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About Delaware State University

Delaware State University is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Dover, DE.

Founded in 1891, the institution currently enrolls around 4,353 students a year, including 4,051 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

2021 Admissions Facts About Delaware State University

Acceptance rate: 45%

Average GPA: 3.09

Does not offer early decision.

Doesn't offer early action.

Get ready! The 2022 regular decision application deadline for Delaware State University is February 1

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Delaware State University Acceptance Rate

Admission to Delaware State University is moderately difficult. Around 45 percent of all applicants are admitted to Delaware State University each year. Last year, 7,636 students applied to Delaware State University and 3,450 were admitted.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.09 /4.0.

In 2021, 368 applicants were waitlisted.

Is Delaware State University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

About 71 percent of students who start at Delaware State University return for their second year of college. Out of the 1,062 students who started at Delaware State University as first-time freshman, 204 graduate within four years.

Delaware State University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 37 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $36,812 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Delaware State University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Delaware State University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

1200 North DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901-2277

Campus Setting: Small Town

Delaware State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Delaware State University is Apr 1.

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Delaware State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Delaware State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

400 - 490


Reading SAT Range

420 - 500

Delaware State University Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Delaware State University is like? There are approximately 4,353 students enrolled at Delaware State University, including 4,208 undergraduate students and 145 graduate students. 85% percent of students attend school full-time, 49% percent are from DE and 51% percent of students are from other states.


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