Delaware State University

Dover, DE

Delaware State University

Dover, DE

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Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

33%

male

63%

female

15

students

1

faculty

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,138
Declined 2,395
Total Received 5,533
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Public

4,208

undergraduate students

145

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 4,353
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

400-acre campus in Dover (population: 37,538), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Philadelphia International

Delaware State University
1200 North Dupont Highway
Dover, DE
19901

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
58%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • SGA
  • NPHC
  • Women's Senate
  • RHA
  • Men's Council

Top Events

  • Welcome Week
  • Commencement
  • Homecoming Week
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
7%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
62%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
2%
500-599
29%
400-499
59%
300-399
10%
700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
20%
400-499
54%
300-399
21%
30-36
2%
24-29
5%
18-23
56%
12-17
37%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $35
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.09

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,138
Declined 2,395
Total Received 5,533

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Considered

character/personal qualities
interview
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Equestrian sports
Football
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Business and Management, Other
Agricultural Teacher Education
Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding
Agriculture, General
Agronomy and Crop Science
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Animal Sciences, General
Apparel and Textiles, General
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
Banking and Financial Support Services
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology Teacher Education
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biotechnology
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
Business Teacher Education
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Child Development
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Consumer Economics
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminology
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other
Dietetics/Dietitian
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
Environmental Science
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Forensic Chemistry
Forensic Science and Technology
Forestry, General
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
German Language Teacher Education
German Language and Literature
Health Teacher Education
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Historic Preservation and Conservation
History, General
History, Other
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Information Science/Studies
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Laser and Optical Engineering
Library Science, Other
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Musical Instrument Fabrication and Repair
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Poultry Science
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Nursing Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Public Health, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Systems Engineering
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Urban Studies/Affairs
Voice and Opera
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

4,353

total students

49%

in-state

51%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

97%

4,208
students

Female
63%
2,652

Male
33%
1,399

7%

302
students

Female
59%
178

Male
41%
124

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

3,571
students

Female
66%
2,345

Male
34%
1,226

12%

480
students

Female
64%
307

Male
36%
173

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 71%
Student 4 year graduation rate 19%
Student 5 year graduation rate 15%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
69%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
8%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

198

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tutors
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