The University of Delaware, located in Newark, Delaware, traces its beginnings to a small private academy established in 1743. Today, UD is a research-intensive, technologically advanced institution offering more than 150 academic majors across seven colleges, serving more than 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University's distinguished faculty includes internationally renowned authors, scientists and artists. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has classified UD as having very high research activity—a designation accorded fewer than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. The University’s new 272-acre STAR Campus in Newark is a center for innovation, blending cutting-edge research, top-notch academics and thriving businesses in one location.