B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C-
Delaware State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
1200 N. Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Website

Delaware State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
41%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
820-970
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$12,221/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,762/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,921/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,624/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,950/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,177/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.68 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,596Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
60%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Mixy
    36%
  • Involved
    29%
  • Interactive
    18%
  • Busy
    16%
  • Different
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.89 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.102 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    49%
  • Expensive
    30%
  • Close knit
    9%
  • Different
    8%
  • Ethnic
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.56 responses
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I’m an upcoming freshman. I’ve visited multiple times. I’ve been on tours, open houses, events on campus and my entire family attended DSU and I absolutely love it ! I had so much fun and connected with others they were extremely welcoming, I feel at home when I’m at Delaware State University. DSU has truly been my dream school. I’ve gotten offered to other schools all over the world but my first option is Delaware State and I know that’s where I’m meant to be after high school. I’m excited and eager to be a hornet and to be going from class to class on DSU campus!
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I am a born and raised New Yorker. The environment is unwelcoming, and the administration is completely disorganized. The course work is great preparation, but you better quality education within your state. It is not worth the extra cost of out-of-state tuition. Good luck!
My experience at Delaware State University hasn't been all great. The staff in the records and financial aid department are not professional at times. I am paying for college out of my pocket when it has been very hard for me when being a single mother and having significant amount of bills. I expect politeness when I go ask questions at the records and financial aid desk.

The Psychology building is very old. When the weather is hot, the air condition hardly works or when its cold outside the heating hardly work too. There are nails screwed into the window to prevent the window from opening. I didn't think i was in prison. I do appreciate some professors, they really made my day and keep a positive head on my shoulders. I am still striving as a growing adult and future counselor.

I would like to see change by putting in new professional polite staff and changing the psychology majors building to be in a clean; better learning environment.