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Dover, Delaware

Delaware State University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Delaware State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
45.2%
Admission Difficulty for Delaware State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Delaware State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 45% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Delaware for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,450 out of 7,636 applicants were admitted making Delaware State University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent. Delaware State University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Delaware State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
900-1070
Applicants Submitting SAT
92%
SAT Scores for Delaware State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 900
SAT Scores for Delaware State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 520
SAT Composite 75th 1070
Average SAT Score 990

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 requires applicants to be in the top 78 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 900 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 990 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Delaware for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 92 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Delaware State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1070 and Above Good >58%
985 to 1070 Avg + 45%-58%
900 to 985 Avg - 32%-45%
815 to 900 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 815 Low <22%
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Delaware State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-21 
Applicants Submitting ACT
16%
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 21
ACT Math 75th 21
ACT Composite 75th 21
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 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Delaware for highest average ACT composite score. 16 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Delaware State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Delaware State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >58%
19 to 21 Avg + 45%-58%
17 to 19 Avg - 32%-45%
15 to 17 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 15 Low <22%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.94
Typical High School Grades
B-

You can get into Delaware State University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Delaware State University was 2.94 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 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?

High School GPA's for admitted Delaware State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 6% Good
3.50 to 3.75 9% Good
3.25 to 3.50 11% Good
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 35% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 19% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

High School Class Rank

67% 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 8%
Top 25% of class 28%
Top 50% of class 67%
Bottom 50% of class 33%
Bottom 25% of class 8%

Admission Statistics

Delaware State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,137 2,499 7,636
Accepted 2,416 1,034 3,450
Acceptance Rate 47% 41% 45%
Enrolled 641 310 951
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 30% 28%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 20, 2020
Days left to Apply
275

Applicants have 275 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 20, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Delaware State University before the Aug 20 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Delaware State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Delaware State University Admission 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.