, the Wilmington area, Lewes, and Georgetown. It is considered a large institution with approximately 18,200 undergraduate and 4,200 graduate students. It is a privately governed university which receives public funding for being a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant state-supported research institution. UD is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". According to the National Science Foundation, UD spent $186 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 119th in the nation. It is recognized with the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Motto Scientia Sol Mentis Est (Latin)
Motto (English) Knowledge is the light of the mind
Type Public land-grant research university
Established 1833 (antecedent school founded 1743 and chartered 1769)
Academic affiliations Sea-grant, Space-grant
Endowment $1.45 billion (2020)
President Dennis Assanis
Academic staff 1,172 (2012)
Administrative staff 4,004
Students 24,120 (Fall 2018)
Undergraduates 18,221 (Fall 2018)
Postgraduates 4,164 (Fall 2018)
Other students 1,735 (Fall 2018)
Campus Suburban 2,012 acres
Colors Blue and gold
Mascot YoUDee
Sporting affiliations NCAA Division I FCS – CAA

About University of Delaware

The largest university in Delaware, the school is based in the city of Newark. It is a land, sea and space grant institution that enrolls around 20,000 students annually.

Achievement of University of Delaware

While the school where the university is rooted was founded in 1743, it wasn't chartered as an institution of higher learning until 1833. 

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Latest information about University of Delaware updated on July 28 2021.