University of Delaware Office of Public Relations The Messenger Vol. 6, No. 1/1996 UD ranked a 'best value' In its 10th annual "America's Best Colleges" issue, U.S. News and World Report ranks the University of Delaware 37th among the 50 top national universities when quality education and cost are both considered. The magazine's best value rankings relate the cost of attending an institution (including out-of-state tuition, room, board and fees) to its quality. Money magazine in a recent issue also ranked the UD as one of the best buys in the nation.