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University of Delaware Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how University of Delaware ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is University of Delaware Ranked?

Quality Badge

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Delaware was awarded 191 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is dietetics and clinical nutrition services.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked U of Delaware as #92 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

U of Delaware also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Delaware ranking.

See all of the rankings for University of Delaware.

Is It Hard to Get Into U of Delaware?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to University of Delaware you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 63%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 70% of students accepted to U of Delaware submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 660. Math scores were between 560 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Delaware  ( 570 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Delaware  ( 560 to 670 )
U of Delaware received ACT scores from 35% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Delaware  ( 25 to 29 )

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University of Delaware Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, University of Delaware is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Delaware is 98%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  98 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Delaware

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 91% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Delaware enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  91 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at U of Delaware for first-time, full-time students is 65%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  65 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at U of Delaware

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 19,750 undergraduates at U of Delaware with 18,195 being full-time and 1,555 being part-time.

U of Delaware Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for U of Delaware is 75.34 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  75.34 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Delaware Cost?

The overall average net price of U of Delaware is $16,892. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for U of Delaware

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,918 $11,933 $14,170 $17,931 $22,641

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of U of Delaware, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At U of Delaware, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $9,547 a year. That adds up to $38,188 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at U of Delaware is 2.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do U of Delaware Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from U of Delaware make about $57,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for U of Delaware students since it is 40% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at University of Delaware make the most money.

Location of University of Delaware

University of Delaware is a public institution located in Newark, Delaware. Newark is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of University of Delaware

Contact details for U of Delaware are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 104 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-2000

University of Delaware Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 102 majors graduated from University of Delaware. Of these students, 4,989 received undergraduate degrees and 1,264 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Finance & Financial Management 353 $58,900
Marketing 246 $47,300
Nursing 201 $68,200
Health & Physical Education 197 $31,200
Teacher Education Grade Specific 159 $42,100
Child Development & Psychology 152 $31,000
Economics 149 $49,000
General Biology 140 $33,600
Communication & Media Studies 140 $40,100
Mechanical Engineering 139 $62,100

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Delaware along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at U of Delaware

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 2,697 students took at least one online class at University of Delaware. This is an increase from the 2,333 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,697 391
2016-2017 2,333 446
2015-2016 1,809 375
2014-2015 1,630 450
2013-2014 1,480 404

Learn more about online learning at University of Delaware.

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