Tuition & Fees

$7,868

$16,904

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Selective

40%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,467
Declined + 5,062
Total Received 8,529
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Public

3,993

undergraduate students

335

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
3%
500-599
16%
400-499
63%
300-399
17%
200-299
1%
600-699
2%
500-599
18%
400-499
61%
300-399
18%
200-299
1%
600-699
2%
500-599
13%
400-499
57%
300-399
27%
200-299
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
8%
18-23
39%
12-17
43%
6-11
9%
30-36
1%
24-29
11%
18-23
37%
12-17
51%
30-36
1%
24-29
8%
18-23
49%
12-17
42%
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School Facts

Delaware State, founded in 1891, is a public university. Its 400-acre campus is located one mile north of Dover's city limits.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 4,328
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

Dover, DE

400-acre campus in Dover (population: 37,355), 45 miles from Wilmington; branch campuses in Georgetown and Wilmington. Served by bus; major airport serves Philadelphia (75 miles); train serves Wilmington. School operates transportation to shopping areas and internship locations. Public transportation serves campus.

Delaware State University
1200 North Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
59%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
84%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 3% of male students
 
4 sororities 3% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
30%
Top 1/2
64%
Bottom 1/2
36%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
3%
500-599
16%
400-499
63%
300-399
17%
200-299
1%
600-699
2%
500-599
18%
400-499
61%
300-399
18%
200-299
1%
600-699
2%
500-599
13%
400-499
57%
300-399
27%
200-299
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
8%
18-23
39%
12-17
43%
6-11
9%
30-36
1%
24-29
11%
18-23
37%
12-17
51%
30-36
1%
24-29
8%
18-23
49%
12-17
42%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
(may be waived if filed online)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

40%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,467
Declined + 5,062
Total Received 8,529

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Erin Hill
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 845-2544
F: 302 857-6352
admissions@desu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $8,920,689
State $3,374,499
Institutional
Other external
Total $12,295,188

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external
Total

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cheerleading
cross-country
equestrian sports
football
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Hornets
School colors
Columbia blue and red
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agriculture
Applied Chemistry
Applied Optics
Art Education
Arts Management
Aviation
Biological Sciences
Biology Education
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Chemistry/Pre-Professional
Computer Science
Consumer Sciences
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education/Birth-Grade 2
Education
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education K-6
Elementary Education/Special Education
Engineering Physics
English
English Education
Family/Consumer Science Education
Food Science
Food/Nutritional Sciences
Forensic Biology
French
Health Promotion
Historic Preservation
History
Hospitality/Tourism Management
Information Technology
Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics
Management
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mathematics/Computer Science
Molecular/Cell Neuroscience
Movement Sciences
Music
Music Education
Natural Resources
Neuroscience
Nursing
Optics
Physical Education
Physics
Physics Education
Physics Teaching
Political Science
Psychology
Science Education
Secondary/Special Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Sport Administration
Sport Management
Studio Art
Teaching
Teaching English as a Second Language
World Language Education
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Undergraduate

92%

3,993
students

Female
64%
2,548

Male
36%
1,445

Graduate

8%

335
students

Female
58%
195

Male
42%
140

undergraduateFull-time

89%

3,593
students

Female
65%
2,303

Male
35%
1,290

undergraduatePart-time

11%

400
students

Female
62%
245

Male
38%
155

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
70%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
10%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

39%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 31
Countries most often represented Canada
China
France
India
Nigeria
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Other
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Candace Moore
Director of International Student Services
302 857-6474
cmoore@desu.edu

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