Delta State University (DSU)

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Delta State University can be found in Cleveland, MS, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around four thousand students enrolled per year at Delta State University.

Many of the students admitted to DSU earned an SAT score within the range of 980 - 1250, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 18 - 24. We were able to estimate the Delta State University (DSU) average GPA (2.89 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. An estimated 90% of all students which applied were admitted at DSU, and from those that were granted acceptance about 29% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Delta State University (DSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Delta State University was reported as 94.0% in Fall 2020 with over 1,070 applications submitted to Delta State University. 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

  • DSU ACT Scores: 18 - 24
  • DSU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Delta State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Delta 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Delta State University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 89.4%
  • 2017-2018: 86.9%
  • 2018-2019: 85.2%
  • 2019-2020: 94.0%
  • Projected DSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 83.3%

How Does Delta State University (DSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Delta State University is sixty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Mississippi Valley State University65.1%
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff43.9%
Tougaloo College70.7%
Mississippi College42.0%
Rust College50.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes 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 Delta State University (DSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 620
Math510 - 630
Total Score980 - 1250
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 24
Math17 - 23
Composite Score18 - 24
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