For those interested in studying in Delaware, we have a very useful list. We selected the best Delaware institutions for prospective students. Please know that rankings are based on academic research, alumni reviews, graduation rates, as well as assessment from peer colleges. On the page, you will find major admissions stats such as acceptance rate, tuition fees, average SAT scores for each ranked college or university.
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|1||University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
Total enrollment: 20,737
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 58.2%
Average freshman retention rate: 92%
6-year graduation rate: 78%
Classes with under 20 students: 36.3%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1100-1300
|2||Wilmington University (New Castle, DE)
Total enrollment: 11,943
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 96.7%
Average freshman retention rate: 72%
6-year graduation rate: 40%
Classes with under 20 students: N/A
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: N/A
April in the U.S. History
1836 At the Battle of San Jacinto, troops of the Republic of Texas, led by General Sam Houston, defeated the Mexicans.
1962 The World’s Fair called ” The 21st Century Exposition ” opens in Seattle, Washington.
1855 The first train crossed the Mississippi River on a bridge between Rock Island in Illinois and Davenport in Iowa.
1864 The US Congress decided to issue the motto In God We Trust on all American coins.
1889 First ” land race ” in Oklahoma.
1970 In the United States of America, over twenty million people participated in the first “Earth Day”.
1635 Boston Latin School opens in Boston, Massachusetts, the first public school in the US and the oldest in existence.
1968 Vietnam War student protesters take over Columbia University in New York.
1704 The first issue of the oldest regularly published newspaper in the American colonies was published in Boston, Massachusetts .
1800 The Library of Congress was founded.
1913 The Woolworth Building was opened in New York, the tallest building in the world until 1930.
1980 Failed US military hostage rescue operation in Iran.
1982 The first “aerobics” video of actress and model Jane Fonda is released.
25th of April
1507 German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller published a map on which the name “America” was first used.
1846 ” Thornton Affair ” in Texas – an incident that started a war between the United States and Mexico.
1901 New York State introduced compulsory license plates for the first time in the United States.
1945 An international conference began in San Francisco, California, which resulted in the creation of the United Nations.
1607 ” First Landing ” – English colonists moored ashore at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay (in present-day Virginia).
1866 Confederate Memorial Day is celebrated for the first time in the US South.
1954 Massive polio vaccine trials begin.
1977 The iconic nightclub Studio 54 opens in Manhattan , New York.
1813 During the war with Great Britain, American troops captured the city of York (present-day Toronto) in the province of Ontario, Canada. During the battle, General Zebulon Pike was killed.
1865 Cornell, an Ivy League university, was founded in New York State.
2006 Construction begins on a new World Trade Center building known as the “Freedom Tower” in New York City.
1788 Maryland became the seventh US state.
1965 US Marines landed in the Dominican Republic to prevent the establishment of a “communist government” in the country.
1994 Senior CIA officer Aldrich Ames was found guilty of spying for the USSR and Russia and sentenced to life in prison.
1862 Northern Admiral David Farragut captured New Orleans in Louisiana during the American Civil War.
1974 US President Richard Nixon announced the release of the Watergate Tapes.
1992 A racially motivated riot, also known as the “Rodney King Riot”, began in Los Angeles, California.
2004 The World War II Memorial was unveiled at the National Mall in Washington DC.
1789 On the balcony of Federal Hall in New York, George Washington is sworn in as the first President of the United States.
1803 The United States bought the Louisiana colony from France, almost doubling the size of the country.
1812 Louisiana becomes the eighteenth state of the United States.
1885 Niagara Falls, the first state park in the United States, was created in New York State.
1939 NBC broadcasts the first television broadcast of US President Franklin Roosevelt’s speech from the Empire State Building.
1939 The World’s Fair opened in New York, co-organized by Robert Moses.