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Delaware State University

Dover, DE, USA
3.40 Average Rating

Founded in 1891, Delaware State University is a public Historically Black College and University in the state capital of Dover. Delaware State is home to colleges of Humanities, Agriculture, Business, and Health Sciences conferring undergrad degrees in 42 academic majors. Additionally, DSU owns two farms and has received recognition as a Tree Campus USA from the Arbor Day Foundation. For musically-inclined students, Delaware State features numerous vocal and instrumental ensembles including the Approaching Storm Marching Band which plays for DSU athletic events.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
41%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
32%
Out-Of-State Students
63%
19%
Submitting ACT
92%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 18
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 892
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
4,352
Total Number of Undergrads
4,050
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
44%
20-39 Students
49%
40-99 Students
6%
0
100
21%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
43%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,099
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,868
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,904
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,433
Books and Supplies
$1900

Aid & Grants

0
100
77%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
92%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,596
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
92%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,675
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,722

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
80%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,710
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$295
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
35%
65%
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
58%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Hornets
School Colors
Red/Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Philadelphia
Dover
New York
Washington
Baltimore
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$35,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.40 Average Rating
Delaware State University is one of the Historically Black Colleges and ranks number 13 in the country. It is a diverse college with students from different states, countries, and backgrounds. There is an increase of enrollment of students attending this college.
Aliyah from Wilmington, DE
Delaware State University has had a drastic input on my life pointing towards independence. I have learned that the real world is a serious world to live in and DSU has been able to prepare and mold me into a beautiful woman. This experience has helped me learn more about myself and choosing the right paths to stay on.
KyYonni from Clayton, DE

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