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The University of Delaware’s South Green | PHOTO COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

The University of Delaware (UD), founded in 1743, is the eighth-oldest university in the country. UD’s storied tradition of academic excellence continues today in both the classroom and laboratory, with consistent ranking among the top 30 public universities. Beyond its Georgian-inspired main campus in Newark, Delaware, UD has locations across the state; in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes.

UD is a state-assisted, privately governed institution and one of a select group of institutions in the United States to hold the triple land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant designation. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies US as a research university with very high research activity, a designation awarded to less than 3% of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering.

UD offers a broad range of degree programs: four associate programs, 140 bachelor’s programs, 144 master’s programs (with 16 dual degrees offered within) and 60 doctoral programs through its eight colleges. Our physical therapy program is the top-ranked graduate program in the nation. The university’s student body encompasses more than 19,000 undergraduates, more than 4,000 graduate students and more than 600 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. UD’s distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, Guggenheim, Fulbright and National Academy of Inventors fellows, and members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The university is fortunate to have an alumni base of more than 182,000 in 120 countries, representing a unique and global ambassador community eager to support the university’s mission and pursuits.

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