Tuition & Fees

$8,698

$17,734

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
2%
500-599
30%
400-499
58%
300-399
10%
700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
20%
400-499
54%
300-399
21%
600-699
2%
500-599
13%
400-499
57%
300-399
27%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
8%
18-23
47%
12-17
42%
24-29
10%
18-23
38%
12-17
52%
30-36
2%
24-29
5%
18-23
55%
12-17
37%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

35%

male

65%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Selective

45%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,450
Declined + 4,186
Total Received 7,636
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Public

4,051

undergraduate students

302

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Pre-Nursing
  2. Mass Communications
  3. Psychology/criminal Justice
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Codes

SAT 5153
ACT 0630

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 4,353
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: 37,786), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
58%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
7%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
62%
Bottom 1/2
38%
Bottom 1/4
10%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
2%
500-599
30%
400-499
58%
300-399
10%
700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
20%
400-499
54%
300-399
21%
600-699
2%
500-599
13%
400-499
57%
300-399
27%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
8%
18-23
47%
12-17
42%
24-29
10%
18-23
38%
12-17
52%
30-36
2%
24-29
5%
18-23
55%
12-17
37%
6-11
1%

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

45%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,450
Declined + 4,186
Total Received 7,636

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 Right Now

Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

77%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,234

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,868
Room $6,976
Board $3,724
Additional fees $830
Total $19,398
Average Financial Aid - $11,234
Total with Avg. Aid $8,164
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 302 857-6250
F: 302 857-6251

Financial Aid Officer

Stephen Ampersand
Assistant Vice President for Student Financial Services
sampersand@desu.edu

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Cross-Country, Equestrian Sports, Football, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track And Field (indoor/outdoor), Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Candy Young (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Mary Hill (women's)
Associate Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Pre-Nursing
  2. Mass Communications
  3. Psychology/criminal Justice

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law

4,353

total students

49%

in-state

51%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

4,051
students

Female
65%
2,652

Male
35%
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 Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
50%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
7%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

56%

Transfer applicants accepted

36%

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

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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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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