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Delaware State University, commonly known as Del State or DESU, was established in May, 1891. It is a public university situated in Dover, Delaware, United States. In addition to the main campus, Del State offers classes in two satellite campuses in Wilmington and Georgetown, Delaware. It is the second-largest university in the state. The university currently enrolls more than 4, 000 students every year. It offers various undergraduate and postgraduate programs in diverse Course Topics. The main campus is spread across an area of more than 400 acres. The university comprises of the following academic divisions:
  • College of Agriculture and Related Sciences
  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Health and Public Policy
  • College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology
Delaware State University's athletic department participates in the NCAA's Division I for football. Their sports teams are popularly known as the Hornets. The Hornets compete in several sports including football, basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, wrestling, track and field, volleyball, bowling, and soccer.

Profile of Delaware State UniversityStudents attend Delaware State in Dover, DE, a small city. The school is a public institution. Delaware State degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in mathematics, media, family and social work, nutrition and exercise therapy, and conservation and resource management.

Delaware State Selectivity

Delaware State is selective and does not offer open admission. One sign of prestige is that the school only let in 43% of those who applied in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 390. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 380 and 470.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

There are 3, 756 students at Delaware State . The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life
Delaware State has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Delaware State values student athletics, and belongs to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Delaware State University is a public, comprehensive, 1890 land-grand institution. The mission of the University is to provide for the people of Delaware, and others who are admitted, meaningful and relevant education that emphasizes both the liberal and professional aspects of higher education. Within this context, the University provides educational opportunities to all qualified citizens of this State and other states at a cost consistent with the economic status of the students as a whole. While recognizing its historical heritage, the University serves a diverse student population with a broad range of programs in instruction, service, and research, so that is graduates will become competent, productive, and contributing citizens. "Delaware State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management117business management, accounting, finance, management science, marketing, managerial economics
Family and Social Work70social work, food and nutrition, consumer economics
Education and Teaching66education, elementary school teaching, educational administration, art education, special education, physical education teaching, music teaching, early childhood education, . . .
Media39mass communication, broadcast journalism, public relations, radio and television, journalism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy38sports and fitness management
Therapy and Counselling37psychology
Liberal Arts35political science, English composition, history, sociology, historic preservation and conservation, Spanish language, history courses, French language
Science35biology, physics courses, chemistry, chemistry courses, physics
Security and Law Enforcement20criminology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine19registered nursing
Conservation and Resource Management10natural resources policy, natural resources management, environmental science, wildlife management, fisheries sciences
Mathematics10mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Medicine10public health, pre-veterinary
Hospitality9hospitality management
Transportation7aviation tech, aviation operations
Construction Trades7apparel and textiles
Agricultural Science and Management6agriculture, agricultural management
Computer Science and Engineering3computer science, information science, computer and info science
Fine Arts3fine arts
Art Studies2art studies, arts management
Science and Laboratory Technician0biology tech
Landscaping and Horticulture0plant sciences
Engineering0civil engineering
Animal Science and Care0animal science
Contact: Delaware StateDelaware State University

1200 N. Dupont Highway

Dover, DE 19901

General Phone: (302) 857-6060


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