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Delaware State University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1891
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,303
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $17,814,792
Admissions Address

1200 N. Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Website

http://www.desu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@desu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Least Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.7
Send application by: April 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Germaine Scott-Cheatham
Admissions office telephone: (302) 857-6353
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: April 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: Contact school for details
Early decision
Send application by: N/A
 
Decision sent by: N/A
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $25 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 4
Lab 3 N/A
Foreign language 4 4
Social studies 2 N/A
History 2 N/A
Academic electives 4 4
Total academic units 16 N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: April 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: N/A
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Considered
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Least Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 64%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 64%
Total applicants: 5,597
Total acceptances: 3,561
Total freshman enrollment: 828
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 2,215
Male acceptances: 1,412
Male freshman enrollment: 362
 
Female applicants: 3,382
Female acceptances: 2,149
Female freshman enrollment: 466
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 71%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 2%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 17%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 51%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 100%
Average high school GPA: 2.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 95%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 380 - 460
Math: 360 - 460
Combined: 740 - 920


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.3% 0.0%
600-699 0.8% 1.7%
500-599 11.2% 10.7%
400-499 53.1% 48.2%
300-399 30.7% 33.9%
200-299 4.0% 5.5%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 9%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 13 - 18
Math: 15 - 17
Composite: 14 - 18


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% N/A N/A
24-29 1.4% N/A N/A
18-23 35.1% N/A N/A
12-17 58.1% N/A N/A
6-11 5.4% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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