Delaware State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

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Delaware State University Admissions Overview:

Admissions at Delaware State are competitive--the school admits under half of those who apply each year. To be considered for admissions, students will need a minimum GPA of 2.0 (on the 4.0 scale). As part of the application process, students will need to submit an application, scores from the SAT or ACT, and a high school transcript. Interested students should visit Delaware State's admissions website, and should contact the admissions office with any questions about the application process.

Admissions Data (2016):

Delaware State University Description:

Delaware State is a historically Black university located on a historic 400-acre campus in Dover, Delaware. Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. are all within a couple hours. The oldest building on campus dates to the 1700s. The school is split into six colleges: Agriculture & Related Sciences, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Business, Education, Health & Public Policy, Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology, and the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Undergraduates can choose from 56 bachelor degree programs housed within 21 academic departments. Psychology, mass communications and management are the most popular undergraduate fields. Delaware State also has 30 graduate degree programs. The university has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the Delaware State Hornets compete in the NCAA Division I (FCS) Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,328 (3,993 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 36% Male / 64% Female
  • 90% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,532 (in-state); $16,138 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,700 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,607
  • Other Expenses: $2,219
  • Total Cost: $22,058 (in-state); $30,664 (out-of-state)

Delaware State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 92%
    • Loans: 80%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,596
    • Loans: $6,710

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration and Management, Criminal Justice, Mass Communcation, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Sport Management

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 25%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 43%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Football, Track and Field, Cross Country, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Bowling, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Equestrian, Lacrosse, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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