University of Delaware

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The University of Delaware is a public, 4-year school located in Newark, DE, close to the border with Maryland and Pennsylvania. The University has satellite campus locations in Dover, Wilmington, Lewes and Georgetown as well. The school was founded in 1743, although it was not chartered until 1833. Three members of the first class (of 10 students) went on to sign the Declaration of Independence. The school was the first US University to offer a study abroad program in 1923. The 2300 acre campus features design input from Frank Miles Day and Marian Cruger Coffin and is divided into two main sections that share a large pedestrian mall with a fountain in the middle. Among notable alumni are Vice President Joe Biden and NJ Governor Chris Christie.

Academic Programs

The University of Delaware is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and offers Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s degrees and Doctorates in many fields. Presently, the only online degree programs are for post-graduate students. Noted for Healthcare fields, Music and Teacher Education, the largest programs on campus are in Business, Healthcare and Engineering. The University is comprised of seven colleges: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; College of Arts and Sciences; Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics; College of Earth, Ocean and Environment; College of Education and Human Development: College of Engineering; and College of Health Sciences. Per the Mission Statement, “The University of Delaware exists to cultivate learning, develop knowledge and foster the free exchange of ideas. State-assisted yet privately governed, the University has a strong tradition of distinguished scholarship, research, teaching and service that is grounded in a commitment to increasing and disseminating scientific, humanistic and social knowledge for the benefit of the larger society… The University of Delaware promotes an environment in which all people are inspired to learn and encourages intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, free inquiry and respect for the views and values of an increasingly diverse population.”

Student Life

There are over 9,000 undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Idaho, almost half of whom live on campus among four primary residential communities as well as a significant Greek community. The University sponsors hundreds of clubs and student organizations, including club sports and intramurals. For the varsity athlete, the gold and silver Vandals, led by Joe Vandal, field teams in 8 sports and participate in NCAA Division I competition. The school’s Vision indicates: “Our commitment to focused excellence includes developing and delivering pre-eminent statewide programs. These programs are delivered in the Morrill Act-mandated primary emphases areas in agriculture, natural resources, and engineering; and sustaining excellence in architecture, law, liberal arts, sciences, education, business and economics, and programs in medical and veterinary medical education, all of which shape the core curriculum and give meaning to the concept of a flagship university.” This is reflected in the school’s Core Values of Principles and Values; Learn, Create and Innovate; Preserve and Transmit Knowledge; Act with Integrity; Treat Others with Respect; Celebrate Excellence; Change Lives; Welcome and Include Everyone; and Take Responsibility for the Future.

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