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Colleges / Delaware State University

Delaware State University

Dover, DE 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate45%

Delaware State University Admissions

Delaware State University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 45% of all applicants in 2018. Out of 7,636 applications received in 2023, 3,450 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to Delaware State University, the regular decision application deadline is February 1 and the application fee costs $35.

Delaware State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Delaware State University's admissions stats.

Delaware State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 7%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 92%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 16%
Waitlist Yes

Delaware State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Delaware State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 2 1

Applying Early to Delaware State University?

Delaware State University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Delaware State University Admissions

Transferring to Delaware State University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Delaware State University

Delaware State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Delaware State University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Delaware State University

What does Delaware State University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with Delaware State University for more information on admission factors.

Delaware State University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Other Requirements SAT or ACT test scores
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to Delaware State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1. At Delaware State University 7% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 25% were in the top 25% and 62% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Delaware State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Delaware State University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Delaware State University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2018, 92% of Delaware State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 16% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Delaware State University students scored 490 or higher and 75% of students scored 420 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Delaware State University students scored 500 or higher, and 75% scored a 420 or higher.

To be most competitive at Delaware State University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 21 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 21 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Delaware State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 21, and three out of four students scored lower than 21 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Delaware State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

More Information on Transferring to Delaware State University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Delaware State University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is May 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Delaware State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Delaware State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Delaware State University?

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

Does Delaware State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Delaware State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Delaware State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

❌ Delaware State University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

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

❌ No, Delaware State University is test optional, so you can choose whether to send your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Delaware State University's acceptance rate?

✅ Delaware State University's acceptance rate is 45%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Delaware State University?

❌ Delaware State University does not offer early decision.

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Delaware State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Delaware State University? Delaware State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Delaware State University acceptance rate is 45%. This means that the institution accepts 45 out of every 100 applicants.


Delaware State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

May 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Delaware State University is Feb 1.

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

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

Delaware State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

400 - 490


Reading SAT Range

420 - 500

Delaware State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Delaware State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.09. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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