Choosing a College: University of Delaware

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Situated midway between Philadelphia and Baltimore on a beautiful Georgian-inspired campus, you’ll find the University of Delaware, a public university with just over 18,000 undergraduates. Sixty percent of students hail from out of state, and many are attracted to the University’s strong programs in finance, nursing, marketing, and exercise science. But if you’re interested in more unusual programs such as insect ecology & conservation (ideal for future beekeepers!), or entrepreneurship & technology innovation, UD has a major for you. All students seeking additional enrichment opportunities are encouraged to apply for the UD Honors Program. With features like smaller class sizes, an honors residential community, and opportunities to participate in special honors study abroad trips, the UD Honors Program provides a challenging, supportive community for like-minded scholars. How do UD students show their spirit? In addition to joining any of the over 400 registered student organizations, Blue Hens can show their pride by joining the UD Marching Band, UD Cheerleading, the nationally-ranked UD Dance Team, or the Cockpit – the student fan group that cheers on athletes at all home games. Starting this winter, UD will be embarking on a major construction project that will create a brand new, state-of-the-art facility for its Division 1 athletes.

Photo credit: Top, Courtesy of University of Delaware

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College.