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Delaware State University

Dover, Delaware

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Student Population
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Location Dover, Delaware
Online desu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
Delaware State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Dover, Delaware, Delaware State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 9,084 prospective students applied, and 4,794 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,142 enrolled in the school.  4,020 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 566 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $7,038 plus fees of $1,220. Delaware State University is ranked 907 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Delaware State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Delaware State University is rated within the lower 33% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


Rankings for Delaware State University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
Delaware State University overview
SAT 820/1020
ACT 16/22
GPA 2.94
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jun 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend

Delaware Resident Tuition
In State Costs for Delaware State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$1,220
Room and Board $11,984
Budget for Other Expenses$2,450
Total One Year Cost$24,692
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for Delaware State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$1,220
Room and Board $11,984
Budget for Other Expenses$2,450
Total One Year Cost$33,728

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$36,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
35% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Delaware State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 15%
Psychology 13%
Communication 12%
Social Sciences 10%
Health Professions 10%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130934 IPEDS survey data for Delaware State University.

Current students may use the Delaware State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.