University of Delaware Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

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The University of Delaware at Newark is the largest university in the state of Delaware. The university is made up of seven different colleges of which the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest. UD's College of Engineering and its College of Business and Economics often place well on national rankings. The University of Delaware's strengths in liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. In athletics, the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens compete in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association.

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Admissions Data (2017)

  • Percent of Applicants Admitted: 73 percent
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for Delaware
  • Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 570 / 660
    • SAT Math: 560 / 670
    • ACT Composite: 25 / 29
    • ACT English: 24 / 31
    • ACT Math: 24 / 29

Enrollment (2017)

  • Total Enrollment: 23,774 (19,750 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43 percent male / 57 percent female
  • 92 percent full-time

Costs (2017 - 18)

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,160 (in-state); $33,150 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $800
  • Room and Board: $12,332
  • Other Expenses: $1,500
  • Total Cost: $27,792 (in-state); $47,782 (out-of-state)

University of Delaware Financial Aid (2016 - 17)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 81 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 74 percent
    • Loans: 51 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,798
    • Loans: $9,547

Academic Programs

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 73 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 83 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Baseball, Basketball, Swimming, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Basketball, Field Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics