This month’s interviewee – Anna Wise, Assistant Director of Admissions, University of Delaware
University Quick Facts
Describe your institution in 5 words? Innovative, Engaging, Community, Opportunity, Passion.
What is your institution best known for overseas? It’s best known for Engineering, Business and being in a strong location.
What are your top academic programs (undergrad & grad)? Our top programs are: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Hotel and Hospitality Management, Physical Therapy, and Masters of Business Administration.
How international is your institution? We have 4000 international students, from 116 countries. The top countries are China, India, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Mexico.
How does your institution use an IELTS result in the admissions process? Our admissions requirement is IELTS 6.5
What do prospective undergraduate international students struggle with most when researching the thousands of college options in the U.S.?
Students can struggle getting past the idea of rankings and “name brand” schools.
How do you define what a public institution means for an international student?
Public institutions have funding for research and facilities from the government, so that means more research opportunities for you!
What do prospective international students who are beginning their research need to know about public/state universities in the United States?
Public universities are often great places to go for internship and research opportunities. Attending a big state school often also means more clubs and sports teams on campus, which means greater school spirit!
What are the advantages of attending public institutions in the U.S.?
It means there is a wider variety of degree options, more specialised degree programs, research and internship opportunities – as well as a larger alumni base for possible jobs after graduation.