Chances of getting into University of Delaware

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
62.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of Delaware
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into UD and can I get accepted? The school has a 63% acceptance rate ranking it #0 in Delaware for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 17,484 out of 27,803 applicants were admitted making UD a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 23 percent. University of Delaware typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Sponsored by Cappex

Find out which students are getting accepted at UD, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

Calculate My Chances

UD SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1200-1390
Applicants Submitting SAT
70%
SAT Scores for University of Delaware
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1200
SAT Scores for University of Delaware
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1390
Average SAT Score 1300

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of Delaware typically requires applicants to be in the top 24 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 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 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Delaware for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 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

University of Delaware admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1390 and Above Good >74%
1295 to 1390 Avg + 63%-74%
1200 to 1295 Avg - 50%-63%
1105 to 1200 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 1105 Low <37%
Calculate My Chances Ad

UD ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
35%
ACT Scores for University of Delaware
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for University of Delaware
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UD?

Admission data indicates that UD regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #0 in Delaware for highest average ACT composite score. 35 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Delaware.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Delaware admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >74%
27 to 29 Avg + 63%-74%
25 to 27 Avg - 50%-63%
23 to 25 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 23 Low <37%
Calculate My Chances Ad

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of Delaware. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Delaware was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #0 in Delaware for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UD accepts 63% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Delaware students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 32% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 12% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

72% of University of Delaware freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Delaware students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 37%
Top 25% of class 72%
Top 50% of class 96%
Bottom 50% of class 4%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

University of Delaware admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 15,877 11,926 27,803
Accepted 10,467 7,017 17,484
Acceptance Rate 66% 59% 63%
Enrolled 2,676 1,995 4,671
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 28% 27%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
58

Applicants have 58 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to UD before the Jan 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24

Admission Requirements

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

University of Delaware Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Delaware
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=130943 IPEDS survey data for University of Delaware.