First-Year In-State Students


Your State, Your School

It’s simple: As a Delawarean, you come first.


This is a promise we take very seriously. We are dedicated to providing a top-quality education that is affordable to every Delawarean. No matter what your financial situation, we make sure all Delaware residents can earn a college degree. Let your ambition decide your future.


We’re here to serve Delaware—to serve you. Apply Early Action or before the priority deadline of Jan. 15 and you will never compete with non-residents for space at UD.


If you are not applying as a first-year in-state student, see below:

My Blue Hen Home

After you have submitted your application, login to your personalized My Blue Hen Home account. You’ll find a checklist of application materials and items needed to complete your file. Check back for special invitations and important information related to decisions, financial aid, housing, health and medical forms, placement exams, and more.

Pursue Your Passion

At UD we have over 150 majors, over 100 minors and over 50 bachelor’s plus accelerated master’s degree programs (4+1 programs). That’s a lot of options, giving you the ability to customize your education. We’ve made it easy for you to compare majors and get an idea of what each of your four years at UD will look like by using our Major Finder.

Major Finder

Graduate Into Greatness

UD’s job and career placement rates have historically been well above the national average, according to data from the National Association of Colleges and Employers. View salaries and employment by major, location and more on our outcomes page.



Honors Program

Are you looking to expand your intellectual horizons? If you are the type of student who wants to work hard academically, but also be part of a bright and vibrant community of scholars, the UD Honors Program is a good fit for you. Regardless of your major, you will find yourself immersed in a world of opportunities from small Honors classes, residence hall programming and more. 



Honors Program

Enrichment Opportunities

Scholars and Fellows programs

We know how important it is for you not only to graduate with a strong career pathway, but also to have a competitive edge. We are looking for creative thinkers like you to join one or more of our Scholars and Fellows programs, learning and enrichment experiences that will push the boundaries of your intellectual curiosity while giving you specialized skills and career connections. 

Enrichment Opportunities

World Scholars

Looking to immerse yourself in global study? Our innovative UD World Scholars Program will give you an extraordinary four years, beginning with your first semester abroad in Italy, Spain or New Zealand. You will have specialized coursework, internships, a second study abroad, interaction with key individuals on the international stage, and career guidance and mentorship. There's no other program like it. 


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Committed to Delawareans

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is dedicated to meeting with you personally to guide you through the process. To connect with your direct representative, view the Meet Your Counselor list.

Meet Your Counselor


First in Financial Accessibility

Our aim is to make a UD education affordable to all qualified* residents of our state. We pledge to ensure financial aid is available to meet the full demonstrated financial need — up to the cost of in-state tuition, fees, a stipend for books, and on-campus room and board — of all Delawareans who file the  by the deadline. Understanding how important it is to leave college with as little debt as possible, our goal is that no student will have loans in excess of 25% of the cost of a 4-year education.

This means a qualified student can attend the University with the assurance that their family will not be asked to contribute more than their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA. While students are asked to invest in their education by borrowing 25% of costs in loans each year (or pay if they decline to borrow). Our goal is to ensure that students graduate with debt that is manageable and the earning potential from their bachelor's degree far outweighs, over time, what they are responsible to pay back. The University commits grants and scholarships一道本不卡免费高清 that will be made available to cover their remaining financial need.

*Students admitted as first-time freshman qualify for On-Campus Grant. 

Financing Your Degree


Tuition and Fees for Delaware Residents

Find out what it could cost you to attend UD. For an individualized estimate of the financial aid you may expect from the University, fill out the Net Price Calculator.

Test-Optional Admissions Program

Delaware residents have the ability to choose whether or not to submit their SAT/ACT scores as a part of their admission application.

We encourage all students to take the SAT/ACT seriously and do their best. The College Board's entire suite of assessments, along with free test prep from Khan Academy, is a valuable tool to improve college readiness.

If you wish to prepare your prompts ahead of time, you may refer to them below:

1. Anticipate what it will be like for you as a student at the University of Delaware. Both in and out of the classroom, where do you expect to feel most comfortable and where will you need to stretch?

2. Relate a personal experience in which you were denied an opportunity or treated unfairly. How did you resolve the situation? If that were to happen during your college experience, what would you do?

3. Describe an accomplishment that took a great deal of time and/or effort on your part. What motivated you to continue when it got challenging? Who or what did you turn to for support, and how was that helpful?

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Associate in Arts Program

The University of Delaware’s Associate in Arts Program (AAP) offers Delaware students a two-year path to an associate’s degree with an option to continue to a bachelor's degree program.

Students who enroll in AAP begin their UD college career at a campus of their choice, in either Georgetown, Dover or Wilmington. The program offers only University of Delaware courses – the same courses taught on the Newark campus – taught exclusively by University of Delaware faculty. The AAP has an added benefit: for students who qualify for a , your tuition could be free!

The Associate in Arts courses simultaneously fulfill the core requirements for majors leading to the bachelor’s degree. Associate in Arts students enjoy an uninterrupted transition from the associate degree program to a bachelor degree program. Most students relocate to Newark for their junior year to complete their University of Delaware four-year degree.

Tuition and Fees



Beebe Healthcare's Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing and the University of Delaware have partnered in a new program designed to provide an educational pathway for nursing students in Sussex County through UD's Associate in Arts Program (AAP) at their Georgetown Campus. 

Beginning fall 2017, students will dually enroll in the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing and in the UD Associate in Arts Program (AAP). They will earn both a Diploma in Nursing and an Associate in Arts degree. After successful completion of the Diploma program, students can work as a registered nurse while earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.


Student Stories



A Day in the Blue Hen Life

Blue Hens are passionate about and involved in many different things. Our social media channels provide a great look into daily life on UD’s campus. Follow us to learn more about student life, campus events, athletics, research, and more.

Learn more about life as a Blue Hen at the University of Delaware by following our Social Media Ambassadors!


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