Delaware State University (Del State)

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Delaware State University is a historically black college found in Dover, DE. There are around 4,100 students enrolled per year at Del State.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at this school. A score in the range of 1210 to 1440 on the SAT exam, or 16 to 19 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the Del State average GPA (2.80 - 3.04) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. About 40 percent of all applicant were accepted at Del State, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 28 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Del State Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Delaware State University was reported as 41.7% in Fall 2012 with over 8,880 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Del State SAT Scores: 1210 - 1440
  • Del State ACT Scores: 16 - 19
  • Del State Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.04

How Hard Is It to Get into Delaware State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Delaware State University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Delaware State University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 37.1%
  • 2009-2010: 41.5%
  • 2010-2011: 42.7%
  • 2011-2012: 42.7%
  • 2012-2013: 41.7%
  • Projected Del State Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 41.8%

How Does Del State Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Delaware State University is thirty-three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Wesley College62.5%
Washington College66.6%
Goldey-Beacom College52.3%
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania61.3%
Neumann University55.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Del State (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading410 - 480
Math410 - 490
Writing390 - 470
Total Score1210 - 1440
ACT®Score Range
English14 - 20
Math16 - 19
Composite Score16 - 19
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