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Delaware State University Admission Requirements

Dover, Delaware

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Chances of getting into Delaware State University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
39%
Admission Difficulty for Delaware State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionHigh
How hard is it to get into Delaware State University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Delaware State University is 39%.  It ranks #1 in Delaware and #144 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Delaware State University is a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 4,452 out of 11,317 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 79 percent (SAT 810/1010 ACT 17/22). Delaware State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.09. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Delaware State University application fee is $35 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Delaware State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Delaware State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
810-1010
Applicants Submitting SAT
95%
SAT Scores for Delaware State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 420
SAT Math 25th 390
SAT Composite 25th 810
SAT Scores for Delaware State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 520
SAT Math 75th 490
SAT Composite 75th 1010
Average SAT Score 910

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Delaware State University?

Delaware State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 89 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 810 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 710. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 910 out of 1600. Delaware State University ranks #3 in Delaware for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 95 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Delaware State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1010 and Above Good >52%
910 to 1010 Avg + 39%-52%
810 to 910 Avg - 27%-39%
710 to 810 Reach 18%-27%
Less than 710 Low <18%
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Delaware State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
13%
ACT Scores for Delaware State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Delaware State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 20
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Delaware State University?

Admission data indicates that Delaware State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Delaware for highest average ACT composite score. 13 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Delaware State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Delaware State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >55%
19 to 22 Avg + 39%-55%
17 to 19 Avg - 29%-39%
15 to 17 Reach 21%-29%
Less than 15 Low <21%
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Delaware State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.09
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Delaware State University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Delaware State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Delaware State University was 3.09 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Delaware for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Delaware State University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

62% of Delaware State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Delaware State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 7%
Top 25% of class 25%
Top 50% of class 62%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Delaware State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,490 3,827 11,317
Accepted 3,216 1,236 4,452
Acceptance Rate 43% 32% 39%
Enrolled 700 301 1,001
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 24% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Delaware State University is $35.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Delaware State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Delaware State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Delaware State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130934 IPEDS survey data for Delaware State University.

FAQs

Does Delaware State University prefer SAT or ACT?

95% of students submit their SAT scores to Delaware State University. 13% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Delaware State University?

39% of those who apply are granted admission to Delaware State University. Admission competition is high and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Delaware State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 810 and 1010. 95% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Delaware State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. 13% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.