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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 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
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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
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

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
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.68 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.74 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,593Undergrads
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 46 responses
Report
  • Mixy
    35%
  • Involved
    28%
  • Interactive
    17%
  • Busy
    15%
  • Different
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.90 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.103 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    48%
  • Expensive
    30%
  • Close knit
    9%
  • Different
    9%
  • Ethnic
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
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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1,144 reviews
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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).
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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!
I love my HBCU! The atmosphere on this campus is conducive for learning and instilling pride in not only yourself, but also your culture. I enjoy going to school everyday and feel like the professors take pride in their jobs and actually care about teacher and more importantly making sure their students are truly learning. This is an excellent school and if I could do it all over again I would choose Delaware State University every time.