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UD Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into UD? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 16,569 out of 24,881 applicants or 67% were admitted making UD a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. University of Delaware typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 14,416 10,465 24,881
Accepted 9,835 6,734 16,569
Acceptance Rate 68% 64% 67%
Enrolled 2,587 1,900 4,487
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 28% 27%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Delaware and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that UD regularly accepts students with ACTs of 24 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. 34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Delaware.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 98 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1170 1370
SAT Reading 590 690
SAT Math 570 690
ACT Composite 24 29
ACT English 24 30
ACT Math 24 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >79%
26 to 29 Avg + 67%-79%
24 to 26 Avg - 57%-67%
22 to 24 Reach 46%-57%
Less than 22 Low <46%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1370 and Above Good >78%
1270 to 1370 Avg + 67%-78%
1170 to 1270 Avg - 54%-67%
1070 to 1170 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 1070 Low <41%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of Delaware. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Delaware was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UD accepts 67% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 32% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 12% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Delaware and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130943 IPEDS survey data for University of Delaware.