Delaware State University

1,091 reviews
  1. Dover, DE
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C
Delaware State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
1200 N. Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Website

Delaware State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
SAT Range
820-970
ACT Range
17-20
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$12,603/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,073/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,922/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,360/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,993/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,708/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.68 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,479Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Mixy
    36%
  • Involved
    29%
  • Interactive
    18%
  • Busy
    16%
  • Different
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.89 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.102 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    49%
  • Expensive
    30%
  • Close knit
    9%
  • Different
    8%
  • Ethnic
    4%

After Delaware State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.56 responses

Reviews

1,091 reviews
  • Excellent
    114
  • Very Good
    289
  • Average
    526
  • Poor
    98
  • Terrible
    64
Horrible experience. Biology department makes it extremely hard to graduate and get experience. Incompetent professors, little pre med help, everyone plays favorites, classes are only offered at one time, you will be in class Monday-Friday, they will schedule 8am and 4pm classes in the same day, certain races of students are treated more respectfully. Please reconsider this school....you will waste lots of time and money. Unprofessionalism and stereotypical behavior at its finest!
  • College Senior
  • Nov 7 2013
Delaware State has the worst Financial Aid department in the world! They audit me every year, mess with your aid, play games, lie, ignore emails, ignore calls, only have one teller, list goes on and on. They give HBCUs a bad name. The unprofessionalism is appalling. The ya re money hungry and will mess you up any way possible. EVERY summer I have had to go to their office at least 5-10 times. They are always backed up, and never know whAts going on. To make matters worse they all have stank attitudes. They all cackle like hyenas, roll their eyes, and do anything to aggravate you further.

Your day will be ruined...
  • College Senior
  • Nov 7 2013
I lived on campus 1 semester, in Jenkins hall. Worst 3 months ever! It is a 5-10 minute walk from everything. The floors are concrete. The beds are torn up and disgusting. The bathrooms are beyond me. You will never know dirty until you use a Jenkins bathroom..... The janitors are a little too friendly for me. Sometimes you want to just go to your room, without people bugging you. The head of Jenkins, was mean to me. She thought I needed to have counseling with her.....

The other dorms are just as bad. Thats why I commuted after that experience.
  • College Senior
  • Nov 7 2013