Delaware State University

Dover, DE

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: $19,046
Out-of-state: $28,082
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,868
Out-of-state: $16,904
Room and Board
$11,178
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Freshman Award
$11,863
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$36,812
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
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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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 Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 1  
History 2  
Academic Electives 4  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1200 North DuPont Highway
City, State, Zip
Dover, DE 19901-2277
Phone
(302) 857-6351
Fax
(302) 857-6352
E-mail
admissions@desu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
45% of 7,636 applicants were admitted
Women
47% of 5,137 applicants were admitted
Men
41% of 2,499 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,396 (40%) of 3,450 admitted students enrolled
Women
915 (38%) of 2,416 admitted students enrolled
Men
481 (47%) of 1,034 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
368
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.09
3.75 and Above
15%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
13%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
400-490 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
4%
Score of 500 - 600
20%
Score of 400 - 500
54%
Score of 300 - 400
21%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
420-500 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
2%
Score of 500 - 600
29%
Score of 400 - 500
59%
Score of 300 - 400
10%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
17-21 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
2%
Score of 24 - 29
5%
Score of 18 - 23
56%
Score of 12 - 17
37%
Score of 6 - 11
1%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 7%
Top quarter: 25%
Top half: 62%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $19,046
Out-of-state: $28,082
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,868
Out-of-state: $16,904
Room and Board
$11,178
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001428
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
893 (94.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
814 (91.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
808 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
63 (7.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$11,863
Need-Based Gift
Received by 567 (70.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,210
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 469 (58.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,267
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 585 (72.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
30 (3.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,144

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,301 (91.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,971 (90.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,926 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
467 (16.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$11,234
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,084 (71.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,250
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,713 (58.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,045
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,483 (50.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
91 (2.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,530

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
87%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$36,812
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Out-of-State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Business and Management, Other
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Banking and Financial Support Services
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Consumer Economics
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminology
  • Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, Other
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Environmental Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • History, General
  • History, Other
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Laser and Optical Engineering
  • Library Science, Other
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Musical Instrument Fabrication and Repair
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Poultry Science
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Voice and Opera
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Communication/journalism, Social sciences, Business/marketing, Parks and recreation
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
Not reported
Part-Time Faculty
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Social Work, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Adult Education
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art Education
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Historic Preservation
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing--General
  • Optical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Plant Sciences
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Neuroscience
  • Optical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Science Education
  • Theoretical Physics

Location and Setting


Dover Population
37,366
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
400 acres

Weather

Temperature
22.4 average low in January, 81.4 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Wilmington
Nearest Train Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Wilmington

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
58% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
42%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Hornet
School Colors
Columbia blue and red

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x x    
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Equestrian Sports x x    
Football     x x
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Equestrian Sports x x
Football    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Bowling    
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Equestrian Sports    
Football x x
Soccer    
Softball    
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, sga, nphc, women's senate, rha, men's council
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,051
Women
2,652 (65.5%)
Men
1,399 (34.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,571
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%
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
302

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
70.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
19.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
34.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
37.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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