The Ultimate Guide to Colleges and Universities Around Delaware in 2024

From test scores to tuition and more, here is what you need to know about Delaware and Pennsylvania's colleges and universities. 

Looking for universities and colleges in Delaware and Pennsylvania? Whether you want a public or private school, something geared toward the arts or an institution in a big city, our list has you covered.

DELAWARE

Delaware College of Art and Design

600 N. Market St., Wilmington, (302) 622-8000, dcad.edu
Private
Enrollment: 107
Tuition: $25,770
Average cost after aid: $12,042
Ranking: N/A
Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
Acceptance rate: 98%
SAT/ACT: not required
Average high school GPA: 2.68
Application deadline: Aug. 1

Delaware State University

1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, (302) 857-6060, desu.edu
Public
Enrollment: 4,996
In-state tuition: $8,358
Out-of-state tuition: $18,280
Average cost after aid: $11,626
Ranking: 111 (Regional Universities North)
Student/faculty ratio: 17:1
Acceptance rate: 55%
Average SAT: 830–1050
Average ACT: 20–24
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Application deadline: rolling

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FUN FACT: Delaware State University is among the almost 150 universities around the country to receive Tree Campus recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation, thanks to a green campus that benefits both students and the environment.

Delaware Technical Community College-Terry

100 Campus Drive, Dover, (302) 857-1000, dtcc.edu
Community College
Enrollment: 12,402
In-state tuition: $4,945
Out-of-state tuition: $11,808
Average cost after aid: $8,593
Ranking: N/A
Student/faculty ratio: N/A
Acceptance rate: 100%
Average SAT and ACT: N/A
Average high school GPA: N/A
Application deadline: rolling

Goldey-Beacom College

4701 Limestone Road, Wilmington, (302) 998-8814, gbc.edu
Private
Enrollment: 620
Tuition: $13,050
Average cost after aid: $13,206
Ranking: 123 (Regional Universities North)
Athletics: Division II
Student/faculty ratio: 17:1
Acceptance rate: 91%
Average SAT: 920–1120
Average ACT: 21–22
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Application deadline: rolling

FUN FACT: The Goldey-Beacom College athletics program has converted an existing computer lab into an esports arena. Students can even receive scholarships for participating.

University of Delaware

210 S. College Ave., Newark, (302) 831-2792, udel.edu
Public

Enrollment: 18,883
In-state tuition: $16,080
Out-of-state tuition: $39,720
Average cost after aid: $18,313
Ranking: 76 (National Universities)
Athletics: Division I
Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
Acceptance rate: 72%
Average SAT: 1190-1360
Average ACT: 26-31
Average high school GPA: 3.9
Application deadline: Jan. 15

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University of Delaware
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FUN FACT: At the University of Delaware’s UDairy Creamery, students make products from university-owned cows. At the creamery’s cafe, Blue Hen Tracks and Delaware River Mud Pie are among the popular ice cream flavors, and the First State Cheddar can be enjoyed on its own, with crackers or in the BBQ Bacon Grilled Cheese.

Wilmington University
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Wilmington University

320 N. Dupont Hwy., New Castle, (302) 356-4636, wilmu.edu
Private
Enrollment: 20,062
Tuition: $12,270
Average cost after aid: N/A
Ranking: 395–435 (National Universities)
Athletics: Division II
Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
Acceptance rate: N/A
Average SAT and ACT: N/A
Average high school GPA: N/A
Application deadline: rolling

PENNSYLVANIA

Arcadia University
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Arcadia University

450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, (215) 572-2900, arcadia.edu
Private
Enrollment: 3,026
Tuition: $47,130
Average cost after aid: $26,188
Ranking: 69 (Regional Universities North)
Athletics: Division III
Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
Acceptance rate: 78%
Average SAT: 1088–1320
Average ACT: 24–29
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Application deadline: rolling

FUN FACT: With over 130 programs in 12 countries, Arcadia University is a top choice for students interested in studying abroad. Opportunities in New Zealand, Southern Africa, Costa Rica, Italy and more span an array of interests, from human rights and social justice to archaeology.

Bryn Athyn College

2945 College Drive, Bryn Athyn, (267) 502-6000, brynathyn.edu
Private
Enrollment: 272
Tuition: $28,669
Average cost after aid: $25,238
Ranking: 174 (National Liberal Arts Colleges)
Athletics: Division III
Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
Acceptance rate: 80%
Average SAT: 980–1253
Average ACT: 19–21
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Application deadline: rolling

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Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr College. Courtesy of Bryn Mawr College.

Bryn Mawr College

101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 526-5000, brynmawr.edu
Private
Enrollment: 1,409
Tuition: $62,560
Average cost after aid: $40,350
Ranking: 30 (National Liberal Arts Colleges)
Athletics: Division III
Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
Acceptance rate: 31%
Average SAT: 1280–1500
Average ACT: 29–35
Average high school GPA: N/A
Application deadline: Jan. 15

Chestnut Hill College

9601 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, (215) 248-7000, chc.edu
Private
Enrollment: 1,072
Tuition: $39,410
Average cost after aid: $26,516
Ranking: 121 (Regional Universities North)
Athletics: Division II
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
Acceptance rate: 97%
Average SAT: 900–1090
Average ACT: 22
Average high school GPA: 3.12
Application deadline: July 27

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

1837 University Circle, Cheyney, (610) 399-2275, cheyney.edu
Public
Enrollment: 642
In-state tuition: $10,904
Out-of-state tuition: $18,870
Average cost after aid: $12,892
Ranking: 182 (National Liberal Arts Colleges)
Student/faculty ratio: 15:1
Acceptance rate: 50%
Average SAT: 650–830
Average ACT: 14–21
Average high school GPA: 2.40
Application deadline: March 31

Delaware County Community College

901 Media Line Road, Media, (610) 723-2000, dccc.edu
Community College
Enrollment: 9,989
In-state tuition: $9,900
Out-of-state tuition: $13,740
Average cost after aid: N/A
Ranking: N/A
Athletics: NJCAA
Student/faculty ratio: 26:1
Acceptance rate: 100%
Average SAT and ACT: N/A
Average high school GPA: N/A
Application deadline: rolling

Drexel University

3141 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, (215) 895-2000, drexel.edu
Private
Enrollment: 20,845
Tuition: $60,663
Average cost after aid: $23,167
Ranking: 98 (National Universities)
Athletics: Division I
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
Acceptance rate: 80%
Average SAT: 1230–1430
Average ACT: 27–32
Average high school GPA: 3.8
Application deadline: Jan. 15

FUN FACT: For years, Drexel University was excluded from Philadelphia’s Big 5 hoops clique. Last year, the school received its first-ever invite to the Big 5 Classic basketball tournament. Now consisting of six schools, the Big 5 remains the same in name only.

Eastern University

1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, (610) 341-5800, eastern.edu
Private
Enrollment: 5,769
Tuition: $37,420
Average cost after aid: $23,338
Ranking: 141 (Regional Universities North)
Athletics: Division III
Student/faculty ratio: 15:1
Acceptance rate: 97%
Average SAT: N/A
Average ACT: N/A
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Application deadline: rolling

Gwynedd Mercy University

1325 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley, (215) 646-7300, gmercyu.edu
Private
Enrollment: 2,091
Tuition: $38,310
Average cost after aid: $26,072
Ranking: 260 (National Universities)
Athletics: Division III
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
Acceptance rate: 90%
Average SAT: 1015–1235
Average ACT: 25–28
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Application deadline: Aug. 20

Harcum College

750 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 525-4100, harcum.edu
Private
Enrollment: 1,150
Tuition: $26,600
Average cost after aid: $13,907
Ranking: N/A
Athletics: NJCAA
Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
Acceptance rate: 65%
Average SAT and ACT: N/A
Average high school GPA: 2.5
Application deadline: rolling

Haverford College

370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, (610) 896-1000, haverford.edu
Private
Enrollment: 1,421
Tuition: $63,020
Average cost after aid: $29,138
Ranking: 21 (National Liberal Arts Colleges)
Athletics: Division III
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
Acceptance rate: 14%
Average SAT: 1430–1540
Average ACT: 33–35
Average high school GPA: N/A
Application deadline: Jan. 15

FUN FACT: Haverford College houses 40% of its faculty on campus, and assistance is available for those looking to purchase a home within 20 miles of the school.

Holy Family University

9801 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, (215) 637-7700, holyfamily.edu
Private
Enrollment: 3,011
Tuition: $32,558
Average cost after aid: $11,696
Ranking: 116 (Regional Universities North)
Athletics: Division II
Student/faculty ratio: 13:1
Acceptance rate: 77%
Average SAT: 930–1220
Average ACT: 18–24
Average high school GPA: 3.13
Application deadline: rolling

Immaculata University
Immaculata University. Courtesy of Immaculata Univeristy.

Immaculata University

1145 W. King Road, Immaculata, (610) 647-4400, immaculata.edu
Private
Enrollment: 2,392
Tuition: $28,550
Average cost after aid: $28,338
Ranking: 280 (National Universities)
Athletics: Division III
Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
Acceptance rate: 70%
Average SAT: 1090–1260
Average ACT: 25–26
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Application deadline: rolling

La Salle University

1900 W. Olney Ave., Philadelphia, (215) 951-1000, lasalle.edu
Private
Enrollment: 4,049
Tuition: $35,520
Average cost after aid: $23,269
Ranking: 201 (National Universities)
Athletics: Division I
Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
Acceptance rate: 94%
Average SAT: 970–1160
Average ACT: 17–23
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Application deadline: rolling

FUN FACT: Adam Sandler filmed scenes for 2021’s basketball-centric Hustle at La Salle University’s TruMark Financial Center.

Manor College

700 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, (215) 885-2360, manor.edu
Private
Enrollment: 660
Tuition: $19,414
Average cost after aid: $17,532
Ranking: N/A
Athletics: NJCAA
Student/faculty ratio: 14:1
Acceptance rate: 91%
Average SAT and ACT: N/A
Average high school GPA: N/A
Application deadline: rolling

Montgomery County Community College

340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, (215) 641-6300, mc3.edu
Community College
Enrollment: 10,451
In-state tuition: $10,350
Outof-state tuition: $14,970
Average cost after aid: $6,362
Ranking: N/A
Athletics: NJCAA
Student/faculty ratio: 16:1
Acceptance rate: 100%
Average SAT and ACT: N/A
Average high school GPA: N/A
Application deadline: rolling

Moore College of Art and Design

1916 Race St., Philadelphia, (215) 965-4000, moore.edu
Private
Enrollment: 382
Tuition: $47,990
Average cost after aid: $46,750
Ranking: N/A
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
Acceptance rate: 54%
Average SAT: 870–1080
Average ACT: 17–22
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Application deadline: rolling

Neumann University

1 Neumann Drive, Aston, (610) 459-0905, neumann.edu
Private
Enrollment: 2,155
Tuition: $37,590
Average cost after aid: $27,241
Ranking: 123 (Regional Universities North)
Athletics: Division III
Student/faculty ratio: 13:1
Acceptance rate: 85%
Average SAT: 930–1160
Average ACT: N/A
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Application deadline: Sept. 2

Rosemont College
Rosemont College. Courtesy of Rosemont College.

Rosemont College

1400 Montgomery Ave., Rosemont, (610) 527-0200, rosemont.edu
Private
Enrollment: 635
Tuition: $21,175
Average cost after aid: $22,806
Ranking: 148 (Regional Universities North)
Athletics: Division III
Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
Acceptance rate: 76%
Average SAT: 980–1200
Average ACT: 18–23
Average high school GPA: 3.0
Application deadline: rolling

Saint Joseph’s University

5600 City Ave., Philadelphia, (610) 660-1000, sju.edu
Private
Enrollment: 7,863
Tuition: $51,340
Average cost after aid: $30,487
Ranking: 8 (Regional Universities North)
Athletics: Division I
Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
Acceptance rate: 89%
Average SAT: 1130–1320
Average ACT: 26–31
Average high school GPA: 3.66
Application deadline: rolling

Swarthmore College
Swarthmore College. Photo by Ed Williams.

