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Delaware State, founded in 1891, is a public university. Its 400-acre campus is located one mile north of Dover's city limits.

Website: www.desu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
4,051
Undergraduate
Students
(65.5%) 2,652 Women
(34.5%) 1,399 Men
302
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
45% of 7,636 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.09
SAT Math
400-490 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
420-500 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
17-21 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,041
Out-of-state: $32,077
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,868
Out-of-state: $16,904
Room and Board
$11,054
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Freshman Award
$11,863
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$36,812
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Dover Population
37,366
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
58% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Hornet
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6% Asian
76.6% Black/African-American
6.8% Hispanic/Latino
5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
10.0% White
0.4% Unknown
International Students
1.6%
First-Year Students Returning
70.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
19.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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