University of Delaware, with its roots tracing to 1743, has a strong legacy of purpose - and a bold future of possibility. The university's 28th president, Dennis Assanis, was officially welcomed with an Inauguration Ceremony on Dec. 7, 2016.
The University of Delaware, a state assisted institution, is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, Urban Grant, Carnegie Research University (very high research activity). The University, with origins in 1743, was chartered by the State of Delaware in 1833. A Women's College was opened in 1914, and in 1945 UD became permanently coeducational. The main campus is located in Newark, Delaware, a suburban community of nearly 30,000, situated midway between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Courses are also offered at the Wilmington campus and at other locations throughout the State, including Dover, Georgetown, Milford, and Lewes. – less