The University of Delaware is committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and service.
From its roots as a private academy in 1743, the institution today is a research-intensive, technologically advanced university with global impact.
The University of Delaware exists to cultivate learning, develop knowledge, and foster the free exchange of ideas. State-assisted yet privately governed, the University has a strong tradition of distinguished scholarship, which is manifested in its research and creative activities, teaching, and service, in line with its commitment to increasing and disseminating scientific, humanistic, artistic, and social knowledge for the benefit of the larger society. Founded in 1743 and chartered by the state in 1833, the University of Delaware today is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university.
A thriving study-abroad program and expanding international partnerships further enhance our students' education as global citizens.