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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 3,678 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Delaware State acceptance rate is 49%. Popular majors include Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Criminology, and Communications. Graduating 40% of students, Delaware State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,200.
1200 N. Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
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About Delaware State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

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.

Delaware State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
49%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
840-1010
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,234/ 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
$10,256/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

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
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.82 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.82 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    33%
  • On Campus
    67%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,678Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
530
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
62%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Mixy
    35%
  • Involved
    30%
  • Interactive
    17%
  • Busy
    13%
  • Different
    4%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.98 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.111 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    47%
  • Expensive
    26%
  • Different
    13%
  • Close knit
    10%
  • Ethnic
    3%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
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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The only thing I really liked about Delaware State University is how nice the people are at the school. No one was judgmental and almost everyone was very welcoming, which is something that most people look for in a school. I went to Delaware State University for volleyball and I absolutely loved my teammates and the other athletes competing at the school. The professors were extremely nice and the coaches were very helpful. Although, there are many upsides on Delaware State University, the downside of all it all is how unorganized the school is. Most announcements that the school has are extremely unclear and confusing. The online school resources we had were inconsistent and absolutely horrible. Not only that, the cafeteria is worse than a High School cafeteria and don't get me started on the food. Overall, the students, professors, and coaches are very nice as well as the beautiful environment, but everything else needs a bit of a fix.
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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.
Delaware State like college or university is supposed to be was an exposure to the world. The professors are there to assist and the classes are moderately sized. The campus is situated off of I-13 and is accessible to Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania Washington D.C. to name a few. The entire experience is one for the ages. There is financial aid, scholarships, and grants available. The courses are college ready and the classes employ professors ready to fill the student with information. There are rec areas, cafeteria, and canteen, weight rooms ready to serve students. All in all Delaware State University is a world class experience for those that want to further their education to undergraduate and graduate studies.