Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1220
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $10,580
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    2,822
  • University Selectivity
    63%
  • University Yield
    26%
  • Average Salary
    $49,528
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1963
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
20 Orchard Road
303 Lerner Hall
Newark, Delaware 19716, United States
Website
405x225

Lerner College of Business & Economics

The Lerner College’s unique programs emphasize experience-driven learning and evidence-based analytics. We offer a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.2 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a large student subject pool for decision-making experiments. Our use of hands-on learning and group project work is well regarded by employers of our graduates. Data-driven management and analytic methodologies are a distinctive feature of all Lerner College activities, teaching and corporate outreach.

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We have great connections to companies which helps those who are interested in those companies. Also the program is a great size which helps me get to know professors and have them know me, but also have classes where I don't know all of my classmates and can meet new ones.

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About University of Delaware

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
63% University of Delaware 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. SAT/ACT scores
  3. Extracurricular activities
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
26257% 26,257
63% 63
26% 26
63% School Selectivity
26% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

Transfer students, in general, must have a minimum GPA of 2.0. Transfer students to Lerner must have a minimum 3.25 GPA and a B or better in Calculus.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
5289% 5,289
48% 48
21% 21
48% Program Selectivity
21% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Separate application
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.0
  • Other transfer requirements Successful completion of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Calculus with a minimum GPA requirement depending on major applying to. Completion of a minimum 28 credits at our university to apply.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 93
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Financial Services 33%
Top Industry
  • Consulting 7%
  • Media/Entertainment 3%
  • Real Estate 2%
JPMorgan 45
Top Employer
  • PWC 23
  • Deloitte 17
  • KPMG 15
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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
0%
68% 68
59% 59.252482758620694
68% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
0%
0%
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
88% Graduates seeking full-time employment
12% Graduates not seeking employment
53% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
10% 10
$61,363.00
45K 75K
Finance/Accounting
34% 34
$53,860.00
35K 75K
General Management
15% 15
$42,785.00
37K 46K
Human Resources
22% 22
$39,000.00
37K 45K
Management Information Systems
5% 5
$49,400.00
37K 55K
Marketing/Sales
24% 24
$44,037.00
37K 55K
Operations/Production
10% 10
$45,266.00
37K 55K
Logistics/Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
0% 0
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
17% 17
$55,833.00
45K 75K
Consumer Products/Retail
17% 17
$49,503.00
37K 55K
Consulting
7% 7
$57,857.00
55K 65K
Financial Services
33% 33
$49,037.00
35K 75K
Government/Education
2% 2
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
3% 3
$50,000.00
45K 55K
Manufacturing
0% 0
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
3% 3
$39,000.00
37K 45K
Non-Profit
0% 0
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
2% 2
$46,000.00
37K 55K
Real Estate
2% 2
$45,000.00 Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
8% 8
$42,818.00
37K 45K
Technology/Science
6% 6
$41,666.00
37K 55K
Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Utilities
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
0% 0
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
36% 36
$50,936.00
37K 75K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
60% 60
$48,927.00
35K 65K
U.S. South
2% 2
$41,500.00
37K 46K
U.S. Southwest
1% 1
$37,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. West
1% 1
$37,000.00 Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • JPMorgan 32
  • PWC 22
  • Ernst & Young 20
  • KPMG 16
  • Deloitte 16
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 10
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 84
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 210
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 86
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Offers 9 career fairs, 27/7 access to handouts, workshops & major resource kits, employer mock interviews, resume reviews, campus interview program, job posting board, over 300 career related workshops that cover resume writing, interview preparation, salary negotiation & job search strategies, individual career advisement.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$24,112
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $10,580
  • Fees $1,532
  • Expenses $12,000
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$41,932
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $28,400
  • Fees $1,532
  • Expenses $12,000
48% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 9% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 65%
  • Merit 35%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.udel.edu.sfs
Scholarships
$8,430,351
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$9,853,544
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Lerner College of Business & Economics
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
47% 43
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
45% 26
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
Lerner College of Business & Economics 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
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Business Program Classes
13% Less than 20 Students 16% More than 50 Students
71% 21 to 50 students
26 Average number of students in non-business required electives
28 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • International Trade
  • Spanish & Latin American Economics
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Principles of Financial Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2013
Degrees Offered
  • BS/Accounting
  • BS/Economics
  • BS/Finance
  • BS/HRIM
  • BS/HPIS
  • BS/Management
  • BS/Marketing
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
158% 158
53% 53
Prominent Faculty
  • Jennifer Joe

    Accounting

  • Rick Andrews

    Marketing

  • Jack Baroudi

    Information Systems

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Internship opportunities onsite with JPMChase. Discovery Learning Experiences with several companies and organizations.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Study Abroad programs to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Barbados, France, Italy, Hong Kong, South Africa, Thailand/Hawaii.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Opportunities for community service and volunteer work are coordinated through the Office of Service Learning (http://www.servicelearning.udel.edu). Accounting students may participate in ACCT 363 - Earned Income Tax Credit service learning where they help prepare tax returns for low income taxpayers.

Students

31% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 35% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1280 75th Percentile Score on SAT 28 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
79% 79
Hispanic
11% 11
African American
4% 4
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
1%
0%
58%
0%
1%
39%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
95% 95
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
4% 4
Canada
1% 1
18 Average age of full-time students
92% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
73% 73
84% 84

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 24,957
Alumni Donations
$525 Average Gift $3,000,000 Largest Gift

Charles Horn, Chairman of ProPrivate Equity

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Larry Probst

    Chairman, Electronic Arts & Chairman, US Olympic Committee

  • Michael Koehler

    CEO of Teradata

  • Kenneth Whitney

    Senior Advisor, Blackstone Group