UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE BASEBALL ABOUT DELAWARE
about delaware History The University of Delaware, a state assisted institution, is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, Carnegie Research University (very high research activity). UD has origins dating to 1743 when a petition by the Presbytery of Lewes, Delaware, expressed the need for educated clergy led distinguished Colonial scholar, Rev. Dr. Francis Alison, to open a small school in New London, Pa., in 1743. By 1765, the school had been moved to Newark, where in 1769 it received a charter as the Academy of Newark from Thomas and Richard Penn. New Ark College opened as a degree-granting institution in 1834 and the Academy was merged with it. The institution was renamed Delaware College in 1843 and then closed in 1859 because of financial problems. Funds provided by the Morrill Land-Grant College Act of 1862 led to its reopening in 1870. The Women’s College was opened in 1914. In 1921, the two colleges – Delaware College and the Women’s College – merged and became the University of Delaware. LOCATION Our location in Newark, Del., provides a comfortable small town college atmosphere. Newark, with a population of approximately 30,000, is midway between New York City and Washington, D.C., and in close proximity to both Philadelphia and Baltimore. The campus is only minutes from Interstate 95 in one of the most heavily populated corridors in the country, and the University is an active participant in a state that is one of the nation’s top corporate centers. CAMPUS The quality of education at the University of Delaware is enhanced by its Newark campus, a 1,000-acre tract featuring stately elm trees and Georgian architecture that gives the University its picturesque and traditional atmosphere. The Delaware campus is one combining beauty and function – an ideal learning environment. Sixteen University buildings are listed on the National Register of Historical Places. At the University of Delaware you learn, but you learn about more than books – you learn about life. Interacting within the diverse 16,000 undergraduate student population provides growth for the total person. Institutional Accreditation The University of Delaware has been continuously accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since that association’s inception in 1921. The University’s accreditation was reaffirmed in 2011 and its next self-study evaluation is scheduled for 2016. The regional, national and specialized accrediting organizations that accredit UD’s programs and degrees appear at the end of this book. Enrollment Fall 2012 enrollment totals 21,856 which include 17,484 undergraduates, 3,654 graduate students, and 718 professional and continuing studies students. 16,639 (95%) of undergraduate and 2,816 (77%) of graduate students are enrolled on a full-time basis. MAJOR PROGRAMS With eight distinct undergraduate colleges offering 124 degree programs from which to choose, Delaware allows study in everything from accounting to agriculture, English to engineering, philosophy to physical therapy.
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