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Delaware State University is a public institution that was founded in 1891. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,744, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 400 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Delaware State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,056 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,052 (2011-12).
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Founded in 1891 as a land-grant educational institution, Delaware State University has a long and proud history that has led to its distinction as one of Americas top HBCUs. Consistently increasing and record enrollment, unique academic opportunities, faculty-driven cutting-edge research, a growing global presence and investment in its facilities all contribute to DSUs success. Among its 52 undergraduate degree, 25 graduate degree and 5 doctoral programs, DSU offers many unique majors such as aviation, forensic biology, hospitality & tourism management and movement science for undergraduates, and historic preservation, applied chemistry, neuroscience and optics for graduate students. DSU is the only HBCU to have its own fleet of airplanes in its aviation program. With a focus on STEM and the Universitys pursuit of cutting-edge research and technology, DSU has become an active member of the scientific, solution-seeking community. The University currently has research being fielded in the areas of applied optics, biotechnology, chemistry, mathematics, natural resources, social work and more. DSUs award-winning faculty researchers have made possible the institutions first-ever transfer of an intellectual property in the field of optics as well as technological expertise that has contributed to NASAs current Curiosity Rover mission to Mars. DSU faculty members' years of professional experience and the fact that 93% hold doctoral or terminal degrees combine to provide students with real-life education and hands-on learning. During the last three years, the University has significantly increased its global presence through a number of agreements, including several with Chinese institutions of higher education. In addition to Asia, partnerships exist with institutions in countries located in Africa, Europe and Latin America. DSU has made significant enhancements to campus life in recent years with the completion of a $51.5 million student complex that includes a Strength and Conditioning Facility, a Wellness & Recreation Center, a swimming pool and a three-story Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center. The University offers 16 intercollegiate athletics programs at the NCAA Division I level. DSU has received national accolades for its Go Green efforts, including Second Natures Climate Leadership Award from the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment in 2011. Empowering students to become the next generation of scientists, communicators, business professionals and public servants, Delaware State University is the first major reason for their success.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Delaware State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Delaware State University is $35. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 42.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||42.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Delaware State University is 15:1, and the school has 52.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Delaware State University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 65.2 percent.
Delaware State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,744, with a gender distribution of 37.6 percent male students and 62.4 percent female students. At this school, 61.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 39.0 percent of students live off campus. Delaware State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Delaware State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Delaware State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Delaware State University, 33 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Delaware State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||33%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Delaware State University, 83.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,173.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$7,056 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$15,052 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$10,248 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data