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University of Delaware

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Students with big ideas will find a home for innovative thinking at the University of Delaware (UD). Established in 1743, UD seeks to recruit the next wave of student pioneers eager to make a positive impact on the world.

Attracting students from 105 countries, UD welcomes all cultures and experiences. International students are provided with support from orientation week until graduation, and there are countless activities to get involved with outside of classes. Students will make new friends, vastly improve their career prospects and have an unforgettable time.

UD is nestled in the north of Delaware, a location that allows easy access to destinations throughout the East Coast and around the world. Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City and Washington, D.C. can be reached by car or train in just a few hours.

As well as an invaluable education and strong community spirit, there is a lot UD can offer. There are merit-based international scholarships for the brightest students. Career Services provides invaluable assistance for life after graduation. 95 percent of students graduating with a bachelor’s degree are employed or pursuing further education within six months of graduation. For some majors that percentage is even higher. It’s no wonder so many international students are attracted to this East Coast institution.

What’s more, UD has a variety of programs for non-native English-speaking students, including the International Foundation Semester, admitting students with a 79-89 TOEFL score directly to the university. The International Foundation Semester is a semester-long program to enhance a student’s mastery of English. Other programs are provided by the English Language Institute (ELI), which teaches English to those who wish to study at UD but can’t meet the language requirements. The pathway program, Academic Transitions, allows international students to gain up to 27 university credits while working towards improving their English-language skills.

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What’s new

What’s new

COVID-19 Update

The health and safety of students, faculty and staff is a top priority at the University of Delaware. With the advent of the coronavirus pandemic the university is aware that there may be alterations and adjustments required for the start of the fall semester. While it is the intention of the institution to welcome students on campus for the new academic year in 2020, this must be carefully evaluated in line with state government and public health authority guidance and law. UD aims to ensure that there is as little disruption to learning as possible with plans in place for online learning. Students are encouraged to keep up to date with the latest advice and information by visiting the university’s website and can also contact the university directly with any queries or questions.

University Expansions

The University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research campus is currently being expanded to include a ten-story tower with labs and classroom space. This will serve as an addition to the recently added health and research facilities.

To accommodate students with TOEFL scores from 79-89, UD has created the International Foundation Semester. Students with scores in this range are admitted and the International Foundation Semester is a semester-long program to improve student’s English proficiency.

UD also runs the pathway program, Academic Transitions, through the English Language Institute (ELI). This program allows high-achieving international students to prepare for undergraduate study. During the program they will improve their academic English and earn up to 27 university credits.

The University of Delaware is also home to athletics of all sorts, including 21 NCAA Division I teams. UD’s teams are known as the Blue Hens. The university recently finished a renovation project to improve its athletic facilities, including the Delaware Stadium and the Whitney Athletic Center.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

The University of Delaware is internationally renowned for strong research and a dedication to teaching. There are over 1,000 faculty members at the university and more than 400 of them are academic experts who regularly feature as authority figures in the news.

Every faculty member works hard to empower their students, making sure to always take their ideas seriously. They ensure that all opinions are heard and strive to help turn ideas into reality. Classes have an average size of 35 students and the student to faculty ratio is 12:1.

To ensure a high standard of teaching is maintained, the university has developed the innovative Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning. This center provides support for faculty and helps them to improve their teaching methods for the benefit of students.

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Department structure

Department structure

With hundreds of diverse and challenging programs from seven academic colleges, there is something to inspire all who wish to study at the University of Delaware. The colleges are:

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

With its own working farm on campus, the college offers a range of science, business and economics programs from soil science to statistics.

College of Arts and Sciences

With 27 academic departments, there are many diverse programs, from art conservation to biochemistry.

Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics

Home to programs in finance, marketing and accounting, the college aims to produce successful entrepreneurs and business leaders.

College of Earth, Ocean and Environment

With facilities on the main campus and the Hugh R. Sharp Campus by the sea, the college provides an education in physical sciences from human geography to meteorology.

College of Education and Human Development

Students can study society and education through internships and hands-on research.

College of Engineering

Seven academic departments comprise the college which supplies a broad spectrum of engineering programs.

