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
44%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
810-970
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Delaware State University

Cost

Net Price
$12,951/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,963/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,330/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,300/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,823/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,942/ 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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,596Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
59%
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
42%
National
48%
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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Delaware State University Reviews

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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.
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This school has the WORST administration that I have ever seen. The application process was easy, but I was given out-of-state tuition even though I was supposed to have in-state. The application for scholarships was closed off to me because the financial aid office never created an account for me, and when I emailed the office and talked to them in person, they said they would contact me soon and they never did, so I could not apply for scholarships. I petitioned some of my transfer credits and had them approved as actual course, but they are still wrong on my transcript. The smart boards often didn't connect, there was no working air or heat in the building that my classes were held, and we had almost no lab equipment. Some professors gave off the vibe that they really did not care about your education, taught straight off PowerPoint slides and gave exams that were more in-depth than the material that was taught, which was discouraging for someone who wants to actually learn.
When I first toured Delaware State University, I automatically fell in love with the atmosphere. I didn’t know exactly what it was about the atmosphere, but I knew I liked being there. When I became a student there, it was like I was fulfilling a dream. The staff was so nice and the students were very welcoming to me. I liked where I lived at the time, everything was just cool. The food could be a little better, but the food contract is up now, so we’ll be getting a new food company this upcoming year. The education is great, the professors are awesome. My campus is just beautiful. There are so many times where I’m caught stopping just to take a picture of something that just seems so beautiful. I love how safe my campus is, as well. Whenever my college hosts parties, there are public safety officials at every single door. Public Safety is also at every event we have, as well as circulating the campus 24/7.