University of Delaware
University of Delaware is a land grant , sea grant and space grant university that traces its roots to 1743 when a petition by the Presbytery of Lewes expressing the need for an educated clergy led the Rev. Dr. Francis Alison to open a school in New London, Pennsylvania. The University exists to cultivate learning, develop knowledge and foster the free exchange of ideas. State assisted yet privately governed, it has a strong tradition of distinguished scholarship, research, teaching and service that is grounded in a commitment to increasing and disseminating scientific, humanistic and social knowledge for the benefit of the larger society. 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.
University of Delaware offers more than 150 bachelor’s programs. Their student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates from across the country and around the globe. The University of Delaware is a major research university with extensive graduate programs that is also dedicated to outstanding undergraduate and professional education. Its faculty are 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. The 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.
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