Volunteer Admissions Support Team (VAST)
VAST is an association of enthusiastic UD Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff, and Parents who assist the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in recruiting new students.
By becoming involved in this important volunteer effort for the University, members of VAST not only strengthen their association with UD, but also keep abreast of the exciting changes and improvements that occur each year on campus. By interacting with prospective students, members of VAST will:
* Personalize the college-choice process for students and parents
* Provide unique insights about the nature and value of a UD degree
* Answer questions and serve as an Admissions liaison
* Help attract a diverse and academically able first-year class
* Assist students in making the best college choice
Through achievable goals and effective projects, VAST volunteers help the University of Delaware reach its enrollment objectives while promoting the value of earning a baccalaureate degree. All VAST members are provided with training materials, and have periodic updates sent or emailed to them throughout the year.
There are a variety of specific VAST activities:
College Fairs are held regionally in the fall and spring and provide opportunities for high school students and their parents to learn about several colleges in the same evening. VAST members may represent UD at a college fair or assist an admissions officer at a program.
The Admissions Office conducts regional interview programs each fall. At these "UD comes to U!" programs, VAST members help with registration, speak with students and families during the program, and conduct interviews.
Congratulating Admitted Students/Encouraging them to Enroll
Each spring, VAST members call or write notes to admitted students congratulating them on being accepted to UD. Some VAST members may also host/attend an admitted student reception in April or a welcome event during the summer months.
Sharing Blue Hen Pride
An important role of VAST members is to share their enthusiasm for the University of Delaware with prospective students and their families. Anecdotes and their personal relationships are critical to the recruitment process.
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Freshman Class Profile
Profile of the Class of 2016 (as of October 2012)
Minority Groups: 20%
(African American, Asian American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Latino, Native American)
Delawarean Freshman: 1,293
The University of Delaware admits all Delawareans whose academic records predict success. Approximately 64% of the Delawarean applicants were offered admission to the Newark campus, and 23% were admitted to the Associate in Arts Program at Georgetown, Dover, or Wilmington)
We generally admit between 45-55% of the out-of-state students who apply.
Below are approximate ranges for the grade point averages and the standardized test scores of the middle 50% of our out-of-state applicants who were offered Fall 2012 admission:
(calculated on a 4.0 scale,
academic courses only*)
Middle 50% of
Admitted Freshmen: 3.28 - 3.87
Middle 50% of Admitted Freshmen
into the Honors Program: 3.86 - 4.16
(based on the best
from all tests taken)
Middle 50% of Admitted Freshmen:
Middle 50% of Admitted Freshmen
into the Honors Program: 2020-2170
(includes the ACT
equivalents of SAT scores)
Average of Admitted Freshmen: 29
Average of Admitted Freshmen
into the Honors Program: 33
*Academic Courses: English, mathematics, laboratory science, social science/history, and foreign languages.
|Agriculture and Natural Resources||139|
|Arts and Sciences||1195|
|Business and Economics, Alfred Lerner College of||550|
|Earth, Ocean and Environment||72|
|Education and Human Development||180|
|University Studies - Undeclared||684|
|One or more sports||62%|
|Volunteer or Community Service||32%|
University of Delaware students come from all 50 states and over 100 foreign countries. Nearly 65% of Delaware undergraduates come from states other than Delaware. Members of the Class of 2015 are from:
|Delaware (Newark campus)||1,327|
|District of Columbia||16|
UD Fast Facts
Majors & Minors
147 Majors and 100 minors
Visit Find a Major to explore all of possibilities.
Nearly 27,000 applications for a Fall 2012 entering class of 3,817 students.
Professional and Continuing Studies: 780
Total Enrollment: 21,489
1,190 full-time and 295 part-time faculty
86% of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field
Undergraduate student-faculty ratio: 13/1