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Chances of getting into Delaware State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
52.8%
Admission Difficulty for Delaware State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Delaware State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 53% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Delaware for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,794 out of 9,084 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 82 percent. Delaware State University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must 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 the COVID-19 pandemic.

Delaware State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
820-1020
Applicants Submitting SAT
95%
SAT Scores for Delaware State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 420
SAT Math 25th 400
SAT Composite 25th 820
SAT Scores for Delaware State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 520
SAT Math 75th 500
SAT Composite 75th 1020
Average SAT Score 920

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 88 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 820 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 720. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 920 out of 1600. The school 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Delaware State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1020 and Above Good >66%
920 to 1020 Avg + 53%-66%
820 to 920 Avg - 40%-53%
720 to 820 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 720 Low <28%
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Delaware State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-22 
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 16
ACT Scores for Delaware State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 21
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 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 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 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 2019 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 >66%
19 to 22 Avg + 53%-66%
16 to 19 Avg - 40%-53%
13 to 16 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 13 Low <28%
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Delaware State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Delaware State University accepts 53% of students who apply.

 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Delaware State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,188 2,896 9,084
Accepted 3,374 1,420 4,794
Acceptance Rate 55% 49% 53%
Enrolled 762 380 1,142
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 27% 24%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
251

Applicants have 251 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

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?

53% of those who apply are granted admission to Delaware State University. Admission competition is low 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 820 and 1020. 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 16 and 22. 13% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.