College of Health Sciences

Programs cover areas from nursing to kinesiology and are focused on practical experience.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The admissions team at the University of Delaware is experienced in assessing applications from all around the globe. Admissions are considered on a rolling basis. To apply for a bachelor’s degree, international students must:

  1. Complete the undergraduate application on the University of Delaware’s website or use The Common Application and pay the USD 75 application fee.
  2. Submit official transcripts or exam results from secondary and post-secondary work to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
  3. Submit official test results directly from a testing agency. For direct admission, a TOEFL score of 79 iBT or above is required, or an IELTS score of 6.5 or above.
  4. Submit two letters of recommendation. One must be from a school counselor.

There are pathways for those who cannot meet the English language requirements. These are provided by the English Language Institute (ELI) and are available for undergraduate and graduate students.

Prospective master’s and doctorate students who are academically qualified for admission but do not meet the UD program’s minimum TOEFL or IELTS score may be admitted to the university through its Conditional Admissions Program (CAP). These students begin their studies at the English Language Institute (ELI). Once they prove their English skill proficiency in academic reading, writing and presenting, the students begin their graduate coursework at UD. To apply for a graduate program, international students must:

  1. Complete the graduate application and pay the application fee.
  2. Submit copies of transcripts through the online application (original copies are due after acceptance).
  3. Submit official test results directly from a testing authority. Students can refer to the admissions requirements page for specific programs to see required test scores (GRE, GMAT or TOEFL, IELTS).
  4. Submit letters of recommendation, essay and resume.

Several graduate programs will consider applicants who are eligible except for English proficiency.

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Almost every first-year student lives in the University of Delaware’s campus housing. Research has shown that those who live on campus perform better academically and enjoy more community activities.

Residence halls on UD’s campus meet the different needs of students. Options include single or double rooms, suites and apartments. The university hosts many events to support the educational and social environment for all those who live in residence halls.

On campus, the facilities available for UD students are extensive and diverse. Dining options include numerous restaurants and cafes, catering to a range of dietary requirements and preferences. As well as the University Student Center, theatres and exercise facilities, there are more than 400 student organizations that create community around a variety of interests. UD is a great place to meet new people, enhance employable skills, and simply enjoy time spent outside of the classroom.

The campus also houses Student Health Services, which aids with health and wellbeing. There, students can receive urgent medical care, immunizations, health education and much more.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

During their studies at the University of Delaware, students can expect their total expenses to be approximately USD 50,000 per year. This includes tuition, fees, accommodation, food, course resources and other general living costs. Fees and extra educational costs depend on the chosen college and program.

UD invests millions of dollars each year in grants and scholarships. As the university recognizes international students as some of the most hard-working and talented members of the student body, it offers merit-based scholarships to outstanding international students. To apply, students must provide transcripts with an A/B average and official SAT or ACT test scores by the given deadline.

More information on the financial support available can be found on the international admissions section of UD’s website or by getting in touch with Student Financial Services.

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The University of Delaware is committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and service. From its roots as a private academy in 1743, the institution today is a research-intensive, technologically advanced university with global impact. The University plays an integral role in the city of Newark and the state of Delaware, working to better the community with service projects, research benefiting local agencies and industries, and public outreach throughout the state.

The University of Delaware embodies its motto, ?Knowledge is the light of the mind?, and to spread that light requires a community that nurtures intellectual curiosity and free inquiry, where everyone is empowered to learn and to flourish. This is a community where we celebrate our individual and collective achievements, where university respects diverse backgrounds, values and viewpoints. The values of the University of Delaware are woven throughout the institution in its mission statement, in classrooms, offices and laboratories and in its actions.

University of Delaware offers more than 150 bachelor?s programs. Their student body encompasses more than 18,000 undergraduates from across the country and around the globe. It is a major research university with extensive graduate programs that is also dedicated to outstanding undergraduate and professional education. Its faculty is committed to the intellectual, cultural and ethical development of students as citizens, scholars and professionals. The graduates are prepared to contribute to a global society that requires leaders with creativity, integrity and a dedication to service. University promotes an environment in which all people are inspired to learn and encourages intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, free inquiry and respect for the views and values of an increasingly diverse population.

Main Campus is centered on a roughly north-south axis between South College Avenue and Academy Street. At the center of the campus is Memorial Hall, which once divided the Women's College from Delaware College.
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