Delaware State University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Delaware


Delaware State is a historically black university located on a historic 400-acre campus in Dover, Delaware. Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. are all within a couple hours. The oldest building on campus dates to the 1700s. Undergraduates can choose from 56 bachelor degree programs housed within 21 academic departments. Psychology, mass communicatins and management are the most popular undergraduate fields. Delaware State also has 30 graduate degree programs. The university has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the Delaware State Hornets compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration and Management, Criminal Justice, Mass Communcation, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Sport Management

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 3534
Total Grad Students: 162
Undergraduate Students: 3372
Faculty: 205

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1

Percent Male: 38%
Percent Female: 62%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 15%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 34%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1200 N. Dupont Highway
Dover Delaware 19901


Main Email:

Main Phone: 302-857-6060

Additional Campuses:
Delaware State University - Main Campus
1200 N. Dupont Highway
Dover , Delaware 19901
Kent County

Delaware State University - Wilmington Site
621 N. Market Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
New Castle County

Delaware State University - Sussex Site
William A. Carter Partnership Center
Georgetown, Delaware 19947
Sussex County

Admissions Contact:
Erin Hill
Interim Director of Admissions, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Registrar's Office

International Admissions Contact:
Office of Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Pegjohngy Moses
Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations, Athletics

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
No course earning below a C will transfer to the university.

Credits (Min/Max):
12 credit hours minimum.

Test Scores for Applying:
Not Required

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Not Required

Essay(s) required:
Not Required

Application Fee:
$25.00 USD

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 16 20
English 15 20
Math 16 19
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 400 470
Math 400 470
Writing 380 460

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 999

Transfers Accepted: 395

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 81%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 43%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 38%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1500

Other Expenses: 2120

Room and Board: 11566

Tuition and Fees: 15052

Total Cost: 30238

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 7056

Total Cost – In-State: 22242

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 9898

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 88%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 96%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

Special Programs

Connected Degree Programs with Delaware Technical Community college to provide a smooth transition from specific degree programs into Delaware State University.


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