Acceptance Rate 70.69%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 20.83%
Applicants 39,543
Admitted 27,954
Enrolled 5,823

Applying To Delaware Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 70.69% at Delaware colleges and universities, a total of 39,543 students applied and 27,954 were accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $53 and the graduate application fees is $53. The following table presents the general admission information for applying to Delaware colleges.
General Admission Information of Delaware Colleges
Open Admission Policy10 out of 17 schools
Undergraduate Application Fees$53
Graduate Application Fees$53
Acceptance Rate70.69%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)20.83%
Test Scores1,248 SAT / 29 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 39,543 students (15,103 men and 24,440 women) applied to and 27,954 (10,092 men and 17,862 women) students were accepted to admit Delaware Colleges. Among them, 2,162 men and 3,661 women were enrolled into Delaware schools.
The average acceptance rate is 70.69% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 20.83%. The table below shows the Delaware colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Delaware Colleges (2022-2023)
Acceptance Rate 70.69% 66.82% 73.09%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 20.83% 21.42% 20.50%
[Chart]Delaware Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

In Delaware, 1 college requires SAT and ACT score and 3 colleges recommend them to their applicant.
1,435 students (31.00%) submitted their SAT scores and 254 students (6.00%) submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,340 and 25th percentile score is 1,155. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 31 and 25th percentile score is 26.
The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of first-time enrolled students at Delaware colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Delaware Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing585670
SAT Math570670
ACT Composite2631
ACT Math2530
ACT English2533
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Delaware Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Delaware Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Delaware Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Delaware State, 5 schools use semester calendar systems and 1 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester5 out of 17 schools
Quarter1 out of 17 schools
Trimester1 out of 17 schools
Four-one-four plan1 out of 17 schools
Other academic year0 out of 17 schools
Differs by program3 out of 17 schools
Continuous4 out of 17 schools
Un-Known/Other2 out of 17 schools
Next table describes credits that Delaware colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits7 out of 17 schools
Credits for Life Experiences3 out of 17 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits7 out of 17 schools
Credit for Military Training5 out of 17 schools

Application Requirements

4 Delaware schools require High School GPA and 4 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 1 Delaware colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Delaware colleges.
Admission Checklist for Delaware Colleges
High School GPA40
High School Rank02
High School Record (or Transcript)40
Completion of College Preparatory Program12
Formal Demonstration of Competencies20
Admission Test Scores13
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00