About Wilmington University

Founded in 1967, Wilmington University. is a college. Located in Delaware, which is a city setting in Delaware, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 8,862 full time undergraduate students, and 6,454 full time graduate students.

The Wilmington University Academic calendar runs on a Trimester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 96 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Wilmington University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at WU are considered , with ,8% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Wilmington University.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Wilmington University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    12 Students rated on-campus housing 1.8 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    12 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    23 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    23 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    23 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 74 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    23 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    23 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    23 Students rated academics 4 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Wilmington University?

16 Students rated Wilmington University

Josepf - 08/26/2021

Amazing place, great environment. Ravi enjoys it as well. we talk it on Zoom all the time. it is all we can talk about right now. we wish this review would end. You have provided an overall rating. Sweet! Academics joys it as well. we eat environm review wo

Alexis - 03/30/2020

I like it! I think the classes and courses offered are diverse. The teachers are accessible. The counselor who helped me in my transfer process was awesome and the environment is encouraging and friendly. Overall, really great! Really happy to be getting my degree from this school.

Dominique - 06/16/2019

It's a pretty good school. It's affordable have a plan and your be fine. And go to every class because that is also important for your grade. All the teachers usually have office hours and can be reached at those times and they're very nice about it I've never had a bad experience

Yazmyne - 05/08/2019

I visited Wilmington University in pursuit of where I would be attending college in the fall of 2019. I was extremely pleased with the New Castle DE campus and staff. I was so much so that I have committed to attend and I am looking forward to my experience. Campus housing was rated a 1 star because they do not have any.

Wilmington University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Wilmington University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Wilmington University is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Looking back, on the information I know now, I would tell myself to find a school that provided an educational experience as well as a social experience. I would recommend attending a college with a student body that was made up of predominately traditional college students. A college experience that was rich in age appropriate acivities that were exciting and stimulating to the students body. And a school that fostered a strong sense of school spirit. In terms of education, it is important to find a college that believes in the importance of a healthy student-teacher relationship. As a student, you should feel comfortable in the classroom and know that resources are available to you when you have questions or need help.

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  3. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I knew how to program, I came into the school with zero programming knowadge and am absolutely overwhelmed at times when trying to keep up with the other students.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is small and friendly

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I honestly believe that, after being at this school for 4.5 years that, a lazy person should attend my current school. I have not learned anything during my four and a half year stint at Wilmington. I can't wait to continue my education elsewhere, somewhere I can learn and succeed, somewhere that is not a diploma mill. Many people will tell you the same thing about this school, quite frankly, it's sad. I wish I had known that years ago when I originally applied.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are people who share the same dream as me, they're future educators who are excited and ready to touch the lives of many young students.

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  7. What are the academics like at your school?

    It's an open admissions college, with no academic standards what-so-ever. Every student who wants an "A", just simply have to show up for class. It's a worthless degree.

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  8. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Most people conjure up negative reactions when a student mentions they attend the college.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My school offers small class sizes in a big city atmosphere. It is only a few miles from Wilmington and down town Newark which is another college town. Alot of students from my school go to Newark to hang out and have fun with University of Delaware students. Other schools that I considered in towns like this had class sizes of a hundred or more, at Wilmington class are between 10-20 students on average. The teachers know all the students by name and they have plenty of time to give each student individual attention.

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  10. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I attend Wilmington University at the campus in Georgetown, Delaware and because it is not the main campus, students are not provided with the same services and facilites. The worst thing about Wilmington University in Georgetown is that is does not have its own bookstore, library, or computer lab. Staff and students of Wilmington University have to use the Delaware Technical and Community College's facilities including the bookstore, library, computer lab, gym, etc.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for pushing people out into the world with virtually the same education they came in with. There are few decent instructors here with whom you will learn from. The school is also know for being more expensive than the state university or University of Delaware.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I tell my friends I have great professors who really care and encourage their students. I also tell everyone how much I love the smaller, more intimate classes.

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  13. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    No social life.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Non productive and not adept to critical thinking

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  15. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?


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  16. What's unique about your campus?

    Schedule. Easy to work and go to school.

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  17. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    People that like lectures in halls and would rather be a number. Also, those who are not serious about a good college education.

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  18. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    With no on-campus housing, it is hard to form meaningful, life-long, friendships with other students.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I can't say there is a stereotype because there are so many different types of students at Wilmington.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

72% of students attending Wilmington University receive some sort of financial aid. 41% were awarded federal grants. While 49% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$110K & UP

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.


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