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Wilmington University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Wilmington University 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 Wilmington University Ranked?

2021 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.

Wilmington University was awarded 43 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Wilmington University as #1,510 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Wilmington University also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Delaware ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Wilmington University?

Acceptance Rate

Since Wilmington University has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

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Wilmington University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Wilmington University, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 Wilmington University is 5%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  5 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Wilmington University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Wilmington University is 66%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  66 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 8% for first-time, full-time students at Wilmington University, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  8 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Wilmington University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,440 undergraduates at Wilmington University with 3,035 being full-time and 5,405 being part-time.

Wilmington University 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.

Wilmington University scored 56.93 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  56.93 out of 100
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How Much Does Wilmington University Cost?

The overall average net price of Wilmington University is $15,282. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 Wilmington University, 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 Wilmington University, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $3,370 a year. That adds up to $13,480 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wilmington University is 8.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Wilmington University Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Wilmington University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $42,500 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Wilmington University

Located in New Castle, Delaware, Wilmington University is a private not-for-profit institution. New Castle is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Location of Wilmington University

Contact details for Wilmington University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 320 Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: 877-967-5464

Wilmington University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 45 majors graduated from Wilmington University. Of these students, 1,865 received undergraduate degrees and 2,095 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
Nursing 496 $71,300
Behavioral Science 198 $32,400
Business Administration & Management 188 $43,700
General Psychology 124 $30,200
Criminal Justice & Corrections 123 $32,700
Human Resource Management 106 $41,000
Information Technology 96 $50,600
General Education 71 $29,700
Teacher Education Grade Specific 70 $40,900
Liberal Arts General Studies 58 $29,400

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

Online Learning at Wilmington University

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, 10,873 students took at least one online class at Wilmington University. This is an increase from the 8,839 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 10,873 7,750
2016-2017 8,839 6,025
2015-2016 10,409 5,611
2014-2015 12,745 4,723
2013-2014 7,294 4,602

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