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Founded in 1743 and chartered by the state in 1833, the University of Delaware today is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university. As one of the oldest universities in the U.S., the University of Delaware has grown to become a significant state-assisted, privately governed establishment. With over 25,000 total students, the University of Delaware offers 150 majors to undergraduate students, with the strongest majors being engineering, business, and the sciences. 

The University of Delaware embodies its motto—“Knowledge is the light of the mind”— in a community that nurtures intellectual curiosity and free inquiry, and where everyone is empowered to learn and to flourish. The values of the University of Delaware are woven throughout the institution and emphasize academic freedom, diversity and inclusion, innovation, community inclusion, and outstanding service.  The community at Delaware celebrates individual and collective achievements and respects diverse backgrounds, values and viewpoints.

The University of Delaware exists to cultivate learning, develop knowledge, and foster the free exchange of ideas. State-assisted yet privately governed, the University has a strong tradition of distinguished scholarship, which is manifested in its research and creative activities, teaching, and service, in line with its commitment to increasing and disseminating scientific, humanistic, artistic, and social knowledge for the benefit of the larger society. 

Why the University of Delaware

  • Campus Life: The University of Delaware is located halfway between Washington, D.C. and New York, and is only a 45-minute drive away from Philadelphia. Public trains and buses offer easy transportation for students to travel between cities.
  • Athletic Excellence: The University of Delaware has 21 NCAA Division 1 teams, has won the 2016 NCAA field hockey championship, 10 National Championships, 174 Conference Championships, and has 51 Academic All-Americans.
  • Partnerships and Employment: With global partnerships with JP Morgan Chase to Honda, UD knows the importance of collaboration. There are 4,493 employees at UD, with over 24,450 jobs UD's economic impact supports in Delaware.
  • Enhanced teaching environment: With an extensive graduate program catalog that is also dedicated to outstanding undergraduate and professional education, the faculty at Delaware are committed to the intellectual, cultural, and ethical development of students as citizens, scholars, and professionals.
  • Awards and Recognition: The University of Delaware is a public, tier 1 research university ranked in the top 100 national universities and top 50 public universities. The Physical Therapy Graduate Program at UD is number 1 in the U.S. The Student-to-Teacher ratio at UD is 12:1.
  • Facilities: The University of Delaware is home to a High-Performance Figure Skating Centre where some of the world's best figure skaters flock to train.
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