The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from a history extending back to a small private academy started in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today.
The university alumni tells the story of achievement, from the university’s first class, which included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution, to the more than 154,000 living Blue Hens who are making vital contributions to the world. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, are both UD alumni.
A state-assisted, privately governed institution, University of Delaware offers a broad range of degree programs: 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s programs, 119 master’s programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through the university seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. The student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe.