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Rank: 69

University of Delaware

Newark, DEwww.udel.edu/
The University of Delaware, which traces its history to 1743, is one of the oldest universities in the United States. Today it's a major research university, with more than 150 majors for its nearly 20,000 undergrads -- everything from astronomy to insect ecology and conservation. UD is a land-, sea-, and space-grant university, meaning it commits to researching and teaching fields related to agriculture, marine, and space through an agreement with the U.S. government. (Most universities with such agreements only claim one or two grant titles.) It also has some niche offerings and facilities, such as a world-renowned figure skating training center. The university places high in MONEY's rankings in part because of its affordability, coming in at under $100,000 for the net price of a degree. Students also do well when they leave: Alumni report earning an average of $56,700 within a few years of graduation, according to PayScale data. Mindful of the importance of creating global citizens, the University of Delaware helped invent the modern system of collegiate study abroad, when a UD professor created a year-long program in France in 1923. Today, students can study in Thailand, Prague, and Argentina, among other locations.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$29,000
% of students who get any grants
63%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$17,400
Average price for low-income students
$11,920
admissions
Acceptance rate
63%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1230/27
SAT/ACT required?
No
Enrollment
18,948
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
83%
% of need met
55%
% of students who get merit* grants
20%
Average merit grant
$7,523
student success
Graduation rate
83%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$24,250
Average salary within 3 years
$56,700
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
39%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
N/A

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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