Delaware State University (Del State)

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Delaware State University is a historically black college found in Dover, DE. There are around 5,200 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 820 to 1020 on the SAT exam, or 16 to 22 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the Del State average GPA (2.71 - 3.14) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. About 50 percent of all applicant were accepted at Del State, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 24 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Del State Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Delaware State University was reported as 52.8% in Fall 2020 with over 9,080 college 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 ACT Scores: 16 - 22
  • Del State Average GPA: 2.71 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Delaware State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Del State, 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 getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 40.6%
  • 2017-2018: 45.2%
  • 2018-2019: 49.2%
  • 2019-2020: 52.8%
  • Projected Del State Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 45.4%

How Does Del State Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Delaware State University is seven percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Wesley College61.8%
Washington College92.4%
Goldey-Beacom College56.7%
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania82.8%
Neumann University62.3%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Del State (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading420 - 520
Math400 - 500
Total Score820 - 1020
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 21
Math16 - 21
Composite Score16 - 22
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