ACT Score Comparison for Admission to Delaware Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of ACT Admissions Data for Delaware Colleges

Wilmington, Delaware
Wilmington, Delaware. Malepheasant / Wikimedia Commons

Delaware, being one of the smallest states in the country, has just a handful of four-year non-profit colleges and universities, but those schools provide some excellent options for students with varying degrees of college preparation. Admissions standards range from the fairly selective University of Delaware to a few schools that accept nearly all applicants. Some of the school require test scores from either the SAT or ACT, some are test-optional, and a couple offer open admissions.

Delaware Colleges ACT Scores (mid 50%)
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 CompositeEnglishMath
25%75%25%75%25%75%
Delaware State University172115201620
Goldey-Beacom CollegeTest-Optional Admissions
University of Delaware222922282228
Wesley College151713191517
Widener University-Delaware CampusOpen Admissions
Wilmington UniversityOpen Admissions
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The side-by-side comparison table shows ACT scores for the middle 50% of matriculated students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission. If your scores are a little below the bottom number, keep in mind that 25% of enrolled students have scores below those listed.

In general, be sure to keep ACT scores in perspective. At nearly all colleges across the country, the admissions officers are generally more interested in seeing a strong academic record than high test scores.

Students with low scores, but high grades and a range of extracurricular activities or work experience still have a decent chance of being admitted; most schools look at these factors, and some will take into consideration holistic measures such as your application essayextracurricular activities and letters of recommendation.

Factors such as legacy status and demonstrated interest can also make a difference.

If you score low on the ACT exam, but still have time before applying to schools, you can always retake the exam and try to improve your score. Even if you retake the exam after submitting your applications, you can resend your higher test scores directly to the school, and they should take those higher scores into account. Make sure to check each school's website to get up-to-date information about their requirements and to learn the specifica about submitting test scores.

Note that the SAT is much more popular in Delaware than the ACT, and that's why Wesley College does not post ACT data. To get a sense of how your ACT scores measure up to SAT scores, use this SAT-ACT conversion table.

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Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics