University of Delaware

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The University of Delaware ( UD or UDel also called ) is a state university in Newark in the north of the U.S. state of Delaware. With 19 077 students enrolled, it is the largest university in Delaware. In addition to the main campus in Newark, there are offices in Dover, Georgetown, Lewes and Wilmington. The University of Delaware is one of the most prestigious public universities in the United States, called a Public Ivy. She is best known for its research and teaching in the fields of biochemistry, chemistry and chemical engineering.


The University was opened in 1743 by the Presbyterian minister Francis Alison under the name of Free School. 1833, the establishment has been recognized as a university under the name of Newark College of the State of Delaware, and finally renamed in 1843 in Delaware College. After the merger with the Delaware Women's college founded in 1913 in 1921 it was the university today.

High school sports

The sports teams are called the UD Fightin 'Blue Hens. The university is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.

Famous graduates