Delaware State Details
1200 North Dupont Highway
A Past to Honor, A Future to Insure
|Level of Selectivity
Delaware State University is located in the state capital,
Dover, with a population of approximately 25,000. Dover offers shopping,
fine dining, and museums. Points of interest include the home of John
Dickinson, signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution
of the United States. The city is close to several resort areas, including
Rehoboth Beach in Delaware, Ocean City in Maryland, and Cape May in New
Jersey. All major mass transit systems (air, bus, and rail) are available.
Delaware State University is a four-year, state-supported, coed, liberal
arts university founded in 1891 as the State College for Colored Students.
It was established as a result of the 58th General Assembly of the State
of Delaware passing legislation to establish a college for the education
of colored students in agriculture and the mechanical arts. This law was
built on provisions of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890, which provided
for land-grant colleges.
DSU serves as the land-grant institution for the state, providing higher
education for the academically challenged and the academically gifted.
Delaware State is committed foremost to academic excellence and
intellectual competence. It strives to provide and maintain a corps of
scholars, lecturers, and educators dedicated to the enlightenment of
mankind. The University is now a comprehensive institution, including
agricultural, technical, liberal arts, fine arts, business, engineering
studies, teacher education, and professional training.
A one-plant facility in 1891, DSU is now a 400-acre campus with seventeen
modern buildings, including a science center, a library/learning resource
center, an ETV building, and an agricultural center.
Delaware State University is accredited by the Middle States Association
of Colleges and Schools to award Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science,
and masterís degrees.
|Costs per Year
2002Ė03 Tuition: $3956 (in-state); $8572 (out-of-state)
Room and board: $5856
Special fees: $200
Estimated total cost: $10,712 (in-state); $15,328 (out-of-state)
|In State Tuition
|Out of State Tuition
|Financial Aid-Institutional Funding
Financial Aid Specific to the School
Army and Air Force ROTC offer two-, three-, and four-year scholarships
that pay tuition, fees, books, and other expenses and a monthly stipend.
Students should contact ROTC Office.
April 1 (fall); November 1 (spring).
Graduation from an accredited high school (or
equivalent) and completion of the college-prep curriculum with the
following 16 units: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 3 science including lab, 2
social studies/history, and 4 electives including foreign language or
computer science; must have C average. Recommendations from school
counselor and school administrator are needed. A $10 application fee is
required. Must attend a precollege week held in August.
Admission Application Deadline: April 1 (fall); November 1 (spring).
Admission Contact: Director of Admissions, Office of Admissions, Delaware
State University, Dover, Delaware 19901; Telephone: 302-857-6351;
A minimum of 121 semester hours and completion of
the core requirements to include the following hours: 6 mathematics, 6
natural science, 7 social science, 11 basic intellectual skills, and 12
humanities; minimum 2.0 GPA; C average or better in all major courses; and
the last 30 hours completed at DSU.
|Student Body Profile
Total enrollment (men/women): 1,419/1,909
Other regions: 26 states and 7 international
Full-time undergraduates (men/women): 1,109/1,364
Part-time undergraduates (men/women): 217/334
Graduate students (men/women): 93/211
Ethnic/racial makeup: African American, 2,026; Hispanic, 76; Asian, 31;
Native American, 21; Caucasian, 1,103; International, 51.
Campus Regulations: Alcohol is not permitted on campus; all students may
have automobiles except freshmen; automobiles must be registered; dorm
Campus Services: Student health, personal and psychological counseling,
career placement, student support, and tutoring services; religious
Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater,
chorale, band, dance, modeling, and karate. Annual activities include
religious emphasis week and art exhibitions of student and faculty work.
Students may work on the Hornet (student-run newspaper) or the Statesman
(yearbook). Communication majors may work in the student-run radio
Leadership opportunities are found in such groups as the Student
Government Association (SGA) or the more than thirty department clubs and
interest groups, such as the Menís Council or Womenís Senate (two
self-governing bodies within residence halls). Greek sororities include
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta, and Sigma Gamma Rho;
fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Omega Psi Phi, Kappa Alpha Psi, and
Phi Beta Sigma. Honor societies include Alpha Chi, Alpha Kappa Mu, Delta
Mu Delta, Epsilon Delta Epsilon, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Alpha Theta, Psi Chi,
and Pinnacle. Professional societies include Phi Beta Lambda, Pre-Medical
Society, and Student National Education Association. Social and service
organizations include Alpha Phi Omega, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Groove Phi
Housing Availability: 1,002 housing spaces.
Handicapped Services: Services include wheelchair accessibility,
elevators, special parking, and specially equipped restrooms. The campus
is in the process of lowering telephones and drinking fountains.
Number of faculty members: 176
Student-teacher ratio: 15:1
Full-time faculty members: 119
Part-time faculty members: 57
Faculty with doctorates or other terminal degrees: 72%
Delaware State University is affiliated with the National Collegiate
Athletic Association (NCAA), Division I, and the Mid-Eastern Athletic
Intercollegiate Sports: menís baseball, basketball, football, and
wrestling; womenís basketball.
Intramural Sports: basketball, softball.
Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Delaware State University, Dover,
Delaware 19901; Telephone: 302-857-6030 or 6035; 302-857-6034 (fax).
Commencement and conferring of degrees: May
One summer session.
Bachelor of Arts: Art; Art/Business; Art Education; Applied Instrumental;
Applied Voice; Broadcast Journalism; Clothing, Textiles, and Fashion
Merchandising; Community Health; Criminal Justice; English; English
Education; French; French Education; History; Hospitality Management;
Journalism; Marketing; Music Education; Occupational-Vocational Teacher
Education; Political Science; Psychology; Public Relations; Radio
Production; Social Studies Education; Social Work; Sociology; Spanish;
Spanish Education; Speech Communications; Television Production; Theater
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agriculture
Education, Airway Systems Management, Airway Science Management, Biology,
Chemistry, Chemistry Education, Computer Science, Early Childhood
Education, Elementary Education, Environmental Engineering Technology,
Environmental Sciences, Fisheries and Wildlife Management, Food and
Nutrition, Health Education, Health and Physical Education, Mathematics,
Mathematics Education, Mathematics/Computer Science, Nursing, Physical
Education, Physics, Physics Education, Plant Sciences, Pre-Veterinary
Science, Recreation Programming, Science Education, Sports Management and
Preprofessional: Chemistry/Preprofessional, Pre-Chemical Engineering,
Political Science/Prelaw, Pre-Civil Engineering, Pre-Electrical
Engineering, Pre-Mechanical Engineering, Physics/Engineering (Dual Degree)
Masterís Degree: Applied Chemistry, Biology, Biology Education, Chemistry,
Business Administration, Education, Physics, Physics Teaching, Social
Work, Science Education.