Founded in 1743, The University of Delaware (UD) is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States, and consistently ranked among the top tier national universities by US News. It is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with very high research activity.

The University of Delaware has been continuously accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It is a member of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC). The Master in Public Administration program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.

University Rankings:

- Ranked 69th among the Tier 1 National Universities (US News & World Report 2010). It is placed 9th among the Top Chemical Engineering Schools.

- Placed among the world's top 100 institutions in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009).

- University of Delaware is rated 100th in the world according to the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, July 2009.

- Placed among the world's top 500 universities in the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings 2009. It is also ranked 226th globally for Engineering & IT.

- Rated 22nd in the in-state category of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine's list of the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges, and 18th for out-of-state (2009).

- 31st among the Best Graduate Schools in Education, 50th nationally among the Best Graduate Schools in Clinical Psychology, 68th among the Best Graduate Physics Programs (US News 2009).

- Ranked 117th out of 258 national universities in the Washington Monthly's 2009 national university college rankings.

- The School of Education is placed 35th out of 278 schools. The School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy is rated 41st out of 269 schools and the Urban Management program is rated 10th, tied with Syracuse University (U.S. News graduate rankings for 2009).

- The engineering program was ranked 10th in the nation by The Princeton Review (2006).

- 8th in the NRC Ranking of Top Chemical Engineering Doctoral Programs in the US (1995).

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek