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The 2018 admissions at the University of Delaware saw a 65% admit rate. Around 31% of the admitted freshmen, were among the top 10th of their class. The University of Delaware offers admissions to students across various UG, PG and doctoral programs.

The average SAT score accepted for 2018 admissions at the University of Delaware was 1240, while the average ACT score was 27. For international applicants, the course fee, application requirements and admission procedures differ. The admissions are offered during the Fall and Spring sessions only.

  • Applications for international UG students begin around September for Spring and Fall session admissions.
  • The admissions decisions are received after 12 weeks, post application submission.
  • UG students can apply either through Common or Coalition Application.
  • PG students can apply through the University of Delaware Grad College Application Portal.
  • Deadlines and academic requirements vary for each Graduate program. The application fee is the same for all courses.
  • The application fee is the same for international students applying for UG or PG courses, that is, 75 USD.


Application PortalUG: Common/Coalition Application
PG: University of Denver Grad College Application
Application Fee75 USD
Acceptance Rate64.9%
Graduation Rate79%
Mode of PaymentCredit Card
SAT Score (middle 50%)Math: 570 - 670
EBRW: 580 - 660
ACT Score (middle 50%)25 - 30
International Application DeadlinesUG/PG: Varies
Academic CalendarSemester
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring
Work ExperienceRecommended for MBA aspirants
InterviewRequired for admission to the MBA program

University of Delaware Admission Deadlines

The admission process at the University of Delaware begins either during the Fall or Spring season. The following table indicates the application deadline for international students:

Course NameDeadlines
Undergraduate CoursesPriority Deadline for Fall: January 15, 2019
Priority Deadline for Spring: November 1, 2018
Postgraduate Courses
MBA ApplicationsFall: June 1, 2019
Spring: November 15, 2019
MS Accounting ApplicationsFall: June 1, 2019
Spring: December 1, 2019
MA Economics ApplicationsFall: July 1, 2019
MS Mechanical Engineering ApplicationsFall: July 31, 2019
Spring: December 1, 2019

University of Delaware International Admissions Requirements

Some of the specific requirements to be fulfilled by international students to get admission at the University of Delaware are as follows:

English Language Requirements

International students must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admission at the University of Delaware:

  • TOEFL (IBT): 79
  • TOEFL (PBT): 550
  • IELTS: 6.0

Application Submission Requirements

International students must ensure that they submit:

  • English Language Proficiency Test scores
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Statement of purpose/objectives
  • Additional documents if required for a certain course

Post-Application Submission Requirements

Post application submission, the international students will have to accept their admission offer and submit the following documents:

  • A financial bank statement showing at least 46,565 USD, or a funding letter from the respective department must be submitted.
  • Passports, affidavits and other essential documents required for submission of the visa forms.
  • It is mandatory for international students to carry medical insurance with them, which would be billed along with the student fee.
  • Proof of immunizations is also essential.

University of Delaware Undergraduate Admissions

Around 100 minor and 150 majors are offered at the undergraduate level at the University of Delaware. The prospective students can apply through either of the two given application portals.

Application Portal: Common or Coalition Application

Application Fee: 75 USD

Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit either ACT or SAT score along with the application. These scores are valid for a period of 5 years. The average scores accepted for the recent 2018 admissions are as follows:

Test NameAverage Scores25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Math620570670
SAT EBWR620580660
SAT Composite124011501330
ACT Composite272529

Supporting Documents: Official and translated transcripts mailed directly to the Undergraduate Office of Admissions. Along with 2 LORs and official test scores from the testing agency directly.

University of Delaware Graduate Admissions

University of Delaware offers 51 doctoral and 131 masters programs to its students. Around 79% of students are enrolled in a full-time program at the University of Delaware. Out of a total of 15,869 admitted students, only 3,794 were enrolled for graduate programs. The application portal is the same for all courses. Students can apply via the University of Delaware Grad College Application.

CourseApplication PortalApplication DeadlineApplication FeeAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MBAUniversity of Delaware Grad College ApplicationFall: June 1, 201975 USDGMAT/GRETOEFL (IBT): 100
IELTS: 7.5
MS AccountingUniversity of Delaware Grad College ApplicationFall: June 1, 201975 USDGMATTOEFL (IBT): 100
IELTS: 7.5
MA EconomicsUniversity of Delaware Grad College ApplicationFall: July 1, 201975 USDGRETOEFL (IBT): 90
IELTS: 7.0
MS Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Delaware Grad College ApplicationFall: July 31, 201975 USDGRETOEFL (IBT): 100
IELTS: 6.5

Supporting Documents: Official and translated transcripts, UG degree, LORs, personal statement and resume. Test scores must be directly mailed by the testing agency.

The admission office of the University of Delaware holistically reviews each application. Hence, it takes around 3 weeks for an application to be processed. Students receive a decision within 12 weeks post application submission. The selection greatly depends upon on-time application submission, recommendation letters, the required work experience and submission of the test scores.

Out of 24,456 applications, around 15,896 were selected for 2018 admissions, at the University of Delaware. Overall The University of Delaware has been moderately selective in offering admissions to students during the 2018 admissions.

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