The University of Delaware was founded in 1743 in Newark, Delaware by the Presbytery of Lews. Some of the first students were Thomas McKean, George Read, and James Smith – signers of the Declaration of Independence. Today, the University of Delaware is a land grant, sea grant, space grant and urban grant state-supported research institution. The main campus is in Newark on 2,011 acres – about 45 miles from Philadelphia and 55-miles from Baltimore. The University of Delaware has satellite locations in Dover, Wilmington, Lews, and Georgetown.
University of Delaware 140 degree programs to over 18,00 undergraduate students. Inside the classroom, the student-faculty ratio is 16-to-1. Nearly 32% of the classes have less than 20 students. Outside the classroom, students have access to over 300 student organizations – including 45 Greek Chapters. The University of Delaware participates in NCAA Division I sports conference. Top majors include:
- Social Sciences
- Health Professions
University of Delaware’s study abroad program started in 1923. Today, 30% of students study abroad each year in over 100 study abroad programs in over 40 countries.