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Delta State University is a public institution that was founded in 1924. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,880, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 339 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Delta State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 80. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,288 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $13,102 (2011-12).
|School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):||N/A|
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Delta State University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Delta State University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 58.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||58.1%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Delta State University is 19:1, and the school has 64.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Delta State University include: Elementary Education and Teaching; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Business/Commerce, General; Business Administration and Management, General; and Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 61.8 percent.
Delta State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,880, with a gender distribution of 37.7 percent male students and 62.3 percent female students. At this school, 28.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 72.0 percent of students live off campus. Delta State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Delta State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Delta 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, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Delta State University, 62 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Delta State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||62%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Delta State University, 70.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,413.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$5,288 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$13,102 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$6,868 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data