The Delaware College Scene - An Exclusive U.S. College Search Report
Though it may be tiny, the First State boasts a handful of colleges that have certainly earned their place among the East Coast's best institutions of higher learning. In addition, Delaware offers students more than you might imagine, including close proximity to its own beaches as well as those in New Jersey and Maryland, with large cities like Philadelphia and Baltimore within easy driving distance of just about anywhere in the state.
The University of Delaware, located in the city of Newark and founded in 1743 as a private academy, is now a large major university, with approximately 16,000 undergrads and an additional 3,000 graduate students. There are 100 academic majors from which to choose, and the School's fine faculty attracts a large percentage of non-resident students, particularly those from Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The University also has campuses in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and the charming coastal town of Lewes.
Wilmington College, which is, incidentally, not in Wilmington but in nearby New Castle, was founded in 1968 with less than 200 students but is now home to approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Wilmington College is a commuter campus without dormitories, but housing is readily available in the area. Bachelor's degrees are offered in 22 areas of study and Master's in 8 majors. A Doctorate of Education is also available at Wilmington.
Wesley, Delaware's oldest private college, is a liberal arts and sciences school affiliated with the United Methodist Church, though the 50-acre Dover campus is certainly multi-denominational and multi-cultural. The less than 1,500 traditional students here can earn one of 30 different Bachelor's degrees and four graduate degrees.