The University of Delaware is a state-assisted, privately governed institution. Established in 1743, it is the largest university in the state. In addition to the main campus in Newark, the university has locations in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes.
The university houses seven colleges, three schools and over 70 research centers. Its student body consists of approximately 17,000 undergraduates, 3,600 graduate students and 800 students in professional and continuing studies programs. The distinguished faculty includes acclaimed authors, scientists and artists, among them a Nobel laureate, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows, as well as members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
State-of-the-art facilities support the university’s academic and public service activities including a 146-foot coastal research vessel, Hugh R. Sharp, which helps scientists across the region explore the sea. The university is currently transforming a 272-acre parcel, the site of a former auto assembly plant, into the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) campus.