The University of Delaware is a public, 4-year school located in Newark, DE, close to the border with Maryland and Pennsylvania. The University has satellite campus locations in Dover, Wilmington, Lewes and Georgetown as well. The school was founded in 1743, although it was not chartered until 1833. Three members of the first class (of 10 students) went on to sign the Declaration of Independence. The school was the first US University to offer a study abroad program in 1923. The 2300 acre campus features design input from Frank Miles Day and Marian Cruger Coffin and is divided into two main sections that share a large pedestrian mall with a fountain in the middle. Among notable alumni are Vice President Joe Biden and NJ Governor Chris Christie.