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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  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 is a public university located in Dover, Delaware. As a historically black college, Delaware State has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,571 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Delaware State acceptance rate is 45%. Popular majors include Communications, Criminology, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 37% of students, Delaware State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,200.
About Delaware State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
1200 N. Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Website
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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
45%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
820- 990
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
$12,736/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,717/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.80 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.80 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,571Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
479
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Mixy
    35%
  • Involved
    29%
  • Interactive
    17%
  • Busy
    13%
  • Different
    4%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.96 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.109 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    48%
  • Expensive
    27%
  • Close knit
    10%
  • Different
    10%
  • Ethnic
    3%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.56 responses
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Overall, Delaware State University is one of the best HBCU’s there is. The student body is like no other! There is always someone their to help support. The campus is very diverse and there is always something to do. Across the street is the mall, movies, and various places where you can eat and have a good time. The food on campus needs a lot of improvement, other than that there is not much to complain about at Delaware State.
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The diversity and cultural experience are truly unmatched! I love HBCU experience! Most of the professors are really friendly and easy to talk to as long as you talk to them outside of class times.
One of the grievances I have are the sidewalks/roads. THEY ARE HORRIBLE. Potholes, cracks, broken chunks scattered. I've tripped and hurt myself so many times. It's ridiculous honestly. You would think that they would try to fix at least SOME of them.
The surrounding area is okay. It's VERY safe but not super interesting so if you are looking for a nightlife or interesting adventures, avoid the whole state of Delaware at all costs (New Castle County isn't too bad).
I have attended three schools prior to attending DSU, including Delaware Tech, and have an associate’s from another community college in PA with a 4.0. Let me just say, DSU has some issues that were never even close to present at the other schools.
Pros: Easy networking and opportunities. Easy 4.0.
Biggest issue: administration. They will terrify you with their incompetence. I have had heart attacks from them on many occasions. Wouldn't be surprised if a "surprise" issue delays my graduation.
Classes are easy- a double edged sword. Easy 4.0 but many students and professors unorganized and too easygoing. Good luck getting a schedule of events for your classes.
Health center has no nurse or healthcare (even flu shots..) on campus. Awful. Student healthcare website says "go to student health center." Uh, sure... They refer you out for care. Should at least be a nurse for crying out loud.
Facilities dangerous and full of mold. Desperate need of new buildings. Enter at your own risk.