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COLLEGE PROFILE

University of Delaware

Newark, DE

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English4 
Mathematics34
Science34
Foreign Language24
Social Studies2 
History2 
Academic Electives2 
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredJanuary 15
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests OnlyRecommended
ACT Writing Test PolicyWriting component required
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address 
City, State, ZipNewark, DE  19716
Phone(302) 831-8123
Fax(302) 831-6905
E-mailadmissions@udel.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Application Fee$75
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationMarch 15
Accept Offer of AdmissionBy May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Action Deadline 
Early Action Notification 
Application Form
Common ApplicationAccepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate63% of 24,657 applicants were admitted
   Women66% of 14,266 applicants were admitted
   Men59% of 10,391 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled4,369 (28%) of 15,621 admitted students enrolled
   Women2,531 (27%) of 9,473 admitted students enrolled
   Men1,838 (30%) of 6,148 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 2,634
Students Accepting Wait List Position 1,196
Students Admitted From Wait List 768
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.5
3.75 and Above31%
3.50 - 3.7420%
3.25 - 3.4920%
3.00 - 3.2416%
2.50 - 2.9912%
2.00 - 2.491%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math605 average
550-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
12%
Score of 600 - 700
43%
Score of 500 - 600
36%
Score of 400 - 500
8%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading591 average
540-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
34%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
10%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing588 average
540-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
39%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
10%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite26 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
17%
Score of 24 - 29
63%
Score of 18 - 23
19%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 37%
Top quarter: 72%
Top half: 96%
Bottom half: 4%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.51 3.81 604 573 587 27
Low 2.48 2.56 380 320 370 18
High 4.00 5.00 770 780 800 35
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