University of Delaware

University of Delaware's main campus is in the city of Newark, centrally located between NYC and Washington D.C., and approximately one hour from Philadelphia. The school boasts a beautiful campus and Main Street in Newark has its fill of restaurants, coffee shops, bars and stores. Mid to large-sized, with an enrollment of 16,000, Delaware offers students a quintessential college experience combined a small town college feel.


Stay: The Courtyard Marriott | Breakfast: Newark Deli and Bagels

Lunch: Homegrown Cafe  | Dinner: Taverna


Visitor Information: Tour University of Delaware

Stay: The Courtyard Marriott is the best hotel near the University of Delaware campus. Although this hotel is nothing luxurious, it provides future students and their families with a taste of UD’s hardworking students. The entire hotel staff is composed of University of Delaware students who are hospitality majors.

Coffee:  Next to campus, right on Main Street, there is great coffee shop called Brew HaHa! This coffeehouse has an incredible selection of specialty coffee drinks and sandwiches. Regardless of the weather you will be sure to see University of Delaware students studying on the outside deck or inside the coffeehouse. You will find attentive staff and a great vibe at Brewed Awakenings.

BreakfastNewark Deli and Bagels is a breakfast spot where most students order from because of its quick service, convenient location, and most importantly it's good bagels.  

Lunch: Good options for lunch include Home Grown Cafe, Arena’s, and Catherine Rooney’s Irish Pub. All are conveniently located on Main Street, within walking distance from campus. A plus is each one of these restaurants offer great outdoor seating.  



CasualKlondike Kate’s is a student favorite for brunch, lunch, or dinner! Kate’s has an amazing atmosphere, an extremely friendly staff, and is filled with UD students. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday morning. If you decide to choose Kate’s for brunch be sure to order a Bloody Mary or a mimosa. Iron Hill Brewery has great beer and even better food. We hear the baby back ribs or chili rubbed steak are worth trying.


A Step Up: Taverna is an excellent restaurant, you're always guaranteed to have good food and great service. Be sure to order the coal fired pizzas, the calamari, and the grilled spicy shrimp.

Late Night Snack: Head to Insomnia Cookies for an assortment of delicious cookies. Also, there is Wings To Go for a variety of wings and other savory late night snacks.

Local Attractions: If you have some extra time be sure to drive over to the UDairy Creamery, which is the official ice cream of the University of Delaware. The UDairy Creamery is run by UD students from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. All the ice cream and treats are made from the milk from the cows on the farm at the University of Delaware.

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Views From a College Counselor: Stuart Nachbar of Educated Quest remarks on his recent visit to Delaware: “The University of Delaware (UDel) is a fairly large university—with just under 19,000 undergraduates—in the nation’s second-smallest state. Unlike most state universities, the large majority of UDel’s undergraduates—nearly 65 percent—of UDel students come from out of state. The university’s proximity to Interstate 95 also has a lot to do with its popularity. Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC. are all less than two and a half hours from campus. Newark (pronounced ‘New-ark’, accenting the second syllable) is also served by Amtrak trains to those cities.The alumni base while strongest in and around Philadelphia, is sizable in the New York metro area as well as the Baltimore-Washington Corridor. UDel has a less intimidating campus setting than the larger flagship public schools in the neighboring states. The campus itself has a main Green with Colonial style, late 18th/ early 19th century building designs, much like the University of Virginia or the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  To see Stuart’s full profile of Delaware click here.  Be sure to click on the extended profile link at the bottom of the page to see a comprehensive guide that includes facts on SAT and ACT mid ranges, comparable colleges, curriculum, the alumni network, safety on campus and costs—just to name a few. 

Campus Tour

— Quotes From Campus —

My favorite thing about UD is that it is a place that brings people from all different walks of life together and gives us an unbreakable sense of unity. As a 2015 alumnus, I will always be tied to the past, present, and future students through school spirit and UD pride. Go Blue Hens!
— Andrew
GO GREEK! When I was a freshman UD felt really big, however, once I joined a sorority it made the University of Delaware seem a lot smaller and introduced me to people I probably wouldn’t have met.
— Ashton
The more you get involved, the more people you will meet, which in return will provide you with lifelong friends and a place to call your second home.
— Kim
Get excited for the best 4 years of your life! Take advantage of every moment!
— Madison
Join a club sports team!
— Josh





YoUDEE Blue Hen

School Colors

Blue & Gold

Acceptance Rate

65.9% (2016)

Common Application


Supplement Essays


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Admissions Office

210 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716

(p) (302) 831-8123
(f) (302) 831-6905

Douglas Zander, Director of Admission

Sports Divisions

NCAA Division I

Greek Life


Noteworthy Alumni

Tom Carper
Joe Biden

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