University of Delaware

Newark, DE 19716

The University of Delaware is a public university. It currently offers over 135 undergrad degrees and 142 master’s degrees, along with 67 doctoral programs and 28 certificate programs offered across 7 colleges and over 82 research institutes. The main campus is in Newark, which is a small city surrounded by over 12,000 acres of public parkland. The student population is nearly half the size of the city population, with over 22,000 students enrolled in the Fall 2015 school year. The university also provides emergency medical services to the campus and Newark community through the University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit, which is comprised of volunteer students from the university.

Nursing programs are offered at the University of Delaware School of Nursing (UD SON) at the College of Health Sciences. Students can enroll in a traditional BSN undergrad program, an accelerated program, or an RN to BSN pathway. The college also offers graduate programs, including an MSN, DNP, and Ph.D. in nursing. The traditional BSN program is a four-year option for incoming freshmen interested in a nursing career. Students develop their clinical skills at the UD SON’s Simulation Resource Center and through clinical work at local clinics. The school also includes a student organization that helps provide healthcare services to the community.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate91%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Accelerated BSN
  4. RN to BSN
  5. ADN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 192
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 35

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Delaware

Delaware Institute of Health Sciences
5.72 miles away
Leads School of Technology
7.47 miles away
Delcastle Technical High School
7.5 miles away
Center for Arts & Technology - West Grove Campus
10.69 miles away
Delaware Skills Center
12.07 miles away
Lincoln University
12.84 miles away
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
20.41 miles away
Rowan University
33.8 miles away
Delaware Technical Community College-Terry
34.78 miles away
Delaware State University
35.83 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1921 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
04/01/1973 - 04/30/2010
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
06/01/1966 - 04/30/2010
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/08/2006 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/08/2006 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading530 to 640
SAT: Math530 to 640
SAT: Writing530 to 640
ACT Composite22 to 29
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$11,750
30k to 48k$12,038
48k to 75k$13,909
75k to 110k$17,736
Over 110k$22,307
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $481.00 $1,290.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,720.00 $1,720.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Phillip L. Bartlett Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be attending the University of Delaware. Financial need must be demonstrated.

UHS Hospitals Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a minority or an immigrant with U.S. citizenship, reside in Broome, Chenango, Delaware, or Tioga County, N.Y., or in Susquehanna County, Penn., have a minimum 3.0 GPA, [...]

Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC)

Applicant must be a college graduate; have a minimum GRE score of 1050; demonstrate manual and studio skills; have completed course work in archaeology, art history, chemistry, and studio art; [...]

Delaware Governors' Biotech Scholarship

Applicant must be planning to obtain a degree or certificate in the biotech field from Delaware State University, Delaware Technical & Community College or the University of Delaware.

Ryan R. Wagner Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Appoquinimink, Middletown or St. Georges Technical High School who will attend the University of Delaware for engineering.

More scholarships

Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Delaware state board of nursing
University of Delaware
104 Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716

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