Delaware

Located along the Atlantic Coast of the United States, Delaware is an old state rich with history from both Native American cultures and the Dutch culture from 17th century colonists. In Delaware you can enjoy beautiful beaches with historic lighthouses, wonderful museums of all kinds, and enjoy unique culture inside and out. Even though Delaware is the second smallest state it was the first state admitted into the Union of the United States. Delaware abounds in opportunities, including educational ones.

University of Delaware

The University of Delaware, located in Newark, is the largest institution of higher education in Delaware. It serves a little nearly 20,000 students, both graduate and undergraduate. The university began as a small private school in 1743 and has been growing ever since. It has smaller campuses, in addition to the highly-sustainable Newark main campus, all across the state. The school possesses 7 different schools of study with as many as 137 bachelor’s programs, as well as associate’s, master’s, and doctoral programs. The faculty serving at the University of Delaware include Fullbright and Guggenheim scholars, as well as several Nobel Laureates. This school has over 300 student organizations and 21 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports programs. UD has an extensive study-abroad program, too.  Don’t forget that Delaware is located about halfway between Washington D.C. and New York, so it’s one of the best places to be on the east coast. Find out more at udel.edu

Delaware State University

Delaware State University is also called DSU, DESU, and Del State. It is the second-largest university in Delaware, serving over 4,000 students. Its spacious 400-acre main campus is located in the capital of Delaware, Dover. This public university boasts 6 different colleges that allow 52 undergraduate degree programs, 25 master’s degree programs, and five doctoral programs. DSU is proud to be officially one of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and today still has a majority population of African Americans though DSU’s diversity is increasing all the time. The cost of the university is very affordable and DSU has the amazing advantage for students of being near many amenities, but also being in a smaller town that makes campus feel like home for even out-of-state students. The DSU Hornets are a part of the great athletic programs, and DSU has an extensive library too. Look them up desu.edu

Wilmington University

Wilmington University is a non-profit private university located in New Castle, Delaware. It has a current student body of over 13,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The school also has a non-credit adult learning program at over 45 locations throughout the state. While Wilmington does not have the history that Delaware’s other universities do, it offers a wide range of degree programs, many of which include online and hybrid degree courses, and even degree programs that can be completed entirely online. Unlike other universities in Delaware, Wilmington does not offer student housing on-campus, though they are happy to assist students with finding nearby residences. Wilmington has degree programs in many different fields including traditional programs like Accounting and Education, as well as newer programs like Studio Production and Web Information Systems. You can learn more about this university at their website: wilmu.edu

Wesley College

Wesley College is a private liberal arts college located in the state’s capital of Dover. The school also has a smaller campus in New Castle that provides primarily adult education classes. Wesley was founded in 1873 and today has an approximate student population of just 2,500 students. This university has many advantages over larger public universities, primarily its 17:1 student to faculty ratio. 30 bachelor’s programs, 4 associate’s programs and master’s degrees in the fields of education, business, nursing, and environmental science. Though located in a small town, the cities of Baltimore, New York City, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia are all within a few hours’ drive. The Wesley Wolverines participate in 20 NCAA athletic programs. The students at Wesley engage in volunteering on a regular basis, as well as 30 student organizations like Greek Life, Student Government, and academic clubs. Though Wesley is a private college, don’t worry if you feel you might not be able to afford it. Nearly 90% of full-time students receive some combination of financial assistance through grants, scholarships, loans and government-funded financial aid. The school also has an Honors program through which students can become eligible for a Presidential scholarship, and can receive other special benefits. Wesley College’s slogan is “Great Things Await.” To learn more about the great things of Wesley College visit wesley.edu

 

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