About UD

The University of Delaware is committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and service.


一道本不卡免费高清From its roots as a private academy in 1743, the institution today is a research-intensive, technologically advanced university with global impact. Come join us.


Our alumni tell our story of achievement -- from the first class that included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and a signer of the Constitution to a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, a Tony Award-winning choreographer and the former vice president of the United States.

一道本不卡免费高清Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists. State-of-the-art facilities support UD’s academic, research and service activities.

一道本不卡免费高清Campus life is welcoming -- enriched by distinguished guest speakers, NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics, 300-plus engaged student organizations, concerts and other arts and cultural activities.

In addition to our vibrant main campus in Newark, UD has locations across the state -- in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes.

一道本不卡免费高清A thriving study-abroad program and expanding international partnerships further enhance our students’ education as global citizens.

  • A look back at 2019

     | December 27, 2019

    一道本不卡免费高清Take a quick video tour of 2019 at UD

  • Resolve to Explore

    Article by Nikki Laws | December 26, 2019

    1,000-plus UD students begin the new year with a new journey

  • Technology for Carbon Utilization

    Article by Julie Stewart | December 26, 2019

    UD researchers highlight potential of electrochemical carbon monoxide reduction

  • Greenhouse gas for good

    Article by Julie Stewart | December 20, 2019

    一道本不卡免费高清Engineers reveal new way to capture carbon dioxide and use it cleanly and cost effectively

  • Technology for Carbon Utilization

    Article by Julie Stewart | December 26, 2019

    UD researchers highlight potential of electrochemical carbon monoxide reduction

  • Mixed emotions

    Article by Sunny Rosen | December 23, 2019

    一道本不卡免费高清How emotional diversity impacts team creativity

One of the oldest universities in the United States,
the University of Delaware traces its roots to


The school’s first name was Newark College,
later becoming Delaware College. 


In 1921, it was officially named
the University of Delaware.


In 2017, we continue to grow - establishing ourselves as a top
institution that is leaving its mark in
Delaware and across the globe.

More UD History

Welcome to Blue Hen Country!

From intercollegiate athletics to club sports, UD's school spirit permeates throughout campus, boosted by loyal fans who include students, faculty and staff, alumni, parents and friends. 

Mission Statement

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, 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. Tracing its origins to 1743 and chartered by the state in 1833, the University of Delaware today is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university.

The University of Delaware is a major research university with extensive graduate programs that is also dedicated to outstanding undergraduate and professional education. University faculty are committed to the intellectual, cultural and ethical development of students as citizens, scholars and professionals. University graduates are prepared to contribute to a global society that requires leaders with creativity, integrity and a dedication to service.

一道本不卡免费高清The University of Delaware 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.

Statement of Responsibility 

The University of Delaware community values both personal and academic freedom. All members of the campus community have the personal responsibility to promote an atmosphere of civility in which the free exchange of ideas and opinions can flourish. We do so by learning from individual and collective differences and by respecting every human being.