University of Delaware
University of Delaware is a public institution that was founded in 1743. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 18,374, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 2,012 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. UD received the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Notable University of Delaware alumni include U.S. Vice President Joe Biden; Robert Gore, the inventor of Gore-Tex; and Chuck Lewis, founder of the Center for Public Integrity.
The student-faculty ratio at University of Delaware is 15:1, and the school has 33 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Delaware include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; Engineering; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 92 percent.