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University of Delaware Admissions

If you want to apply to University of Delaware, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 15 and the application fee is $75. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than November 1.

Considering Applying Early to University of Delaware?

University of Delaware does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is University of Delaware Hard To Get Into?

Getting into University of Delaware is moderately difficult. University of Delaware evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, University of Delaware accepted 68% of all applicants., around 18,106 of the 26,500 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Delaware, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to honors program is program very difficult.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. For applicants who are not residents of Delaware, getting into University of Delaware is very difficult. In 2021, University of Delaware waitlisted 1,276 students. Of those, 420 eventually were offered a spot.

What Does University of Delaware Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at University of Delaware

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Very Important
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Important

University of Delaware 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to University of Delaware must submit the following items. Double check with University of Delaware's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Delaware?

Students admitted to University of Delaware have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 40% submitted a class rank. At University of Delaware 30% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 64% were in the top 25% and 93% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Delaware, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 40%

University of Delaware is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 77% of University of Delaware's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 22% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for University of Delaware?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Delaware students scored 690 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Delaware students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for University of Delaware?

To be most competitive at University of Delaware, you should strive to earn between 24 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Delaware's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Delaware students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

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Transferring to University of Delaware

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Delaware.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Delaware during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

University of Delaware Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Delaware?

Students who are admitted to University of Delaware must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does University of Delaware accept transfer credits?

University of Delaware accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Delaware accepts:

ACE recommendations for credit

Does University of Delaware accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

University of Delaware accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Delaware?

University of Delaware. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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University of Delaware Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

68%

How hard is it to get into University of Delaware? University of Delaware is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Delaware acceptance rate is 68%. This means that the institution accepts 68 out of every 100 applicants.

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University of Delaware Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Delaware is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Delaware is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Delaware ACT Scores

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ACT Range

24 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above

Good

24 to 30

Avg

24 and Less

Low

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University of Delaware SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

580 - 690

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Reading SAT Range

590 - 670

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University of Delaware GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.78

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Delaware, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.78. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

22,705

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

68%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$14,280

Out-of-State

$35,710

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Application Deadline

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