University of Delaware

Public, Four-years School Located in Newark, DE

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How much is the UD tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, UD's tuition & fees is $16,080 for Delaware residents and $39,720 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $33,114 for Delaware residents and $56,754 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

UD Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Delaware Residents Tuition & Fees$16,080
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$39,720
Books & Supplies Costs$1,000
On-campus Room & Board$14,234
On-campus Expenses$1,800
Off-campus Room & Board$14,234
Off-campus Expenses$1,000
2023-2024 Estimates
Delaware Residents Tuition & Fees$17,215
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$42,779

How Much Does it Cost to Go to UD for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $178,530 at UD. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $247,905. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $191,640.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$41,594$58,136$45,027
Sophomore (2024-25)$43,557$60,623$46,895
Junior (2025-26)$45,613$63,218$48,843
Senior (2026-27)$47,766$65,928$50,875
4 Years Total$178,530$247,905$191,640
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$43,557$60,623$46,895
Sophomore (2025-26)$45,613$63,218$48,843
Junior (2026-27)$47,766$65,928$50,875
Senior (2027-28)$50,020$68,757$52,993
4 Years Total$186,956$258,527$199,607
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$45,613$63,218$48,843
Sophomore (2026-27)$47,766$65,928$50,875
Junior (2027-28)$50,020$68,757$52,993
Senior (2028-29)$52,380$71,711$55,203
4 Years Total$195,779$269,615$207,915
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$47,766$65,928$50,875
Sophomore (2027-28)$50,020$68,757$52,993
Junior (2028-29)$52,380$71,711$55,203
Senior (2029-30)$54,852$74,795$57,508
4 Years Total$205,018$281,192$216,579
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$50,020$68,757$52,993
Sophomore (2028-29)$52,380$71,711$55,203
Junior (2029-30)$54,852$74,795$57,508
Senior (2030-31)$57,441$78,015$59,912
4 Years Total$214,693$293,279$225,617

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, UD' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,949. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Delaware, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $16,147.
University of Delaware$16,080$39,720
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
Delaware Four-years Colleges$16,182
Public Schools$7,120$16,147
Private Schools$16,197

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between UD and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
University of DelawareNewark, DE$16,080$39,720
University of Missouri-Kansas CityKansas City, MO$11,988$28,788
University of California-San DiegoLa Jolla, CA$15,265$46,042
University of FloridaGainesville, FL$6,381$28,659
Augusta UniversityAugusta, GA$8,122$23,500
University of ConnecticutStorrs, CT$20,366$43,034
University of Alaska FairbanksFairbanks, AK$8,640$22,752
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburg, VA$15,478$36,694
Purdue University-Main CampusWest Lafayette, IN$9,992$28,794
University of VermontBurlington, VT$18,890$43,890
University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadison, WI$11,205$40,603

Financial Aid and COA

At University of Delaware, 13,676 students (70%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $12,518.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at UD is $44,236 for students living on-campus and $43,436 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 4,259 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $12,375 and the average amount of student loans is $10,580.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Delaware ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$33,114$56,754
COA (off-campus)$32,314$55,954
Tuition & Fees$16,080$39,720
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$17,034$17,034
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$16,234$16,234
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,596$44,236
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,796$43,436
Average Financial Aid$12,518$12,518
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship13,67670%$12,518
Pell Grants3,03416%$4,628
Federal Student Loan9,23248%$6,241
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid4,25993%-
Grants or Scholarships4,04088%$12,375
Federal Grants83118%$5,047
Pell Grants83018%$4,798
Other Federal Grants1924%$1,104
State/Local Grants77817%$8,120
Institutional Grants3,50776%$11,258
Student Loan Aid2,61757%$10,580
Federal Student Loans2,57156%$5,224
Other Student Loans60613%$23,527
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level1,058930$11,031
110,001 or more353237$3,595

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

UD's acceptance rate is 72.35%. A total of 34,111 applicants applied to and 24,679 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 4,617 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 18.71%.
To apply to UD, 7 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations, Formal demonstration of competencies, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank.
Acceptance Rate72.35%68.56%74.74%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)18.71%19.32%18.35%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are required to apply to UD. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,248 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 29.
Its SAT score is higher than the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is higher than the national average score of 25.
SAT Total1,2481,1551,340
National Average1,174
Delaware Average1,130
SAT EBRW628585670
SAT Math620570670
ACT Composite292631
National Average25
Delaware Average26
ACT Math282530
ACT English292533

Student Population

University of Delaware has a total of 24,039 students including 19,482 undergraduate and 4,557 graduate students. By gender, there are 10,273 male students and 13,723 female students attending UD. The school offers online degree programs and 1,793 students enrolled online exclusively (7.46% of all students).
Total23,996 10,27313,723
Undergraduate19,410 8,13811,272
Graduate4,586 2,1352,451

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address104 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered312 Programs
Online Program Offered8 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered173 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate65.00%
Student Population24,039
Graduation Rate79%
Retention Rate91% (Full-time), 62% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate15 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties1,263 (Full-time), 28 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs4,841 (Full-time), 68 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$121,094
Average Staff Salary$70,898