University of Delaware (UD)

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UD can be found in Newark, DE, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at UD number around twenty three thousand each year, and is one of the largest schools in the state.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores at UD. A score between 1580 to 1910 on the SAT exam, or 24 to 29 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the University of Delaware (UD) average GPA ranges from 3.28 to 3.57 for accepted students. UD has an acceptance rate of 65 percent with 26 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the University of Delaware (UD) acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 60%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Delaware (UD) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Delaware was reported as 64.7% in Fall 2013 with over 25,500 applications submitted to UD. 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

  • UD SAT Scores: 1580 - 1910
  • UD ACT Scores: 24 - 29
  • UD Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Delaware?

Applicant Selectivity: High

University of Delaware has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

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 University of Delaware has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 57.0%
  • 2010-2011: 50.6%
  • 2011-2012: 60.9%
  • 2012-2013: 59.4%
  • 2013-2014: 64.7%
  • Projected UD Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 60.4%

How Does University of Delaware (UD) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for University of Delaware is seventeen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
West Chester University of Pennsylvania51.6%
Villanova University48.9%
Rowan University59.2%
University of Pennsylvania12.2%
Drexel University81.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Delaware (UD) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 630
Math540 - 650
Writing520 - 630
Total Score1580 - 1910
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 29
Math24 - 29
Composite Score24 - 29
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