Delaware State University

Dover, Delaware

#763 National Colleges

52.77% Admission Rate
Somewhat Selective

3,932 Undergraduates Enrolled

  • Public
  • Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
  • Four-year, full-time, inclusive, lower transfer-in
  • Four-year, medium, highly residential
  • Historically Black College and University
Delaware State University (DSU or Del State) is a public historically black land-grant research university in Dover, Delaware. DSU also has two satellite campuses, one in Wilmington one in Georgetown. The university encompasses four colleges and a diverse population of undergraduate and advanced-degree students. Delaware State University is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".

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Dover, Delaware

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City: Small (population less than 100,000)

Mid East (DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA)


Predominant Degree Awarded
Predominantly bachelor's-degree granting

Highest Degree Awarded
Graduate degree

Most Popular Fields

Field % Students
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 13.1%
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 11.7%
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 11.1%
Social Sciences 10.0%
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 6.8%
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 6.7%
Psychology 6.4%
Health Professions And Related Programs 5.3%
Physical Sciences 5.2%
Education 4.6%
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences 4.3%
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 3.2%
Engineering 2.6%
Visual And Performing Arts 2.4%
English Language And Literature/Letters 1.5%
Transportation And Materials Moving 1.4%
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1.2%
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 1.2%
Natural Resources And Conservation 0.8%
History 0.5%
Mathematics And Statistics 0.2%


In State Tuition

Out of State Tuition

Percentage Students Receiving Aid

Average Net Cost After Aid


SAT Scores

932 Composite Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 500 450 400
Verbal 520 470 420

ACT Scores

19 Cumulative Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 21 19 16
English 21 18 15