University of Delaware

Newark, DE 19716
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students23,774
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate91%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 12 172
Master's degree 1 36
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 2

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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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1130 to 1330
ACT25 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

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $75
Graduates $75

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$495/credit
In State Students$495/credit
Out of State Students$1,328/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,770/credit
In State Students$1,770/credit
Out of State Students$1,770/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $22,275 $22,275 $59,760
ADN 70 $34,650 $34,650 $92,960
BSN 125 $61,875 $61,875 $166,000
FNP 50 $88,500 $88,500 $88,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 81% of University of Delaware's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 14% $4,180
Other Federal Grant 4% $1,354
State Grant & Scholarships 14% $5,244
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 65% $7,911
Federal Student Loans 50% $5,502
Private Loans 11% $19,974


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$11,918
$30,001 to $48,000$11,933
$48,001 to $75,000$14,170
$75,001 to $110,000$17,931
Over $110,000$22,641

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Delaware state board of nursing.
University of Delaware
104 Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716

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