Delaware State University Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Dover, DE, Delaware State University is one of the best universities in the state of Delaware. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Delaware State University in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Delaware State University.

1200 N. Dupont Highway Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 857-6353
Email: [email protected]
Web site:

Rankings: Delaware State University

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Peer college rating (out of 5) 2.3
Graduation and retention ranking: 166
Average freshman retention rate: 63.0%
6-year graduation rate: 36.3%
Predicted graduation rate: N/A
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): N/A
Faculty resources ranking: 33
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 55.0%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 2.3%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 13:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 82.1%
Student selectivity ranking: 145
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 780-950
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 7%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 22%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 38.8%
Financial resources rank: 9
Alumni giving rank: 164
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 3.7%

Essential Facts: Delaware State University

  • Delaware State University’s ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2.
  • The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Delaware State University was 2.94 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend.
  • The university was founded in 1891 as a land-grant institution for black students, and the student body continues to be predominantly black. It was granted university status in 1993.

Delaware State University History

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General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 64%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 1%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 0%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 55%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? No
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 33%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? No
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA I
Men’s scholarship sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), wrestling
Women’s scholarship sports: basketball, bowling, cross country, equestrian, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball
Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, television station, yearbook