Swarthmore College

500 College Ave., Swarthmore, (610) 328-8000, swarthmore.edu
Private
Enrollment: 1,625
Tuition: $62,412
Average cost after aid: $20,780
Ranking: 4 (National Liberal Arts Colleges)
Athletics: Division III
Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
Acceptance rate: 7%
Average SAT: 1440–1560
Average ACT: 32–35
Average high school GPA: N/A
Application deadline: Jan. 4

Temple University

1801 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, (215) 204-7000, temple.edu
Public
Enrollment: 33,230
In-state tuition: $21,095
Out-of-state tuition: $35,956
Average cost after aid: $23,108
Ranking: 89 (National Universities)
Athletics: Division I
Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
Acceptance rate: 80%
Average SAT: 1120–1370
Average ACT: 24–31
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Application deadline: Feb. 1

FUN FACT: Conceived in the 1880s to honor Temple University’s beginnings as a night school, Hooter the Owl celebrates his birthday with other Philadelphia mascots at a home basketball game every February.

Thomas Jefferson University

4201 Henry Ave., Philadelphia, (215) 951-2800, jefferson.edu
Private
Enrollment: 8,286
Tuition: $45,733
Average cost after aid: $22,018
Ranking: 142 (National Universities)
Athletics: Division II
Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
Acceptance rate: 87%
Average SAT: 1120–1330
Average ACT: 26–31
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Application deadline: July 31

FUN FACT: Thomas Jefferson University is a top choice for aspiring fashion designers, some who’ve gone on to work for esteemed brands like Anthropologie, Lilly Pulitzer, Tory Burch and Kate Spade.

University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania. Photo by Ed Williams.

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, (215) 898-5000, upenn.edu
Private
Enrollment: 23,374
Tuition: $66,104
Average cost after aid: $14,851
Ranking: 6 (National Universities)
Athletics: Division I
Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
Acceptance rate: 7%
Average SAT: 1510–1570
Average ACT: 34–35
Average high school GPA: 3.9
Application deadline: Jan. 5

FUN FACT: For every home football game at the University of Pennsylvania, fans throw bread and other baked goods onto the field during the school’s fight song. Some attribute the odd tradition to the Franklin Field’s alcohol ban. Hence the more literal interpretation when it comes time to toast the school.

University of the Arts

320 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, (215) 717-6000, uarts.edu
Private
Enrollment: 1,313
Tuition: $51,130
Average cost after aid: $25,597
Ranking: N/A
Athletics: Intramural
Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
Acceptance rate: 80%
Average SAT: 890–1130
Average ACT: 18–25
Average high school GPA: N/A
Application deadline: rolling

Ursinus College

601 E. Main St., Collegeville, (610) 409-3000, ursinus.edu
Private
Enrollment: 1,527
Tuition: $59,176
Average cost after aid: $29,648
Ranking: 86 (National Liberal Arts Colleges)
Athletics: Division III
Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
Acceptance rate: 82%
Average SAT: 1180–1380
Average ACT: 28–32
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Application deadline: May 1

Villanova University
Villanova University. Photo by Ed Williams.

Villanova University

800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, (610) 519-4500, villanova.edu
Private
Enrollment: 10,383
Tuition: $64,906
Average cost after aid: $34,784
Ranking: 67 (National Universities)
Athletics: Division I
Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
Acceptance rate: 23%
Average SAT: 1380–1500
Average ACT: 32–34
Average high school GPA: 3.9
Application deadline: Jan. 15

West Chester University

700 S. High St., West Chester, (610) 436-1000, wcupa.edu
Public
Enrollment: 17,275
In-state tuition: $10,687
Out-of-state tuition: $22,261
Average cost after aid: $13,183
Ranking: 209 (National Universities)
Athletics: Division II
Student/faculty ratio: 20:1
Acceptance rate: 88%
Average SAT: 1080–1260
Average ACT: 23–30
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Application deadline: rolling

Widener University

1 University Place, Chester, (888) 943-3637, widener.edu
Private
Enrollment: 5,416
Tuition: $53,638
Average cost after aid: $24,012
Ranking: 227 (National Universities)
Athletics: Division III
Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
Acceptance rate: 88%
Average SAT: 1105–1290
Average ACT: 20–26
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Application deadline: rolling

Williamson College of the Trades

106 S. New Middletown Road, Media, (610) 566-1776, williamson.edu
Men’s Junior College
Enrollment: 249
Tuition: $28,320
Average cost after aid: N/A
Ranking: N/A
Athletics: NJCAA
Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
Acceptance rate: 45%
Average SAT and ACT: N/A
Average high school GPA: N/A
Application deadline: mid-January

All information comes from the latest U.S. News & World Report education rankings. Other statistics are taken from data compiled by the Princeton Review.

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