|Admission Standards||Very High|
The acceptance rate at UD is 66%. It ranks #5 in Delaware for lowest rate of acceptance. UD is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 22,209 out of 33,656 applicants were admitted.
The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 27 percent (SAT 1150/1330 ACT 25/30). University of Delaware typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.78. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The UD application fee is $75 and applications are due by Jan 15.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Delaware is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1150|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1330|
|Average SAT Score||1240|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Delaware?
University of Delaware typically prefers applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 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 1240 out of 1600. UD ranks #1 in Delaware and #177 in the nation 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 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1330 and Above||Good||>77%|
|1240 to 1330||Avg +||66%-77%|
|1150 to 1240||Avg -||53%-66%|
|1060 to 1150||Reach||40%-53%|
|Less than 1060||Low||<40%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||24|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||25|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Average ACT Score||27|
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 and #172 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Delaware.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|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%|
What GPA do you need to get into University of Delaware?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into UD. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Delaware was 3.78 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- 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.
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
64% of University of Delaware freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||30%|
|Top 25% of class||64%|
|Top 50% of class||93%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||20%||19%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Delaware is $75.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Delaware and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|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.
70% of students submit their SAT scores to UD. 25% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1150 and 1330. 70% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
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.