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UD Admission Requirements

Newark, Delaware

Chances of getting into University of Delaware

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
66.4%
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 66% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Delaware for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 18,383 out of 27,691 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 26 percent. University of Delaware typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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UD SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1160-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
70%
SAT Scores for University of Delaware
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1160
SAT Scores for University of Delaware
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1260

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 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Delaware admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >77%
1255 to 1350 Avg + 66%-77%
1160 to 1255 Avg - 53%-66%
1065 to 1160 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 1065 Low <40%
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UD ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
25%
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 32
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 30
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 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Delaware for highest average ACT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Delaware.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Delaware admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >79%
27 to 30 Avg + 66%-79%
25 to 27 Avg - 56%-66%
23 to 25 Reach 45%-56%
Less than 23 Low <45%
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UD GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into UD. 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 #1 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 66% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Delaware admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,039 11,652 27,691
Accepted 11,133 7,250 18,383
Acceptance Rate 69% 62% 66%
Enrolled 2,733 1,972 4,705
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 27% 26%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.

Admission Requirements

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

FAQs

Does University of Delaware prefer SAT or ACT?

70% of students submit their SAT scores to UD. 25% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Delaware?

66% of those who apply are granted admission to UD. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Delaware?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1160 and 1350. 70% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Delaware?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 30. 25% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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