Resources › For Students and Parents University of Delaware: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print gregobagel/Getty Images For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More by Allen Grove Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. Updated June 01, 2019 The University of Delaware is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 62%. Located in Newark, 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 rank high nationally. 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. Considering applying to the University of Delaware? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students. Acceptance Rate During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, University of Delaware had an acceptance rate of 62%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 62 students were admitted, making Delaware's admissions process somewhat competitive. Admissions Statistics (2017-18) Number of Applicants 27,691 Percent Admitted 62% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 25% SAT Scores and Requirements The University of Delaware requires that all out-of-state applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. In-state applicants attending high school in Delaware can choose whether or not to submit standardized test scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 72% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 590 670 Math 580 680 ERW-Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of UD's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to the University of Delaware scored between 590 and 670, while 25% scored below 590 and 25% scored above 670. On the math section, 50% of admitted student scored between 580 and 680, while 25% scored below 580 and 25% scored above 680. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1350 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at the University of Delaware. Requirements The University of Delaware does not require the SAT writing section. Note that UD participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. SAT Subject test scores are strongly recommended for applicants to the University Honors Program and are required for home-schooled students. ACT Scores and Requirements The University of Delaware requires that all out-of-state applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. In-state applicants attending high school in Delaware can choose whether or not to submit standardized test scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 27% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 24 32 Math 24 29 Composite 25 30 This admissions data tells us that most of UD's admitted students fall within the top 22% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to University of Maryland received a composite ACT score between 25 and 30, while 25% scored above 30 and 25% scored below 25. Requirements The University of Delaware does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, UD superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered. GPA In 2018, the middle 50% of the University of Delaware's incoming class had high school GPAs between 3.6 and 3.99. 25% had a GPA above 3.99, and 25% had a GPA below 3.6. These results suggest that most successful applicants to the University of Delaware have primarily A and B grades. Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph University of Delaware Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex. The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to the University of Delaware. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account. Admissions Chances The University of Delaware, which accepts just under two-thirds of applicants, has a somewhat competitive admissions process. Most successful applicants have grades and test scores that are above average. However, the University of Delaware has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. Strong application and optional short answer essay responses and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. It's also important to note that certain majors have additional admissions requirements, such as music and art programs. In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of successful applicants had high school grades of "B+" or better, combined SAT scores of 1100 or higher (ERW+M), and ACT composite scores of 22 or better. Your chances of receiving an acceptance letter are best if you have an "A" average and SAT score over 1200. All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and the University of Delaware Undergraduate Admissions Office. Continue Reading How Competitive Is the University of Tennessee's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is New College of Florida's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Drexel University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is University of South Carolina's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Miami University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is UMBC's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Rutgers University's Admissions Process? 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