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 six 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 1160 to 1350 on the SAT exam, or 24 to 30 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 3.35 to 3.64 for accepted students. UD has an acceptance rate of 71 percent with 24 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 2021 is going to be around 63%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Delaware (UD) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Delaware was reported as 71.4% in Fall 2020 with over 26,900 college 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 ACT Scores: 24 - 30
  • UD Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.64

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 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Delaware has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 69.5%
  • 2017-2018: 62.9%
  • 2018-2019: 66.4%
  • 2019-2020: 71.4%
  • Projected UD Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 63.4%

How Does University of Delaware (UD) Compare?

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National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
West Chester University of Pennsylvania75.3%
Villanova University28.2%
Rowan University74.3%
University of Pennsylvania7.7%
Drexel University74.7%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Delaware (UD) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading580 - 670
Math580 - 680
Total Score1160 - 1350
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 32
Math23 - 29
Composite Score24 - 30
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